Red Rooster Shoreditch

4.1
491 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Soul food
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  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Special Occasions
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 - 1am, Thursday
5pm - 2am Friday and 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 that a reduced, late-night menu runs from 11pm - 00:00am on Thursday and 11pm to 01:30am on Friday and 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

Monday bank holiday August 27th we are running a special Brass brunch from 11am to 16pm
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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.

Monday August 27th we are running a special Brass Brunch from 11am to 4pm. Please reserve online.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 491 People Are Saying
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TD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

As a vegetarian the options are very limited which is fine really given that it's called Red Rooster so you know CHICKEN is the speciality. But what I don't understand is how avocado on toast costs around the same price as a chicken main. Quite overpriced for a very simple dish and quite small too....went home hungry.
Also the pricing of the wine was strange. £7.50 per glass for the rose but £42 for the bottle - it just doesn't make commercial sense. We realised after purchasing a bottle it would have been cheaper to drink by the glass.
I didnt have desert but my friends loved theirs. ALSO the House Gospel Choir were outstanding. REally create such a good vibe and if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have gone as their food offerings are pretty limited if you aren't a meat eater. I did try the sweet potatoe dish previously on another ocassion but it was so sickly sweet it was like a desert.
Overall the ambiance is good and the staff are great. If you are a veggie then probably best to avoid.

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DR
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Gospel Brunch is awesome. The venue, food, service and House Music Choir were all fabulous.

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

Really nice modern authentic restaurant! Great for a chilled night. We ordered a variety of things to share which were just perfect! Food not too heavy so great for when your drinking before and afterwards. Really nice and relaxing and not rushed! Staff very helpful and made us feel relaxed and at ease when ordering/ asking questions! We loved it!

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JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is fantastic. The soul food was first class, cocktails were to die for, ambiance was cool as hell, the music on the night was Aretha Franklin ish and not a note out of tune and the service was second to none. Hats off to this place! I haven't stopped talking about it.

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

Went with 5 friends for a birthday meal. The food was good as was the service. The ambience was lovely and there was great live music. Would recommend.

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

Waited a bit too long for the food but otherwise it was all great!

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f
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The most upbeat way to spend a Sunday! Sadly not so reasonably priced to go more frequently....

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MS
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Having read the mixed reviews about the food and service, I'm happy to say that we had a great time at Red Rooster's gospel brunch. The food was tasty (although a little pricey) and service was friendly and efficient. The main attraction were the House Gospel Choir who were outstanding. It's just a shame that the performance was just for half an hour. The crowd were up dancing and it couldn't have been better. It was a Sunday afternoon well spent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable afternoon, good food and fun ambience. Particularly enjoyed the performance of the gospel house choir (we were very lucky to experience two sets). Only downside is the that the background music (not when the choir was live) was too high so general conversation wasn’t easy and we had to shout to make ourselves heard.

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I
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Everything was overly sweet... there was too much effort being made to differentiate themselves from other similar eateries and this resulted in overly pretentious food. Nothing was what you might expect it to be. The Cornbread was basically cake, I asked if the Rooster sauce was sweet or hot and I was told it was mild and savoury; but, nope, was most definitely hot.

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m
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant had a fantastic night great food great atmosphere amazing service live music 🎵 spot on love it will definitely be going back ❤️

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waitress constantly trying to up sell by pouring wine every other minute. Food was really unimpressive, the chicken was rubbery and lacked real flavour. Pretty unacceptable given the meal was about 50 quid a head.

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RM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my friend for a Birthday Brunch and was not disappointed. The whole visit exceeded our expectations. The Customer service was Brilliant. Our server was Polite, Friendly , and gave us good tips on the Menu. The gospel show was awesome and the Food was so amazing, cant wait to return.!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing decorations. Beautiful African and African-American art everywhere. I fell in love with it the moment I stepped inside. Awesome music and incredible live music (house gospel choir). great service and great food. Thanks for an amazing brunch :)

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AK
London
29 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Sadly this trip to Red Rooster was utterly disappointing. The jerk chicken was so bland I had to ask for extra jerk gravy and rooster sauce, both of which were dreadful.

I think the restaurant has gone downhill since my last few visits.

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, we were lucky to stumble across Red Rooster as we were staying at The Curtain. The menu is not massive which I think is a good sign. The Chicken and Waffles starter is one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The steak main was so tender and cooked to perfection

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The Gospel House Choir on the Sunday was just amazing! The whole place was jumping! Just a shame they didn’t sing for longer

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PL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Had a great lunch with the gospel choir made the whole experience fun and so much energy in the room. Throughly enjoyed it will definitely go back.

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday Brunch. Amazing gospel choir and brilliant cocktails. Would recommend.

