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River cafe

1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
+44 20 7736 6296
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“fruit pies” (2 reviews)
“beans” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

River cafe is truly average. Once upon a time where good quality London restaurants were few and far between it may have stood out from the crowd. Now it's average food and service and high end prices. Given London has so much choice these days...More

Thank Dom R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

thus place exists since 1940 and is run by an Italian family. it's classic UK breakfast, sandwich etc with a grand focus on taste. this gives every hipster breakfast and lunch shop a run for its money on speed, quality, taste, price and friendliness. a...More

Thank Edzo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so lucky discovering this place! Business run by Italian family, though they serve divine English breakfast! They were amazingly friendly, even prepared something extra especially for our little son. Decent prices, real decor, true food, fantastic atmosphere. Enjoy!!!

Thank tina_1284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here and lot when I lived in Earls Court but after I moved not too often. It's worth travelling to as the breakfasts and lunches are to die for and cheap as chips. It's been here for years and is run...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you haven't been to this landmark, it is time you do. One of my very favourite restaurants in London, excellent food, excellent service and a lovely owner. the location is terribly difficult to get to but well worth the effort.

Thank JohnnyLondon1982
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Set next to Putney Bridge tube station on north side of the bridge. Real old school, friendly family feel with great decor and furniture. Food is standard fare but freshly prepared, well presented and tasty. Not the cheapest but I wouldn't expect it to be...More

1  Thank Tim G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Was a season ticket holder at Fulham for just over 5 years. This was a fixture in the pre-match routine. Always packed with fans. Staff were very friendly and the grub was great to fuel me for the big match - nothing beats a fry...More

2  Thank BenK1999
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Found River Cafe when I googled 'Best Brunches' near Putney Bridge Tube Station and what a find!!! Also couldn't be any closer, dead opposite the tube exit!!!! To call it an 'Old Fashioned Greasey Spoon' would give totally the wrong impression, yes it is a...More

2  Thank V5588FMjoyceh
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Several generations of a really professional Italian family look after you. They really know their business. Friendly, clean, great cafe food, very fair prices. Always happy to spend money here - it's old school, sweet as anything. Totally recommend.

2  Thank EdwardMitchell
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The full English and other choices, Good lattes and all that, plastic table tops, attentive staff, good atmosphere, appropriate prices (a fiver for a big breakfast).

2  Thank mark f
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Jessie C
25 April 2017|
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Response from EdwardMitchell | Reviewed this property |
Dear Jessie, Thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I'm not really qualified to answer your question, as have never ordered one there. However, I can give you their phone number - 0207 736 6296 - and they'd be able to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 1A Station Approach | Next to Putney Bridge Station, London SW6 3UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7736 6296
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