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Through the Archives: Ruth Rogers, The River Café
Published 30 May 2022

Credit: The River Cafe / Facebook

Originally conceived as a workers' canteen for Sir Richard Rogers' architectural practice next door, The River Café (now in its fourth decade) has gone on to achieve international stardom as a glowing tribute to Italian regional cooking. Diligent sourcing and vigorous rustic flavours are at the heart of Ruth Rogers' kitchen, with seasonal salads, silky homemade pastas and wood-roasted specialities headlining the daily menus.

The Good Food Guide 1989  Opposite the mammoth grey bulk of Charing Cross hospital is a hinterland of two-storey terraced houses. This once working-class heartland is now suburbia, sandwiched between the flats and warehouses fronting the river and the furore of the Fulham Palace Road, but it remains time-warped. Richard ...

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