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Riverside 2

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65 Reviews
£25 and under
Italian
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We are a family run restaurant in Kennington, serving honest, tasty Italian food made using Italian seasonal ingredients alongside selected local Italian wines and beers. We offer two menus, a fixed Brasserie style with classic Italian favourites, suitable for lunch and supper dining experiences, alongside a 'Riverside Specials Menu' a bi-weekly changing menu taking advantage of seasonal British & Italian ingredients, special meats and fish. A number of home-made desserts and cakes are available daily. We are in very close proximity to The Imperial War Museum and The Old Vic Theatre, and located opposite Lambeth North underground station. Riverside 2 is the perfect location to enjoy either a family meal, pre or post theatre suppers or a friendly, relaxed environment to enjoy a dinner with friends.

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Booked 1 time today
  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 10PM Saturday: 9AM to 10PM

  • Phone number

    020 7928 6846

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

Menu

Breakfast / Brunch

  • Scrambled Eggs£8.50

    with Smoked Salmon on Toasted Bloomer

    • Poached Eggs£7.90

      with Avocado on Toasted Bloomer

      • Eggs Benedict£8.90

        Poached Eggs with Bacon & Hollandaise Sauce on Toasted Bloomer

        • Eggs Royale£9.90

          Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon & Hollandaise Sauce on Toasted Bloomer

          • Buttermilk Pancakes£7.50

            with Maple Syrup or Blueberries

            • Cumberland Sausage Sandwich In Toasted Sourdough£5.50

              with Brown Sauce and Ketchup

              • Smokey Bacon Sandwich In Toasted Sourdough£5.00

                with Brown Sauce and Ketchup

                • Traditional Full English Bacon£9.00

                  Fried Egg, Bacon, Sausage, Roasted Tomatoes, Baked Beans, Toasted Bloomer

                  Last updated: 20 May 2021

                  What 65 people are saying

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                  4.1
                  4.1 based on all time ratings
                  • 4.1Food
                  • 4.2Service
                  • 3.9Ambience
                  • 4Value

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    5 reviews

                    vip
                    1.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 22 September 2021

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    My guest and I turned up at the date and time which I had booked through OpenTable but the RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED: an embarrassing experience which undermines confidence in both the restaurant and OpenTable. How can that happen?

                  2. MB

                    MaryB

                    Hampshire

                    9 reviews

                    1.0

                    9 reviews

                    Dined on 14 September 2021

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    The place is closed down! It was a disaster for us as we had to eat quickly to get to the Hockney exhibition. You need to take this listing down immediately.

                  3. PS

                    PatrickS

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 29 February 2020

                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                    Good food, well priced and good service. Also easy to get to.

                  4. MI

                    MICHAEL

                    Washington DC

                    12 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    12 reviews

                    Dined on 28 February 2020

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great service and delicious food. Quaint space for a couple or small group.

                  5. RO

                    ROCL

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 14 February 2020

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Service was excellent and food was very tasty but portion sizes were a bit on the small side, e.g. roast potatoes was one large potato quartered length ways but you only got three of the quarters. Who ate my other quarter? Prices were more expensive that the menu e.g. Sea bass here is £13.50 but was £21.50 when we got seated and given the menu so value was not what we expected. Nice evening, cosy setting and handy for Southbank but hit my wallet more than I expected based on what is listed here. 3/5.

                  6. p

                    paxperson

                    New York Area

                    36 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    36 reviews

                    Dined on 30 December 2019

                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                    My nephew and I had lunch here before a walk on the Thames Path. It's a casual, friendly, popular restaurant with really lovely staff and good service. Quiet enough to have a conversation, bright, and very pleasant atmosphere. Would certainly come here again.

                  7. HT

                    HannahT

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 6 December 2019

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Very friendly staff and good food - this is a nice choice for a relaxed Italian meal.

                  8. BP

                    BekaP

                    Toronto

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 15 August 2019

                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                    Great spot for those looking for a variety of Italian food. The staff was extreamly welcoming upon arrival and very friendly throughout. I found some items a little over priced. I got the special Ravioli for close to 16GBP and for the cost I was expecting a bit more. It was still extreamly delicious though. Would highly recommended for anyone looking for a quieter spot a little off the main streets.

