Riverside at Thames Rowing Club

Putney Embankment, London SW15 1LB
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Putney Embankment, London SW15 1LB
  • Cross Street: Rotherwood Road
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: 15.00 |
  • Phone: 0330 0430836
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Restaurant 10:00 - 18:00
Creche 10:00 - 16:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.7 out of 5 stars based on 598 votes

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Apr 10, 2024
John B.
It was just great on all fronts - we are regulars and hope to repeat many times in the future… keep up the good work all!! Johnb

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2024
Matt W.
Superb Sunday roasts, strong on quantity and quality and delivered with excellent service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 05, 2023
Tracy H.
The same as always, Brilliant. Such an awesome place for lunch with the family and so kid friendly with great food. Highly recommend although please bring the lamb back!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 27, 2023
Antoon H.
Great service and venue. Can't beat that view. A good selection of dishes and drinks to suit all. Very generous portions, well presented and finger licking good.

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Nov 22, 2023
john o.
Excellent food and service

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Nov 15, 2023
Cindy D.
Always a lovely experience. Friendly staff, tasty food, reasonably priced and gorgeous location.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2023
Sarah H.
Amazing food, fantastic service.

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Aug 15, 2023
James W.
Amazing value and venue!

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Aug 09, 2023
Vanessa P.
Great location. Glorious view. Had an excellent meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2023
Liz W.
A really lovely place to be. Relaxed, good food and great staff

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2023
Ani Z.
Lovely setting, great food, lovely staff

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2023
Luigi D.
Very good place to hang out with friends and family!

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May 10, 2023
Kim T.
Beautiful location. Easy to get to. Food was fabulous. Special mention for the serving staff who were exceptional. Absolutely recommend

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2023
Samantha s.
A gorgeous venue overlooking the river with great service & excellent food.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2023
Nathalie R.
Superb service, child friendly & accomodating, beef Sunday roast was very tasty too.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 06, 2023
Florence N.
As always a wonderful experience, delicious food and friendly staff in a stunning surrounding. The absolute bonus being the kids being looked after and having the best time in the crèche.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 25, 2023
Miroslav S.
Excellent venue (+ dog friendly & creche!), friendly staff, good food

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2022
Matt B.
A wonderful lunch in unique surroundings with a great vibe. Top service and a real privilege to gaze out over the Thames from such an historical vantage point. Everyone was really friendly and the food was delicious; I’ll be returning.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2022
Savannah D.
Lovely location. Food was great.

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Oct 17, 2022
Emily D.
We had a wonderful experience here yesterday, the creche worked well with our children and great they could see us even when inside. The food was delicious and the ambiance lovely and relaxed. All topped off with the fantastic view of the river! Will be recommending to friends for sure!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2022
Nathalie R.
Great location, beautiful interior, super friendly staff, Sunday roast was delicious, good kids menu choice and qualitative. Creche staff was super with kids. Totally recommend it!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 28, 2022
George F.
Very enjoyable as always.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 13, 2022
Lydia O.
Brunch was lovely, we had banana bread which was delicious. Beautiful, relaxed setting

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2022
Paul C.
Another wonderful afternoon at the Riverside. The Sunday lunch is excellent; the view magnificent.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2022
Sam P.
A wonderful lunch with great service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Aug 24, 2022
Clive S.
Lovely venue and food The waiter was unenthusiastic The lady that works there is normally the best

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Monika N.
Great Sunday roast, beautiful venue, lovely, friendly and attentive staff!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2022
John R.
Superb

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Saverio S.
Nice location and food for a Sunday lunch - would recommend

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Henry B.
Beautiful location, great views, spacious venue and attentive staff! 100% 5* =)

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2022
Andrew S.
Perfect Sunday lunch. Good food, great surroundings and space to hear each other speak.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Caroline C.
We enjoyed the brunch very much The food was delicious and the atmosphere friendly . The staff were helpful and pleasant

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 16, 2022
Annie M.
I loved our day at Riverside. I have been looking for somewhere that overlooks the River in Putney for ages and the roast really was out of this world and so reasonable. Thank you to all the staff who looked after us, we will certainly be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2022
Helena L.
Perfect riverside setting for a Sunday roast with great staff and service , amazing food and crèche for the kids!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2022
James P.
What a fantastic location for a family or group lunch by the river. Younger children taken care of in the crèche.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2022
Elizabeth H.
We absolutely loved this restaurant. Best location, wonderful food, laid back and staff couldn't have been better.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2022
Paul C.
Excellent quality food, the view is amazing and service superb. Many thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2021
John F.
Had a really lovely brunch. Delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 09, 2021
Victoria N.
Great food and service - delicious rare roast beef. Would recommend offering steak knives as the regular ones are quite blunt for meat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2021
Steffani M.
Lovely service, beautiful view, friendly staff and tasty laidback food. Good prices too.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2020
Camille W.
We are so thrilled that Riverside has opened to the community. The food is simple but very good and the service was great and the views spectacular, making for a very enjoyable evening, we have already booked to go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2020
Amy C.
Great service, great food, great view! Was lovely thanks. Also great to be so spaced out on the balcony for social distancing and the full length windows pulled open to the balcony for Covid-safe dining. We'll be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2020
Nicola B.
Our new favourite restaurant in Putney! Amazing views, happy attentive staff and delicious food!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2020
James E.
Great that Thames RC is making this beautiful space, and beautiful view, publicly accessible. A small but well-constructed menu excellently cooked, and quick, friendly service.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 24, 2020
Allie B.
This is a hidden gem within Putney. The setting is fabulous and we were blessed with a lovely view. It would have been good to have had slightly more choice on the menu bug that said we were all extremely happy with what we had. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2020
Andrew S.
Great experience. Well presented, very tasty food, especially the tapas themed starters, with a superb view over the Thames. The team managed the current challenges of Covid-19 very well indeed. We will return soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Philippa B.
They've done a fantastic job with this relatively new use of space. In the context of a pandemic they'd made it all easy but felt very safe and considered. The food and wine were very good, particularly the sharing starter platter, the linguine and fish cakes. The view over the river to the bridge was beautiful at night. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2020
Philip L.
Great atmosphere and food overlooking the river. We enjoyed pre-dinner drinks followed by an impressive sharing platter to start. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we were well taken care of throughout. There was lots of space and I would certainly dine here again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Charlotte T.
We loved the service - so attentive but not over the top. The view was gorgeous and had a lovely evening. The starter of calamari was excellent - really tasty and the sauce/dip was delicious. The mains were very nice but the piri piri chicken could do with a bit more of a flavour kick as could the crayfish linguine. The portions were a great size for the price. Overall we had a lovely time and would thoroughly recommend and come back again.

