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Riverside 2, London,

Riverside 2

4.1
4.1
65 Reviews
£25 and under
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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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • 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

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Underground station Lambeth North

  • Additional

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

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

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 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

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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

    85 reviews

    4.0

    85 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

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 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

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 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

    41 reviews

    2.0

    41 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

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Riverside 2

18-20 Kennington Road, London, SE1 7BL

Additional information

  • 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

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Underground station Lambeth North

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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