Steam and Rye
Steam and Rye

Steam and Rye

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.steamandrye.com/
  • Phone: 02074449960x
  • Hours of Operation:
    OPENING HOURS
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 3am
    Saturday:6pm-3am

    RESTAURANT HOURS
    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 9:45pm
    Saturday:6pm-9.45pm

    PRIVATE HIRE
    7 days - times on application
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Late Night, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Closer underground stations: Liverpool Street and Bank
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Steam and Rye

Steam and Rye, a late night Americana themed bar and restaurant, situated in the heart of the City opened to critical acclaim in November 2013. The menu features classic American crab-shack cuisine including USDA Grain-fed beef from Greater Omaha, BBQ spare ribs & tender, beautifully flavoured steaks cooked on the Josper Grill. Additionally, favourites such as crab cake, Lobster by the pound, and Smoked Pulled Pork, have attracted diners from far and wide.
The food is all prepared fresh on site, by a team led by celebrated chef Andrew McLeish (of Michelin starred Chapter One, Kent).
The 70 capacity restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on weekdays and for dinner from 6pm on Saturdays. All you can eat Ribs&Shrimp every Monday&Tuesday!!
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Steam and Rye reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating3.4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.2
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
group bookings (94)special occasions (73)business meals (38)fit for foodies (33)outstanding value (20)romance (16)pre/post theatre (10)disabled access (8)brunch (8)sunday lunch (5)afternoon tea (3)outdoor eating (3)child friendly (1)Show More
  • Loud and Lairy
    Oldbutnotout
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Just took my 86 year old mother to dinner at Steam and Rye and at first I thought she would hate it as it was really noisy. Well I couldn't have been more wrong, she loved every bit of it. Loved the atmosphere, the wait staff were great and the food was excellent. We all had different meals and it arrived promptly and well presented. We were sat in the bar area and there were a couple of hen parties and a birthday party going on and I won't be able to listen to the Indiana Jones theme again without thinking of our meal there. I was so impressed I have re-booked for another evening out with some friends when we are next up in London. Would highly recommend, loved it.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • WOW
    BeeK
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I have been looking to go to the Steam and Rye for a while now and it was above and beyond my expectations. The cocktails were lovely and so creative and the food was outstanding. I really want to go back! You must experience this restaurant its absolutely divine and the cocktails are out of this world.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and cocktails
    Xx80
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Me and my boyfriend came for a meal and cocktails on a Saturday night, booked in for 9;15 but wasn't seated un till 9:45 because apparently they were still people on our table but we could see loads of empty ones, we were then seated right on the outside near the dance floor we're drunk people kept banging our table and we couldn't hear each other, there were numerous empty tables away which we could have been sat At instead. As soon as we finished eating we were asked to move when it specifies on the website the table Is booked for two hours, we had been sat down maybe 45 minutes . The staff were rude and slow
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  • Had a lovely time
    Claireross
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Have the steak or lobster it was yummy and a great atmosphere in there
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I visited here with my partner for our anniversary on a recommendation from friends. I have to say i was not let down it was fab! The service was amazing the waiters and waitress couldn't do enough for you! The food was beautiful and the correct portions. The cocktails were the nicest cocktails i have ever tasted and we tried the lot, the live band was a perfect crowd pleaser and the DJ after had everyone on their feet, you couldn't fault it one bit! Defo recommended to all, ill defo be back :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Best food I have had in a long time. Fabulous atmosphere. If you go.. The steak... Wow!
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    Oli10
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Been here a couple of times for lunch this was the first time for dinner. Knew what type of atmosphere to expect and wasn't disappointed. Great atmosphere, music and especially great food. Definitely come again.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a place to have a conversation
    LuLuLove
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Firstly, we went on a wednesday for "Ladies night". Ask to sign up at the front desk as they won't mention it otherwise. Service was slow and beware of the rude waitresses. We shared the 1kg rib. Extremely meaty, falls off the bone and full of flavour. The cocktails are fun and quirky but not very nice. The final bill was definitely value for money although at full price, it would have been very pricey. Note, the live band is really loud. Great if you want to party, not so great if you want a good girly catch up.
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  • dosnt work!
    natashad1
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Individually all the elements of the restaurant are good but put it together and it doesn't work ..walked in and had the wow factor but the menu was confusing and the food was quite basic.starters came out in about 2 seconds from ordering which can only mean they were microwaved. My main came quick aswell but both were cold so we send back to be microwaved!the dancers was ok but had nothing to do with the theme of he restaurant.band was fantastic but again didn't match the Texas theme.backing bronko was broken.all together was good night but wouldn't go again. The dress code was clear also
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  • Good food, terrible club
    Candilovesfood
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Title says it all. Food was delicious, but the nightclub section of the restaurant was horrendous. Full of hen parties and towie wannabes. I won't be returning and would be surprised if this place is still open in a few months.
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  • Very good surprise!
    Doppers
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Went to Steam and Rye with some work mates and specifically went for the all you can eat ribs and shrimps. When we got the food my mate said 'you can tell a good rib when the meat falls off the bone!'. So that was an initially good sign!!! I had the shrimps and these where probably some of the best shrimps for a diner that i have ever tasted, they were soft and not chewy at all. Then i had some of the ribs and they were also so tasty!!! I would recommend this place to anyone for the all you can eat but I have to say the service was second to none. As soon as we finished one plate of food they were over asking us if we wanted more!!!! If asked to go again....................absolutely yes i would!!!!!!
