nariko's Review ‹ Back to The River Cafe
This is the new 'it' place? Why? Maybe because you have to pay an entrance + parking fee before you even get there? At The River Café you sit under an ugly corrugated iron roof [get it out of sight; drape it with hessian!] and are served by insolent staff who haven't got a clue about the menu. The wooden floor is so uneven, someone is going to break her/his neck one day. There's no river to be seen or heard, but its foul smell comes wafting in. Of the six different main courses we had, not one was very good or special. Salads are a mountain of green leaves without dressing. The goat cheese and walnut salad had probably two walnuts in it [walnuts were crushed into tiny bits] and the amount of goat cheese would have fitted into one dessert spoon. They do think quite highly of themselves at The River Café though, as their prices fall into the five* category!