Marco Polo on the River Italian Restaurant

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£26 to £40
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Italian
Welcome to Marco Polo On The River, the Italian restaurant and delicatessen on the riverside between Wandsworth and Putney. Here you can enjoy fine Italian dining in a comfortable, spacious, modern setting with panoramic views across the Thames (PATIO ONLY). We have an large and varied menu of meat and fish dishes as well as pasta and pizza and vegetarian options. This is accompanied by an extensive choice of wines and drinks to complement your meal. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Marco Polo Café which is open from 9am for breakfast, pastries and coffees to eat in or take away, and throughout the day for lunches and lighter meals.
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Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Celebrate Christmas in style with good food and great atmosphere! Starter, main and dessert £60.00 plus 12.5% service charge. Make your reservation now! to see the menu visit our website www.marcopolo.uk.net

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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SF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Paulo the owner is fabulous. Antonio our waiter was wonderful. Food is superb and portions are generous. A great value.

CH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service from Antonia.Food very tasteful and well presented.Good quality wine.Look forward to coming again for Christmas lunch-if Not before.

p
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good food, service was a little slow. Looking forward to going again.

NB
London
53 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Marco Polo is an occasional favourite of ours and once again did not disappoint. We started the evening 'al fresco' in their excellent outdoor space but then moved inside when the evening breeze arrived, the staff of course ensured this went perfectly smoothly (& advised us ahead when they only had a single table left inside so that we didn't miss it! The food was very good and all sensibly priced.

MN
London
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

All the experience was a disgrace. Staff is all very rude!

ME
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous lunch at Marco Polo

JM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

As always, the food at Marco Polo was excellent but once again there was insufficient staff. Difficult to get attention when needed & long waits between courses The staff recognised this because they made a few light hearted jokes, however the boss still charged the full 12.5% for the poor service and didn’t even offer a digestive on the house as a gesture of goodwill. But this place has existed for a long time in a prime location so I guess they don’t care about customer retention. We were entertaining business guests from New Zealand, so overall a disappointing experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very nice local restaurant - lovely ambience- good food authentically Italian.

a
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant, friendly and attentive staff. Delicious food and very generous portions!
Good position overlooking the Thames

DF
London
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always accommodating and friendly, had a v enjoyable meal

s
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Its a treat to go to Marco Polo for a Birthday Lunch in the week ...especially if the sun is shining and you can sit outside on the deck and watch the river go by ... the food is delicious and fresh, the wine is excellent if not very cheap ! ...and the service is spot on !! just let the sun shine & PLEASE GET TFL TO RUN THEIR BOATS FROM THE CITY TO RIVERSIDE QUARTER AS A FREQUENT SERVICE N OT JUST TO GET TO WORK . .... it would be so nice to travel down the river from Town to Marco Polo for lunch and return by boat.

SN
London
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Amazing location, a truly amazing place to watch the sun set in West London on a summers evening

AD
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for a relaxed Sunday lunch, sat outside but could have been accommodated inside if weather wasn't as good. Excellent service, staff very attentive.

R
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super friendly staff, efficient service. It was my mums birthday which is pre-advises them if and the staff were extremely courteous and attentive. Food very good value and good sized portions. Sat outside right by the river with a wonderful view.

FB
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Marco Polo a few times during the last few years when it is warm enough to sit outside. Often the service has been quite bad but this time it was excellent. It is in a perfect setting and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was shocking, needs major improvement. There was only one friendly waiter (the guy that brings the food was lovely), everyone else was rude & took ages to pin anyone down. One waiter kept acting like we were inconveniencing him, when we asked for dessert menus he didn’t look impressed, when he handed us the menus, he said 80% of the desserts are finished & quickly walked away & we overheard him telling another table that the kitchen was closed & that table was moaning because no one managed their expectations on when the Kitchen was closing as they wanted dessert. He wasn’t very helpful. All the tables were moaning about the service. The waiters desperately need training.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful restaurant; it was the hottest day of the year so far so therefore very busy. The waiters were rushed off their feet . But did the best they could with the amount of people. The food has been waiting on the pass for a little longer than it should have been so the sauce had a "film" on the top.

