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The London Tour Bus with a Tasty French Twist

Contemporary French dining on the move.


This isn’t your run-of-the-mill, hop-on, hop-off London tour bus. Bustronome is, in fact, a fine-dining restaurant with table service and panoramic views. Stay with us here. We too were a little sceptical at first. But, after glimpsing the menu, they had us at white apricot stilton with apple and celery compote and roast figs. Just another strenuous day for us, here at The Plum Guide.

Experiencing London on foot can be such a slog. Forget the rain, hordes of tourists and terrifying mobs of pigeons (is it us, or are they getting more assertive these days). We’ve found a better way, and it involves plenty of cheese and wine.

Chef Sébastien Nicolleau specialises in English gastronomy with a French take. We’re talking up to six courses of seasonal delights. There’s a vegan menu on demand, too – this is an inclusive luxury restaurant tour bus, we’ll have you know. 

Make sure to pre-order your drinks when you book – the sale of alcohol on buses isn’t permitted in the UK. You learn something new every day. Although, we’re not sure Diane Abbott would agree. 

Feel like a culture connoisseur as you whizz past Tate Modern, the London Eye and St Paul’s cathedral, all while sipping a glass of Malbec.

Every table has a window, and they’ll never seat you with a stranger – solo diners rejoice. Save the occasional pothole, you can almost forget you’re on a tour bus and not in a luxury restaurant. Almost.

The bus departs from Victoria Embankment and prices start from £65 for lunch, and £105 for dinner.

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