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River Café

4.4 (1,516) $$$$ $$$$ Italian


Summary: A favorite for 30+ years with Italian flair.

Nestled by the water's edge, River Café stands as a testament to timeless quality and culinary prestige. For over three decades, this establishment has charmed visitors with its unwavering commitment to seasonal and locally-sourced British ingredients, all masterfully prepared with an Italian twist. The daily changing menu is a parade of gastronomic delights, from wood-roasted Scottish langoustine to handmade pasta that sings with the freshness of parmesan and nettles. The ambiance, a harmonious blend of blues and whites, sets the stage for the open kitchen's culinary ballet. With its all-Italian wine list, first-rate cheeses, and iconic dishes like the chocolate "nemesis," the River Café remains a beacon of rustic Italian cooking in the heart of the city. The terrace offers a serene dining experience, while the riverside room buzzes with style and warmth. It's a place where famous faces are as common as the impeccable dishes, and the chocolate nemesis remains an enduring temptation. Whether you're seated on the sunny terrace or by a window with a view, River Café's promise of an authentic Italian feast, complemented by an unparalleled wine selection, ensures its continued allure.


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Ranked # 44 in the World 2007
Ranked # 41 in the World 2004
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Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, London W6 9HA, United Kingdom

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