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4.9 /6 Excellent 33 Reviews

River View Restaurant

Wapping Chinese ££ +100
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About River View Restaurant

Right where old East London meets the modern Docklands, you can find the time-honoured traditions of the Chinese culinary arts colliding with contemporary cuisine. The culprit is River View Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant with a history that goes back over 25 years and an enviable location on the wharf down New Crane Place (along Wapping Wall), complete with al fresco seating and a private party room overlooking the Thames that can accommodate up to 60 guests. This stylish eatery specialises in seafood, with the dried soft shell crab in chilli salt being a signature dish, but you can find other Chinese classics such as crispy aromatic duck on offer, and a swathe of innovative dishes, too, like River View’s delicious asparagus in chillies.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:45, 18:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:30 - 22:00
River View Restaurant, New Crane Place, E1W 3TU London

Further Information

A great way to dive headlong into River View Restaurant’s offering is to order up one of their set meals. The most lavish of these feasts, the River View Chef’s Choice menu, includes prawn appetisers with satay and sesame, deep fried squid and crispy seaweed, followed by the unmissable aromatic Peking duck, luxuriant fresh lobster with ginger and spring onion, steamed seabass, sizzling chilli and black bean beef, stir-fried mange tout with asparagus, and seafood and meat fried rice wrapped in lotus leaves. These banquets are popular among regulars to this restaurant in London’s Wapping, so be sure to mention that you’d like to indulge this way when you book a table at River View’s New Crane Place restaurant.

River View’s a la carte menu is bristling with fantastic options, too. Eel and steamed scallops, butterfly prawns, Peking-style monkfish, soft shell crab and squid are just some of the East Asian-style seafoods that make their way to table at this Wapping Chinese restaurant, particularly appropriate given River View’s wharf-side setting down New Crane Place, overlooking East London’s historic Docklands. Chinese hot pot dishes are on offer, too, and the list goes on, ranging through authentic interpretations of classic Chinese pork, beef, and poultry, a judicious selection of tofu and vegetarian options, rice and noodles.


33 Reviews

4.9 /6 Excellent 33 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 21:59

What a little gem! Amazing food and service in the nice quiet area of Wapping. Just get the train to Shadwell or walk along Thames river from Tower Bridge station. We'll be back!

1 review so far 6
06.05.2017 13:43

Great food, great location and ambience, very friendly and helpful staff. I recommend the 'early bird' menu from 6-8pm, get there early and enjoy the same great food at reduced prices. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2017 08:31

Great food, service good and lovely view. The only downside was it was rather full of young children on a Monday evening but that's not the restaurants fault.

1 review so far 6
06.11.2016 17:16

Having not been to the restaurant for some years was very pleased that the whole experience was as good as ever It's great that a restaurant maintains such a high standard.

2 reviews so far 3
02.07.2016 22:51

If this is your local chinese its ok, but dont bother to travel any distance to eat there, no atmosphere as such - went on a Friday night half empty. Food not memorable - although lobster in ginger good. Cant reconcile chicken breast in crispy coating with mustard sauce (which was actually english mustard from a jar) as being in anyway Chinese. Food quite expense for what it is. Staff fine and service good. Dont know if it was the weather but dont believe all the hype about a river view setting the location is nothing to write home about.

1 review so far 5
23.08.2015 13:03

Lovely location and friendly staff. Food is good quality and not greasy. Shared aromatic duck to start - the full portion for six adults was about right. We all went for fish mains which were delicious. It would be nice to have a better choice of beer on the menu. We will revisit.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 12:04

It is a family friendly restaurant with a wonderful view of the RiverThames. We had a delicious meal, the duck was good and the children were impressed that the crispy beef was served in an edible noodle nest. Thank you.

1 review so far 6
01.01.2016 12:41

Great Chinese food and views on Thames and Canary Wharf !!! The personal very kind and helpful - Excellent service!!! There is also a large terrace and nice to be there summer time.

1 review so far 5
14.08.2016 06:30

perfect location easy to get to from Tower Pier. The staff were very attentive and polite. The food was lovely, order a set menu but were able to change some of the items. Lovely bottle of White House wine.

