The River Café uses same-day delivery company Gophr as it expands its at home offer


Iconic London restaurant, The River Café, today announced a new formal delivery service with same day courier Gophr. This comes as The River Café expands its delivery service, following a successful trial with Gophr that kicked off in November 2021 and peaked at 180 orders delivered across three days in the week before Christmas.

Gophr will deliver fresh and ambient food to customers across the capital from The River Cafe. Customers can order deliveries from 2pm to 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

The high-end service covers The River Café’s Italian menu, as well as set meal boxes, alcohol and fresh ingredients, all delivered to the highest standards for the restaurant’s exacting customer base.

Demand for home delivery from The River Café rose during lockdown when The River Café adapted by offering dishes from its menu for customers to enjoy at home.

As the UK emerges from lockdown, demand for this service has remained strong. Gophr anticipated delivery of 100+ orders over the peak Valentine’s Day period as the River Café continues to build on its at home offer. Gophr forecasts an average daily service of 60 deliveries for the restaurant.

Imogen McKay, Shop Operations Manager at The River Café said, “Working with Gophr over the Christmas period was a great success. We found Gophr’s platform easy to use, its couriers friendly and the service levels a perfect match for our brand’s fine dining ethos. There was simply no room for compromise and Gophr did a great job. We’re pleased to be continuing this relationship and look forward to working with Gophr to bring The River Café experience direct to more customers”.

Seb Robert, Gophr CEO said, “We’re delighted to continue working with The River Café. With our cutting edge tech, logistics and service, Gophr is well positioned to meet its customers’ needs.

“Delivery of perishable goods, be it fresh or cooked food, flowers or other items, requires high levels of care and logistics, to ensure they arrive to the customer on time and in the right condition. Our platform connects our couriers with the restaurant, to provide a seamless service to River Café customers.

“The River Cafe is an iconic restaurant that played a pioneering role in bringing authentic Italian cuisine to the UK when it launched back in 1987. We’re really pleased to be playing a small part in its future by providing diners with their favourite items, delivered directly to their door.”