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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%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
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351 - 360 of 1,116 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2016

The food - The food was good, but given the restaurant's reputation and the prices (£43 for my main!) I expected better, much better. And I've had better for two-thirds the cost. The service - Rushed. We had 4 courses in well under two hours....More

6  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I was disappointed with my visit. The food was ok, but certainly nothing special and did not warrant charging £40 for a main course. Although the restaurant wasn't full it was very noisy.

5  Thank outoftowner620
Reviewed 16 January 2016

For our wedding anniversary this year (we got married in Tuscany), rather than get each other presents, we decided to treat ourselves to lunch at the Hammersmith based Italian restaurant, the River Cafe. We've wanted to go there ever since we watched a TV programme...More

1  Thank Pinotnoirgirl
Reviewed 16 January 2016

A little out of central London this classic restaurant is worth the tube ride and short walk. Great produce from the kitchen garden, attentive service and seasonal fish and meats are all sublime. I visited in a group and whilst everyone loved their selection, everyone...More

Thank Nathe17
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Recommended by my london friend for this restaurant. Nice ambience and great services. The big red grilling oven and the projection clock caught my attention. Indeed a very popular restaurant for business lunch. To get a good deal suggest to select the daily lunch set,...More

1  Thank Ladytraveljournal
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Since the death of Rosie Grey, I have not seen Ruth Rogers at the helm in my last few visits. I started coming here in the mid eighties and the place has changed very little - still the big open plan etc. This place is...More

Thank E8hlc
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We celebrated my 50th Birthday here(visiting from Australia) and it really was a 'foodie' experience. It truly was delicious, fresh and incredibly presented. Great experience and thoroughly enjoyed this Restaurant, beverage and the service was superb Enjoyed our evening immensely and it did live up...More

Reviewed 12 January 2016

A colleague a I decided to take a customer here for a business Lunch, primarily because it was fairly local to the customer's place of work. On arrival, I was a little surprised by the decor, but this was only down to my mistake of...More

Thank vernon85
Reviewed 11 January 2016

We visited here last Saturday to celebrate a family birthday and had a night to remember. The food was excellent especially the Dover Sole, Scallops and the Sirloin Steak, all cooked to perfection and served with pride and efficiency. highly recommended. Not a cheap night...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday evening with 2 friends for the first sitting for dinner. My first impression was that the tables were too close together and we were put on a table at the edge of the room. As it was January, we had...More

Thank Sportychev
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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$ 26 - US$ 64
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, 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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