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The River Cafe

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.

Fantastic meal!!! The produce is of such a high quality you definitely taste and get what you pay for. Staff were super attentive and knowledgable you can tell that they must be happy in their work environment !! Thank you so much for a great lunch

Ravneet Gill 30 January 2016
from London

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Serving artisanal Italian delicacies, The River Cafe 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 Cafe menu changes twice daily for optimum freshness. Homemade pasta and succulent antipasti make for wonderfully natural flavours at The River Cafe, whilst dishes finished in the impressive wood-fired oven include the 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 Cafe 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 Cafe London evokes a fresh and breezy ambience. The River Cafe sits on the banks of the River Thames.

The River Cafe

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London, W6 9HA

Contact +44 2073864200
Reservations +44 2081281340

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Customer reviews for The River Cafe

4.4 (((() (based on 101 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (58)
  • dinner (50)
  • business (35)
  • romantic (33)
  • luxury (31)
  • views (23)
  • trendy (22)
  • large parties (19)
  • entertainment (16)
  • private dining (16)
  • al fresco (15)
  • child friendly (12)
  • value (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • ((((( by from Richmond

    Superb food and service, with a comfortable, yet chic ambiance.

  • ((((* by from London

    A lovely lunch as always. However the tables seemed closer together than on our previous visits so it was by noisy when we arrived for our 2.15 lunch. Excellent service and a good choice of 4 items for each course from the reasonably priced set menu offer.

  • ((((* by from Grimsby

    Not too easy to find but a pleasant experience once we found it.

  • ((((( by from LONDON

    The whole meal, even tho' it was a set (reduced) price lunch was stunning. It lived up to the reputation that River Cafe has built and will make another meal a racing certainty!!

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent-the accommodating attitude of all the staff -whilst it may have been equalled in a handful of restaurants I have frequented- has never been surpassed. They were tremendous and nothing was too much trouble.As for the food that was delicious and was"washed " down with 2 lovely glasses of white wine. The only minor cavil was trying to find the restaurant in the first place. Can they not prevail upon the local Council to reect a few signposts?After all The River Cafe is,deservedly, somewhat a legend[and NOT only in its own lunchtime!!]

  • ((((( by from Stockport

    Really enjoyed our lunch service and food very good.

  • ((((* by from London

    Excellent food, great service. Primi: Ravioli winter greens was exceptional, although the squid risotto was not far off. For secondi, the veal dish was also very good, but the best part of the whole dining experience was the chocolate nemesis - probably the best dessert I've ever eaten.

  • (((** by from London

    Despite being tucked away on a back street in a somewhat inconspicuous building it had a very buzzy atmosphere for a Wednesday lunchtime. We dined on the Winter Set Lunch menu and found it was somewhat disappointing compared to the advertised menu. We both had a pasta primi and red mullet secondi, which could have done with more side options. My husband had the chocolate nemesis (flour less chocolate tarte) that was very rich and had a lovely melt in the mouth consistency. I had the lemon tarte and had food envy as a result. We plumped for a carafe of the house red and it was perfectly drinkable.

  • ((((( by from London

    Superb food, attentive but discrete service.

  • ((((( by from London


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