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River cafe

1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
+44 20 7736 6296
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed over the road from this at premier inn After deciding not to go for breakfast at the premier inn as we waited ages for someone to come to us we decided the next morning to try the cafe we wished we had used one...More

Thank l0nny
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I like this place very much! Have had breakfast several times and enjoy the family atmosphere. Feels like you are in Italy. The food is fresh and honest. Reasonably priced and good service. Simple, don't expect anything fancy. Lot's of regulars returning here.

Thank Joost K
Reviewed 11 September 2017

They remember who you are and your usual. They are cheery and always make conversation. The food will wow no one but its great for a hungover Friday breakfast.

Thank Kara C
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Live in NW London so only been there twice, but really nice staff and food good value for money, which is why we went back a second time. Would reccommend!

Thank Nicky M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A truly wonderful meal. Would thoroughly recommend and will be back! We have been meaning to eat here for a long time and it didn't disappoint! :)

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

River cafe is truly average. Once upon a time where good quality London restaurants were few and far between it may have stood out from the crowd. Now it's average food and service and high end prices. Given London has so much choice these days...More

Thank Dom R
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

thus place exists since 1940 and is run by an Italian family. it's classic UK breakfast, sandwich etc with a grand focus on taste. this gives every hipster breakfast and lunch shop a run for its money on speed, quality, taste, price and friendliness. a...More

Thank Edzo B
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We were so lucky discovering this place! Business run by Italian family, though they serve divine English breakfast! They were amazingly friendly, even prepared something extra especially for our little son. Decent prices, real decor, true food, fantastic atmosphere. Enjoy!!!

Thank tina_1284
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

I used to come here and lot when I lived in Earls Court but after I moved not too often. It's worth travelling to as the breakfasts and lunches are to die for and cheap as chips. It's been here for years and is run...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you haven't been to this landmark, it is time you do. One of my very favourite restaurants in London, excellent food, excellent service and a lovely owner. the location is terribly difficult to get to but well worth the effort.

Thank JohnnyLondon1982
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Jessie C
25 April 2017|
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Response from EdwardMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Dear Jessie, Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I'm not really qualified to answer your question, as have never ordered one there. However, I can give you their phone number - 0207 736 6296 - and they'd be able to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 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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