Monday, August 27, 2012

The River Room Café at Museum London





With one of the most beautiful views in the city overlooking the Thames River, the appropriately named River Room Café at Museum London, stands at the top the city's restaurant scene, with an inspiring menu and warm attentive service that create a long lasting and satisfying impression. Crisp white linens and contemporary black wood trim accent the stunning modern interior that is both sophisticated, relaxing and comfortable. 






A refined and sophisticated interior



The open concept room, set on a prime corner of the Museum, is brightly lit from two banks of panoramic windows that are complemented by a similarly dazzling streamlined menu of sandwiches, crepes, omelettes and pastas. Featuring fresh local ingredients, from in-house baked breads, muffins and scones to delicious wines, micro beers and spectacular views, the River Room Café is one of the better restaurants open in London on Sundays, and features a wonderful Brunch menu for just over $20 per person.



The River Room Café menu



Arriving for a leisurely meal on a sunny Sunday summer afternoon, we were offered a choice of complimentary aperitifs with our meal, including such luscious libations as a Mimosa with prosecco and fresh squeezed orange juice, Screwdriver, Bloody Mary, Caesar or choice of wines, beer and soda. Our delightful server Sandy warned us that the Bloody Marys were explosive, made with both horseradish and serano chili, for a potent and delicious combination. As we looked over the menu, a warm basket of fresh baked muffins, scones and pot of butter arrive to tempt us into submission.



The River Room Bloody Mary with enormous Pzaaazz'

Homemade muffins and scones, complimentary with all brunch dishes



With over a dozen dishes featured on The River Room Brunch menu, there's something for everyone, including Cobb Salad with Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Egg, Tomato and Cucumbers, Brioche French Toast of the Day, Prime Rib Beef Hash with Peppers, Onions, Potatoes & Prime Rib, served with Two Eggs and Greens to The River Room's signature Grilled 6 oz Sirloin Burger. However, we decided on three of their featured egg dishes — a Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Omelette served with Roasted Potatoes and Greens, Huevos Rancheros with two Fried Eggs on top of Crispy Corn Tortillas with Black Beans and Pico de Gallo, and Creole Scrambled Eggs with Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Spanish Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Monterey Jack Cheese served with Roasted Potatoes and Greens.



Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Omelette served with Greens

Huevos Rancheros with two Fried Eggs on top of Crispy Corn Tortillas 
with Black Beans and Pico de Gallo

Creole Scrambled Eggs with Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Spanish Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Monterey Jack Cheese served with Roasted Potatoes and Greens

Our warm, friendly and effervescent server Sandy


Thoroughly impressed with the simple yet delicious cuisine, spectacular views, elegant surroundings and excellent service, we vowed to return to this delightful restaurant, tucked away in Museum London, whenever we're back in the city — it's a triumph.