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i
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and a great atmosphere however the meal cost so much my partner audibly gasped

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the Gospel Brunch, with the House Gospel Choir. It was amazing. Definitely worth the trip and booking in advance to secure a table.

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible, menu items were very limited and completely overpriced. Taste wise was very bland, waiter was so rude.

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NN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

What a find, we loved Sunday Brunch with the House Gospel Choir, the atmosphere was fantastic, everyone up dancing and singing. Great staff, so friendly, food was tasty and big portions, it’s not fine dining but it was very much New York brunch and we really enjoyed it. 10/10 we will be back

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JS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Gospel choir fantastic although only on for 45 mins. Dreadful food, hardly any wine on the wine list available and really expensive. Sorry wouldn’t return !

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JD
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Such a fun way to spend a Sunday brunch! The singers were fantastic, lots of energy. The food and service was good too.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Grateful for extra attendees being accommodated at short notice and was a great choice to celebrate my birthday. However, there wasn't live entertainment on this occasion and this was one of the reasons I decided to celebrate my birthday here again this year (unless I overlooked a note to say this was the case) which changed the atmosphere and vibe for me.

Usually very lively, nice friendly atmosphere, good music, good food, comfortable and great interior. Perfect for a special occasion as it has lots of talking points.

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G
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I had been at the Red Rooster almost one year ago and the experience was amazing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the same this time. The whole fried chicken was great, but the sides, which are integral part of the menu, weren’t as good as usual. The corn bread was replaced by waffles and savory scones, and this is not exactly the same, mainly for customer having been at the original Red Rooster in Harlem. Also, the mac-and-cheese were not as good as expected. Despite I had reserved the table far in advance, and we have been allocated in a kind of side room which was not even the main one with the live music. I conclusion, I was a disappointing experience overall. I don’t think I will come back again unless you restore the original great quality of the food.

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SD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food had limited taste, waffle too sweet for chicken, chicken no flavour, corn no taste

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Generously portioned. Fantastic!!!

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

It was interesting attending Red Rooster, as the location is perfect but the experience was somewhat a miss. Initially when attending the restaurant we were seated near a door which was really cold, I asked to be moved and they kindly accommodated. However, when we did sit down we had a really lovely waitress who was lovely but everything else seemed to take sooo long to arrive. My friend ordered quiet a few starters which came in drips and drabs, at one point we had to ask for some of our starters as it was forgotten. The waitress said it was her fault however this written down and she confirmed it so I think she was trying to help the person that forgot to make the order. Following on from that it took so long for the mains to arrive, it would be have been okay if there was no time limit but what made the situation bad was that we were told we had to give up the table for other customers and to sit at bar. We weren’t even offered the dessert menu even though we were on time and it took them the length of time to provide us with food. I was disappointed as I wanted to hire the venue for a large group booking but to be honest if it was problematic with just two of us I hate to think what it’s likely to be like with a large group.

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AA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Risotto was horrible!! I could barely chew my leek, which scratched my mouth from the inside. Horrible flat Aperols and inattentive service. Would not recommend.

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KB
London
35 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was decent, but House Gospel Choir that were there on a Sunday was sensational! Well worth a visit to hear them, what an uplifiting way to spend a Sunday!

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a meal at Red Rooster on a Saturday evening with friends whom we hadn't seen for ages. All the food was delicious. The wine list was limited but that isn't really the focus for the restaurant. The waiter was fantastic - friendly and helpful in perfect measure. There was a really good atmosphere and we enjoyed the DJ and her tunes, however our table was right underneath the speakers and this meant that conversation with our friends was limited as it was too noisy for us. It was a bit early for dancing at this stage so I didn't feel that the music needed to be that loud.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having attended in June even our own waiter (who was lovely) said he had no idea what had gone wrong with the live act. All in all I was disappointed- it was not the night I had hoped for our group. It was quite disappointing that after such a great start music wise, we then just had to listen to background music on a loop- there was such a big gap between live act and DJ. We ended up leaving about 11 in the end& the DJ was still not even on! Such a huge contrast to my first visit, when we didn’t stop dancing and just enjoying the music and atmosphere.

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NN
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both the service (Crystal our waitress) and the food were amazing!!!!

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AD
Bedfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

Went for the Gospel Brunch on a Sunday afternoon and it was indeed food for the soul! The House Gospel Choir are exceptional and brought the house down. The food is generous in portion but secondary to the entertainment. It's a simple menu but still tasty. We will return.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had a brunch at Red Rooster. The atmosphere is very nice and the place as well. Food is nothing special,
overpriced. Service is good.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the Sunday brunch. Great gospel choir , brilliant atmosphere and experience .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly enjoyable dinner! 😍

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l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Great spot for drinks and nibbles, but not for the foodies amongst you...

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