Far Rockaway
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farrockaway.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02083053090x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Saturday: 11am - 3pm - 5pm - 12am
    Sunday: 11am - 3pm - 5pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The bar food is NY snack-style, featuring popcorn shrimp, hot dogs and Staten Island pizzas. Menu highlights include slow roasted baby back cola ribs, blackened salmon fillets, Chicken Milanese and
    traditional Knickerbocker Glory desserts.
  • Special Events: Resident music Svengali, Dom Chung oversees a savvy selection of DJs playing over a state of the art Funktion 1 sound system.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closest station: Old Street and Shoreditch High Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Far Rockaway
The bar food is NY snack-style, featuring popcorn shrimp, hot dogs and Staten Island pizzas. Menu highlights include slow roasted baby back cola ribs, blackened salmon fillets, Chicken Milanese and
traditional Knickerbocker Glory desserts.

Far Rockaway is totally on-trend with its food and drink offerings. Cocktails on draught, usually only found at exclusive members’
clubs, means swift service of high-end beverages. The hugely popular Frozen Margarita will be on sale as well as a variety of locally
sourced beers.

Street-smart art isn’t just for walls either, look up and you’ll see that Far Rockaway’s ceilings are covered with hundreds of eclectic
skateboard decks from cutting edge brands such as Alien Workshop and Consolidated.

All in all, it’s far more than just a night out drinking.
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Far Rockaway reviews from OpenTable diners
55 reviews since 19 May 2014
Average Rating3.3
  • Food3.1
    Service3.2
  • Ambience3.7
    Value2.9
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (39)brunch (6)special occasions (6)outstanding value (5)child friendly (4)sunday lunch (2)disabled access (1)pre/post theatre (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Good Food, Amazing Decorations
    anotherkiwiinlondon
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We had dinner on a Tuesday night and the resturant was quite empty. The Service was very good, not bothering us too often and allowing us time to make decisions. The food was fantastic, although we ambitiously ordered too much. Exactly what I would expect from Amercian style menu, large sizes. Being able to order pizza by the slice was very good as with only two of us and one slice was plenty. Pizza was good, nothing outstanding but some good options and done well. The decour was also fascinating, including bookself full of comic books and skateboards on the cieling.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing value
    charlynz
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    We got a table right in front of a large tv to watch the football and enjoyed it with large pizzas and beer. It couldn't get much better than that. Great staff and good attention to detail as in they remembered me from the last time I visited.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively family dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went for an 18th birthday with the family so a mix of ages and taste. Was lively and fun in the restaurant area and option to go to the bar / dancing after. Great selection of cocktails which were made well. Food was as expected for an American diner - a little greasy but nicely done. Would go again if in the area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great American Food & Fun bar
    mediamule
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place is great fun, the food is actually amazing - we're quite picky when it comes to American style food, but this is the real deal. Not expensive either, great drinks selection and the bar is a perfect mix of drinks, music and places to chill. Highly recommended
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  • Great post drinks place to eat
    charlynz
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Great meal, great atmosphere after drinks - had a great time with good music, drinks and food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap and cheerful.
    Liam
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great to have a bite before having a few beers. Food is nice enough and price is vary easy on the pocket. The decor is second to none though. Defo worth a look.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor quality cocktails. Did
    dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    Poor quality cocktails. Did not taste of the different ingredients, just a resounding overwhelming taste of artificial. Food average quality. They need a new recipe for the coleslaw! Sour and metallic tasting.
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  • Nice ambiance
    Erasmus
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Far Rockaway is a nie place with outstanding interior design. Ideal for group of friends. Staff is friendly but it can be difficult to get their attention to your table when the restaurant is crowded.
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  • Fun times!
    Zeena
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    Awesome decor, food was ok although I was more impressed by the skateboards our food arrived on over the actual food hah. Staff are lovely too. Will certainly return when I'm next in shoreditch!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It wasnt our fault it was Christmas
    londontami
    Dined on 22/12/2013
    banana margaritas had no flavor whatsoever. crab cakes tasted like fish cakes from tesco. they sucked. for £8 for two, it was a total rip off. they were warm, not even hot and they were simply awful. we were asked to arrive early so the kitchen could close early. we wanted to order something else since the appetizer was so bad but we couldnt!!!! imagine going to a restaurant and the kitchen closes early!!!!!!!!! extremely disappointing, never ever again!
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  • Good Fun
    shunt36
    Dined on 14/12/2013
    Went to Far Rockaway for my husband's 53rd birthday so we were the oldest people there but still enjoyed the experience. The decor was amazing, the food and service both good. We left quite early when things were starting to get going. Music was good and not overly loud to prevent conversation. Guess it gets louder later. All in all a really good experience.
