The River Cafe


The Thameside setting of the Michelin star awarded The River Cafe sets the laid-back tone for this legendary restaurant with its blend of sleek modern décor and accomplished Italian cooking. Tucked away from the urban bustle of Hammersmith, the white-walled interior has a clean, breezy charm, with bistro-style metal seating, blue accents and a busy open kitchen. Menus change twice daily, offering simple, well-executed dishes such as seasonal game, hand-made pasta and seafood plus an all-Italian wine list. Chic outside seating round the clipped lawn provides sunny al fresco dining.

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Average main course: £32.00 (USD42.22) per diner
Average food spend: £80.00 (USD105.55) per diner

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Venue Details & Map

The River Cafe

Rainville Road
Thames Wharf
W6 9HA
+44 (0)20 7386 4200
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 67 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The River Cafe

5.0 out of 5 13 July 2016
by mike s.

Amazingly fresh and good food in a beautiful setting and reminded me of Zuni cafe in San Francisco. The atmosphere is casual but chic and was great for our group 7. Expensive but I would rush back if given the chance.more

5.0 out of 5 8 June 2016
by Christoph N.

Oh my. What a night. There is literally no word to describe my love for italian food...and there is no word to describe our experience on the terrace of The River Cafe last Saturday night. Oh well, I'll still try. But in fairness, (spoiler alert) book a table always find something to celebrate no?

It was like meeting someone super famous who's life you've been secretly following...more

4.0 out of 5 4 March 2016
by Lisa C.

River Café is a London gem that has withstood the test of time, but it took news of its plans to open a sister restaurant in Mayfair that spurred me to visit the original. We came for dinner on a weekday evening, and unsurprisingly for a place of its calibre and price tag, it was predominantly full of work dinners. I don't get the sense this is a place many 20-somethings frequent. It's located...more

5.0 out of 5 19 November 2015
by Tiana B.

I just adore this place - my favourite Italian in London by far. Not only is the food excellent, fresh, and seasonal - but the ambiance is lovely, service is fantastic (a rare find in London) and prices are (in my opinion) very reasonable.

The starter of grilled calamari is absolutely to die for, and the pasta is always cooked to absolute perfection. Desserts are delicious too. Suitable for...more

4.0 out of 5 29 September 2015
by Bill R.

We reserved 3 plus weeks in advance on the recommendation of a colleague who eats here frequently. We knew in advance, that this would be a splurge meal both in price and quality of food.

The location is a little far out from central London, and hard to find. We had a 7:15 reservation, but almost wish it was a little earlier. Within 30 minutes, this place was packed! It became very loud, and...more

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