Red Rooster Shoreditch

4.2
389 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Soul food
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  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Acclaimed New York chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson brings his renowned Harlem restaurant to Shoreditch.

Red Rooster Shoreditch celebrates the roots of American cuisine, channeling Southern soul food alongside the diverse culinary traditions of New York and Marcus's Northern European upbringing. Staying true to its Harlem roots, the London Red Rooster outpost features many of the same dishes as the original - fried yard bird, devilled eggs, cornbread with honey butter - along with some new ones, created especially for London.

For large parties and groups booking please email libby@thecurtain.com.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Soul food, South American, Comfort Food
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
5pm - 12am, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
5pm - 2am, Thursday - Saturday
Brunch
11am - 5pm, Sunday
Our House Gospel Choir perform 3 sets on Sundays. First set from 12:00pm to 12:30pm second set from 2pm to 2:30 and third set from 3:45pm to 4:15pm. A cover charge of £5.00 per person applies.
Please note we will be displaying the WORLD CUP MATCH AT 4PM therefore our last choir presentation will be at 15:15 followed by the football at 4pm.

Our next session of Rooster lates is on 27h and 28th of July featuring Too many Zooz . £10,00 cover charge per person applies.

Please note that a reduced, late-night menu runs from 11pm - 1:30am from Thursday to Saturday.
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Phone number
020 3146 4545
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Marcus Samuelsson
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Catering
Feasting is our favourite way to eat in the private dining room. Menus are something we can work on together, or you could just go for a Bird Royale Feast (whole-fried chicken with all the trimmings) and a bottle of Champagne or three.
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Public Transit
Stations: Shoreditch High Street / Old Street / Liverpool Street
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Entertainment
Live music, DJs, house gospel choir during brunch on Sundays
Our next session of Rooster lates is on 27h and 28th of July featuring Too many Zooz . £10,00 cover charge per person applies.
We will be displaying the world cup on Wednesday 11th and on Sunday 15th.
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Special Events & Promotions
Our House Gospel Choir perform 3 sets on Sundays. First set from 12:00pm to 12:30pm second set from 2pm to 2:30 and third set from 3:45pm to 4:15pm. A cover charge of £5,00 per person applies.
Our next session of Rooster lates is on 27h and 28th of July featuring Too many Zooz . £10,00 cover charge per person applies.

Lets support England together on Wednesday 11th. The game will be featured on big screen in Red Rooster.
On Sunday 15th we will display the football's final at 4pm therefore our last choir performance will be at 3:15pm followed by the football at 4pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
389 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
51%
Very Good
26%
Good
15%
Fair
4%
Poor
3%
3.9
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.6
value
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CA
1 review
1.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was fine, but we were unable to enjoy it because the music was SO loud that we couldn’t even hear ourselves think, let alone have a dinner conversation - shouting over the top didn’t even work. Club level of noise - not ideal for a restaurant.

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PB
London
7 reviews
2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

What a shame. I wanted to love RR as I enjoy the Harlem restaurant so much, but the food was such a let down. What is happening in the kitchen The cornbread was great. Best thing I had in my meal. But the roasted cauliflower was so horrible and the quinoa underneath it - inedible. The guacamole was nice but the nachos that accompanied it were very dry.
Atmosphere and décor were great. I would return for drinks at the bar as the place is buzzing but I would not return to eat a full meal.

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FL
1 review
1.0Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

Far too expensive almost £100 for a brunch for 2!!!!

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CJ
Glasgow
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

My self and boyfriend visited red rooster as a friend was singing in the house choir. Service for drinks was slow and a little pricey, most reviews I read for food before we went was bad but the food was good just received our burgers and had to wait 5 minutes for the fries to come out! Entertainment was brilliant, would defiantly come again, good Sunday day out

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RS
1 review
3.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was good - it's very hard to find decent biscuits and gravy in London, and the gospel choir sounded good too, but the background music that went with the singing was waaaay to loud and completely unnecessary as the singers could have easily carried the set without it. Will most likely go back for the food and to check out other live acts.

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E
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watched the House Gospel Choir perform as part of the Sunday Gospel Brunch and it was fantastic!! Thoroughly recommend it!

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MA
1 review
4.0Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We ordered the steak (cost £25) and the jerk style chicken (£19). Both dishes were, in our opinion, edible but fairly basic when you consider the price. The Sunday brunch is much better value.

Cocktails are great and the service (thanks Javier) was excellent.

