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1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
020 7736 6296
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Ranked #2,330 of 18,149 Restaurants in London
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
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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189 reviews 189 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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San Jose, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Still as good as it was during the Gray and Rogers period. I had the pleasure of eating at the River Cafe several times in the 90s and early 2000s and was excited to return in 2014. The food is just as good -- gnocchi to die for, light as a feather loaded with flavor! Don't miss this gem.

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Popped in here for a cuppa and quick bite to eat. Very friendly little old fashioned style café, complete with tiled walls and formica table tops. Staff were very friendly, service quick and efficient, food lovely (including freshly cooked omelettes to order) and very reasonably priced. Can't go wrong - will be back! Just be warned they don't have toilets...

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A bit far away but worth the trip. Italian food with a constantly changing menu, open kitchen in a greenhouse like setting, white linens and impeccable service. Expensive.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The main courses and the deserts were mediocre at best. The issue with this restaurant is that the quality of the dishes does not justify the high price tag. It seems that they are charging for the “brand” rather than the quality of the food. You could get a much better meal for a third of the price in any... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We just loved everything we had. Their wine recommendation was great, The food was great. Since me and my daughter are vegetarians we sort of left it to the chef and both had amazing dishes. My carnivore husband also had great meat dish. Dessert: one has to taste it. The Chocolate Nemesis must be a legend. Also the layout of... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The food was excellent- beyond expectations. staff friendly and attentive without intruding. we had a long late lunch and never felt hurried or pressured to leave as we relaxed over deserts(fabulous) and coffee. A fantastic place to enjoy a celebratory meal.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The service was great . The food was fabulous. This was a business meeting and it went down very well.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good food but astronomical prices, lunch for 3, with a cheapish bottle of wine £250! Simple, rustic Italian - done well and in a nice setting. Its just very hard to justify the prices when there are far better and cheaper alternatives in the culinary metropolis of London town.

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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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