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|Address:||Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London W6 9HA|
|Tel:||020 7386 4200|
|Price: £71.00||Wine: £24.00||Champagne: £66.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12.30-2.15pm (Sat -2.30pm) Mon-Sat 7-9pm (Fri-Sat -9.15pm) Sun 12N-3.00pm|
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Hmmmm, I don't believe River Cafe deserves the accolades once bestowed upon it, I remember eating there for the first time more than 10 years ago and being blown away by how a simple dish could be so supremely tasty. Now, however, the food is bland, tasteless and oily. To start off with though, the menu was less than inspiring. Our starters of fritto misto and the langoustines (at a whopping £26!) were chosen due to a lack of anything better to pick but the porcini, mullet and courgette flower were indistinguishable from each other under the oil and batter. The langoustines were fine but nothing to write home about. We both ordered the salmon for main and it was sitting in a bed of oil alongside some very overcooked soggy vegetables, the whole dish was pretty embarrassing. Not feeling brave enough to touch the desserts, we settled on a cheese plate. What was strange is that they offered no chutneys so we had to ask for some. Minor but still, seems like a nice addition to a cheese plate apart from just having grapes. Overall the bill came to £200 for 2 and I have definitely had far superior meals for the same money and in nicer settings. River Cafe is now so overpriced for what it is and I cant believe how hard it is getting a reservation. Dont waste your time and money.