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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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Opens in 20 min
All hours
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been meaning to come here for a long time and after a friend raved about it, I decided to take the plunge. The setting is lovely however as many have already commented you are packed in and nearly elbowing the adjacent tables. The...More

1  Thank annie_bee14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food good but not interestingy enough .. would have liked more than mushrooms with the steak. Just filling up the space now

1  Thank iain c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to a fair few restaurants over the past years and this is by far my favourite. It constantly delivers. The staff are great and the food is amazing. If you are expecting complicated food and a super posh setting then this isn't the...More

Thank tinkertaylor54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate lunch at the River Cafe today. Good service, okay food, very overpriced. Much better Michelin star restaurants in London. I love salt and still found the meals very very salty. Massive portions. I would have preferred half a serving of my beef for...More

1  Thank gailandjasoninlondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had our car valet parked and sat at a lovely table in the open in the midst of a pretty garden on the river side. The service was really very friendly and efficient and we had a couple of good drinks as we Waited...More

1  Thank europetraveller68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No welcome, staff miserable, unprofessional devoid of emotion, positive emotion that is.....Ricer Cafe.....well you can't see the polluted Thames. Stay away, this place is a joke!

1  Thank stevnagejones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big portions, no plate presentation, nothing to wow! you...that is except the bill at the end. The lack of a chef's menu should have alerted us to what to expect. There are much better Michelin Star venues out there. Oh and did I mention the...More

3  Thank Inso D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening with great service. The food was all good, and just good. At £40 per dish (starters and mains) you expect more than good. Outside area is a nice setting but you can't see the river at all and the chairs...More

6  Thank Yvette R
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the River Cafe seated on the sunny terrace. The service was excellent. The food and cocktails perfect. That's the kind of restaurant you go once a year as a treat. It's not very well located, not in Central London. The only...More

Thank Jansany
Reviewed 14 August 2017

First, let me say the staff were amazing. Everyone was very kind to us, smiling and attentive. Portions are quite big (I had to ask for my main to be halved as I had had both an "antipasti" and a "primi", and felt quite full...)....More

4  Thank Jofrench08
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Susan T
16 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$27 - US$68
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic
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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