River View Restaurant Wapping

4.5
76 reviews
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Chinese
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Welcome to our homepage! We invite you to visit our restaurant and get to know our high-quality cuisine.
River View is an established Chinese restaurant which offers excellent authentic Chinese cuisine specialising in seafood and dishes such as Crispy Aromatic Duck.
We also have a large and varied collection of fine wines available.

Situated in a converted warehouse on Wapping High Street on the Thames. Its spacious settings have a warm and relaxed atmosphere with exceptional river views.

Only a two minute walk from Wapping Underground.

Alternatively we also offer a home delivery service within a two mile radius of the restaurant.
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L
London
116 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very happy with our meal at River View. We had one of the set menus, as it was our first visit and we wanted to taste as many different dishes as possible. Next time we will go for individual dishes. The portions were enormous and we couldn't finish everything - but it was good! We sat near the window, overlooking the boats going past. The staff were very friendly and always there when we needed them.

We will definitely return!

LF
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been in London five weeks searching out Chinese food. I can’t say if this is authentic Chinese but I can say it is what I have been looking for. And if you walk down to the river after dinner you can enjoy the beauty and peace all the way to The Tower of London and perhaps beyond. Highly recommend

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great evening meal, with very diligent service and food to a very high standard!

SW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We probably visit here once a month and have been coming for over ten years. The food is always good, the service great and the prices are amazing considering the quality of the food. Not hip and trendy, if you want that pay well over double at hakasan. If you want great Chinese food, visit this place.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, great service, food pretty good but chilli dishes need a more pronounced chilli flavour as quite mild.

S
London
35 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here all the time - always great food and excellent service. They could do with a new carpet though. My feet have literally stuck to the floor during the last few visits ! Not pleasant

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views from the restaurant were exceptional being next to the River Thames and opposite the Mayflower Pub. The food was freshly cooked and tasted delicious, from a very varied menu with some unusual dishes. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the dishes arrived in good time with any sizzling dishes being presented with a lid on, great idea for obvious reasons. You could eat cheaper by sticking to the traditional Chinese dishes, but being a Birthday we splashed out on some of the more unusual like Scollops with Mellon, that was served in half a Canary Melon and sliced Fillet Steak etc. Loved the whole experience and will definitely be back.

V
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and extensive Chinese vegetables that you cant get in many Chinese restaurants. Lovely staff. good value by London standards.

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was fantastic. Definitely recommend.

m
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, large portions, great choice of food. superb service without being intrusive. worth the walk. will be even better in the summer months

SS
London
23 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This is our favourite local Chinese restaurant. It's usually very reliable, although it has let us down once or twice. This visit was back on form. It is not very fancy, but does what it does very well. Also has great views of Canary Wharf, and a prime riverside spot (the clue's in the name).

j
London
14 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

BJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was Ok, but not great. We had the set 2-course lunch, which was good value.

Decor seems rather dated and slightly shabby. Not as smart as it was years ago.

G
London
101 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We are regulars here and you can’t go wrong once you’ve found the dishes you like. Sizzling beef is excellent as are the vegetable dishes. A crab starter was very good too. Lovely service. I don’t recommend their ribs, which is a shame as we love ribs when done well.

T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was extremely busy but staff, although over stretched, still provided a professional service with a smile. We had the set meal and enjoyed every dish, we were also accommodated when we asked to swap an item. The wine was fine and reasonable. Will return. I had an idea the restaurant was up-market, plush, and an out out place, but it's friendly, comfortable, and relaxed.

G
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Really nice Chinese food on a Saturday evening with all the usual dishes on the menu. Special praise for the Thai seafood hotpot which was really nice and spicy. We enjoyed and shall return again

EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent with great service. Looking forward to our next visit

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in London. It's been here for years and the food is wonderful. We've been coming regularly for years and the food and the service is what keeps us coming back.

F
London
98 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

River View is always a pleasure to go to. It is a local gem that always provides tasty food

KR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great special upto 8pm of 3 courses plus beer or wine very good price. Good and service very good

PG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good place if you looking for proper chinese food!

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Riverview Restaurant is a high-quality venue on the Thames at Wapping, and we frequently visit with friends and relatives and are never disappointed. The early-bird menu (up to 8pm) is a good deal, but go the extra mile and have the Crispy Duck, in which case the Set Menus are equally as good as they include the duck.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food; nice, cozy environment; spotless; attentive service.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

food good. wine poor and expensive. empty for lunch - we were the only ones there - so no atmosphere. we arrived 10 minutes early and they first told us to wait outside - it was freezing - but relented when we protested

S
London
35 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, as usual !

a
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food and service - best Chinese restaurant in the area. We are particularly impressed by the attention to little details (they wipe the tables down properly for example).

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed atmosphere and good service, quiet,a place where you can have a conversation, would go back

S
London
35 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure coming here as we have done for over 20 years. Great food - virtually no MSG and consistently friendly and efficient service

m
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Out of the way but beautiful location. Great Chinese food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time we have been here and it won't be the last food is excellent, and the service was very good hope to back soon.

OT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for something slightly different with a good view of the river.
Both the food and the service was good and we would recommend it to anyone.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at the riverview cannot fault the food and service, I would recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit in October

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere and service as usual. Plus views of Thames and river boats are stunning

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place we go every 4 weeks service 1st class food excellent

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Go every 4 weeks on a Saturday night. Food 1st class. Service great too, none of that hoovering around you often get in other restaurants. Looking forward to next time.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had! The staff were friendly and welcoming. If I'm not mistaken it's a family business, thus making the experience all the more authentic.

MJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great riverside location. Good varied menu. Quality food.

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

Once again, good, solid 'English' Chinese food. Friendly and attentive service and good value.

A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Staff are very pleasant and attentive. Overall a really nice evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing as always there was 10 of us so we ordered quite a bit of food and when it turned up we was worried we had ordered to much but we ordered the perfect amount great night perfect way to celebrate Christmas with family.

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