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  • Ladies sorority rocks!
    Claudicat
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    I went with 3 colleagues from work and had a great time. We went on Wednesday night for the ladies sorority night, and couldn’t believe the bill at the end - such good value for money and in the city too! But that wasn’t the only great thing about the night, they accommodated our request to change the time of our reservation effortlessly (thanks Laura!) and it meant we were able to arrive in good time from work. Also, the food was just great. 2 of us had the ribs and the other the burger and they were so yummy. The slaw was amazing too. In fact the food was just great. I would highly recommend it. Thanks for a great evening!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service & average food
    eatout
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The main issue was poor service in this restaurant, our waitress simply didn't have any customer service skills and this was evident in almost every interaction with her. Another problem the heat! The restaurant was like a sauna and many people were having to step outside to cool down. This was not helped by fact that we were a party of 10 people cramped into a booth that was too small for our numbers and this made for an uncomfortable dining experience. Manager took service charge off our bill. We selected this venue to celebrate my fiance's birthday and had intended to stay there all evening, but we left after the meal. Food was OK, nothing special. I would return to this venue for a drink, but would never dine there again.
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  • Very very disappointing
    OuttaTowner
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    After all the press coverage I was expecting a really great evening - however the "bull" was in the corner next to the bar and wasn't even working. The food and service were pretty poor, but ultimately the bar itself was dark and cheap - was expecting so much more - would not reccommend.
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  • Good night!
    Foodiefreak123
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Food was amazing especially the shrimp! Would recommend it to anyone! 5 dollar shake cocktail also amazing! However there wasn't much going on in the place, it may have been as it was a weekday they don't put a show on I don't know but it was a good night, would like to return with a group of people
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FranChappers
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We ate at Steam and Rye on a Tuesday to take advantage of the £17.95 ribs and shrimp offer. Steam and Rye do good ribs and good shrimp. The only fly in the ointment was the hostess, who looked good in a 1920s flapper dress but that was about it. We were early and she said “your table is available, but not ready.” When I asked her to clarify I got the same answer so we admitted defeat, went to the bar and sorted it out with the normal waiting staff who were more helpful. When my other friend arrived after us she was told by the hostess that she had no booking for me and left my friend to it. My friend wandered round by herself until she found us. Is this customer service? Great food but let down by a 1920s flapper...
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  • Good atmosphere, great food.
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food and service was fantastic and there were plenty of staff buzzing about to get us whatever we needed. The price was reasonable considering the amount we drank and ate so I was impressed with the bill too. My only criticism would be that it was extremely hot in the Grand Central booth we was sitting in although also very spacious so we had a whole space to ourselves... Overall it was a great night, great food, service and atmosphere, especially when the band kicked off... just too hot hot hot in the carriage booths.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Katebethmc
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I booked a table for 4 people at 8:45pm for my boyfriends birthday. I was told the table would have balloons and we arrived and the table had not been decorated. We then had to wait around 20 minutes for each round of drinks to be brought to us. The worst thing about the evening was trying to eat our expensive meal whilst being surrounded by drunk guests at the bar - the tables for 4 are literally on the same floor as the bar area with a tiny rope separating you. All night we were being knocked into whilst trying to eat, people putting their empty glasses on our table and spilling drinks over us whilst dancing by our chair. A horrible dining experience, was very disappointed and will not be going back.
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  • Nice but nothing special
    ssssssssss
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Was a nice lunch but looks a bit worn and tattered on the inside. Expected more considering the location and the other amazing restuarants locally.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, massive food portion
    Nat81VIP
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    I recently ate at Steam and Rye with a work colleague - the food is well priced, the portions are massive. The choice for a veggie is slightly limited though. Service was brilliant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • client lunch at steam and rye
    RebeccaYVIP
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    I took clients to lunch at steam and rye and I wouldn't do it again. Although the food is good and the service is friendly, we were uncomfortable sat in a booth with a tv repeating the same advert.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday surprise for friends
    Kirst71
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I booked this months ago as have been to Steam and Rye and loved it and wanted to chare this with friends as we were n London for the weekend. But despite booking well in advance were really upset to find instead of being in main part of venue, was in an upstairs room, well away from all the atmosphere, in a room that looked and felt like Rainforest Cafe !! I was upset, the friends I booked for re upset for me, and spoke to the Management who were rude, so uninterested and sad they were full and overbooked and could do anything and they didn't do anything, other people were complaining too beng stuck in the 'jungle room'. It's such a shame as food is great, but did not be experience we booked for and wnt return to service like that
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  • Great Food!
    NV2701
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Tasty burgers, mac and cheese is to die for. Reasonably priced also. Would highly recommend!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swaggering bare chested cowboys
    SplitLizzyVIP
