Red Rooster Shoreditch

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599 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Soul food
Top tags:
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
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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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Red Rooster to friends. The food was good, the ambiance excellent but the only downside was I didn’t get the original table that I requested but was given a good alternative. My waiter was Daniel who was very nice and attentive with a great sense of humour. The live music was music excellent and a great ambiance so I will be going back there again soon. But I would like to suggest a better selection of wines by the glass.
Overall experience for a busy Friday night 9/10.

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MP
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Bird Royale Feast was truly a feast, amazing food, great cocktails and the live singer was class!

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MT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very inviting looking restaurant. Friendly service. Interesting menu, a real mix of dishes you probably haven't tried before, very yummy. The live band were excellent though our table was a bit too close so it was difficult to have a conversation at times. You can ask to sit further away.

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RS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Red Rooster is good.. However, the food is a little more bland than I would expect

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e
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

very nice staff but ridiculously noisy, super dadrk, and food was not good and overpriced

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AL
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious main course, the veggie option of sweet potato with tofu, initially really great service, very attentive and helpful, but then waited a very long time for desserts. Enjoyed the music and atmosphere. It was a big bill at the end.. But OK for a treat.

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O
London
33 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The ambiance is very nice as was the live music, but this is an expensive evening out. The food is different, but I don't feel worth the price tag. The service was as expected.

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LE
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The ambient was very good and the vibe nice. Service was very good and polite but it got a bit annoying coming on the table every 5 minutes and interrupting the conversation.
The food was very untasty and definitely not going again. However the coctails were very good so i have to give that !

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Great views but the food was far under any expectations.

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JK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This is quite possibly the worst restaurant I have been to on London. For a soul food restaurant the food was very bland. The cocktail I had had a weird taste and I was informed it had vinegar. I had the seafood ravioli which was horrible. I still feel a bit sick now 4 hours later. The only good thing was the music. I would urge you not to waste your time and money here.

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N
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, comfort food and lovely staff. The Sunday Gospel brunch is absolutely divine 💜

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JB
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue, great time guaranteed! Daniel was our server and he excellled! Best Gispel choir ever!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Gospel Brunch was brilliant!

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N
London
72 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Great gospel music and atmosphere - loved the vibe. What would have been great is if our waitress suggested the share platter and had more suggestions - hoping she was just new! The service at the bar was amazing but not so great when we got to the table.
Cocktails amazing, food really tasty. Definitely somewhere to go for great brunch!

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing gospel brunch, fantastic food, incredible service :)

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KR
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Gospel Choir on. Sunday brunch was good. I may have chosen the wrong dish.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Lovely venue, great chicken and insanely good lemon creme pudding. Attentive service even when they were busy.
The glamorous guy on front desk was really helpful, taking in to account exactly where we wanted to sit , when they were already busy.

We’ll be back

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GF
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends. Good drinks & food, fair price with great entertainment. We were there for the House Gospel Choir - such fun

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, energetic and fun live band

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Gospel brunch at the red rooster has to be one of the best dining experiences in London!

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Friendly staff live music and good food !!

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BC
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was expecting greasy diner food but was pleasantly surprised! Chicken feast for two was delicious.

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HF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, supernice athmosphere, excellent service by our waitress Anna whose rekommendations we followed. Great live band!

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LA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Gospel Brunch was a great Sunday afternoon treat, the choir was amazing! Food was good but very pricey for what it is. Overall a good experience though.

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LD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was good but we went for the gospel brunch and hadn’t been told how early it finished. Bit over priced too.

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L
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great we went for the gospel brunch and was worth every penny

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great live music, great food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The band was great. The service was ok. The lighting was dim. The food was just awful. It was an affront to Soul Food and lacking in flavor and soul. They would never serve mulch this bad at the Harlem location.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went on Friday for the chicken and got to enjoy the live music night, which was fab. It was a little loud but the food was outstanding. Lovely place!

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IO
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We had an amazing time last January, however this time the vibe had completely changed. We were being rushed off our table even though we still have 40 minutes left of the booking, The music was dull for a Friday night and as a whole the atmosphere was lacking. Sadly we won’t be going back.

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed our first dining experience at Red Rooster and look forward to heading back. True American food with great music too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not good. Live music was too short. Food expensive. Quality low. Avoid

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NN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch just to experience the House Gospel Choir. Food/drinks are very pricey for what is some American themed bar in a Shoreditch hotel basement. £17 for burger and chips (burger was nice but chips were bland like McCains ) + £5 cover charge for the choir set + £10.50 for a JD&lemonade. My wife really disliked her dish which included stuff she’d asked to be left off, as did my daughter’s. If the choir hadn’t been there we would have given it 1 star. In future we’ll just get tickets to a House Gospel Choir gig as they were fantastic.

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OT
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue, great food and an excellent atmosphere with live music when ate there. Cheerful and helpful staff.

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NB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was amazing! The food was seasoned to perfection and the staff was helpful.

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RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Red Rooster is a fun place, nice vibe, good music on Tuesdays from an excellent Highlife band special mention to Ayo on tenor! Service could have been better although staff pleasant and friendly, food variable, good rather than outstanding.

Recommended for its ambience and music.

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D
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Obama Ribs are to die for 😍

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LB
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I read the reviews on the train on the way to RR and was not expecting much as people had been quite negative. On arrival, our reservation was not showing as it hadn't come through from OT but the staff could not have done more for us. We ended up on a table sort of behind the choir and after the meal (which was sooooooo tasty) the FOH Manager approached us and said that he understood we hadn't had the best view so had reserved us 2 spaces at the bar to watch the next set with a brilliant view! The whole afternoon was fantastic... service, food, choir, drinks, ambiance..... we had a great day. I recommend the Cornbread.... The fried yard bard..... the Mac and Greens and the bloody Mary! It isn't cheap but i think it is good value for money. I am coming back again and again and again!!!!

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OM
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the gospel brunch and came all the way from Norway. it did not disappoint! The food was great, the straff made us feel welcome even though we waited for more than half an hour. It was all worth the while when the gospel choir came on stage. This was a lovely experience! We will definitely be coming back

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had a marvelous time at Sunday Brunch!!! The service and Gospel Chior were the BEST!!!

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