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River cafe

#2,468 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
020 7736 6296
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:15 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 10
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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
Old London Cafe

Lovely little café opposite Putney Bridge tube station. The family are so welcoming and the breakfast was excellent. Also very good coffee!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Having lived in Fulham for 5 years I thought I better check out the famous River Cafe! I've run past it many times and it's always busy and hard to book a table so ended up heading in on a Monday night on a lovely summers day. Staff were great, food was nice but it's very cramped inside, tables are... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Lovely little café opposite Putney Bridge tube station. The family are so welcoming and the breakfast was excellent. Also very good coffee!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

On the occasional visit to London & where possible I try to make a beeline for this Rivers Cafe (not the pretentious one near Hammersmith). This is very much a family run joint with Ma & Pa snr still at work while their son takes the orders and the cash. Am guessing this is a film set designers dream as... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

this cafe was recommended to us by a friend who owns an apartment in the area. atmosphere is great and the food ver good. it is fast and super friendly. definitely a returner!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We regularly visit this friendly, Italian-family-run cafe. It can be relied on to offer a selection of everyday English food. No fancy cooking, just a cafe meal, but they've been doing this for many years, and we feel at home there.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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: Cafe
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?