Boats converted from ferries to restaurant

THE two boats that were used to ferry people to the Olympics have been converted into a floating restaurant and moored at Paddington Basin.

The two boats have been converted at a cost of nearly £1 million, completely re-fitted and painted by pop artist Sir Peter Blake—who designed the famous Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in the sixties, Roger Fox reports.

Catch early commuters

The new floating restaurant, turning the two 50ft ferries into a restaurant and bar is the idea of Australian Prue Freeman, and will open at 7am to catch the early commuters coming from Paddington Station, offering coffee through a special hatch.

Diners will be served during the evenings up to 11pm and midnight at weekends.

The restaurant boat Darcie Green will seat 45 diners and the 'drinking' boat, May Green will accommodate 12, with space outside in the milder weather.