Its princely spot on the Grand Union Canal makes The Boat a real favourite among locals all year round. Waterside revelry doesn’t get much more idyllic than this, and there’s plenty of al fresco seating to ensure visitors can take advantage of the location. Inside, modern design abounds, establishing a light and airy contemporary space that instantly makes diners feel at home. In keeping with the fresh-faced interior, menus at The Boat reflect head chef Oliver’s modern take on British cuisine. Seasonal fare takes centre stage, so there’s always something new to sample. Oliver hand-picks produce from the local fresh catch every Friday, putting together a selection of fantastic fish dishes for the evening’s specials. Complementing the food is a bar stocked with much-loved Fuller’s brews, wine, spirits and soft drinks, ensuring all bases are covered.