Red Rooster Shoreditch

4.1
664 reviews
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Soul food
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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 steven@thecurtain.com.
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GM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food with very attentive and friendly staff. Plenty of them too which meant service was available and speedy.
Food was tasty and good value. Good portion sizes too.
Live band were excellent and felt no pressure to finish and vacate table.
Thoroughly recommend although only slight downside was drinks prices.

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LB
London
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

It started well, everyone was nice but eventually it went to pot. We were waiting a long time for drinks and the waiting staff were just quite peculiar but mostly nice about it.
That wasn’t the issue. The food is crap. They are “all about fried chicken” as the waiter said, it was soggy and pretty bland. I tried most of the dishes, there was a lot of food as there were 5 of us. Nothing worked, nothing tasted good, none of the flavours complimented each other.
The portions were good but it wasn’t cheap.
I’d waited ages to go there and was desperately disappointed.
I would recommend avoiding.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, live music and service was flawless! We will be back for sure

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, healthy portions, live music, and good service. Highly recommended

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New England
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gospel House Choir!!!

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

amazing Zola and great drinks, fab hot smoked salmon start

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A
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, attentive staff. Absolutely delicious food and decently priced-especially for this part of town! The live music was a great touch and he was a brilliant singer. Would definitely recommend and come again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sharing platters for our group. Live music was great for the atmosphere

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The kitchen was very accommodating for my relative who was unable to eat spicy foods. The servers, playlist and House Gospel Choir were excellent; and I can't explain how delicious the cornbread is!!!

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I like coming here, given I’ve been a good few times however this time around the waitresses kept coming over very often to ask if everything was okay / do we need anything else. It got to a point where we felt like we should leave because they were asking so much...could just be really friendly way staff but we felt a bit like we should leave so did - this was only around 10pm and the venue was not that busy even.

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SW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was not nice, salmon was poor quality, soft drinks over price. Two cranbury & lemonades were £10 service was really slow, there were hidden extra charges on top of the bill for £20 and then a service charge of another £8.00 added on top. Would not recommend. So I paid nearly £30 on top of really poor quality food.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, brilliant service and good food topped off with a beautiful gospel choir.

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R
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The gospel brunch is a wonderfully joyful experience !

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R
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a great birthday lunch at red rooster with the gospel choir who were amazing! Food was delicious and generous portion sizes, staff were attentive and there was a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back for more celebrations!

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RE
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Brunch in London! House Gospel Choir are fantastic and the whole chicken platter is a must

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AI
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined with my girlfriend on Saturday evening and we had a really nice time. The ambience, food and drinks were all excellent and was very impressed especially the waiter (didnt catch his name but he has a big hoop earring) went above and beyond to talk us through the menu, touched our table regularly and was a really enjoyable energy to be around.

Will definitely be back to try the few things we didn’t get around to tasting. Would highly recommend.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved it-great atmosphere and delicious food! Would be great to book a table later on when the music starts for a more boozed evening!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I hadn’t tried the cocktails but I can bet the money I spent on the food it taste 100% better. The menu is minimal but a waitress let me know it changes with the seasons. I had the calamari for starter; expected it to be fried (how I like it) though it was nice to try it differently. If you can handle some squid ink on your plate, the taste of celery and chewy seafood then this is for you. I was excited to try the “taco truck” unfortunately the food was not up to standard nor worth the price. I never do however I felt the need to ( politely) empty the food contents out of my mouth as the flavour was unbearable. Wouldn’t recommend.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely coming back!!! Loved the food and the atmosphere of the place 👌

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CJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 4

The gospel choir was brilliant. The food is not fantastic except the desserts which are much better

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Gospel Choir Brunch is a must! Great food portions and a change to the norm!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Was there for the Gospel Sunday Brunch, was absolutely brilliant!

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GN
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great brunch with a gospel choir. They only sing for 30 min every 2 hours which gives you time to enjoy your brunch too. Food is american/cajun... on the heavy side but once in a while why not!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance of this place! The hostess was really helpful and promised to move our table, even though we had only booked last minute, so we could be in the area for the band! Portion size is great and the Chicken Feast is enough for three people!

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BS
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The overall the place is amazing but the the fish jambalaya seemed to be undercooked so I didn't finish it. Drinks were amazing though and I'd go with the chicken

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CO
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch...with A fantastic singer called Kimberly Nichols singing an Aretha Franklin tibute. Lovely soulful voice, great food and good atmosphere...what more do you want!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Good atmosphere and fun music, but very over priced for what it was - cocktails were not good, food was average at best and service was very slow.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the Gospel Brunch and it was simply sensational. Food, decor, service and the Choir... all tremendous.

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KM
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!! Thank you!

Interesting menu. Everyone loved their food and drinks. You could have more beer choices!!

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I booked specifically for the Gospel Choir and they did a great job at creating a really good atmosphere. The service was satisfactory but unfortunately the biggest disappointment was the food. The menu for food and drinks was trying to hard (in my opinion) and out of the food that I ordered (chicken, waffle, cornbread and chips) only the chips were hot, everything else was cool. I sent it back and it was barely any warmer. I would recommend if people want to see the choir only.

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OT
London
35 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible atmosphere. Gospel choir was amazing. Tbh I’d only go back for the music. Staff were fab too. Food isn’t quite my bag but great if fried chicken is a favorite.

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c
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

I was disapoited that we got a seating far away from performer. The music was the main reason for our visit.

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D
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great live band on the night. The band were very interactive and got the customers involved in the performance.

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DD
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really great food and atmosphere, the whole fried chicken to share was an occasion and the service was very good a well.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good atmosphere and vibe. Live music on Friday evening was the icing on top.

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with my partner for the Gospel Brunch with the House Gospel Choir - they were absolutely amazing, would go again in a heart beat! great song choices, stunning voices and audience participation. The interior is quirky and trendy but comfortable, nice ambience. The food was lovely, & great coffee, although would have liked the whole menu on offer, but it was brunch I suppose. There were a few families in there with young children which i wasn't expecting, but not at all disruptive and fine for kids, although with kids I would sit towards the back as a couple at the front found the music a bit much by the looks of it.
Loved the place and the entertainment, will be back!... Please don't stop the Gospel brunch...EVER!

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EG
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were seated close to the live band and that was just too loud. The food was excellent though. The service was really good.

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k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food on a buzzy Saturday night - there was a live band so if you want to be able to talk easily you need to be seated a little away from them (we were next to them but were moved at our request)
The food is generous and extremely tasty - my meal was an elevated fabulous fried chicken which may not be everyone’s cup of tea and the drinks were great quality for the price
All the staff were helpful and friendly and although we didn’t end up on the dance floor many others did

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

it was extremely pricey for no reason :/----------

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fried chicken! Ambience is great here, and the live music is excellent (special shout out to Natalie)!

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