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5.0 /6 Excellent 37 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.


37 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 37 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
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2 reviews so far 6
13.09.2017 07:18

As usual, everything was spot on. The food was excellent, service great and prices very reasonable.been heading here for a while now and it's always excellent

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 08:19

We go there once a month. The food is first class every time. Very fresh and not at all greasy. Always very busy but service is always good.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 09:24

Staff very helpful food really good would recommend this restaurant to friends and family definitely will be going back to this restaurant very soon top marks

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!

3 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
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
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
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.

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.

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.

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

1 review so far 5
18.08.2017 10:32

The food & the service was very good. In terms of pricing, it is affordable. I would recommend the Restaurant definitely for anyone, who would like to enjoy a nice quiet comfortable evening.

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