The River [더리버]

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021); So I Married An Anti-Fan (2021); She Would Never Know (2021); Hello, Me! (2021); Birthcare Center (2020); Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (2020); 18 Again (2020); Kkondae Intern (2020); XX (2020); Melting Me Softly (2019); Graceful Family (2019); The Beauty Inside (2018); Suits (2018); Style (2009)

On a trip to Seoul, Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-ah) and her best friend Pyo Mi-seon (Gong Min-jung) have dinner at Bella Cucina of this place in episode 10 of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha/Seaside Village Chachacha (갯마을 차차차) (tvN/Netflix, 2021). Hye-jin remarks how after living at the sea in (fictive) Gongjin, the Han River seems narrower than before. When they leave the restaurant and it suddenly starts to rain, Hye-jin remembers some of the sweet moments with Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho) (and the kiss of the night before) and runs to her car leaving Mi-seon behind.

When being invited for Choi Jae-joon aka JJ’s (Hwang Chan-Seong/Chansung of 2PM) club opening in episode 1 of So I Married An Anti-Fan (그래서 나는 안티팬과 결혼했다) (Naver TV, 2021), Who-joon (Choi Tae-Joon) thinks back to a moment when JJ threw a party at this venue for the debut of girl-group ‘Florence’ in which his crush Oh In-hyeong (Han Ji-an) was a member. It is when he found out, that she was dating JJ. In episode 5, In-hyeong tries to reconcile here with JJ — in vein.

Chae Yeon-seung (Ha Yoon-kyung) and her husband Kang Woo-hyun (Lee Dong-ha) eat out at the restaurant Hirota [더리버히로타] at this venue episode 10 of She Would Never Know/Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick (선배, 그 립스틱 바르지 마요) (JTBC, 2021); the restaurant were they had their first blind date.

Ban Ha-ni (Choi Kang-hee) writes a letter at this restaurant at the very beginning of episode 1 of Hello, Me!/안녕? 나야! (KBS2, 2021).

Oh Hyun-jin (Uhm Ji-won) and her husband Kim Do-yoon (Yoon Park) leave the postnatal care center for the night to have a meal at Bella Cucina here in episode 3 of Birthcare Center/ Postnatal Care Center (산후조리원) (tvN, 2020)

Sun Woo-joon (Lee Jae-wook) and Goo Ra-ra (Go Ara) had promised to meet up at the café-restaurant of this venue after his final exam in episode 14 of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (도도솔솔라라솔) (KBS2, 2020) and Ra-ra waits here for Woo-joon until late at night but he won’t show up.In fact, his high school friends drives him here —as seen in a flashback in episode 15— [SPOILER] but before even noticing that he has arrived he had passed out.

Jung Da-jung (Kim Ha-neul) and Ye Ji-hoon (Wi Ha-joon) meet up at this venue in episode 15 of 18 Again (18 어게인) (JTBC, 2020) and have a heart-to-heart talk.

Lee Rumi (Hwang Seung-eon) has a business meeting with her concurrence at this venue in episode 1 of XX (블루문/엑스엑스) (MBC, 2020).

Ma Pil-gu’s (Kim Won-hae) 59th birthday party takes place at the restaurant of this venue in episode 2 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019).

It is on a yacht right next to this venue, that MC Group’s Ha Young-seo (Moon Hee-kyung) comes at night with her lover in episode 1 of Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019) and finds out about his plans to blackmail her with a video; time for TOP to step in.

It is at ‘The River Members Lounge & Terrace’ (3F) of this place that Han Se-gye’s (Seo Hyun-jin) manager Yoo Woo-mi (Moon Ji-in) takes photos of her in episode 1 of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018) pretending that she is sick and getting treated at a hospital. In episode 4, Jung Joo-hwan (Lee Tae-ri) and Kang Sa-ra (Lee Da-hee) have a breakfast appointment in the same room and she wants to win him over for her company. An episode later, in episode 5, Se-gye and Seo Do-jae’s (Lee Min-ki) mother Im Jung-yeon (Na Young-hee) meet up at this place’s restaurant ‘Bella Cucina’ and Jung-yeon tries to buy her son out of his supposed relationship with Se-gye. Both are back here in episode 6 and Jung-yeon begs Se-gye to date her son this time.

Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-gun) and Go Yeon-woo (Park Hyung-sik) meet up at the ‘Terrace Hall’ with David Kim (Son Seok-koo) in episode 13 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018).

In episode 1 of Style (Seutail/스타일) (SBS, 2009), the fashion show ‘Denim by Lee Hye-joo’ is held at this venue. In final episode 16, the complete editorial team of fashion magazine ‘Style’ comes together for a photo shoot here for a photo shot featuring, among others, Park Ki-ja (Kim Hye-soo) in a bridal dress. Of course, Seo Woo-jin (Ryu Si-won) comes by and proposes to her in the final scene.

Also seen in episode 2 of Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019), episode 4 of Kkondae Intern/Old School Intern (꼰대인턴) (MBC, 2020).

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TheRiver [더리버] is a three storey multi-functional event space centered around yachting, which floats on the Han River. Run by Hyundai Yachts, South Korea’s only luxury yacht manufacturer, it is made up of public yacht charter service ‘Marina,’ Italian restaurant Bella Cucina [더리버 벨라쿠치나], The River Café [더리버카페], the facilities ‘Grand Hall’ and ‘Terrace Hall’, and also houses member-only spaces like the fine dining Japanese restaurant Hirota [더리버히로타] and ‘The River Members Lounge & Terrace’.

TheRiver is located in Banpo Hangang Park [반포한강공원] right between Dongjak Bridge [동작대교] and Seorae Seom [서래섬], in Seoul’s neighborhood Banpo-dong [반포동], in the Seocho District [Seocho-gu/서초구].

Address
451 Yongsandong 6(yuk)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 용산구 용산동6가 451
Geolocation: 37.507108, 126.984723

Getting here
Gubanpo Station [구반포역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 2
(18 min walk)

— submitted by Marion KDL
Melting Me Softly added by Thom Musni, with situation description by Marion KDL
Kkondae Intern, Birthcare Center added by Mich KDL

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