Overlooking the Thames on the leafy Putney/Wandsworth borders, Riverpoint is equally suited to a brunch with a client, lunch with a journalist or coffee with a colleague. Formerly the fish restaurant Gillies, this airy, spacious eaterie boasts its own pontoon for summer dining and overlooks the pier where one can hop aboard the river taxi back to 'town'.
The food is simple, filling and well executed. Despite my best intentions, I've yet to order anything other than their brilliant fish and chips, which is incredibly satisfying in an extremely naughty way. If a lighter option floats your boat, you'll be spoilt for choice with an array of salads, sandwiches and soups. There is also an extensive brunch menu and a takeaway option.
The restaurant interior is all about clean lines, wood and white walls - after all, the river views do the talking. Tables are set at respectable distances apart, conducive to sharing confidential information - or juicy gossip.
As Riverpoint is located out of town, it's generally not necessary to book, but it might be advisable if you've got your eye on one of the tables adjacent to the floor-to-ceiling windows. If a river taxi isn't your thing, or you don't like the look of the choppy waters, it's also a 10-minute walk to East Putney tube/Wandsworth Town BR, or a short taxi ride from Clapham Junction.
Where 94 Point Pleasant, SW18 1PP
Contact 020 8871 9267
How much £10-£20 for two courses