The live act was also good, though it could have lasted longer.

This was the firs time we went for Dinner on a weekend and was hoping for some dancing after the live act finished and the DJ started. However the place isnt really set up for this and by 11:30 most people have left.

Would recommend the Sunday gospel brunch.

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L
London
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun American food. Not many vegetarian options. Dark , lots of people at the bar, possible to sit and eat close to the stage, great music the night we went.

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RH
London
1 review
4.0Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great fried chicken, actually, the BEST fried chicken; very tasty cocktails; fantastic live music. Does not disappoint (apart from the fish, which was a bit tasteless).

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JK
Kent
2 reviews
3.0Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere and service was great but the food was just overpriced for what you got. Food was nice, but just on the stingy side. My fried chicken with sweet potato puree had about a teaspoon worth of sweet potato smeared on the plate. And the roast chicken with rice came with only about a dozen grains of rice. Really odd! Knock £5 off the price and we wouldn't have minded. Otherwise it was a nice place.

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IB
1 review
3.0Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The decor and atmosphere alongside the service was absolutely amazing! However sadly the food was distinctly average and hugely overpriced in relation to its taste. Food was absolutely fine, but worth about half it’s price.

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B
1 review
5.0Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am obsessed! I tell everyone about Red Rooster Shoreditch and I visit at every chance I get. Never disappointed!

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KH
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Breakfast menu seemed reasonably priced but what you got for your money was not reasonable. Tienda Brunch was £16 and got one egg, no chorizo and some Mexican beans/tortilla chips. Paid £5 per head for Gospel Choir (who were quite good) but arrived late and we therefore could only see 2-3 songs. Paid £57 for 2 breakfast meals and 2 orange juice, felt utterly ripped off.

Was waiters first shift and he was great - would have been even worse of a hit if he wasn’t as nice!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were there for a night away from the kids. We love the red rooster in NYC and had many brunches there when we first met. This was our first time at the London location. Love the ambiance but was a little disappointed in the food.

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DM
1 review
4.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Really friendly staff and very helpful! Good positive vibes!

Food selection was interesting but I found my good not overly warm and quite pricey for what you actually get- needs to match the standard of the restaurant! The soul choir was absolutely amazing and a good surprise - perfect end to a fab weekend!

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OT
London
2 reviews
5.0Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great gospel house choir!

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OA
1 review
1.0Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I ordered the chicken on waffle and the chicken was heavily salty and I could not eat it. My friends also tried it and agreed the same.
I reported this to the waiteress who went into the kitchen and came back explaining the reason why it was salty. I told her I couldn't eat it and she did nothing about it. I left there hungry. Very poor service recieved.

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X
London
1 review
2.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I booked a table for a birthday at 11pm. I was told there was a ' late menu' at the time of booking, when I asked what the late menu was I was told i would get a call back.
We arrived at the restaurant and was given the late menu. There was 4 things listed. The service from Jordan was amazing but had a i known therr was only 4 things on the menu i wouldnt have booked a table

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JC
Brighton
1 review
3.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Staff friendly and efficient. Music added to the atmosphere. The food lets it down unfortunately, ordinary at best and the steak was greasy and certainly not worth the money.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and waiter service was fantastic.

The hostess’s customer service leaves a lot to be desired.

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m
London
1 review
3.0Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The vibe and space is great. Menu does offer varied options but the portions are small for the price. Also, I ordered a ceviche and it came without any marinade, nor lemon/lime, was a bit bland and tiny.
Drinks took forever to get there once ordered.

I'd probably go again

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KH
Detroit
1 review
5.0Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! I would definitely go there again.

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C
Essex
4 reviews
3.0Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

Arrived and welcomed to the bar before getting seated.

Was originally given a table at the front of restaurant that was 2 ft from the gospel band

We asked to move and the manager obliged and we sat nearer the bar.

We ordered brunch and after 45 mins was told that 1 of the main courses they no longer had !!!

Not great .

We asked for the chicken dish platter and noticed the table alongside us with this , plenty for 3 of us .

On arrival chicken parts , scones , red cabbage and waffles and nothing else..

Well has anyone had roast chicken coated with sugar ... I bet not , what a disaster this was on every scale

It was possibly the worst meal I have ever eaten , as unless you like every item coated in sugar leave alone this Sunday experience.

Let me however tell you about the 1 hour Gospel show , marvellous and if you are in Shoreditch on a Sunday around 3pm worth a beer or cocktail to listen to these guys .

