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The River Cafe

Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
+44 20 7386 4200
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (109 reviews)
“turbot” (52 reviews)
“summer pudding” (15 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
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Reviewed May 30, 2016

This restaurant was an unbelievable dining experience. Be sure you stop at the bar and order a rossini before your meal. It's w mulled strawberry and prossecco concoction that is very refreshing. The staff is incredible. They anticipate your every need, and are most helpful...More

Thank 3kittyk
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

It is alway a great pleasure to eat in this amazing restaurant! Excellent food, excellent wine and excellent staff! Every time I eat here is a great experience!

Thank Beatrice250263
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were looking forward to eating here. We had been told that it was exceptional and well worth the price. Unfortunately I cannot agree. The food is certainly very pleasant but really not exceptional and the portions are small at very high prices. £25 for...More

1  Thank izabela c
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We hired the private dinning room for 17 and treated our guests to 4 courses. The river cafe smashed it out the park with wonderful fresh anti pasti, a good choice of meat and fish for the mains, tasty puddings and brilliant professional service. Best...More

Thank charl_miles
Reviewed May 22, 2016

We have dined in this venue every year on our wedding anniversary for the past 12 years . They have never let us down and it is an experience that blows us away every time. Thier menu has not changed much over the years but...More

Thank Malcolm L
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went to the River Cafe after many many years and realised how much I had missed this amazing place. There is no place that matches it. Setting, Service, Ambience and Food quality. It deserves 5 Stars any time of the day ! If you visit...More

Thank Ajay J
Reviewed May 18, 2016

We have been looking forward to dine here for years and were very excited to get in. On arrival, we were surprised by the industrial looking space with no ambiance and how closely the tables were packed. It felt like a money making machine rather...More

6  Thank Umkong
Reviewed May 18, 2016

The food was nothing exciting, but it was good. The service was excellent. If the weather is nice you should try to sit outside.

Thank Willmj
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I don't mind paying for top quality food and service. The food here delivers. The service manifestly does not, at least not if you're not one of the Set. Everyone around us seemed to know each other and the staff, but we felt like outsiders....More

11  Thank ag0437
Reviewed May 13, 2016

We've been wanting to eat here for a long while, but haven't been able to get a reservation (admittedly, always at short notice) until this week to coincide with a brief trip to London. The restaurant is vast, loud, buzzing with excitement, and the weather...More

Thank ericmag
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Susan T
April 15, 2017|
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Response from Sanquirico2014 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, it's not too far to be honest, if you are staying in the West End it will take you 15 minutes by taxi or Uber.
July 10, 2016|
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Response from GeorgiaInTheJungle | Reviewed this property |
Menu changes daily so as others have suggested it's best to call ahead and find out. They are a tiny bit flexible but most Italian cuisine involves a lot of dairy products!
September 27, 2015|
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Response from gprhk | Reviewed this property |
We took a black cab. As there were 2 of us, it's not too expensive compared with public transport (You will have to buy an "Oyster" Card. If you're a tourist that means you have to buy one card per person, and put money "on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $67
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7386 4200
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