Review on Sam's Riverside
Sam's Riverside enjoys an enviable position with panoramic vistas of the River Thames, adjacent to Hammersmith Bridge it's part of the major rejuvenation project of Riverside Studios. The brainchild of Sam Harrison, a renowned restaurateur who sold his two restaurants, Sam's Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison's in Balham back in 2015.
The contemporary interiors and stunning terrace have been created by award winning hospitality specialists DesignLSM. Floor to ceiling glass windows frame the sensational riverside views, while inside the glamorous décor has been decked out in rich tones of dark teal, burnt orange and pale pinks, within a palette of stained oak, brass and marble. There's also an 18-seat glass-walled private dining room, with polished concrete floors and an eye-catching mural by 28-year-old Twickenham-born painter, Tomo Campbell adorning the wall.
There are some top chefs in the kitchen, Rowley Leigh is the Culinary Director, who climbed the ladder at esteemed restaurants such as Le Gavroche and Le Poulbot before opening Kensington Place in 1987. Head Chef is Harvey Trollope whose CV includes the Ritz restaurant, and Marco Pierre White's Wheelers of St James where he was Head Chef.
Diners can look forward to dishes with an Anglo French accent from the open kitchen, along the lines of raw silver mullet, cucumber, lemon and dill or game terrine served with pear and port chutney and pickled girolles amongst the starters. Main courses usher in peppered venison chop, onion squash and sprout tops or from the sea, hake, crab bisque and Beluga lentils. There's also a good value set menu for lunch and until 7.00pm for dinner.
Accompanying the food is a well conceived wine list alongside an assured cocktail list.
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Rowley Leigh and Harvey Trollope
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Fri (12.00 - 4.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card