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River Cafe, London

Listed under Restaurants in London, United Kingdom.

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The River Café is all about solid Italian cooking, with a heavy emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingedients. Run for two decades by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray, many a top chef trained in their kitchens. The location is “fairly unassuming” and dining room “light and comfortable” (thisisthelife.com) meaning that the big focus is on what you get on your plate. The menu changes daily, equaling variety and using ingredients at their prime, ensuring that every dish on the menu has a “taste and a simplicity which makes it near-perfect” (times online.co.uk).

The menu follows traditional Italian format, with the antipasti including dishes like roasted pheasant with chestnuts and pomegranate and for primi and secondi, fresh pasta, gnocchi and superb meat and fish dishes like partridge stuffed with thyme and served with Amarone, chestnuts and braised cavolo nero. It’s a fairly expensive dining affair but one where the “food is as fabulous as the prices” (telegraph.co.uk).

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Written by  Andrea Meyer.

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