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  • Payment card not available
    JoelRamos
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Very disappointing that this was not working, on these days this service is key and it was rather embarrassing and inconvenient to ask people to find and ATM close by to get cash to settle the bill. Speaks very bad of the restaurant management not giving the sufficient priority to fix this issue
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent venue but poor food
    Maxf
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The art on the walls, looping Rolling Stones DVD and atmosphere were great but sadly the food was mediocre at best. We had chicken wings, pizza, beef and chicken burgers and nobody was blown away. Burger buns were cheap and poor quality, the burgers themselves were 'ok' but given the choice in London these days that doesn't cut it. Sides of chips and onion rings were probably from a packet. No card payments accepted, but in fairness we were told this when they confirmed the booking.
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  • Sitting on the fence...
    Texasboots
    Dined on 25/11/2013
    The venue is fantastic. Reminds me of time spent in LA in the 90's - I recognise alot of the band posters, & was even at one of the shows! Atmosphere is cosy, comfortable & staff are very friendly. Food - could do better. I had the fsh fingers, chips & coleslaw (the chef kindly substituted colesalw for peas, as I have an aversion to the little green nasties!) Chips were nicely seasoned, crispy & hot.Coleslaw a thicker dressing would be preferable, & a good dollop of mustard in there would pep it up a bit. Fish fingers were greasy, bland, & very small! My dining partner had the Macaroni Cheese spring rolls - which she said were quite bland. The macaroni was dry. Her words: "Needs to be more saucy!" Would expect better for the prices.
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  • Average American Food
    adamreynolds85
    Dined on 19/11/2013
    I went to this joint with some friends expecting a Cajun cookout style restaurant. When we arrived we soon realised it was a giant sports bar with enormous screens showing footie on every wall! The menu was more a NYC pizza joint, we ordered a large bland pizza and sides such as mac & cheese and chicken wings, not the best I've had.. soul food minus the soul. However the bill was cheap, we shall return for a beer but definitely not for food.
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  • Expensive Comfort Food
    CitydinerVIP
    Dined on 17/11/2013
    Went for "Reggae Roast" as per advertised on their website, however waiter looked at me as though I was an alien when asking for this. OK turns out no roast (update your website). Ended up having fat infested ribs and soggy oven fries, washed down with £7 bottle of Brooklyn. Ludicrous price for a bottle of basic beer. Ambience is great, food and drinks not so.
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  • Great music & decor - food, meh
    KAYBAR007
    Dined on 13/11/2013
    Ordered ribs, chicken wings & chips: Ribs were drowned in a sickly sweet sauce which was cloying after just one rib. Wings weren't a patch on Nando's and came with what I thought was mayo - found a lump of blue cheese submerged at the end. Chips were the crinkle-cut frozen type, little underdone. Wouldn't go here to eat but drinks are probably a safe bet. Next table had a giant pizza that looked edible and would feed 2+.
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  • Best urban art collection in London
    saviVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Went on a Sunday evening. Blown away by the awesome art collection & graffiti. Also loved the skateboards. I went on an Instagram rampage taking photos. Comfy sofas. Perfect for chillin' with friends. The cocktails were great my favourite the Peanut butter cup. We shared a pizza between 3 which was perfect. The Farrockaway Hot was spicy & right up my street. Service was friendly. Would definitely return & recommend highly for a chilled out evening with friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Street Art & Hotdogs!
    CTheFoodie
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    If you love music, street art and graffiti this is the diner for you! The decor of this place just blew me away. Every square inch is covered with incredible urban art, limited edition rock gig prints and art installations. We went here for a Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was great diner fare with a twist (try the mac n cheese sping roll!) especially the hotdogs and crinkle cut fries. I wish I would have arrived a little more hungry as the portions were large. Our waiter was very friendly, attentive and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely be back, maybe this time on a Saturday night to sample their cocktails on draft! Another Shoreditch gem in the making.
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    child friendly, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs Ever!!!!!!
    LittleBo
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Stumbled across this restaurant on Top Table as Red Dog Saloon was fully booked & needed a table at short notice for my partners Birthday. Read the reviews & after visiting the website which said they had a library of 4000 Marvel & DC comics I was sold (partner is a massive fan!!). Great choice of restaurant, the food is amazing!! 6 of us went & 5 of us had the Coca Cola ribs & every one of is said "Best Ribs Ever!!". Cheesecake was amazing too!! Service was good but not great as felt the waitress wasn't really interested. Very good value for money, main, dessert & cocktails for £70 per couple. I would defo recommend Far Rockaway.
