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River cafe

#2,588 of 19,267 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
12:00 - 15:00
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a season ticket holder at Fulham for just over 5 years. This was a fixture in the pre-match routine. Always packed with fans. Staff were very friendly and the grub was great to fuel me for the big match - nothing beats a fry up! My best memory was the Juventus supporting owners having mixed loyalties when Fulham played... More 

1 Thank BenK1999
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 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 

1 Thank V5588FMjoyceh
Greater London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 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.

1 Thank EdwardMitchell
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 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).

1 Thank mark f
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 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.

1 Thank Ianc87708
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345 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 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.

1 Thank Vincent B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank HungerManagement
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 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.

1 Thank Richard-S1734
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

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

1 Thank brehonybrehony
Stockton on Tees England
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 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.

2 Thank lordburnside

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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: 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?