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The River Cafe

Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
+44 20 7386 4200
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • 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 yesterday via mobile

Went there on my own for lunch. I liked the busy and rather noisy dining room, service was attentive and fast, but the food was somewhat lacklustre. All cery good, home made filled pasta with rabbit meat flawless, seebass as well, but pasta in sage...More

1  Thank Bemmenegger
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate the set price lunch (£34 for three courses) outside on the terrace which had just reopened for the summer. The food was every bit as good as we had hoped. I had the misti which was 4 things on toast followed by the...More

Thank adamhornets
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my third or fourth visit and was disappointed. The dishes were good in general, apart from the overcooked fish, which at £40 i'd expect it to be perfect, the service seemed to be all over the place, with the staff almost waiting for...More

1  Thank CX07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was truly amazing and inspiring experience to eat at Ruth Rogers The River Cafe. Our visit was planned few weeks in advance so we didn’t have problem with table. Food is superb and it shows Ruth’s pleasure and excitement in cooking. We have had...More

Thank Hubert W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday 6th April My partner and I dined here for a 7 pm (sharp) sitting to celebrate my birthday. All customers were herded in to their seats but the tables were so close together you might as well have seated us all on one big...More

7  Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu presented so many delicious options that it was difficult to choose but everyone was happy. Original cooking with extensive use of herbs and spices. The service is outstanding with all staff happy to explain individual courses and never any delay in delivery. The...More

Thank 888anthony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

….if you try to share the choccy nemisis but more of that later. Really good food, buzzy ambiance, attentive service - not the cheapest place to eat but well worth the extra for the memories. As others have said, this place is about as crowded...More

Thank sveltediner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to eat here for a long time; it's one of those landmark London restaurants. Service was very good and the staff are very friendly, and keen to help you navigate the menu and the wine list. The food was very well executed....More

Thank TruthMonkey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I celebrated my birthday here just before Easter and had as usual a fantastic meal. I booked the private room which was very easy to do and received great help and service. The food was amazing and served with a very natural and attentive style....More

Thank NeilJ-HongKong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Twenty-seven years after our first visit, the River Cafe continues to delight. The tables are close, but I was not conscious of next door's conversation - only how many brandies they were downing. Yes, the staff muddled up which main course was for whom, but...More

Thank GlobetrotterTwo
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Susan T
15 April 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.
11 July 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!
28 September 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
US$ 28 - US$ 71
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, View
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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