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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The River Cafe
Rainville RoadThames WharfLondonW6 9HA
- +44 (0)20 7386 4200
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
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
The cooking at The River Cafe was indeed quality but it was simply far too expensive for my liking, £40 for a main course at that kind of level was really questionable. It would set you back around £90 if you have a 4 course meal, that is more expensive than most tasting menu in other 1 Michelin star venues. If I directly compare to The River Cafe to most of the other 1 stars restaurants (Eg:...more
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
Very delicious dishes. the Pigeon is very juicy and tender, and Scallops is very fresh and tasty. I forget to bring my camera to take photos, so use your imagination, lol. The interior design is very unique, open kitchen, so we can see the Chiefs cook our food on the other side of serving tables. Upscale restaurant, so be prepare for the bill. Service is excellent!more