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River cafe

1A Station Approach, London SW6 3UH, England
020 7736 6296
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Ranked #1,883 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We recently visited the River Café for a friend's birthday and what a lovely experience! Food, service and ambiance were top quality. I had calamari for starter and then steak for main - both amazing flavours! Looking at the long bar is an experience in itself! It was a warm evening so the glass doors were open on to the... More

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Norfolk UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Did not want a Premier Inn breakfast so walked round the corner to this cafe opposite the Putney Bridge Tube Station. A warm welcome, two bacon sandwiches and fabulous coffee later we vowed to return again. Really fantastic value. Wished I had been the area for the lunch special.

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My first trip to River Cafe after a friend who is in love with their book, not to mention the history of the restaurant was simply one of the best (though also one of the most expensive) lunches I've ever had. With a lovely view out over the Thames, a lovely lawn and comfortable outside chairs the atmosphere away from... More

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Milan, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Away from London turists chaos, this delightful restaurant with river view ( and which river !) is worthwhile the visit for the sourroudings as well as food and wine . I am Italian and eating Italian in London might sound weard but I highly recommend it ! Great warm welcome and efficient service even when full Arriving by underground at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great food, great service and if you don't drink much and are careful it is possible to keep the bill sane...a real treat

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Believe all the hype, expensive I know, but if you love Italian food this is the place. Make a special occasion out of it and treat yourself. The produce is splendid and my partner and I found ourselves eating in silence because the food made talking impossible! Never had a bad time of it here.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I was very excited to be taken here for my birthday. We arrived half an hour late (I was mortified) but we were warmly welcomed, and made to feel at ease. I was unsure about the wines (I'm not big on Italian whites normally) so was given a large taste of two to try, which was a nice touch. We... More

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Outstanding food, creative, fresh, etc. There was one glitch. If you go to their website, you'll see that they list 2 bookings-a 7pm & 9pm. Our reservation was for 7pm, weren't seated until about 7:10 or so. We were finishing our main course about 8:55 when a server came by to advise us that the rest of our meal would... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Some years ago my family and I had a wonderful lunch in this fine italian restaurant. We were therfore excided to see if the quality had gone down. Overall we think it might have gone down a bit. The introduction of the open fire owen has overtaken a bit more of the cooking than we would prefer, although the roast... More

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Doha
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Been coming to the River Cafe for more than 20 years. The formula is still the same and is still relevant and great. I hope they don't change anything.

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