                  9. MK

                    MajaK

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 12 July 2019

                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                    The staff were so welcoming and kind and gave us everything we needed. The food was fantastic and had I had room, I would have eaten triple the amount!

                  10. D

                    Disappointed

                    London

                    5 reviews

                    1.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 5 July 2019

                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                    Very disapppointed as we booked based on all the positive reviews. We had undercooked pasta with little sauce to justify high prices (higher than on website). The owner was there but only spoke to Italian clients even though we were one of 3 tables taken. We weren't asked about how the meal was and no comment made when we sent back full dishes.

                  11. S

                    Shady

                    London

                    27 reviews

                    3.0

                    27 reviews

                    Dined on 3 July 2019

                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                    Enjoyable OK restaurant. Food was good but we found it pricey when there was nothing exceptional about it. Service was good if s little slow.

                  12. JH

                    JohnH

                    London

                    8 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    8 reviews

                    Dined on 6 June 2019

                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                    Our third time back in two months. Why return- good food, great welcome.. Not an exhaustive wine list or menu but you dont need it- everything on offer is good quality and carefully curated for a great dining experience. Thanks for making three evenings very enjoyable- good value for money and very close to Lambeth North Tube/Imperial War Museum

                  13. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Berkshire

                    4 reviews

                    4.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 5 April 2019

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Really enjoyed dinner here, service got a little slow when they got busy, but friendly staff more than made up for it. Great food

                  14. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Buckinghamshire

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 19 February 2019

                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                    Very friendly and welcoming staff, dimmed lights made for nice setting for dinner. Very well decorated upstairs but toilets downstairs need renovation big time.

                  15. YB

                    YuliaB

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 February 2019

                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                    The ambience of the restaurant is nice and I would recommend it to the couples or group of people as tables organised in split seconds, service and food are okay.

                  16. BH

                    BeccaH

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 15 February 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We went in late on a Friday night and everyone was so accommodating and friendly. Fabulous service and great food served quickly. Had booked somewhere else the Saturday but they had an issue with their kitchen, so back to Riverside 2 and they fit us in despite being about to close. Again the steak wonderfully cooked and tasty. We would definitely go back on our return to London. Thank you.

                  17. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    4 reviews

                    5.0

                    4 reviews

                    Dined on 12 February 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Lovely dinner, food great, service friendly and nice restaurant - thankfully cozy and warm (hate drafty places). Would go again happily and definitely recommend

                  18. BE

                    BEELOU

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 9 February 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent service and very friendly staff with excellent food

                  19. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 2 February 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great service!!

                  20. AK

                    AidaK

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 January 2019

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Service us excellent! And the food is really good. I recommended

                  21. DL

                    DarrenL

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 4 January 2019

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Nice quick tasty meal prior to theatre and local to the hotel.

                  22. S

                    Stacieg

                    Surrey

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 14 December 2018

                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                    Food was lovely. service was great. The wine and beer was a bit pricey in comparison to the rest of the food menu, £4.80 for a small bottle of peroni is quite steep. £28 for rose, and only one option. the food was great however. There was 8 of us, bill came to £320 in total including drinks, starter and main. i'll let you decide if thats good value or not but we enjoyed ourselves and the staff are very helpful.

                  23. DB

                    DavidB

                    Mobile

                    82 reviews

                    4.0

                    82 reviews

                    Dined on 11 December 2018

                    overall4food3service5ambience4

                    We had walked past the Riverside several times and decided to try it. The welcome was as warm as anywhere. We were made to feel more than welcome. The service was friendly and attentive. The place was quite busy which is always a good sign. The food was average but we ought to gave plumped for the Italian dishes so we will return to sample. I would recommend to others.

                  24. OR

                    OlivierR

                    London

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 2 November 2018

                    overall2food3service1ambience3

                    Dishes are expensive, 12,5% more tax on the bill. We booked a table for 3 people on the Opentable internet site but the waitress did not seem to know. She placed us at the worst table next to the bar and in the drafts of the door. The pieces of meat on pur plate are very smalL I asked a glass of water with my dish but I never had it.....