Back to food.

No desert as we felt we had this combined with chicken , based on waffles and scones

When the bill arrived with £25 service charge I nearly fell of my waffle ,outrageous !!!!

I refused to pay this on the basis that the waiter explained it was for the house and not him personally

This was taken of what was still a large bill to pay for 4 people , however left a suitable tip in cash for the waiter and left .

Will I go back for brunch - never

Will I try the ribs in the week - maybe

However other wonderful restaurants in Shoreditch, so guess that’s my Lot for Red Rooster

J

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JM
1 review
5.0Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spent weekend at curtain hotel and ate in red rooster sat evening and Sunday afternoon gospel choir was amazing couldn't fault hotel or restaurant great weekend

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VP
1 review
5.0Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The live music is definitely it’s shining glory and the food was very tasty, although arguably a bit pricey. The decor is lovely, an instagrammable spot! And the owner was friendly, he came over to us for a chat whilst we waited for our food. Highly recommended and will go back.

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TA
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food and great service, therewas also a jazz band playing!

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LC
1 review
5.0Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious southern food, atmospheric live music and really good service. All over, a great restaurant option if you're looking for tasty food in a lively setting.

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DJ
1 review
4.0Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were residents at the Curtain and the house Choir attracted our attention, we had a light lunch and a couple of drinks on the Sunday afternoon before heading back to Cambridgeshire. the Rooster has a good Vibe, is nicely thought through on the decor and clearly has an excellent Chef team "My food was excellent" although simple in its delivery, all elements complimented each other

One small observation of mine would be, to get the staff to smarten up a bit. Some team members were letting the others down (starts at the top, as they say)

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SM
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the house hospel choir played a request for me " oh happy day" our waitress was very attentive. Have been recommending to all my friends.

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SM
1 review
5.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff very friendly very cool restaurant and hotel live bands coco vegas brilliant 👍

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JC
1 review
4.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Good food.
Does need more variety for vegetarians.
Live music was amazing!!

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OT
London
1 review
2.0Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Food was fairly average and very expensive for what you got. Live music was amazing though

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AM
1 review
3.0Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

We came for a 30th celebration after visiting the theatre. The curtain hotel told us it was great for food so we thought we would give it a try! The atmosphere was good and the live music was great. The service was very slow even though the restaurant wasn’t at all busy. We had starters and main course. The starters were ok, and the main course was poor. We ordered side dishes and the waiter forgot those so they arrived 15 minutes after we finished our main course. We asked for them to be cancelled, but they still arrived and we were still charged. We finished our drinks before the starter arrived and asked for more, they never came either. After the bill arrived we sat for 20 minutes waiting to pay, in the end we went to the bar to pay there. We were quite disappointment with our experience, and being restaurant lovers, we won’t be returning here. The bill came to just over £100 for 2 starters, 2 main courses, 2 sides and 2 drinks. Not worth the money at all.

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EO
London
1 review
5.0Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner and what fun we had!
The food was great - especially the chicken for 2. The band were such a great addition and our waitress was really lovely and made such a fuss of him on his special day.

Overall great.

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AJ
1 review
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nothing short of A M A Z I N G ! From the get go the atmosphere was perfect. Friendly service especially our waitress Deborah who went above and beyond expectations- she made our night for sure. Live music exceptional- felt like we were at a private concert. Best night we’ve had in years. Well done Red Rooster you’ve nailed it.

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F
1 review
5.0Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing evening, so much fun and incredible service!

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is everything 😍🙌😱
I can’t quite describe my experience at red rooster, just that if you haven’t been YOU MUST, and experience it for yourself.
We went on Friday night and were greeted by an incredible gospel choir as we walked in (I thought it was a recording at first, but it was live). The atmosphere was electric, people were dancing, laughing and eating. The food was awesome as was the service. We were served by a lovely lady who said she was new!?! but she was an incredible, very attentive waitress and nothing was too much. She made our evening a night to remember. I can’t wait to come back here next time we’re up for the bike shed. Thank you ♥️🐓

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OT
Manchester
1 review
4.0Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good some things were a bit strange with the sweet and sour flavours.... there was a band on which was excellent and the staff were very friendly

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DS
1 review
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service (Emily was amazing), and the F&B group AndJustVibe were going off!! Special stuff, highly recommend

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m
San Francisco
5 reviews
5.0Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have the fried chicken. Great service.

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