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River cafe

#2,407 of 19,154 Places to Eat in London
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1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
+44 20 7736 6296
Today
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
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found River Cafe when I googled 'Best Brunches' near Putney Bridge Tube Station and what a find!!! Also couldn't be any closer, dead opposite the tube exit!!!! To call it an 'Old Fashioned Greasey Spoon' would give totally the wrong impression, yes it is a basic no frills Cafe with Formica tables (don't expect table clothes)!!! BUT the choice of... More 

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Thank V5588FMjoyceh
Greater London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Several generations of a really professional Italian family look after you. They really know their business. Friendly, clean, great cafe food, very fair prices. Always happy to spend money here - it's old school, sweet as anything. Totally recommend.

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Thank EdwardMitchell
Dublin, Ireland
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

The full English and other choices, Good lattes and all that, plastic table tops, attentive staff, good atmosphere, appropriate prices (a fiver for a big breakfast).

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Thank mark f
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This cafe shares it's name with one of my favourite restaurants, which isn't actually too far away. However for breakfast this is as good as it gets. Everything is freshly cooked, piping hot and cooked exactly the way it should be. If you want a proper english breakfast, this is it.

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Thank Ianc87708
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308 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a late breakfast and found the staff friendly and polite. The food is typical café fare served in a no nonsense old fashioned café setting. The food is very good and in particular the poached Eggs and ham was perfectly cooked. Excellent value for money.

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Thank Vincent B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great prices, friendly staff, full of character. I wish there were more places like this!

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Thank HungerManagement
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Calling this cafe a 'greasy spoon' would do the place a disservice. Quite possibly the best cafe in London. Serves breakfast and lunch in a traditional cafe setting. Family owned and run with great food. Staff always remember what you like and greet you like friends. Highly recommended. Five stars.

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Thank Richard-S1734
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great food, affordable prices. Family run business. Excellent specials.Just one special per day , so guaranteed fresh.

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Thank brehonybrehony
Stockton on Tees England
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

one fried egg, sausage, a on and beans and a cup of tea. £4.85. Fantastic value. staff friendly. Opposite Putney tube station. Half price of Bills but obviously not as sophisticated.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

A cute little café, seemingly family run, right opposite the exit of Putney Bridge tube station. Only £1 for a mug of tea which is excellent value for West London! Only round the corner from the Thames footpath so great location. Very friendly staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 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
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: +44 20 7736 6296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?