Riverside 2

3.9
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63 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
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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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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MICHAEL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ROCL
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.

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vippaxperson
New York Area
35 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.

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HannahT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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BekaP
Toronto
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.

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MajaK
London
1 review
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!

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Disappointed
London
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.

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Shady
London
23 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.

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vipJohnH
London
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

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
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

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
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.

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YuliaB
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.

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BeccaH
London
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 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

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BEELOU
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and very friendly staff with excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!

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AidaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DarrenL
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Stacieg
Surrey
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.

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vipDavidB
Mobile
74 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.

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OlivierR
London
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.....

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davida
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianM
London
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!

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WilliamT
London
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.

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vipAngeliqueW
Washington DC
4 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.

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vipSandra
London
55 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hidden gem with excellent food at a reasonable price

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StateSideJulie1
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.

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ElspethC
London
1 review
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!

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1885
London
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

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Tigerhu
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Alice
London
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.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and great food at a good price!

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CarrieB
New England
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!

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JayneT
London
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.

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GillianG
London
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.

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Mitchell
London
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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PRic
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, friendly service & great value for money considering.
Service was quick and the pizza was a good size with nice, crispy base.

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EatIdol
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

From start to finish we had the most excellent, friendly and warm service. We ordered the clam linguine and there was a shortage of clams so we were treated to a delightful substitute packed with other seafood to pad it out. It was delicious and we felt really comfortable and happy there. Will be back!

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Riverside 2 is rated 3.9 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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