Riverside 2

4.3
51 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Lunch
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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YB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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BE
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very friendly staff with excellent food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DL
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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s
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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DB
Las Vegas
62 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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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OR
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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d
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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BM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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WT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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S
London
44 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem with excellent food at a reasonable price

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SS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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London
34 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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T
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and great food at a good price!

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CB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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JT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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GG
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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M
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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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PR
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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EI
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great carbonara and pizza 😊 recommended for dinner

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

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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I
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

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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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

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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London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

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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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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l
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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