It was my birthday and my sister gave them a cake but did not put it in the fridge and was left out in the sun and then they threw away the box! So unfortunately I did not have any cake! As it was like mush when it was served and could not take it home to put in the fridge.

I am sure if it was not as busy things would have been different. As we have been coming here for a while and usually everything is great.

MN
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good variety of mainstream Italian classics - well cooked and presented. Beautiful riverside location with speedy and very friendly service.

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food as always. It was very busy so needed some extra staff to speed up service.

k
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for girls lunch in the sun!

KC
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Great setting by the river and the food was tasty. However the service was rather poor - I asked for the wifi password, then watched as he greeted two people who were clearly regulars, took them to their table and never returned so I had to ask a different waiter. Asked the waiter if there was somewhere to charge my phone, he never came back to me.
Our main courses arrived and our starter plates had never been cleared.
Seemed like they were understaffed?
But not what you'd expect from that price point of restaurant.
We shared a plate of calamari, had pasta for mains and a i had a cocktail whilst my friend had a glass of wine and it came to £62. I felt like this was a bit steep tbh.

JE
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great evening with my family - food was delicious and such heaven sitting outside by the river. A great experience

ME
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friends and I had a very pleasant and relaxed lunch.

JL
London
30 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A lunchtime menu would be appreciated and may make the place busier.

Good food.

m
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Catered for a group of family and friends perfectly. House white is great, starters tasty and loved the variety on offer. Will come back.
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H
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wir waren diese Woche zweimal dort, einmal mittags einmal abends. Beidesmal sehr gutes Essen (Lamb cutlets, Tagliata) und zurückhaltend-freundlicher Service. Wunderschöne Terrasse, drinnen schlichtes Ambiente. Nächstesmal gehen wir wieder hin, wenn wir in London zu tun haben.

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b
London
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dinner with work colleagues. Good food, nice menu. Service was ok. Convenient for work but I wouldn’t make the effort to visit otherwise.

s
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great location on the river, great sized food portions and good quality, very helpful staff, lovely interior restaurant, fab decking to sit outside for the warmer evenings! A little on the expensive when it comes to main courses - otherwise, couldn't fault this place and would definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Food was very good
Service was very poor

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

GJ
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Having been here a number of times I have to say we were thoroughly disappointed. The service (considering it was Mothering Sunday) was awful. They hardly spoke to us and we had to ask for our drinks a number of times before we got them. Food was ok, but due to service and ambience we did not enjoy it!

C
London
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant and friendly service. the food was amazing quality and perfect quantity. The lighting was just right and the overall atmosphere was relaxing.

JN
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were lucky and picked an outstanding warm sunny february lunchtime. the choice of wine was great as were our choices and the food delicious. They were busy but we managed to catch the waiters eye when we needed to.

L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my experience was amazing I would recommend to everyone I know. The Calamari was crispy yet still buttery soft that alone was a compliment to the chef and I had the grilled sea bass for my mains it was absolutely divine. I will be back food and service was extremely good it's a no brainer you need to be here!

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service,our waiter was very attentive and took great care of us. Food was brilliant and cooked to perfection.

M
London
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the service of the staff are excellent, they really look after the customers, great hospitality!

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Marco Polo for a family birthday celebration with children. Staff were friendly and entertained the children. Amazing choice on the menu - it took us a while to decide, including the kids menu!

NB
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at Marco Polo since just after it opened. The food and service are still excellent and it offers good value for money.

NL
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The pizza was delicious and the children ate all their food (they are quite fussy!) although my friends pasta looked like it had been sitting out for a while. Quite expensive.

WF
London
60 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant is down by the river and tends to be busy during weekend days but often overlooked at night. Once again we had a very good dinner, the food was fantastic and the staff very efficient, friendly and helpful. Great night out.