Marco Polo on the River Italian Restaurant

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131 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Welcome to Marco Polo On The River, the Italian restaurant on the riverside between Wandsworth and Putney. Here you can enjoy fine Italian dining in a comfortable, spacious, modern setting with panoramic views across the Thames (PATIO ONLY). We have an large and varied menu of meat and fish dishes as well as pasta and pizza and vegetarian options. This is accompanied by an extensive choice of wines and drinks to complement your meal.


What 131 People Are Saying
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vipVarshaG
London
26 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall very good but my Al Arrabata was a bit dry and portion a bit too big. Also need more vegetarian choices.

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JamesK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is decent and there's lots of space. Probably really nice in the summer with view of the river and outside tables but very quiet on a Saturday evening in Feb.

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heatherb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice meal in a quiet restaurant. The waiter was friendly but became a little too familiar joining in our conversation. Really nice to begin with but became a little over the top

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas lunch amazing

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Stefanie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from an extensive Italian menu. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Very good value for money against comparable Italian restaurants. We went for a pre-Christmas family meal, that everyone enjoyed.

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PaulMc
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Xmas meal with amazing friends at Marco Polo on the river. Fantastic service with a special mention to Antonio and the team. We were a table of 10 that turned up an hour early after visiting BackYard Cinema But this was no issue for the restaurant and they made sure we were seated earlier than planned ensuring we had a great time

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MESU
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really enjoyable dinner and service and food fantastic

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 3, and all ordered different dishes for main course and dessert. We all rated them as excellent.
We had a nice bottle of wine too, and coffee afterwards.
The service was efficient and friendly. The restaurant was fairly quiet.
Our only disappointment was that a 12.5% service charge was added to the bill, including the wine. This made the meal quite costly overall. We would have left a generous tip, but would have preferred to decide it's amount for ourselves.

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SanFran
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Paulo the owner is fabulous. Antonio our waiter was wonderful. Food is superb and portions are generous. A great value.

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ColetteH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service from Antonia.Food very tasteful and well presented.Good quality wine.Look forward to coming again for Christmas lunch-if Not before.

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putneypjw
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, service was a little slow. Looking forward to going again.

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vipNatBarnes
London
63 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marco Polo is an occasional favourite of ours and once again did not disappoint. We started the evening 'al fresco' in their excellent outdoor space but then moved inside when the evening breeze arrived, the staff of course ensured this went perfectly smoothly (& advised us ahead when they only had a single table left inside so that we didn't miss it! The food was very good and all sensibly priced.

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MariaN
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

All the experience was a disgrace. Staff is all very rude!

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MESU
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous lunch at Marco Polo

JM
JeffM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

As always, the food at Marco Polo was excellent but once again there was insufficient staff. Difficult to get attention when needed & long waits between courses The staff recognised this because they made a few light hearted jokes, however the boss still charged the full 12.5% for the poor service and didn’t even offer a digestive on the house as a gesture of goodwill. But this place has existed for a long time in a prime location so I guess they don’t care about customer retention. We were entertaining business guests from New Zealand, so overall a disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice local restaurant - lovely ambience- good food authentically Italian.

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aland
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant, friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food and very generous portions!
Good position overlooking the Thames

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DavidF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always accommodating and friendly, had a v enjoyable meal

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suzannes
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a treat to go to Marco Polo for a Birthday Lunch in the week ...especially if the sun is shining and you can sit outside on the deck and watch the river go by ... the food is delicious and fresh, the wine is excellent if not very cheap ! ...and the service is spot on !! just let the sun shine & PLEASE GET TFL TO RUN THEIR BOATS FROM THE CITY TO RIVERSIDE QUARTER AS A FREQUENT SERVICE N OT JUST TO GET TO WORK . .... it would be so nice to travel down the river from Town to Marco Polo for lunch and return by boat.

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vipStephenN
London
32 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Amazing location, a truly amazing place to watch the sun set in West London on a summers evening

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AbigailD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for a relaxed Sunday lunch, sat outside but could have been accommodated inside if weather wasn't as good. Excellent service, staff very attentive.

