Riva

 
 
ADDRESS
169 Church Road, SW13 9HR
 
 
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PRICES
Main courses £12 - £21
 

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RivaTo say this restaurant is understated chic is to fall headfirst into the trap of pretension. While it might be true - it does have ochre (or beige) walls after all - this detracts from what Riva is about. There's no aloof service, you couldn't hear a pin drop and you don't feel like you're having to shout across the white expanse of tablecloth because your friends are so far away on the other side of the table. Far from it. This place has a buzzy, intimate atmosphere and, with 50 covers, owner Andrea Riva can get round all the customers and, if you're lucky, offer his recommendations - even luckier if said recommendation includes newly arrived ingredients straight from Italy. The restaurant is a testament to his big, warm personality and his love of Italian food - classics such as buffalo mozzarella, risotto alla primavera and penne all'amatriciana feature highly (as well as fish and meat dishes) and expect them to be fresher and yummier than usual.

 

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Forget London 2012 and the sporting successes of last year - there's much more to be excited about in a fixture-fuelled 2013,...

 
 
In the Footsteps of the Royal Wedding

An estimated one million people took to the streets of London on Friday 29th April 2011 to celebrate Kate and William's wedding day. Relive the...

 
 
London's Boroughs

London is a city with 33 small 'cities' within it, each has their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and sense of identity. Find out more...

 
 
London Heathrow Airport

Plan your journey between London and Heathrow Airport with our useful guide to the trains, Tubes, taxis and private transfer companies serving the world's...

 
 
London City Airport

London City Airport is well situated for east London attractions - Canary Wharf, the ExCel and Stratford - while the DLR whisks passengers to central...

 
 
London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Aiport, 28 miles (45km) south of London, is the world's busiest single runway airport serving international and nation flights from its north and south...

 
 
Between Gatwick and Heathrow

Travelling between London's two busiest airports - Heathrow due west of London, and Gatwick due south of the city - takes approximately 45 miles by...

 
 
London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is situated to the North of London and offers scheduled and charter flights to a range of European destinations with low...

 
 
Al Fresco Food Spots

Terrines on terraces, roast dinners on rooftops and risottos on riverside balconies, whatever your tastes,you are never more than a few minutes from a comfortable...

 
 
London Cabaret & Burlesque

Tassels and corsets galore, Londoners have acquired quite a taste for a glamorous show and cheeky striptease. Prim and proper we may be, but...

 
 
London 2013: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera

It's not so much Back to the Future as Back to Futurism this year, says Rachel HalliburtonThree major celebrations of music from...

 
 
London's Golden Oldies

They say life begins at 40 - but try mentioning that to these singing stars of yesteryear still plying their trade on London's big...

 
 
London 2013: Town Houses

The interior of Apsley House, known as 'Number One London'; Syon Park in southwest London - the...

 
 
London 2013: Theatre Highlights

A deliciously diverse year on the stage sees a cluster of Hollywood A-Listers flock to London's Theatreland, writes Rachel HalliburtonThe arrival of...

 
 
London 2013: The Dearly Departed

Topical residents of London's 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemeteries. By Felix LoweIn a bid to combat the dangerous overcrowding in parish burial grounds...

 
 
London 2013: Major Arts, Culture & Entertainment Hubs

London in 2013 has more arts, culture and entertainment hubs than any other capital city, writes Felix LoweIt's no surprise that London...

 
 
London 2013: Major Art Exhibitions

From Lichtenstein to Lowry and Manet to Man Ray, London's galleries are putting on a glorious palette of exhibitions in 2013, writes...

 
 
London 2013: Lesser-Known Museums

Circumvent the mainstream and head to one of London's hidden gems, says Peter WattsAnaesthetics, canals, fans, sewing machines...

 
 
December in London 2012

London's landmark year draws to a close with a host of festive happenings including the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Santa Run and the Peter...

 
 
October in London 2012

October brings the annual Frieze Art Fair to town. Joan Rivers takes the stage at the Royal Albert Hall where Prince Charles attends the...

 
 
August in London 2012

August is a month of party fuelled activities in London, kicking off with The Great British Beer Festival and ending with the South West...

 
 
July events in London 2012

July may culminate with the eagerly anticipated London Olympics but there's so much on in town before the official opening ceremony on 27th July:...

 
 
June events in London 2012

June in London is... strawberries and cream in SW19, the Open Gardens weekend, Polo in the Park and Royal Ascot. And in 2012 the...

 
 
May in London 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show and the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park get London's summer season in full swing in a month which begins...

