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River cafe

#2,131 of 18,269 Places to Eat in London
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1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
020 7736 6296
Today
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good atmosphere ,expensive

My sons who live in London recommened this place for our wedding anniversary. The staff are very friendly and efficient . Food is good , very reasonable portions. I just came back from sorrento where I had similar food but half the price. I don't live in London so I guess you pay for location. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Magda R
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

lovely italian family run cafe...huge hot and cold food menu with lots of veggie options...for the veggie breakfast you can choose what u want so can make it vegan if you want....and they have soy milk....charming and quaint in a retro way...definitely better than the corporate world of the high street...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My sons who live in London recommened this place for our wedding anniversary. The staff are very friendly and efficient . Food is good , very reasonable portions. I just came back from sorrento where I had similar food but half the price. I don't live in London so I guess you pay for location. It was a treat. The... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was probably a once in a lifetime visit as I was on my way to watch the Boro v Fulham at Craven Cottage along the Thames.Italian owners give a friendly welcome and create a warm atmosphere.I had coffee and bacon sandwich,read the newspaper and would happily return anytime.I am delighted to see that trip advisor users have given it... More 

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essex
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We popped in to the river cafe as we was in the area for the oxford/cambridge boat race and how glad i am that we did ! what a little gem this place is ! Theres lots to choose from the menu and a lovely selection of cakes too. we was in the mood for a breakfast (served all Tghday)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I used to eat here over twenty years ago for client lunches and while the food was good, to be honest I was very young & didn't really appreciate the effort that they put in to sourcing the best ingredients. I was lucky to be able to visit twice earlier this year and both times ate simple dishes which had... More 

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Frankfurt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Classic caff with tea for 90p and great ambience. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 .30 p.m during the week. Good full english breakfast and lunch. You almost step into it when coming out of the only tube exit there is at Putney. Pay attention when heading out of town and waiting for the tube at Earls court - you... More 

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The day before we went to River cafe we went to Murano in Mayfair. The bill in each location was virtually the same, but there is a huge difference in quality between these two places. Don't get me wrong, RC is very very good food, but it is Italian brasserie style compared to fine dining Mayfair chic. Murano is at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visited here with two friends to catch up after Christmas.Seriously it does not get better than this. Setting, food, service and vibe is so smooth, simply lovely.....

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Please, please, please, will people stop writing incorrect reviews for this great cafe. Unfortunately there are two establishments running under the same name. One is a little cafe near Putney Bridge Station, the other is a very expensive Italian restaurant. If you want to write a review about the little cafe, then you're on the right page but if you... More 

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Northants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Its opposite Putney Bridge station, and it's NOT THE River Cafe - don't be misled by some Reviews on TA, they've mistaken it. I had a full breakfast, two good americanos, and two toast. £7.50 - in London! Service by the family was good, friendly; poached eggs perfect, great bacon, proper black pudding. It's what I look for in a... More 

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Additional Information about River cafe

Address: 1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
Phone Number: 020 7736 6296
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm  7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7736 6296

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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