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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 experience, great atmosphere, service and food.

David Mcmillan 17 November 2015
from London

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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 71 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent experience, great atmosphere, service and food.

  • ((((* by from Lincoln District

    the scallops and calamari were disappointing I am told sea bass was great, price very expensive but when you are full all the time who can blame the pricing

  • ((((* by from London

    Food was excellent. The pumpkin ravioli was outstanding. Sparkling water was barely fizzy - perhaps need to use another brand of sparkling water. Ambience excellent as always.

  • ((((( by from London

    very nice space
    very welcoming and helpful staff, no pretentious acting etc.
    food delicious
    wine very good
    advice from staff to the point, accurate

    it is very busy, serving is very speedy, could have been a bit more "easy does it"

  • ((((( by from Sydney

    Never fails to always fabulous. I always eat there when in London.

  • ((((* by from Brisbane

    Love the decor particularly the huge red wood fired oven at the far end. Service was a bit too fast for our liking - I would prefer a more leisurely dining experience rather than to feel rushed albeit when we said to slow down they did. The food was as we expected - very good.

  • ((((( by from London

    Glorious afternoon on the terrace, excellent service, only negative was the sun glare and no shade protection. Didn't want to be inside on such a spectacular afternoon

  • ((((( by from London

    Very good

  • ((((( by from London

    I have read about this restaurant in the Monocle and it was highly recommended. The Food was was really really good . Friendly staff. I would come back again.

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