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The River Cafe restaurant

Cuisine: Italian

Style/Ambiance: Refurbished in October 2008, this classic London gem returned with a vengeance, serving robust, seasonal dishes inspired by the owners’ passion for Italy and their experience living and cooking there.

The interior is contemporary, airy and light, with the addition of an outdoor terrace overlooking the River Thames, making The River Café a buzzing hotspot particularly during the summer months. Significant new additions include a private dining room, kitchen table within the kitchen zone, and state-of-the-art cheese store. Come here for divine Italian specialities in a chilled out, no-frills environment.

Head Chef: Ruth Rogers

General Managers: Charles Pullen and Vashti Armit

+44 (0)20 7386 4200

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6 9HA