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The River Cafe

Miss Mary says…
A gastronomic delight by the River...
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special occasion West

This is a date for people who appreciate good food and will be impressed by a famous hot spot restaurant.

Meet your date at the Crabtree Tavern on Rainville Road.  This great Hammersmith pub has a large beer garden with loads of seating, and if the weather isn’t particularly good then the staff will put the patio heaters on.

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After your warm up drink, head down the road to The River Café.  This famous restaurant re-opened in October 2008, with a few updates, including a new dining room featuring a completely exposed kitchen with a free-standing wood oven.  This is not only used to cook pizza but also whole game birds! It's one of those restaurants that makes you want to get a 150-hours-a-week city job, just so you can afford to eat there every day!  The food is simple but 100% delicious, and your date will be really impressed.  You should definitely book ahead, but if it's summer (and warm) it may be possible to turn up and get a table as the outdoor tables cannot be booked in advance.

Although we don’t think you'll need any drinks after dinner, if you do want a nightcap take an 8 minute stroll to The Colton Arms, one of the few old style pubs left in London complete with locals and a dog.  The seating is all very close and intimate... perfect for making your move!



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Contact information

   The River Cafe
web :
address : Thames Wharf Rainville Road London W6 9HA United Kingdom
tel : 020 7386 4200
   The Crabtree Tavern
address : Rainville Rd HammersmithLondon W6 9HA
tel : 020 7385 3929
   The Colton Arms
web :
address : 187 Greyhound Road London W6 8NX
tel : 0207 385 6956


incredible food
Went for an anniversary dinner and the food really was amazing... sea bass carpaccio to start and scallops for main - DELICIOUS. Must admit was not totally blown away by the decor but food more than makes up for it. Quite a grown up, expensive, trendy crowd, fab for a special occasion.

Reviewer : louise
Submitted : 2011-09-06 06:40:32

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Very good service