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
May 22, 2023
Melanie G.
Wonderful venue, fab view and character inside the building. Good value

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 07, 2023
Maggie D.
Great food for brunch and nice views. Amazing creche, the "teachers" were very professional and really lovely. A little noise after noon. Manager Anastasia was helpful and efficient. Only critique is that service staff were not good at all, we had to ask for everything a few times, we received things we had not ordered and had things missing, needed to chase them around the place for anything. But would go back- perhaps earlier in the morning before it gets too busy.

Overall: 9/10
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Nov 29, 2022
Mike N.
It is a great place for a family Sunday lunch. Good food, fantastic service and brilliant ambience.

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 17, 2022
Patrick S.
The friendly staff and the view

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 06, 2022
Isabel K.
I've been for lunch here on a Sunday several times and it's great. Lovely environment and ambience, great food and very good value. My very tiny negative is that the acoustics are bad and it can be noisy - difficult for older people or the hard of hearing - but there's nothing really that can be done about that.

Overall: 9/10
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Apr 11, 2022
Chris W.
Lovely location to eat really nice food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
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Jul 20, 2021
Richard P.
Fantastic setting, great venue, amazing people and fab food. Perfect way to while away a warm Sunday afternoon with friends!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 30, 2021
Sally M.
Great Sunday lunch on the balcony. What could be nicer?

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2020
Natasha B.
Delicious food, the only thing wrong with the service was that we asked for tap water but we were given fizzy. In addition, tea should always be served in a pot, not just a cup!

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Kate M.
My friends and I were a little nervous dining out under the current circumstances but felt very comfortable at Riverside. Would recommend to others :)

Overall: 9/10
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Aug 10, 2020
Richard P.
Great service, fab food and amazing setting - a perfect summer’s Sunday lunch. Will be back!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 15, 2023
Kit B.
Noisy but fun vibe . Next time will ask for a window table in a quieter area .

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 21, 2023
George F.
It was a busy weekend for the restaurant, and with a later booking the food options were limited, but the staff did the best they could to accommodate. Always enjoyable there.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 12, 2022
Emily O.
Loved our Sunday lunch but the service was very slow. It took 1 hour 30 mins for our food to come which is sadly not good enough. The waiter handled it well but it should be better.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2022
Francoise O.
Thank you for such a lovely day xx

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 13, 2021
Stephen R J.
Good Sunday lunch fair and wonderful views of the river Thames from the balcony. Service very good, engaging and friendly although chef is an Everton Fan

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 12, 2020
Marijke S.
We had a very good time and a perfectly good Sunday lunch. The location is exquisite and the service is extremely friendly. In these a Covid times, where we as clients all wear facemasks on arrival until we are seated , please could all serving staff where their face masks properly over both mouth and nose, which was definitely not happening by the men serving us. Nonetheless a great afternoon was had by all.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 13, 2020
Joanna P.
great location and view, we had a very warm still evening, plenty of space, a simple menu, good friendly and efficient service. the room is large but in social distancing times it works well

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 29, 2023
Carolina D.
Food was okay, so was the service. Nothing wrong but nothing special either. Ambience needs improvement, way way way too loud. Also dogs are allowed? Great view, however unsure I'd return.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 22, 2023
Photis G.
Lovely setting. Roasts were ok but not great. Service wise, the staff are charming and helpful when available but they were very hard to get hold off in the second half of our lunch (2pm booking)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 12, 2022
Merije D.
Love the setting and everyone did their utmost (waiting staff and creche staff) to make it a great experience. The full English breakfast was good, but the “Dutch” wafels (which are actually Belgian I believe) were too sugary and tasted as if they were store bought. If you want to keep the menu simple it’s probably better to replace them by pancakes that you bake on the spot. Just a thought. We love the idea of a creche for the kids and we will be back to see if we can get them to actually play there a bit more :)

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 29, 2022
Mark W.
Lovely place for a Sunday lunch particularly on the balcony. Not sure that they are staffed up enough though as we waited a long time - 30 mins before our drink order was taken for instance. We ordered roasts and I have never had more parsnips in my life !

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 27, 2022
lou H.
I was charged twice for the crèche and struggling to get a refund. Please can you advise

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 20, 2022
Joanna C.
We love the restaurant but we waited an hour for our food!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 14, 2022
Iestyn R.
Many good things to enjoy, especially the venue and location beside the river. 4 of us had Sunday lunch, the roasts were good, halloumi and roast vegetables basically had NO roast vegetables, just salad. Our meals took a long time to arrive not helped by our order being delivered to another table in error. Pricing was very reasonable and the staff tried hard to put the problems right.