                  25. d

                    davida

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 October 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    From the Moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was fantastic

                  26. BM

                    BrianM

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 20 October 2018

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    Very pleasant and helpful staff. Plenty of variety in food choice and price range on menu. An fun place!

                  27. WT

                    WilliamT

                    London

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 6 October 2018

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    We had an enjoyable meal here. Tasty and well-prepared. Good range of wines. The range of gluten-free options for my companion were somewhat limited, though.

                  28. AW

                    AngeliqueW

                    Washington DC

                    5 reviews

                    vip
                    4.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 22 September 2018

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Great service and wine. Was not a fan of the pizza, but the pasta and the fish were top notch. Portions were generous and prices reasonable. Will definitely return when we are in the area.

                  29. S

                    Sandra

                    London

                    58 reviews

                    5.0

                    58 reviews

                    Dined on 18 September 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Hidden gem with excellent food at a reasonable price

                  30. SS

                    StateSideJulie1

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 6 August 2018

                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                    My nephew and I were visiting London with a tour group. We had the evening to ourselves so we googled for near-by restaurants and found Riverside 2. We easily made reservations via internet and were greeted by name when we arrived for dinner. The staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful and the food...the food was excellent and we had a very short wait time for the food to be served. The staff checked on us but didn't drive us crazy by checking too often. Billing and tipping and payment were quick and easy. My only sad part is that there is no Riverside 2 in my neighborhood in the states.

                  31. EC

                    ElspethC

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 25 July 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Great venue for a work meal with friends and colleagues. Good service, good food, great limoncello at the end!

                  32. 1

                    1885

                    London

                    36 reviews

                    2.0

                    36 reviews

                    Dined on 11 July 2018

                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                    Pre-theatre meal - service was very attentive but the food was average and not great value for the price

                  33. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 April 2018

                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                    Buon ristorante italiano, locale carino vicino metro lambeth morto personale cordiale piatti buoni prezzi onesti.

                  34. T

                    Tigerhu

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 24 March 2018

                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                    It’s our first meal after landing UK. Staff so friendly ! Everything is fantastic!

                  35. A

                    Alice

                    London

                    3 reviews

                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 24 March 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Good atmosphere. Tasty foods. Nice wine. Staff nice and friendly. The portion is slightly big for tiny ladies like us, but great value for money :-D Definitely visit there again.

                  36. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Tahoe

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 19 March 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Superb service and great food at a good price!

                  37. CB

                    CarrieB

                    New England

                    6 reviews

                    5.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on 17 March 2018

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Awesome place. We thoroughly enjoyed everything from salads to desserts. Owner was very welcoming. I can’t wait to go back!

                  38. JT

                    JayneT

                    London

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 15 February 2018

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The staff were lovely, the waitress was very happy and bubbily which made the evening even more magical. The food was delicious to say the least (date had steak and I had spaghetti bog), they were made with love.

                  39. GG

                    GillianG

                    London

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 14 February 2018

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Our 6 year old grandson was really well looked after. Food was good value for money.

                  40. M

                    Mitchell

                    London

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 3 February 2018

                    overall2food3service3ambience2

                    This restaurant looked decent online and looked fairly upmarket. When visiting the restaurant it was not at all what was expected. Tables looked cheap and overall vibe was lacking. Service was okay, but did forget to add my order to the rest, so ended up eating alone & i was still charged. I would only visit this restaurant again if i was passing by and needed a quick meal.

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                  Riverside 2 is rated 4.1 stars by 65 OpenTable diners

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                  Booked 1 time today
                  Google Map for Riverside 2

                  18-20 Kennington Road London, SE1 7BL

                  • Area

                    Waterloo

                  • Hours of Operation

                    Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 10PM Saturday: 9AM to 10PM

                  • Cuisines

                    Italian

                  • Dining style

                    Home Style

                  • Dress Code

                    Business Casual

                  • Public Transit

                    Underground station Lambeth North

                  • Payment Options

                    MasterCard, Visa

                  • Additional

                    Beer, Cafe, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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