The River Cafe  

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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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Baron's Court Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Hammersmith Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
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Hammersmith Grove NCP
 
15 minutes walk
 
Kings Mall Car Park
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £57  30% off
124 King Street, W6 | 15 minutes from The River Cafe
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295 North End Road, W14 | 18 minutes from The River Cafe
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158 Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 5 minutes from The River Cafe
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