The River Cafe †

MICHELIN STARRED

ADDRESS
Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6 9HA
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OPENING TIMES
Lunch Mon to Fri 12:30-14:15, Sat 12:30-14:30, Sun 12:00-15:00 | Dinner Mon to Thu 19:00-21:00, Fri & Sat 19:00-21:15
PRICES
Main courses £25-£30

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The River CafeItalian food, with its bright colours, and powerful flavours, doesn't lend itself to gourmet cooking in the way that complex French or Oriental cuisine can. So when an Italian restaurant in England receives a Michelin star, you suspect it may be something very special indeed. And the River Cafe is one of those restaurants that makes you want to get a 150-hours-a-week job as an investment banker, just so you can afford to eat there every day. The food is as simple and unpretentious as Italian should be, with great kicks of lemon, parmesan, tomato or chili. Sourcing is the key here, and the sheer quality of the ingredients shines through in every mouthful. Richard Rogers' unassuming dining room is light, comfortable and looks out onto a charming little riverside park. It's a perfect venue for summer dining, and since there is no booking on the outdoor seats, it is often possible to turn up and get a table, even at the weekend.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Baron's Court Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Hammersmith Tube Station
14 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Hammersmith Grove NCP
15 minutes walk
Kings Mall Car Park
16 minutes walk

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