With the Thames on its doorstep and views of the capital’s skyline, the Canary Riverside Plaza hotel’s emphasis on elegance and sophistication is a perfect match for its eye-catching surrounds. The hotel’s ground-floor restaurant Quadrato serves a high-end take on Italian cuisine, fused with European ingredients. Tempting dishes on the menu include Scottish salmon with rainbow chard, and 28-day aged fillet of beef with spinach and thick-cut chips. The star of the show though, is the restaurant’s traditional afternoon tea offering. Available daily from 3-6pm, the treats on offer include an assortment of sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and homemade pastries, alongside herbal teas. You can add a glass of Champagne Jacquart if you’re feeling extra fancy, before heading to the alfresco terrace to keep the drinks flowing.