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Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
+44 20 7386 4200
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:15
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 21:15
Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly and attentive staff. Food was as good as expected with open kitchen design that allowed you to see all the action.

Thank Jennifer H
Richmond, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited on the 13th February. We're subscribed to Bookatable which regularly sends out offers and received a mail about River Cafe. Three courses for £34 in a restaurant like this sounded like a deal, so we went for it. Booking was simple on line though I did think the emphasis on lunch as a 12.30 to... More 

Thank Brendan K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been wanting to visit for many years and finally found reason and cause while visiting friends nearby. I love Italian food and wine so the menu and wine list was always going to appeal. Great selection and it all felt seasonal and fresh, which it was and is in my view the basis of any good restaurant (... More 

Thank Jezblanc
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 4 of us in the party. The menu is changed daily and there is a wide choice of dishes. The food was excellent, tasty and perfectly cooked. The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. The only thing we found a bit strange was the chairs, which were more like plastic garden chairs thanking chairs (maybe... More 

Thank Judy Z
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can get a table please go - it may be expensive but it doesn't get better than this for fresh , vibrant Italian seasonal cooking . We had the langoustines ( dublin bay prawns / crayfish ) finished off in the wood burner stove and the sole - its that extra touch that counts . Staff are genuinely... More 

Thank bloatygoat
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, nice atmosphere. Will def go there again. Every day they have a different menu with a selection of fish and pasta. A bit expensive but it worths it.

Thank Katerina K
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, one of the first thing that hits you is the price; so, is it worth it? Well... The next thing that hits you is that you feel a little like you are in a school dining room/canteen. So far, not so good. The food, though, is excellent but we had a 9.15 booking and not... More 

1 Thank Dylan J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to lunch. I was really disappointed at how basic the food was and how big the bill was! Very average service.

5 Thank Sarah K
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife booked a table at The River Café as a surprise wedding anniversary present. As this was our first visit, we initially had a little trouble finding the restaurant so phoned their most helpful staff seeking directions from Hammersmith station: only a 10minute walk. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a very professional receptionist who directed us to our... More 

Thank mrppadaly
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make no mistake, The River Cafe has been on our bucket list for ages and we're so glad we've been. Fantastic, busy but not overbearing interior, and some of the freshest, best-cooked food we've ever eaten. A lovely, lovely evening with our at-Uni son. So why not 5 stars? I strangely found it difficult to find much on the menu... More 

Thank James C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 62
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:15
19:00 - 21:15
12:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?