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River Cafe, Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6

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I’ve been to other Michelin starred restaurants in London – Chez Bruce and Pied a Terre – but River Cafe is the one that I’d go to all the time if I had money.  El Grump and I went there for our anniversary in July and absolutely loved it.  The room has been redecorated after a fire and is now bright, roomy and airy.  The service is friendly and relaxed and there’s nothing snooty about it at all.  The atmosphere is great, almost like a big house party – no dull banker types but interesting looking media types and – hurrah – a glimpse of Jade Jagger having a ciggie outside.  Next time I’d like to try the wood fired oven for pigeon or pizza, but instead had a wonderfully simple and tasty Tuscan style meal of pasta to start and fish as a main.  Basic delicious food like you’d get in a local restaurant in Florence, although with booze included its obviously not a cheap night.

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