130 episodes

For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. 

On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers.

Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt, and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks. 

Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.
 
For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/
 
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Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/
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    • 4.4 • 172 Ratings

For more than 30 years The River Cafe in London, has been the home-from-home of artists, architects, designers, actors, collectors, writers, activists, and politicians. Michael Caine, Glenn Close, JJ Abrams, Steve McQueen, Victoria and David Beckham, and Lily Allen, are just some of the people who love to call The River Cafe home. 

On River Cafe Table 4, Rogers sits down with her customers—who have become friends—to talk about food memories. Table 4 explores how food impacts every aspect of our lives. “Foods is politics, food is cultural, food is how you express love, food is about your heritage, it defines who you and who you want to be,” says Rogers.

Each week, Rogers invites her guest to reminisce about family suppers and first dates, what they cook, how they eat when performing, the restaurants they choose, and what food they seek when they need comfort. And to punctuate each episode of Table 4, guests such as Ralph Fiennes, Emily Blunt, and Alfonso Cuarón, read their favourite recipe from one of the best-selling River Cafe cookbooks. 

Table 4 itself, is situated near The River Cafe’s open kitchen, close to the bright pink wood-fired oven and next to the glossy yellow pass, where Ruthie oversees the restaurant. You are invited to take a seat at this intimate table and join the conversation.
 
For more information, recipes, and ingredients, go to https://shoptherivercafe.co.uk/
 
Web: https://rivercafe.co.uk/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/therivercafelondon/
Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/therivercafelondon/
 
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    Ambassador Jane Hartley

    Ambassador Jane Hartley

    Jane Hartley was the American ambassador to France and Monaco, and now to the Court of Saint James. In the two years she has spent in the United Kingdom so far, Jane has had two monarchs, three prime ministers, four chancellors, and a late-stage pandemic.

    She has the qualities necessary for the role in abundance: leadership, resilience, duty. I know her as a close friend, and though I always introduce Jane as Ambassador Hartley, my nickname for her is Miss Sparkle. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her without sequins on a sweater, dress, earrings, or even the shoes she’s wearing today.

    Now, we’re going to get together to talk about work, duty, family and food. I know she will be informed, and I know she will sparkle.

    Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 34 min
    Savanah Leaf

    Savanah Leaf

    A few weeks ago, I was invited to a gala dinner at the National Theatre. The host of my table, Yana Peel, said she was sitting me next to a young filmmaker who had recently won a BAFTA. Then I met an artist whose work had just been exhibited at Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Los Angeles, and is about to be shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Then I met a champion volleyball player who, aged 18, represented Britain in the 2012 London Olympics. Today in The River Cafe, I'm about to talk with all three as Savanah Leaf incredibly, is them all. The London-born, California-raised athlete turned artist, who still only 30, has just won the BAFTA for Best British debut Director for her powerful film Earth Mama.

    The executive chef of The River Cafe Sian Owen is joining us, now we are five. A Cook, an artist, a director, an athlete and me. Women rule.Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 33 min
    Remo Ruffini

    Remo Ruffini

    If you find yourself on a mountain needing a ski jacket, going to a party needing something beautiful to wear, or in Paris or Milan craving perfect  fish, the man to meet is Remo Ruffini, CEO and Chairman of Moncler co-owner of Langosteria restaurants in cities all over the world.Remo is dynamic, elegant and a visionary, putting sustainability at the heart of the company.

    His leadership is a manifestation of Moncler’s ethos, dreaming big and bringing those dreams to life.

    Today I'm in Milan for Design Week. Moncler has taken over the central train station to launch its latest campaign, An Invitation to Dream, curated by Jefferson Hack. I'm in Remo’s home celebrating fashion, innovation, inspiration and daring to dream.

    Ruthie’s Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 39 min
    Claire Saffitz

    Claire Saffitz

    We've only just met, but I'm confident Claire Saffitz and I will be friends 

    Claire shares the challenges of baking and life in general. She's a star in a new era of food writers who are experts in their knowledge, passionate about their craft, rigorous about their work.

    Claire majored in history and literature at Harvard, then one day, almost by accident, she became the host of her own cooking show.

    She has written two cookbooks, Dessert Person and What's For Dessert, both New York Times bestsellers.

    I've come to New York to meet Claire - we have a lot to discuss.This episode of Ruthie's Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 45 min
    Gary Lineker

    Gary Lineker

    My brother, Michael Elias, a writer and director tells me when visitors come to the set of a film, nothing stops. The only exception is if they are athletes.Maybe it’s because everyone thinks, if pressed, they could act, sing or dance, but never run a race, ski downhill or score a goal. When Gary Lineker, one of the great footballers of our time, walks into The River Cafe everything stops. 

    He is one of the very few footballers never to have received a red or yellow card — consistent with who he is: principled, respectful and fair — values we share.

    We’re also both in the world of podcasts - his company Goal Hanger has 18 million listeners a month.

    Gary and I also share the world of food.

    Look at his Instagram account and you will see as many photographs of what he is cooking as the games he is analysing on Match of the Day.

    Today, Gary is in The River Cafe kitchen with Joseph Trivelli making Potato Gnocchi with tomato sauce.

    When he comes back I will definitely stop what I’m doing to talk to him about food, football, family and principles. 

    It’s a goal.Ruthie's Table 4 is made in partnership with Moncler.
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    • 33 min
    Laura Dern

    Laura Dern

    Thinking about Laura Dern coming here today, I scrolled through three years of text messages. It's a story about making plans and choosing restaurants to go to.

    As usual, most of our ideas were aspirational, adapting around our families, movies, cooking and travel. Laura is fun, curious and  smart, hanging with the crew on set.

    She has memories of her grandmother and describes her parents as heroes. She is a bold spokesperson for women in the film.

    Renzo Piano, the architect for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in L.A., remembers that as a trustee, she was a rigorous and remarkable client.

    Today, we're here in the River cafe to talk about all this and more.

    Listen to Ruthie’s Table 4: Laura Dern made in partnership with Moncler – out now.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

hobo with a brick ,

Stephen Fry episode

just a note that the Colombe d’Or and the Moulin de Mougin seem to be mixed up, in this episode between the two of them ; Fry is enthusing about the latter and Ruthie is commenting about the former…very different foodie experiences 🤓😎

emi & orb ,

Ruth , you are inspiration

thank you for sharing all your wonderful stories and the amazing guests talking about food 🥰

nichola dB ,

A real delight…

Warm and charming - and how wonderful is Ruthie!

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