 
 
April in London 2012

The Queen celebrates her birthday with the annual Gun Salutes in Hyde Park - though the official celebrations don't take place until June. Other things...

 
 
February in London 2012

It's Valentine's Day on the 14th February - but there's plenty more going on this month besides, from the high octane drama of Six Nations...

 
 
January in London 2012

New Year in London starts with a colourful parade with marching bands and open top buses making their way through the city streets. It's a...

 
 
London 2013 | The Annual

Our 242 page guidebook to the best events in London in 2013 ...

 
 
TOWN | The Annual

Our 180 page bumper book of the best events in London in 2012 ...

 
 
Day 1: Saturday 28th July

The men's cycling road race is the first medal event of the Games and can be enjoyed by everyone for free alongside the 250km route....

 
 
London Olympic Park

Check out our full guide to the Olympic Park and all the other Olympic and Paralympic venues being used in and around the capital...

 
 
Day 10: Saturday 8th Sept

Football 5-a-side, men's Sitting Volleyball and men's Wheelchair Basketball are the pick of the gold-medal matches on Day Ten, which features final day of Athletics...

 
 
Day 9: Friday 7th Sept

It's the Wheelchair Tennis finals day with the women's gold medal match promising a clash between defending champion Esther Vergeer and her Dutch compatriot Aniek...

 
 
Day 3: Saturday 1st Sept

Team GB's golden girl Ellie Simmonds makes her first appearance in the Aquatics Centre while the first 100m and 200m titles are raced in...

 
 
Day 1: Thursday 30th Aug

The London Paralympics goes off with a bang with the first medal of the competition going to the winner of the women's R2 10m...

 
 
Questions and Answers

Are there any tickets left? Why are there two football events? What is Murderball? Why are there 15 different 100m finals? Can wheelchair racers complete...

 
 
Paralympic Rowing

48 men and 48 women will take to the water at picturesque Eton Dorney Lake this summer as rowing makes its second appearance on...

 
 
Paralympics Ceremonies

A vast Opening Ceremony entitled 'Enlightenment' kicks off the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29th August before a 'Festival of Flame' Closing Ceremony...

 
 
Opening Ceremony: Wed 29th August

The London 2012 Paralympic Games get under way with an opening ceremony directed by British creative talents Bradley Hemmings and Jenny Sealey MBE....

 
 
Paralympics History from 1948

The seeds of the modern Paralympic Games were sown back in 1948 in the Buckinghamshire town of Stoke Mandeville. ...

 
 
London Paralympic Sports

The Paralympic programme consists of twenty sporting disciplines, including mainstream sports such as athletics and cycling as well as little-known events such as boccia...

 
 
Eton Dorney

Seeing as the Eton Dorney rowing lake is owned by the prestigious Eton College, it's not entirely unimaginable to picture the likes of Prime Minister David...

 
 
Eton Manor

The early 20th-century Eton Manor Sports Club has been reinvigorated and given a new lease of life in order for it to host the Paralympic...

 
 
Day 14: Fri 10th August

Four years after crashing out in Beijing, Shanaze Reade is a contender for gold in the women's BMX while in the Olympic Stadium it's time...

 
 
London Paralympics Map

The London 2012 Paralympics will be centred upon the Olympic Park in Stratford but will also take part in venues in and around London...

 
 
Olympic National Hospitality Houses

A guide to all the confirmed National Hospitality Houses set up by nations across the capital during the London Olympics. ...

 
 
Day 11: Tues 7th August

It's a massive day in the Velodrome as Sir Chris Hoy looks to further build on his cycling immortality with a possible sixth Olympic...

 
 
Day 8: Sat 4th August

The athletics programme hits full swing with Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah going for gold and the likes of Usain Bolt and Oscar Pistorius performing...

 
 
Day 6: Thurs 2nd August

The Velodrome gets its first taste of Olympic action with the cycling team sprint events as Sir Chris Hoy bids to build on Bradley...

 
 
Where to Watch Olympics

If you want to watch the Games in London and you don't have a ticket, or you need a meeting point before or after...

 
 
Day 10: Mon 6th August

The major event of the day sees British 400m hurdler Dai Greene face rivals Javier Culson and Bershawn Jackson in the Olympic Stadium....

 
 
Day 7: Friday 3rd August

The Olympic Stadium gets its first taste of competitive action as the athletics programme gets underway a week after the brilliant opening ceremony kicked off...

 
 
Out of London Venues

There are a handful of venues just outside London while the sailing competitions take place on the south coast and the football preliminaries in stadia...

 
 
Olympic Park Walk

Get in the mood for London 2012 with a brisk walk from Limehouse Basin to the Olympic Park in Stratford, taking in Limehouse Cut canal,...

