Riverside 2

4.2
35 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 10PM Saturday: 9AM to 10PM
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Phone number
020 7928 6846
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
Underground station Lambeth North
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wi-Fi available, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue 1:00PM - 6:00PM

What 35 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on 25 July 2018

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

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2.0Dined on 11 July 2018

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

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3.0Dined on 27 April 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 19 March 2018

Superb service and great food at a good price!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

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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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

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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2.0Dined on 3 February 2018

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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4.0Dined on 17 January 2018

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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4.0Dined on 15 December 2017

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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5.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Amazing food and sevice ate there twice during my stay, chef cooks wonderful food well presented, 10/10 cannot fault in any way, if you go to London search out this little gem restaurant, and you will want to return again, will be returning next time in London

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5.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Great carbonara and pizza 😊 recommended for dinner

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3.0Dined on 17 November 2017

I made the reservation for a family lunch after a special occasion and the party overall found their food satisfactory. My Caesar salad was disappointing and didn't live up to what I consider a Caesar salad to be. The dressing was not particularly tasty, the lettuce not crunchy, the chicken was overcooked and there were no croutons to speak of. However the staff were lovely and attentive. Perhaps my choice of meal was just a bad one...

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3.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Our table was ready and the welcome was good. Althought he menu is very short it was unfortunate and disappointing that both a selected main and a selected dessert (from the specials of the day) were not available - and we had entered an almost empty restaurant which did get busy later. The food quality was very reasonable and price was average for what was provided. I had a steak (rib-eye was off) my guests had plaice and my wife battered cod. and we each had a pudding. 3 beers and 1 glass of wine completed a meal that cost £30 a head all in

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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

They had no record of our booking. Fortunately we were there early so could be accommodated. Food took over an hour to arrive which was not good with two small children in our party. One free bottle of wine between 12 people was not much consolation. Food was good when it finally arrived .

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Awesome place, great service and food at a great price.

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3.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Friendly service and high quality food. The decor is a bit clinical, giving a cafe-like feel. There is no disabled access nor disabled toilet facilities - something that means that we are unlikely to return.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2017

Great welcome and nice window table for two. Vegetarian food good. Good quick service, good wine choice, friendly helpful staff and the limoncello at the end was a nice touch.

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4.0Dined on 28 July 2017

Took my little boy to the restaurant as a treat after our visit to the Imperial War Museum.
It was very quite (12pm) but the staff were helpful and attentive.
We had a delicious margarita pizza and a jug of water and the service was very quick.
My only complaint would be that we weren't listened to as we entered the restaurant - I gave our name and said we had booked a table for two for 12:30 but were early and hoped that was ok. I know we weren't listened to as I received an email from OpenTable afterwards saying that, as we hadn't turned up, this might have had a derogatory affect on the establishment and I should have let them know I wanted to cancel, which I didn't. More cross with OpenTable than the restaurant however as the email was quite snotty.

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5.0Dined on 7 July 2017

Really friendly staff and excellent food. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends without thinking.

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4.0Dined on 23 June 2017

Only had a pizza but it was very good then tiramisu for dessert which was actually one of the best I've ever tasted so overall very happy with our visit

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2017

We are a group of 28. We had booked and they had the table ready. Very friendly and helpful.

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2.0Dined on 15 April 2017

Went there with my family (2 adults and 2 children). Ordered 3 pizzas and a pasta carbonara. The pizzas were inedible! Cheap, nasty cheese. We hardly touched them. The pasta was better, as long as the cheap bacon was removed.

The wine was ok, but overpriced.
The bill was £80! Complete rip off!

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2017

This is a little gem! We loved it. Friendly helpful staff. Excellent value for money.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2017

Italian Run restaurant, staff very welcoming and friendly. I went for dinner after work with colleagues. Food is superb - I had the Pizza Rustica and it was so tasty, made in a wood fired oven. Prosecco was great. Staff left you to enjoy your meal and did not rush us into ordering dessert etc. We had desserts too, I had the cassata which was delicious and served very decoratively on the plate. I will definitely be returning and have already recommended it to other work friends for lunch as we can walk in 10 minutes and a birthday dinner for an Italian friend who I am sure will be impressed. Good find through Book A Table where I read great reviews.

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4.0Dined on 4 March 2017

Really enjoyed our lunchtime meal. 10 of us met up for a family get together - we wanted to be near Waterloo to make things convenient for travelling. The staff were friendly & efficient and there was a nice Italian family feel to the restaurant. The food was very good, especially the meals we had from the 'specials' menu which were particularly tasty! ...and the Tiramisu was absolutely gorgeous!!

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2017

we were staying at a nearby hotel so we lunched here when we arrived, we liked it so much we booked for dinner the next day. The food was fantastic. Its a family run restaurant, the service was superb. Its spotlessly clean, the staff cant do enough for you. we will definatley go back on our next visit.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2017

Family run and really enjoyable. They had even gone to the trouble to arrange a table specially for a large group of 11.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2017

Really friendly , well run restaurant, that provides daily specials as well as usual menu. Proper Italian food . Great service. Worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 18 January 2017

Awesome food, awesome service.

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2017

Very welcoming staff. Gave us a very late lunch (3pm) when we were the only customers. Food good, although my gnocci was a bit on the heavy side.

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4.0Dined on 11 January 2017

The proprietor suggested champagne as he seated us and, though I'd had no intention of ordering any, I found myself quickly saying yes. It was a bit of spontaneous fun and set the tone for a lovely meal. Unfortunately, neither my husband nor I were very hungry that night, so we had salads and didn't try the pasta. The salads were superb. Presentation was top notch. We were also very impressed with the wine recommended by our server. It was a big juicy negroamaro, no Zero. Inexpensive, sold by the glass, but amazing.

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2016

Found this place close to our hotel. Excellent food with friendly staff. You know it's going to be good Italian restaurant when there are several Italians eating there.

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