The River Cafe

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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 Read More

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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.

Prices

Average main course £32.00 per diner
Average food spend £80.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The River Cafe

Address
Rainville Road
London
W6 9HA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7386 4200

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 72 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The River Cafe

5.0 out of 5
13 May 2017
by Sheri M.

The River Cafe is located on the water on Rainville Road, Thames Warf, in London. It is a small, elegant and chic restaurant that is informal yet upscale and refined. There is a large wood burning stove in the center on the dining room that is cool and adds a flare to the ambiance. We had the grilled calamari, sole and flatbread; which were brilliantly prepared and superb. For desert we... more

2.0 out of 5
20 February 2018
by Ben O.

Came here for a friends birthday dinner while traveling in the London. The menu changes seasonally and varies slightly day by day. They have a menu that has some really interesting and creative items, but I must say that nothing was fantastic. I would say that for the premium they're charging, you could find a much better dinner! The service was not good. I won't be back. more

5.0 out of 5
08 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 here...one 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
02 July 2017
by Chris H.

My wife, mother in law and I had lunch here a couple of Saturdays ago. We had a lovely meal and enjoyed our afternoon, however, we were not blown over by the restaurant as we thought we might be. The service was fine, but not as attentive as it should have been for the price. We joined the table late and we're not offered drinks, we had to stop a waiter to place an order. The food is... more

3.0 out of 5
05 March 2018
by Cynthia M.

Only gave three star even though I thought food was good. I recommend the veal shin, was extremely flavorful and tender doesn't sound appealing but was recommended by server. The atmosphere was not as pretty as I thought it would be and that's important to us if you are considered "fine dining." The chairs were comfortable but looked like patio furniture. I think if you chose to eat here it... more

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