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Summary

£81
 ££££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Sam himself is very much in evidence” at his “glamourous” brasserie, which has an “ideal location on the Thames”“with a close-up view of Hammersmith Bridge” – and whose popularity is making it “a destination restaurant” for a huge fan club spread across west London. “You could describe it as the perfect local – but it’s smarter than that”, with a “lovely” (and expensively decorated) interior and “super vibe”. “The menu is full of well-crafted crowd- pleasers” and – though not hugely ‘gastro’ – its “seafood orientation” (and “wonderful seafood platters”) makes anything pescatarian a top choice. “Packed to the rafters”, it’s “a great night out”.

Summary

£81
 ££££
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.

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1 Crisp Walk, London, W6 9DN

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu,Portions
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.
Jeremy B
Not as good as usual...
Reviewed 1 months, 12 days ago

"Not as good as usual"

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Tim W
A favourite place - much better value than ...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"A favourite place - much better value than river cafe although different. Feels glamorous and sophisticated and comfortable "

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Mike W
A great meal at a very good restaurant- ser...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"A great meal at a very good restaurant- service was exceptional "

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Julia D
always perfect. Great food lovely staff. w...
Reviewed 4 months, 8 days ago

"always perfect. Great food lovely staff. we never tire of going tgere6"

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Jeremy B
Get seated in the main restaurant area and ...
Reviewed 7 months, 3 days ago

"Get seated in the main restaurant area and it’s a great experience"

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Jeremy B
Table was a booth near the kitchen so we mi...
Reviewed 10 months, 17 days ago

"Table was a booth near the kitchen so we missed the enjoyment of sitting in the main dining area."

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Hugh N
Lovely staff and a good setting but we were...
Reviewed 1 years,

"Lovely staff and a good setting but we were outside and it rather misses out on what should be a great location. Food is fine but the comparisons with River Cafe are really overblown - though it is much cheaper, the food is not in the same league"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £25.50 £30.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £34.00 £8.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
1 Crisp Walk, London, W6 9DN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑9:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4 pm

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