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    I couldn't believe my eyes! It's really quite hard to get a table here - especially if you are a larger group. I managed to get a 6.30pm table for 2 on a Thursday at short notice and you very definitely only get 2 hours. All the tables and bar spaces were fully booked. That said - the food was quite good with generous proportion sizes.The wine list was good and although the tables were close together the size of the tables was also generous and the seats very comfy.
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  • A bit different
    MsVictoriaVIP
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Nice interior, good service, comfortable seating and great cheesecake.
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  • good value for money
    Diana
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Went on a Monday after work for dinner! Nice place with very good service! A friend had recommended to try ribs and shrimps all you can eat and indeed it was very good!!! Interesting coctails!!! Would like to go to one of the events with music!!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emma1234
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    More of a hen do/birthday celebrations place on a Saturday evening.
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  • LondonFunSeeker
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Surprisingly a very fun venue on a thursday evening after work, felt like a saturday night.. If it was just based on the food, I would rate this place quite poor BUT Excellent band performing an impressive selection of live music (the old school garage set was my favourite), novelty cocktails in oil cans and popcorn boxes, fun-filled professional crowd, attentive and friendly staff and the unique venue is what sets this place apart from the rest. Go for drinks & starters and you're onto a good night any day of the week
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Night!
    Sharpstah
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    We were celebrating our year anniversary and we loved our food and drinks!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlimited ribs
    3Ribguys
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    Great value, great food, slow bring them out, speed up that services waiting 5-10 minutes between each serving of ribs not quite what you want! Services was great, ribs were amazing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good!!
    Foody26
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Food was lovely good n fast service. Was a tad noisy as they gave entertainment. But overall an excellent experiance.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT RETURNING
    Rebeccagriffiths1234567
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    When we arrived at the restaurant, we found the place to be very smelly and not really catering for Dinner reservations. music very loud, and ambiance very lack off. possible not returning, and not really value for money,
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  • njb88
    Dined on 13/6/2014
    The steak was fatty and service poor, the football was on all around and we were surrounding by lads watching whilst we tried to enjoy a meal. This restauraunt has an identity crisis and does not match its description. If i wanted to listen to brit pop and drink with boozey football fans it would have been a wonderful experience. unsatisfied with our food and service we paid the extortionate bill and left.
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  • Do not go on Friday or Saturday
    Dinneryumyum
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food and drinks were amazing however we went on a Friday night and it was ridiculous! It was so busy that where we were sat down to eat had people crowded round drinking - people were leaning on the backs of our chairs and one person even spilt there drink on us as we ate
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    katttt
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Great classics to bump along to while eating your Americanised grub. The cornbread was so tasty, as well as the giant sundae. We were super lucky and got complimentary drinks in a dino-head! All in all, was a great Monday night - just wished we'd come another night as they do live music then!
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  • Only go if you are steaming!
    ElBulliVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I had heard alot about this place and was looking forward to going. Food was average, very US and meat heavy but the mushroom mac n cheese was not amazing. The cocktails were expensive for what you get but had a fun theme to them. Entertainment is definitely what it is about here. A rodeo bull took centre stage on a Monday night, where a waitress in hotpants showed us how to go for it! The design was fun and the idea was cool but the execution of this venue leaves some space for improvement. Go here only for drinks, and if you are/ want to get wasted!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    annemarieb90
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Food, cocktails and atmosphere was really good! The service was terrible - very disappointed!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous and quirky city bar
    Sarah
    Dined on 28/5/2014
    I love Steam and Rye, I do come here often, however I think it would be a lot better if they did a happy hour! Cocktails are not cheap, and even though they have live music playing who were awesome, I still think it was a tad pricey. The food was delicious but not warm enough. I will be coming back here for Bronco nights, however will be eating elsewhere to save the pennies!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shockingly rude staff
    EllieD
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    The food at Steam & Rye is pretty basic. I had the crab cake which was nice. I also had a couple of cocktails. The first was very weak and the second very strong. The stronger one actually tasted awful. About 5 minutes after I left I received a call frome someone at the restaurant who screamed 'This is Steam and Rye. You left without paying' I said I had paid. The girl didn't reply but muttered to someone else, she accused me of not paying again. I said I had paid and told her the amount. She spoke to someone else again - without saying a word to me. Then said 'you must have paid the wrong waitress' I asked if she was going to apologise for accusing me of stealing - she hung up on me! Avoid this restaurant, it was overpriced with rude staff
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  • Worth a visit - just.....
    bobdylanlikesfoodwhoknew
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Having walked in and faced a group of people who gave me a look which could not be described as welcoming, I was surprised to find out they worked there. I was shown to my table and waited for a friend who was running late. I sat and watched several groups arrive after me who were served drinks and menus before I had to ask someone (who did not smile once and looked like a chat with a career adviser would not go amiss) if a glass of water could be provided. That said once my friend arrived the drink, crowd and food were a delight with the live music a welcome addition. I would go again but would hope for some service with a smile.
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