 
 
London's Olympic Destiny

The biggest sporting show on earth comes to London for a record third time in history – and the wait is almost over, writes Felix...

 
 
London's Olympic History

This is not the first time the Olympics have been staged in London – in fact, come July 2012, London will become the first city...

 
 
London Olympic Ceremonies

Before the Summer Games get underway, spectators in the Olympic Stadium and the world over will be treated to a lavish opening ceremony that should...

 
 
Olympic Park

London's biggest piece of public art and shopping centre, 17,320 beds for athletes, an environmental energy centre and an international press hub: just a handful...

 
 
Eton Manor In Pictures

Disused since 2001, the early 20th-century Eton Manor Sports Club has been reinvigorated and given a new lease of life thanks to the Games....

 
 
Free London Galleries

Nearly all of London's major public galleries are completely free so you know you're not compromising on quality by choosing the cheaper option. Lots...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2011

The most exciting new hotel to launch in 2011 was undoubtedly the reopening of what used to be the Midland Grand Hotel while US...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2010

A brand new Park Plaza opened on Westminster Bridge Road at the beginning of 2010, a year which saw several high profile new hotels...

 
 
Places to watch Germany

There are said to be over 40,000 Germans in London, with big enclaves in Richmond, around Hyde Park and Kensington. German football fans in London...

 
 
Places to watch England

You'll be hard pressed to find a bar or pub in town that won't be showing Roy Hodgson's new England side as they inevitably...

 
 
Places to watch Russia

Russia's biggest contribution to football in London is undoubtedly the millions of pounds poured into Chelsea by Roman Abramovich. The introduction of the Russian...

 
 
Thames Jubilee Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June 2012 The Queen will travel in a flotilla of up to one thousand boats from the UK, the Commonwealth and...

 
 
Perfect Presents

Alfred Dunhill Bourdon House, 2 Davies Street, W1K 3DJ This upmarket branch of luxury brand Alfred Dunhill, housed in the former London residence of the Duke of...

 
 
Romantic Restaurants

Ciao Bella 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3LZ This authentic Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury is a gem and should be in everyone's address book. Unfailingly lively,...

 
 
Single Scene

The Orphanage Valentine's Masked Ball Adam Street Private Members Club, WC2N 6AA 18th February 2012 Masks are essential at this sultry and seductive singles ball at the intimate...

 
 
Hot Dates

Valentine's Cupid Capsule London Eye, SE1 7PB 11th February 2012 - 14th February 2012 Treat your loved one to a romantic private capsule on the London Eye and enjoy some...

 
 
London for Lovers

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London Calendar 2015

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    Friday Jazz
    Concerts | Until 25th September 2015 

    The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre 7 minutes walk from Riva

    Background jazz from talented London players, with monthly musical guests....More

    The Boom Band
    Concerts | On 4th September 2015 

    Half Moon 20 minutes walk from Riva

    Five-piece blues and Southern rock outfit from London....More

    The Monkees
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    Hammersmith Apollo 24 minutes walk from Riva

    The American band featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork performs classic pop....More

    35 Amici Drive - Cinema & Q&A With Wolfgang Stange
    Dance | Until 7th September 2015 

    Lyric Hammersmith 1.32 miles from Riva

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    Bugsy Malone
    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Lyric Hammersmith 1.32 miles from Riva

    With Sir Alan Parker giving rare permission for a professional production of his world famous musical Bugsy Malone, this ...More

     
    Talk And Display: 1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion
    Exhibitions | On 4th September 2015 

    The National Archives 1.78 miles from Riva

    A display of artefacts accompanied by a talk by Professor Daniel Szechi....More

    Curved Air
    Concerts | On 4th September 2015 

    Under The Bridge 2.17 miles from Riva

    The pioneering veteran outfit combines classical, folk and electronic elements into its progressive rock sound....More

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    Kew Gardens and Kew Palace Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 4th September 2015 

    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 2.23 miles from Riva

    Since the 18th century, these extensive gardens have been the spiritual home of botany in England, if not in Europe. ...More

     
    Full of Spice
    Full of Spice
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens) 2.23 miles from Riva

    Spices are put in the spotlight this summer at Kew, with the Full of Spice festival running from May through ...More

     
    The Madan
    Concerts | On 4th September 2015 

    The Troubadour 2.26 miles from Riva

    Acoustic soul, pop and rock duo, comprising of a piano playing singer-songwriter from Austria, Maddy, and a guitar playing singer-songwriter ...More

     
     
     
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