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Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
+44 20 7386 4200
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Today
19:00 - 21:15
12:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
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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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner took me here as a birthday treat, and it really was a treat. The location is stunning, overlooking the Thames, and the food and service were second to none. Although it was a cool evening, we sat outside warmed by the heaters and enjoyed the romance of the meal. Perfect.

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Thank Tiny60
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first trip to the river cafe since its glory days of the 1990s, this time bringing our son for his 21st, so we were steeled for disappointment having absolutely loved it back in the day. Suffice to say it didn't disappoint and our son had a memorable birthday. Of course it's a bit pricey but it's well... More 

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

The winter set menu is fantastic value at an otherwise (justifiably, in my opinion) pricey restaurant. Booked for lunch with my parents who usually wouldn't eat at this type of establishment but were so impressed they offered to pay the bill! I cook a lot from Ruth Roger's and Rose Gray's excellent books so had high expectations of the food,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is apparently one of the better restaurants in the area which is true for the very good choice and quality of food and the very courteous staff. However the atmosphere of a busy canteen spoils any visit.

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1 Thank Arne B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, the food did not disappoint (our 3rd visit). However, the service was without a smile or personal touch. For a Thursday night the room was only half full by 9pm. For the price of the meal (and the lackluster service), I am not sure that it is worth the taxi ride.

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2 Thank EduardTheTraveller
Chorley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really pleasant meal, spanking fresh turbot wood roasted was stunning (thankfully! at £45 excluding tip it should be) friendly and efficient staff and buzzy atmosphere would definitely revisit next time I'm on business in London

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Thank mell1987
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've wanted to come here for ages, and hubby's birthday provided the excuse. It did not disappoint. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive without being smarmy or intrusive - and the food was wonderful. In particular the crab salad starter was simple but superb, lovely combination of flavours, but cannot fault any of it. Yes it's expensive but... More 

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Milton, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our mum to celebrate her birthday as it has been one of the places she has on her bucket list. Enjoyed Sunday lunch although found it quite expensive. Food was cooked perfectly and the staff were first rate. Decided to pay service separately as the staff do not get the money directly. Well done river cafe, we had an... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is awful. Too many covers meant too close to other diners and I mean way to close. Seated near the open over is a huge mistake. The food was poor in the extreme. The dover sole was grey and sloppy, devoid of taste, just like the majority of the customers. Our experience was not helped by the 4... More 

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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a late table for Sunday lunch at 3pm. Restaurant still very buzzy. Delightful staff and stunning food. Best scallop dish I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 62
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:30 - 14:15
19:00 - 21:15
Saturday
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?