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We were the first two people there, we accidentally went upstairs when all the staff were having a meal. It was all dealt with in good humour. When we finally arrived, staff remembered us, gave us the best seat by the window and were very knowledgeable about the food, informative and kind throughout the whole dining experience. All of this combined with it being near Christmas so the lights on St Katharine's Dock was a great window-side view! Will definitely return. Thanks.
Hi, we had a nice time in Riverlounge restaurant. Probably the best risotto in London! Wine list- for every taste. We have ordered New Zealand wine which was not easy to find in other restaurants. Big thanks for everything, we will back definitely next time.
Excellent all round. Great food, service & views over the boats in the dock. Definitely recommended.
Great venue overlooking Tower Bridge, good service and great food. This venue is great on a warm day as it has an outside terrace for dining
This was a lovely little place and I went here with 2 other friends. Excellent atmosphere with nice views overlooking the docks, quite chilled and the service was really good. We ordered from the 2-course set lunch menu which was great value for money. The waiters kept topping up our drinks and checked regularly if everything was ok and we didn't feel rushed at all to leave even though they had closed after lunch service. I'd highly recommend this place!
Riverlounge is a very smart restaurant reached via a short spiral staircase from the ground floor of a building in St. Katherine's Dock. The ambience, and service were excellent, I enjoyed my dinner very much, however my wife, and her friend, said that the mashed potato that served as a base for their Guinea fowl was tepid, and that the Guinea fowl MAY not have been cooked sufficiently, as they could see what appeared to be traces of blood under the skin. The potato was replaced by a hotter portion, and they were both okay the next day, so the poultry must have been alright. I would definitely return, if only to admire the polite, efficient, and attractive Moldovan waitress!
In terms of location, I don't think there are many restaurants to rival it - tugged away overlooking boats or Tower Bridge, Riverlounge Italian is perfect for a romantic dinner with your better half. It was quite pricey though and portions were not huge.
I went on a voucher and noticed people with vouchers were treated differently, no bread was offered compared to those paying full price, and glasses of juice on voucher were half empty compared to those additional we ordered later that came full to the brim. This sort of distinction and discrimination between customers would not make me want to come back in the future regardless of how good the service or food was. Menu we have been presented had only variety of 3 choices for starter and 3 choices for main. Would have been good to be given an option of full menu with extra charge for the difference. Also place needs a hostess by the door as I saw many people wait unnecessarily long before staff noticed them and offered to be seated.
The restaurant is quite small and cozy, and the initial impression is great. However, at least when I went with my family, both the service and food did not live up to expectations. Although the waitress did apologize for the slow service (apparently due to a new starter), she made no further effort to make up for it. At least a courtesy bread basket would have been a nice gesture. The rest of the service was also fairly poor, with several waiters looking after us and not communicating clearly to each other, several times overlapping or missing out on some service. All this could have been forgiven had the food been great, however it was a fairly poor effort at some high-end Italian. The dishes were fairly bland and there was too much effort into trying to make them special, which in the end fell flat. Not that the food was bad, it just didn't live up to location, the look and feel, or even the fancy names on the menu.
Wasn't very busy when we were there so didn't get the full effect of the restaurant which was a shame. Lovely location, great layout. There was four of us and the majority of food was lovely. Just one point was the lamb was precooked and sliced and you didn't get a choice of how you would like it. Could have been a lot better. One member of staff didn't understand English that well so we had to keep explaining ourselves.