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About Riverside 2

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.

18-20 Kennington Road
London, SE1 7BL
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 10PM Saturday: 9AM to 10PM

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7928 6846

Website:
http://www.riverside2.com/index.html

Public Transport:
Underground station Lambeth North

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

Riverside 2 Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Authentic (5)
Neighbourhood Gem (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasions (2)
Healthy (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Child Friendly (1)
Cosy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Group Bookings (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on 6 October 2017

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

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 July 2017

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

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 April 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cornwall)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, People Watching
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 18 January 2017

Awesome food, awesome service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience2
service4
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 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

 
 (London)·Dined 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

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined 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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food3
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food5
ambience3
service3
value3

vip
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food2
ambience2
service4
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·Dined 4 days ago

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...

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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food4
ambience4
service1
value3

 
·Dined 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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service5
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 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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food1
ambience2
service4
value1

 
 (London)·Dined 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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