Restaurants and Cafes in Hammersmith
Although River Café has a reputation of exclusivity, it is possible to reserve a table at this renowned café that overlooks the River Thames with an advanced booking. At its best during the summer, River Cafe is dreamy when the blue garden tables are spread widely through the courtyard.
Combining elements of the contemporaneity with classical Victorian architecture, The Crabtree provides some of the best riverside views in London. Situated on a stretch of the River Thames between Hammersmith and Putney, this gastro-pub is housed underneath the high vaulted ceiling, contains leather banquettes and ornate accoutrements. Serving classic British food, The Crabtree is immensely popular with locals.
The Dove, a pub frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Graham Greene and James Thomson, is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the smallest bar room in the world. The tapered alley in which the pub stands is the only remnant of the riverside village of Hammersmith, the bulk of which was destroyed in the 1930s during an urban regeneration project.