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Summary

£78
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A superb position by the river” helps set the scene at this “outstanding, modern and really well designed” independent venue by Hammersmith Bridge – part of the revamped Riverside Studios complex – which has “a very buzzy atmosphere inside and lovely terrace outside”. “Sam is a great host” (some regulars recall his Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick) and inspires “prompt and caring” service from his staff who give a “lovely welcome”. “Very well-sourced seafood” is the highlight of a luxurious brasserie menu that “if not quite exceptional, is very good”. “It’s a place of real quality and a genuine alternative to the River Café down the towpath if they’re full or your budget doesn’t quite stretch that far”.

Summary

£73
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful addition to this part of London” – Sam Harrison’s “sparkling” recent arrival (it opened in late 2019) is a real “class act”. “Beautifully designed” for somewhere outside the centre of town, it sits at the back of the newly revamped Riverside Studios, with Hammersmith Bridge in the background and a cute covered terrace to the side. The deluxe brasserie fare is “carefully sourced” and “intelligently cooked” but it’s the all-round experience created, not least, by the unusually “genuine and warm welcome” that seals the “fun atmosphere”, and which makes it “a great choice for a special night out”. “It just puts a smile on my face...”

Summary

Facing the Thames with views of (currently closed and hence very tranquil) Hammersmith Bridge, this October 2019 opening provides an all-day, 90-cover brasserie locals hope will prove a long-needed cheaper alternative to another river café five minutes walk away. It’s the brainchild of Sam Harrison, who for years ran long-RIP Chiswick favourite, Sam’s Brasserie.

Summary

Facing the Thames with views of (currently closed and hence very tranquil) Hammersmith Bridge, this October 2019 opening provides an all-day, 90-cover brasserie locals hope will prove a long-needed cheaper alternative to another river café five minutes walk away. It’s the brainchild of Sam Harrison, who for years ran long-RIP Chiswick favourite, Sam’s Brasserie.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
Yes
18
No dress code
90

Sam's Riverside Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sam's Riverside Restaurant in W6, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sam's Riverside restaurant.
Alok B
The food was so well presented and deliciou...
Reviewed 8 days ago

"The food was so well presented and delicious. The service was always available and very efficient. The view of the river was spectacular. Probably now a new family favourite. "

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Chris D
Very buzzy and noisy restaurant. Food poor,...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"Very buzzy and noisy restaurant. Food poor, ingredients pretty average and standard of cooking needs improving given the prices. Brioche bun with the burger was stale and cold (under toasted) , chips were fine, beef underwhelming (is really from HG Walter?) and the (mushy textured) scallop starter was unbalanced by too much sesame oil. "

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Martin B
Excellent service, glamorous surroundings a...
Reviewed 4 months, 2 days ago

"Excellent service, glamorous surroundings and that view of Hammersmith Bridge ensure that Sam’s remains packed to the rafters. The menu is full of well-crafted crowd pleasers. A great night out. "

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Adrian W
A great location next to Hammersmith Bridge...
Reviewed 6 months, 1 day ago

"A great location next to Hammersmith Bridge, and our table had a lovely view of the river and sunset. The welcome was efficient and the service attentive and helpful. Most of the food was very good, though my sole was not quite worth the price. Good wine list. The space is very nice, loud conversation from adjourning tables did distract slightly from our enjoyment. Overall, a very good evening."

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Peter C
First time visiting Sam's since its relocat...
Reviewed 6 months, 9 days ago

"First time visiting Sam's since its relocation from Chiswick and the standards are exceptionally high with regards to service and food. We were lucky enough to get one of the tables by the window overlooking the Thames which on a warm summer evening with the windows open was a delightful place to sit."

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Anthony M
I can’t really fault the current very bal...
Reviewed 8 months, 11 days ago

"I can’t really fault the current very balanced and accurate Harden’s summary save that I could see this continuing to improve still further to 5 (exceptional cooking.) My menu choices of Asparagus with Duck’s egg, Dover Sole and Raspberry Soufflé were a triumph accompanied by a fine bottle of Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons. All in an exceptional ambience. "

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Julia D
we have eaten here quite often and it is un...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"we have eaten here quite often and it is uniformly very good with fantastic staff. On the one occasion we had a problem it was put to right immediately"

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James A
Have been 3 times and previously to Sam’s...
Reviewed 10 months, 20 days ago

"Have been 3 times and previously to Sam’s brasserie in chiswick. This has been getting better and better and tonight the food was really excellent. Service a bit hit and miss but a great night out."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £20.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.50 £31.30 £5.50 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £41.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
1 Crisp Walk, London, W6 9DN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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