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This restaurant has also been taken over by Gordon Ramsay (see also The Grill).

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Gordon Ramsay’s two-year-old tenure has yet to dazzle at this Thames-side dining room (which, two years ago – when Gordon took it over – returned to the name under which it was launched in 1890 and has traded under for much of the last century). From its days as Kaspar’s (RIP), it continues a fish and seafood theme – now with a fashionable raw bar – and there are also a few meat grills on the menu. But few dishes catch the eye from the somewhat “unremarkable” selection and it can be “difficult to find something you fancy”. And, when they arrive, too often results are “only moderately good” or plain “disappointing”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In its heyday, this elegant room overlooking the Thames was one of London’s key options for any kind of major occasion. But its relaunch and rebranding (from Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill, RIP) to this – its original identity, but now under Gordon Ramsay Holdings – in late 2021 inspired surprisingly limited survey feedback this year (and indeed few press reviews). It is sometimes recommended for the top fish and seafood that is its focus, but all-in-all reactions are muted and uneventful for what should be a top destination.

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It’s ‘Back to the Future’ at this fine chamber, whose window seats have majestic views over the River Thames. It has traded since 2013 as Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill (RIP), but is now going back to its original (1890–2013) identity as ‘The River Room’. Gordon Ramsay Holdings – who already run The Savoy Grill – will relaunch it in autumn 2021.

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Reviews of The River Restaurant, The Savoy Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The River Restaurant, The Savoy restaurant.
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We enjoyed a delicious family brunch here a...
Reviewed 1 months, 25 days ago

"We enjoyed a delicious family brunch here as part of our stay. The pancakes are especially tasty. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £32.00 £39.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£18.00 £37.50 £13.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
The Savoy, 91 The Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
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Opening hours
Monday7 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday7 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday7 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Thursday7 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Friday7 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Saturday8 am‑9 am, 12 pm‑12 am
Sunday8 am‑10:30 am, 12 pm‑11:30 pm

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