Red Rooster Shoreditch

4.1
436 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 - 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 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

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RB
London
179 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

First time at Red Rooster and was impressed with the food. Great smart spot for chicken. With a visit for something at a more high end level.

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VR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It's a lovely looking restaurant and food is nice but not worth the high price tag. It's very similar to breakfast club or any American restaurant. We were treating ourselves to a nice birthday meal but it was disappointing sadly. Portion size is quite small. Unfortunately, staff got our drinks wrong twice. A band also started, they were great, but it right in the eating area so very loud when you are trying to catch up and chat.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I think the vegetarian options could be a bit more varied and better value for money. I found the fish lacked flavour and was disappointed as I feel The Red Rooster in New York is a bit more authentic.

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TD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Rooster is serves Amazing southern American soul food with a twist. Great atmosphere and live music, the service was excellent and very attentive. Recommend the corn bread ,the chicken waffle and the obama short rib. Excellent cocktails as well.

I will be back taste other option on the menu and the Brunch

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MP
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had been very much looking forward to dining at Red Rooster. The chef’s reputation was fascinating and the place had good word of mouth. Perfect, we thought for a special meal with a friend we rarely see. It was, however, quite a disappointment. Having been seated we than had to wait for ages to order even a drink. When we asked one of the staff to help us he refused because ‘we weren’t on his section’. Meanwhile a pair of DJs played music at a level which made it impossible to hear a conversation across the table. We asked for the music to be turned down slightly, but to no appreciable effect. Eventually we managed to order. When our wine arrived it was not only a completely different bottle than ordered - but not even the correct colour (we had ordered red not white!), and our waiter seemed bemused that we wanted this corrected. When the food finally came it was perfectly nice, but lacked the ‘wow factor’ that the chef’s reputation and the menu pricing had led us to expect. Good solid fare, but nothing very surprising or obviously innovative. We had a great night despite all of the above due to the great company, but won’t be booking again or recommending to others. A real shame as we had been so excited to try it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and drink in a great setting. The decor and music transporting one to the heart of the Southern States. Staff were attentive and engaging and the House Gospel Choir were outstanding. My partner and I have booked tickets to see them perform elsewhere they were so good.

Ultimately if you like phenomenal fried chicken, a great venue and excellent music than this is a great place to spend your Sunday afternoon.

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IP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Great food and service. Gospel choir were brilliant.

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CA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing Went with one of my bestie and we enjoyed the food

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CB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved the Gospel Brunch, the performance was highly enjoyable despite we had a table for 3:30 pm and could just see the last part of the show (which lasted half an hour). Food is nice and the service is attentive, sometime it felt a bit pushy as we were asked whether we would like to order something else probably 10 times. We arrived at 3:30, when the show started, ordered brunch and cocktails, then a cake, then tequila...at 4:10 we were the only people left in the place, and yet the very nice (I must say) waitress were still asking for more orders. Maybe too expensive, even counting the excellent ambience, and lovely performance. An avocado toast (with two tiny slice of toasted bread) and salmon 16 pounds + 3 pounds of service charges each + 1 pounds charge for tap water (first time) + 5 pounds charge for the show + 7 pounds for a cheese cake + 10 pounds for a cocktail (nice but slightly watery) + 5.75 for a tequila shot... in 1 hour we left the place with a nice memory of a quick show, 50 pounds less in our card, and talking about where to go for a dinner...

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere - the Gospel brunch was so fun and the choir were amazing

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JP
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to see the house gospel choir, amazing venue and food.
Needles to say the music was brilliant.
Can't wait to go back.

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SV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked last minute and it was a blast! Will definitely go back. The band on that night was simply unbelievable. Quite a deal! We absolutely loved it!

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K
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Quite expensive but I suppose that is to be expected in London. I had the cauliflour which was extremely spicy and you had to order the sides separately. Great cocktails though, nice decor and attentive waiters.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place loved it food amazing really interesting place

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b
London
47 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Red Rooster comes with a lot of hype around its brilliant chef, who is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with and who has created a varied and exciting menu. The portions are generous, and the roots of each dish are strong - there's a history to every menu item. We played it safe and ordered all the starters between two to get as much variation as possible. Some dishes were really generous and others were (we thought) a little overpriced (the gumbo is absolutely delicious but slightly too small for the cost). Everything was gorgeous and the staff were great, friendly and attentive. The live music on the night was gorgeous and the interior design is pretty special. The custom cocktails were fantastic. All in all, a pricey but worthwhile night out for a special occasion.

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J
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

To be honest, I've always made the chose that if you didn't have anything good to say, don't say anything. This is an exception. Credible director friends and I chose to go to Red Rooster in London. Service was not the best. After waiting a good while, I had to go to the maitre' d to let them know that no one came to our table, and we would like to begin our orders. I saw the maitre'd and 2 others dancing at the entry, and this was continuously to music playing. Our server did not seem to be clear on what we wanted to order, and made one trip back to check in, and of course, we had to ask bar backs, and those cleaning tables to help with getting our orders together. Several times our orders came back incorrect, and we had to wait, and after the 3rd try, it came back as requested.

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LT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is the second time I have been to the Gospel Sunday Brunch. Last time it was faultless. This time unfortunately the only thing faultless was the Gospel choir who are fantastic and absolutely worth going for. I was so surprised with the quality of food though? I had a salad of beetroot, peaches and quinoa... rock hard peach pieces and whole thing tasteless.
Others in party had avocado toast... very uninspired. Chicken n biscuits was good.
Waitress couldn’t hear above music (not choir) to get our order... bit annoying. Front of house staff super friendly.
Just disappointed as last time food was sooo good.

