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Thames Wharf Studios Rainville Road, London W6 9HA, England
+44 20 7386 4200
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:15
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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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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We truly felt like guests at our two plus hour lunch. Seeing Ruth Rogers at work was a delight. The rabbit risotto, the burrata with rocket and figs, the extra desserts offered to us just out of sheer generousity...All were a part of why we stayed so long to enjoy this destination restaurant. We will cherish our keepsake menu and... More 

Thank Kelli D
Sydney, Australia
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241 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

I used to live around the corner from the River Cafe whilst living in London, but it took a return trip to London to get us here for lunch! My wife and I enjoyed a 3 course meal full of the freshest, most flavoursome ingredients. The menu is extensive, and there should be something to please everyone's palate. A common... More 

Thank jdmiller83
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Having waiting too long for our booked table we managed to eventually to get seated. The bar was too small for so many waiting customers. We found the staff Arrogant , the menu was over priced but the food was good. The wine list is only good if you spend A LOT!

10 Thank Worthmat
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,051 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

At vast expense, in deafening noise, and crowded together you could come here to eat but I do not recommend it. For me paper table covers, cheap table setting and china do not match the fine ingredients and good service. Chairs were constantly being carried in to the crowded space. The menu is odd, lots of Italian, unstructured and as... More 

12 Thank f2s
Sydney, Australia
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283 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is an expensive restaurant for what you get. The room was packed when we visited for dinner. Tables are close but OK. Staff are all very young, some could do with more training, could be more reliable. The food was good Italian, well cooked and tasty. Wine list is all Italian, with some nice choices. The room was very... More 

8 Thank NorthernWanderer0
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The River Cafe is consistently good. Our food was exceptional and the service friendly, efficient and helpful as always

Thank deborah013
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

This used to be a reliably great restaurant but our recent dinner here was incredibly disappointing. The food was very average which is a shame given it was so sharp in the past. Prices were high was also careless. Won't be going back.

13 Thank FionaMc129
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Fail to comprehend the attraction. Food poor-terrible, tables/chairs packed in so close -people were like sardines. Staff poorly trained, rude.

12 Thank Natelie C
Novara, Italy
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This restaurant on the Thames is very interesting. Very nice atmosphere even if always fully booked. You can see cook working in the open kitchen. Service is professional and kind. Food is excellent and very well presented. Price are high. two courses and some wine you will spend no less than 70£ per person. Reservation is strongly recommended.

Thank Marco G
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

I used to love The River Cafe but then it used to be so much better. Well, the food did at least. I still love the space and the atmosphere. But now laurels are being rested upon and it would seem reputations are being flogged for profit instead of being used as a focal point for excellence. My starter of... More 

9 Thank robiati

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$64
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?