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 09:29

Very friendly and attentive staff. Food very good and plentiful. In summer I imagine it would be lovely to sit on the terrace and watch the river. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 5
22.01.2017 18:23

Restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and the waiting staff are very attentive. The food was very good. I will go back to this restaurant in the summer months to sit outside by the river.

4 reviews so far 6
31.07.2016 12:30

Another great evening at the riverview Chinese restaurant wapping, food and service was brilliant. Looking forward to the next time that we dine there cannot fault the place

1 review so far 5
18.12.2015 19:07

Quite quiet at lunchtime. Overlooking the river and very friendly staff. We often use this place for take away and would be nice to see it in the evening. Friendly and great food

2 reviews so far 5
28.02.2016 07:45

Lovely food and great service. I dine here quite often. Decor very nice inside. Great when the weather is nice you are able to sit and dine outside with views of the river.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 11:56

One of our favourite restaurants, good quality food, extremely friendly and attentive staff, lovely location and kids can play on the beach if the tide is low!

1 review so far 6
15.07.2016 06:55

Service excellent. wine list excellent and reasonably placed. Menu varied and food delicious and table on the river on a sunlet evening made the evening perfection itself

1 review so far 6
14.03.2016 04:44

As always, fantastic food and service. We chose again from the special lunch menu, which contains many of our favourites. Thanks to Michael and his team.

1 review so far 6
09.09.2015 07:35

Excellent food, view of the Thames and very nice people that made the difference from the many London options available! I will be sure to return.

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 15:23

Had a lovely evening with my partner at this restaurant ,nice and relaxed with great views of the river ,food was faultless with polite & attentive staff,will be returning again

1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 19:03

Great food and the staff are very friendly the price is not over priced and the food is always hot and tasty .hope this helps

1 review so far 5
15.05.2017 08:43

Very good, staff attentive without being obsequious, food very good, flavorsome and delicious, surrounding comfortable and interesting, with lovely sunset views over the Thames, and all at a reasonable cost.

2 reviews so far 4
24.04.2016 09:34

Been here many times great food service with a smile nice views of the river. You can dine outside in the summer and wathch the boats go by its the only chineses resaturant that I dine in.

1 review so far 5
15.04.2017 08:14

Excellent food, superb location and views and first class service. It is always a pleasurable experience dining at Riverview with the experience starting with a friendly and warm welcome

1 review so far 5
01.01.2016 14:25

Lovely food and excellent service as always. Wonderful views from the Windows which makes it a special venue whether you are a couple or come with friends.

1 review so far 5
22.04.2017 10:01

Great location, staff really friendly, was busy and food excellent, second time going here and won't leave it so long until our next visit worth a try

1 review so far 5
22.05.2016 07:13

Great location; charming staff; interesting menu with emphasis on seafood and fish- altogether made an evening we will remember - we will be back again soon!

1 review so far 5
17.11.2016 14:03

Excellent service and very good choice of food. Will visit this restaurant again soon. Lovely view of the River Thames and easily accessible by public transport.

1 review so far 5
01.01.2016 17:33

Food was excellent staff very friendly even with a full restaurant services good have been back many times well worth the visit best Peking duck around

2 reviews so far 5
22.07.2017 18:36

The service was really good, fast and discreet. Quality seafood and not too expensive, it made an average evening into a very memorable experience. Recommended!

1 review so far 3
28.07.2015 07:14

Food was good, service took quite a while. View was nice. We can only guess our food (over an hour for main dishes) was delayed by takeaway orders as there were only three other tables occupied.

1 review so far 3
05.01.2016 09:18

Nice setting and good service. Food was mediocre. Our booking was during Christmas break which we find is not always a good time to eat out so will,give it another try.

1 review so far 1
04.04.2016 17:13

I would not recommend anyone at this restaurant, very poor standard. The food was tasteless and the portions are too small for the outrageous priced charge, not authentic Chinese food. I regretted to celebrate my mums birthday at this restaurant, better off in London China town or Bayswater. If you value your money and wanted Chinese please avoid going there!