The River Cafe Cafe Is Now Open + More Food News

By Tessa Dunthorne

2 days ago

Glorious gluttonous news


Hungry? You will be after reading this. We’ve gathered the latest and greatest snacks and tipples and restaurants you need to know about – you’re welcome, hedonists, these are the hottest new foods to try. From the new River Café Café to the hot dining app that helps you plan meals out with friends…

What’s New In Food This Month?

The Buzzy New Open…

The first new opening from Ruth Rodgers and the team behind the River Cafe in 37 years and it’s buzzy: the River Cafe Cafe is a more casual little sister to the celebrity favourite restaurant. Open from today, you can expect an all-day menu (and at slightly less eyebrow raising prices), enjoying the same pretty stretch of river by Hammersmith Bridge. Catch us making it our new haunt – it’s open from 9am to 10pm Tuesday to Saturday and until 4pm on Sundays. rivercafe.co.uk

Wimbledon Menu at Saison by Mauro Colagreco

The New Game Set Menu…

Enamoured by the tennis fever (maybe you love Tenniscore)? Whet your appetite during Wimbledon with the Courtside Menu at Saison by Mauro Colagreco – the pretty dining spot at Raffles at the OWO – which puts a French Riviera spin on British summertime dining. Think strawberries, cream and dreamy cocktails. raffles.com

The New Dining App Worth Downloading…

Appetite is a new app to help you make dinner plans with friends. Not least you can plan meals out together, sync your calendars, vote on options, and finally book that table. It also helps you track the places you’ve visited – and even share lists with friends – so you never forget the best meals you’ve had out. At the very least, it’ll help you clear that list off your Notes app. appetiteapp.uk

Table overlooking the Thames, with wine and plates of food

And Celebrating English Wine Week…

It’s English Wine Week between 15-23 June and there’s myriad ways to try the stuff in London. We’ve got our eye on Hithe + Seek’s limited edition set menu – it pairs Balfour Winery’s vinos against tasty nibbles like corn croquettes and lamb shish. Anyone who plumps for the £59pp menu also has the chance of winning a free tour and tasting at the estate for two, and everyone receives a little goodie bag regardless. hitheandseek.com