Situated adjacent to Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and overlooking the Thames, close to Hammersmith Bridge with one of the best river views in London
Sam’s Riverside restaurant was launched in November 2019 by Sam Harrison and business partner Fanny Stocker.
Overlooking the Thames, with impressive views of Hammersmith Bridge from the Thames Path, the 150-seat restaurant is set adjacent to the redeveloped Riverside Studios and features a large bar, private dining room and riverside terrace.
The open kitchen is overseen by Head Chef Tom Mumford, offer the freshest oysters and seafood, and a modern European menu with a focus on Anglo-French dishes.
A passionate restaurateur, Sam Harrison has been involved in restaurants and hotels since the age of 16. His career has taken him all over the world, from Australia to Canada, before bringing him back to London to open his own first businesses - Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham. Prior to this, Sam was General Manager for Rick Stein’s operations in Padstow, Cornwall, and also spent two years working in Sydney. In summer 2015, after a decade of hugely successful trading, Sam sold both of his restaurants to The Hawksmoor Group. Over the subsequent couple of years, Sam honed his hospitality experience to provide consultancy, coaching and training within the industry. Encouraging great customer service and developing teams to achieve this have been Sam’s priorities, and he has enjoyed inspiring a new generation of hospitality professionals.
Fanny Stocker started life as a waitress at Sonny’s Restaurant in Barnes. Mentored by Rebecca Mascarenhas, she then became the restaurant manager, while pursuing a degree in English Literature at Surrey University. After having children, Fanny retrained and began doing restaurant accounts and consultancy for several restaurant groups. In 2008, she started working with Sam Harrison at his Sam’s Brasserie and Harrison’s Restaurants.
Sam and Fanny then founded the Genuine Restaurant Group in 2017, Sam’s Riverside in 2019, Sam’s Larder in Hammersmith in 2020, and Sam’s Larder in Chiswick in 2022.