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The River Café

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA +44 2081281340

(((() Italian
Main course: £32
Food spend: £80
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:30 - 14:15 & 19:00 - 21:00. Friday: 12:30 - 14:15 & 19:00 - 21:15. Saturday: 12:30 - 14:30 & 19:00 - 21:15. Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00.

Excellent menu, extensive and excellent wine list, great service.

Dino Adriano 03 May 2015
from Dorking

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Serving artisanal Italian delicacies, The River Café enjoys its legacy as one of London’s most sought-after dining spots. Boasting a long-held Michelin star, the tranquil, leafy surroundings are offset by a bustling open kitchen.

Showcasing crisp presentation and moving with the seasons, The River Café menu changes twice daily for optimum freshness. Homemade pasta and succulent antipasti make for wonderfully natural flavours at The River Café, whilst dishes finished in the impressive wood-fired oven include roasted turbot, or slow-cooked veal with saffron risotto. A rich chocolate nemesis heads a decadent dessert list.

A library of vintage wines at The River Café Hammersmith compiles a meticulously sourced stock. The bar also serves up refreshing blends, like prosecco with fresh blood orange.

Offsetting its warehouse-style setting with expanses of glass, whitewashed walls and bold strokes of aquamarine, The River Café London evokes a fresh and breezy ambience. The River Café sits on the banks of the River Thames.

The River Café

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA

Contact +44 2073864200
Reservations +44 2081281340

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Customer reviews for The River Café

4.4 (((() (based on 49 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((* by from Montclair

    The River Cafe was fabulous!! Excellent food, staff and great people watching!!

  • ((((( by from Dorking

    Excellent menu, extensive and excellent wine list, great service.

  • ((((( by from New York

    Delicious as always

  • (((** by from Bromley

    Food was very good, service could be improved, our starters were on the table before I had ordered wine. They said the wine waiter would be over, 15 minutes later he had still not arrived so at the last minute I chose my own wine. An opportunity lost. I was also left to top up our own glasses when they were empty. A lovely experience but they could have done a better job.

  • ((((( by from London

    Another superb lunch, second in past 2 weeks!

  • ((((( by from Cumbria

    What a pity it is so out of the way! That said it was worth it when we did get there. Excellent in every way

  • ((((( by from Gayton

    Very friendly and attentive.Excellent food and a great selection of wines and spirits. A very enjoyable dining experience, to be repeated

  • (((** by from Brentwood Essex

    Our arrival at reception was very friendly and we were pleased to be offered at table on the veranda.However, we had no parasol so we got a bit hot in the sun and a few drops of rain fell while we were eating. The service was efficient with a variety of waiters seeing to our needs. We were pleased with the dishes we ordered, they were beautifully cooked and presented.
    We had been looking forward to visiting the River Café for long time but the experience did not meet our expectations because;
    Although I had contacted them in advance about my husband's coeliac condition there was no gluten free bread for him to eat while I eat normal bread.
    Neither was he offered any carbohydrate to accompany his main dish.
    We thought that £12.50 for an average glass of rose wine and £9 for a bellini (prosseco and peach) was expensive.
    An optional gratuity of 12.5% added to the bill was OTT
    And a minor but noticeable chip in the milk jug.

    We enjoyed the meal but would think twice about spending nearly £180 on lunch there again.

  • ((((( by from London

    The river cafe never fails to disappoint. Excellent food.

  • ((((( by from Diss

    I am a regular customer however the meal and general experience was the best ever

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