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M
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved the gospel lunch on Sunday, though this makes it very loud! Impossible to talk when they're performing. We had the chicken royale to share between two which was £44 and lots of food but not that tasty. Even the gravy and rooster sauce that came with it weren’t spicy enough for my liking. Limited cocktail menu on a Sunday but loved that they were able to make any cocktail you wanted provided they had ingredients. Great setting and service v friendly but £88 for lunch for 2 (one chicken main to share, 2 cocktails and 1 pint) was a bit overpriced.

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PL
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for gospel brunch and shared the platter and had a blast. So tasty and the black forest baked Alaska was a delight. On the surface was great to be right by the stage but think being behind the speakers and singers messed with the acoustics so was a good rather than outstanding performance even when it was evident the singers were top quality.

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T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful food experience in a hip environment.

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DK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was the earliest that I had eaten at Red Rooster. the staff were still in a meeting when we arrived at 6:15 PM. Just did not think that the food was as good as in the past. It was warm but not hot. As well, the service was not as crisp and friendly as I had expected again. I'm a fan but maybe not for early dining. Just did not seem ready for those first covers either from a service or kitchen perspective.

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AI
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The restaurant had a very good theme, and an exciting menu. Though I wish they would notify which dish is spicy (had the fried chicken and waffle and got surprised of it being super spicy!). The overall feel of the venue was good, with lots of happy people enjoying a night out. Still it saddens me to say that the waitors were more interested in watching the girls, than tending to waiting guests. 30 minutes after sitting down I managed to lock eyes with a waitor who were checking out the girls next to us. I don’t mind that at all, as long as it doesn’t interfere with their job and service.

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I
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been there 3-4 times now. Staff is always friendly and the food is always amazing.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and the live music was top notch!!!

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DL
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Wanted to love it after hearing the Chef Marcus Samuelsson on the BBC Food Programme but, in every way, the experience was like being in an overpriced American-style chain restaurant. Ordinary. Run-of-the-mill. Nothing special. Certainly not worth a visit for the food, and expensive to boot. Steer clear - there's so much better on offer in London. (Shout out to the waitress who was great - just a shame that the food was so very disappointing).

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CK
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Disappointing, the Gospel Choir was the only highlight

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R
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wow , loved it we went late on a Saturday night and the fact that they have a DJ until 2am is brilliant , the late night menu should have a few more options as it was only limited to burgers and mac and cheese , maybe add some chicken wings !!
7/10

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GS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for dinner on a Friday. It was very busy but the service was still quick and attentive. Great food. The live music was great - very energetic, people dancing - great atmosphere.

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E
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had drinks at the Green Room to kick off my birthday and then moved downstairs for dinner and live music. Drinks come with a twist and are very good ( read strong :) ). I enjoyed the Split 75, highly recommend it. Food is also quite creative and just as much tasty. To top it all, they have live music on right now every night. And while we were seated right in front of the stage, it was loud, but think everyone was moving to the beats as they were eating and drinking. Give it a go if the hood!

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A
London
33 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

Go for the gospel on a Sunday but don't expect much from the food. The singers are great and had us up on our feet. Wish they performed for longer.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I went for my birthday last weekend for the Gospel Choir brunch. The choir were amazing, everything else was far below expectations. The food was mediocre, the staff were slow, rude and all our food came out at different times. It was about 15 minutes before all of us had our food on the table. I wouldn't go here if you're expecting to have good food and good service - you will be disappointed.

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EW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I expected an American diner feel and it was so much more, very ambient and the food was served in outstanding condition. The service was amazing and I cannot wait to go back

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Starters - Helga's meatballs and Chicken 'n Waffle - were exceptional, mains - Pork Belly Surf 'n Turf and Fried Yard Bird a bit less so, though we were too full to finish them - they were too hot as if microwaved?

Service friendly but a bit hit and miss.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The service was very poor. Attentive but ineffective. We didn’t even have the wine we had ordered until part way through our meal and the bottle was kept away from the table and our glasses not topped up often enough. One of the sides didn’t turn up for ages. And the food wasn’t very hot. The food was bland and expensive for what it is. There was no draught beer at all the day we went which was disappointing and I felt the waiting staff could have done more to apologise for that e.g. a free round of drinks. I won’t be recommending this place sadly.

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JP
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Loved every minute of it. Would recommend to go. Would definitely go back again.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I was abit disappointed overall I had real high expectations after reading about it on the website and the pricing is quite high. The food was average at best. The lighting in the restaurant made it hard to see the menu or what we were eating.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Great venue and atmosphere - music was brilliant - but the food was underwhelming. Very carb heavy and quite bland in taste. Wouldn’t go back for food. Would go back for drinks if a rum and coke wasn’t £10.50!!! Overall, unfortunately not what we expected.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I will never return to this restaurant. I had such a bad experience that I advised people arriving as I was leaving not to bother. The staff had no idea what they were doing, including how to process a simple credit card payment. The food is cheap and badly cooked (my steak was awful). It was a mess from start to finish. Don't bother.

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OS
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The starter wasn't that great - mixture of some weird ingredients that don't make the overall dish to taste good. The chicken that I expected to be their speciality was quite dry. Mac and cheese were good and cocktails too.

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M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Food not available upon entry; waitress never returned after order; food mediocre; waited 35 minutes for bill.

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