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Rebecca
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super friendly staff, efficient service. It was my mums birthday which is pre-advises them if and the staff were extremely courteous and attentive. Food very good value and good sized portions. Sat outside right by the river with a wonderful view.

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vipFionaB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Marco Polo a few times during the last few years when it is warm enough to sit outside. Often the service has been quite bad but this time it was excellent. It is in a perfect setting and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was shocking, needs major improvement. There was only one friendly waiter (the guy that brings the food was lovely), everyone else was rude & took ages to pin anyone down. One waiter kept acting like we were inconveniencing him, when we asked for dessert menus he didn’t look impressed, when he handed us the menus, he said 80% of the desserts are finished & quickly walked away & we overheard him telling another table that the kitchen was closed & that table was moaning because no one managed their expectations on when the Kitchen was closing as they wanted dessert. He wasn’t very helpful. All the tables were moaning about the service. The waiters desperately need training.

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JaneD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful restaurant; it was the hottest day of the year so far so therefore very busy. The waiters were rushed off their feet . But did the best they could with the amount of people. The food has been waiting on the pass for a little longer than it should have been so the sauce had a "film" on the top.

It was my birthday and my sister gave them a cake but did not put it in the fridge and was left out in the sun and then they threw away the box! So unfortunately I did not have any cake! As it was like mush when it was served and could not take it home to put in the fridge.

I am sure if it was not as busy things would have been different. As we have been coming here for a while and usually everything is great.

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MichaelN
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety of mainstream Italian classics - well cooked and presented. Beautiful riverside location with speedy and very friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food as always. It was very busy so needed some extra staff to speed up service.

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vipkizzym
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for girls lunch in the sun!

KC
KathrynC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Great setting by the river and the food was tasty. However the service was rather poor - I asked for the wifi password, then watched as he greeted two people who were clearly regulars, took them to their table and never returned so I had to ask a different waiter. Asked the waiter if there was somewhere to charge my phone, he never came back to me.
Our main courses arrived and our starter plates had never been cleared.
Seemed like they were understaffed?
But not what you'd expect from that price point of restaurant.
We shared a plate of calamari, had pasta for mains and a i had a cocktail whilst my friend had a glass of wine and it came to £62. I felt like this was a bit steep tbh.

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JaneEyre
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great evening with my family - food was delicious and such heaven sitting outside by the river. A great experience

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MESU
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friends and I had a very pleasant and relaxed lunch.

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JamesL
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A lunchtime menu would be appreciated and may make the place busier.

Good food.

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marinal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Catered for a group of family and friends perfectly. House white is great, starters tasty and loved the variety on offer. Will come back.
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Happy55
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wir waren diese Woche zweimal dort, einmal mittags einmal abends. Beidesmal sehr gutes Essen (Lamb cutlets, Tagliata) und zurückhaltend-freundlicher Service. Wunderschöne Terrasse, drinnen schlichtes Ambiente. Nächstesmal gehen wir wieder hin, wenn wir in London zu tun haben.

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beachdom5
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner with work colleagues. Good food, nice menu. Service was ok. Convenient for work but I wouldn’t make the effort to visit otherwise.

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sarahreviewonline
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location on the river, great sized food portions and good quality, very helpful staff, lovely interior restaurant, fab decking to sit outside for the warmer evenings! A little on the expensive when it comes to main courses - otherwise, couldn't fault this place and would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was very good
Service was very poor

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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GemJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Having been here a number of times I have to say we were thoroughly disappointed. The service (considering it was Mothering Sunday) was awful. They hardly spoke to us and we had to ask for our drinks a number of times before we got them. Food was ok, but due to service and ambience we did not enjoy it!

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Christina
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and friendly service. the food was amazing quality and perfect quantity. The lighting was just right and the overall atmosphere was relaxing.

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Marco Polo on the River Italian Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

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