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  • Late night Dining
    bowlc001
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    We went for lunch and the place was empty so I would probabaly say it would be best to eat in the evening once the place beomes livelier. The staff during the day seemed to be a bit dazed half the time and I was a bit put out by the £17 service charge from our tab, which of course covers the drinks we bought aswel, as I did not think the service was worth this one bit, given parts of our order were forgotten and therefore late to the table. Additionally both me and my mate ordered the peanut butter buttercup cocktail which is supposed to be served with a Reese's cupcake but they said they had run out, how I don't know as we must of been the first people there that day, and we weren;t offered any dicsount because of this out of good will.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far Rockaway
    pirandello
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Had dinner and drinks here on Friday night. When you walk in it all seemed a little crazy- the place was packed, the music pounding. But that's to be expected on Friday in Shoreditch! The dining area is a little quieter which is good. Service was friendly and attentive, our waiter provided us with a constant flow of tap water which was a nice touch. Food was good but not amazing- we all had burgers and chips and they were enjoyable although not memorable. But I don't think you come here for a gourmet meal, that's not really the point of this place. Portions were big, and drinks were fab. We all had a great time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great venue, good music and food
    Steds
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyable dining experience with very attentive staff. The pizza was great and the venue even better. Good music and vibe. Only downside was that the house white wine wasn't that good. Otherwise a nice and relaxed place to go eat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    DiGaVIP
    Dined on 30/10/2013
    The ambiance was great - it's a huge space with interesting design. The pizzas are huge - we shared two among 4 people and it was more than enough. This is a good place if you are looking for American-style pizza, rather than Italian. My friend got the mac & cheese with rock crab, which still had some crab shell in it.
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  • Worst chips ever!!
    Ceeee
    Dined on 28/10/2013
    Massive restaurant with hardly anyone in it and mad stuff on the walls everywhere! Awful expensive food. Really awful crinkle cut chips, tasted like oven chips. Go to Meat Liquor instead.
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  • More of a bar...
    hudgell
    Dined on 28/10/2013
    I enjoyed my visit but think it was probably expensive for the level of food you get. I wouldnt eat there again but would go there in the evening for drinks with a group.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as a bar, average food
    Shan
    Dined on 27/10/2013
    Mixed reviews here, the pizza I would recommend, great value and it's massive. We were told that we couldn't have the burgers pink in the middle because it's against health and safety, even if we specially requested it (no other restaurant I've been to have any problems serving medium rare burgers). As we expected the meat was overcooked and flavourless and the juice destroyed the bun after the first bite. The chips weren't great either. It was also quite expensive considering you can get an honest burger for £8. There's no soft drink menu so you have to guess what you want and alcoholic drinks are overpriced. The design is impressive and I imagine the atmosphere on a fri/sat is great. Worth a visit for the bar, not so much food.
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  • Great atmosphere, good food & drink
    LouLin
    Dined on 26/10/2013
    This place is great for a night out of drinking, a bite to eat, or both! The food is fab, i tried the fish the first time i went and the pizza the next time. Both were brilliant. The pizzas are great value and you can share them with your pals.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and food
    MK13VIP
    Dined on 25/10/2013
    The venue is amazing with lots of cool street art. Atmosphere was great and staff extremely friendly. I would recommend Parmigiana Popcorn Shrimps which were absolutely delicious. Very good burger and cocktails as well. Great place for food and few drinks. I will definitely be going back to this place.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    FiveBellies
    Dined on 23/10/2013
    This street art themed venue is stunning. The food was great on the night and we had some great cocktails too. Standouts were the Peanut Butter Cup cocktail, Cola Ribs and the Cheesecake.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Americana at its best
    SundayEveningOut
    Dined on 22/10/2013
    If you are after an American diner experience this is just the place. Very relaxed setting, huge screens showing football. The menu includes some healthy options as well as many to clog your arteries. Still, everything is well executed, the ambiance studiously cool, and the service very friendly, so it is worth the indulgence.
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  • Not very nice food, good cocktails
    DavidFVIP
    Dined on 18/10/2013
    The food was pretty average, and that was being kind. We didn't eat most of it, it just wasn't good - the shrimp tasted better than it looked though. Things like the coleslaw swimming in mayonnaise was a turn off, the meatballs were just uninspiring and the ribs were just pretty awful in every way. A special mention goes to the slimy buffalo wings with rubbery skins. The pizzas looked OK (and are massive) though. If you do end up here, pizza and beers with friends is probably the way to go.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since 19 May 2014
    • Average Rating3.1
    • Food3
    • Ambience3.3
    • Service2.9
    • Value2.7
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