Red Rooster Shoreditch

4.1
697 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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FA
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a very good time at red rooster, highly recommend

n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a brilliant evening out. Food, cocktails and music are all outstanding. Super friendly, positive atmosphere and service.

KG
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for Gospel Brunch and it was brilliant. The food was lovely, the cocktails were amazing and the service was super friendly and helpful. We had a really fun date. Pretty good value for money too. Probably better suited to those that are not too shy to join in a bit!

SK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes the atmosphere was great. Service friendly. Food was fantastic and I highly recommend the gospel brunch.

TM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was really disappointing. We ordered the Bird Royale Feast for 2 people to share (£44) because it came with a lot of sides. The biscuits tasted overwhelmingly of cheese, the waffles were dry and the mac'n'cheese was fine but nothing special, I've had way better at other places in London. The chicken was bland so you really needed the sauces and gravy but they came in very small pots so we asked for more. The service was great, the staff were very welcoming and quick. The menu contains hardly any information on what you're getting or why it's special or interesting. Also for some reason they present the whole fried bird first with a rocket candle before they take it away to be chopped up. Honestly, this is really embarrassing. They do it so you can take a picture but two adults eating dinner on a saturday night are not going on the gram to post a picture of fried chicken with a candle in it. That experience was awkward.

IT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love everything about it but it's just simply too loud

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The choir was great and the ambiance lively, however the food was very disappointing. Sadly, it looked better than it tasted. It was very bland, overpriced, and not the well seasoned soul food I was expecting. Unfortunately, I will not be returning in the near future.

DG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best time! Went on Sunday and didn't expect the Gospel Choir to be singing house music - they were amazing! It was great fun with everyone up and dancing! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Would highly recommend and will be going again!

GT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Love the gospel choir and that is the only reason I’d go back. Food is expensive and not very tasty unless you order the posh KFC. Service is friendly but slow. Meals not served at the same time, stuff missing etc.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff polite and attentive.
Vibe is good especially with the live band.
Will be visiting again.

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

It was quite disappointing as I was really looking forward to the gospel brunch experience. I order the breakfast sandwich, my friend order the waffle and purple gang cocktails.

Drinks - inconstancy the first 2 were completely different colour from the second 2 and were warm.

Breakfast sandwich- I sent it back to the kitchen 4 x and only ended up eating the last one as I was starving and my friend had already finished by this point. The sandwich was swimming in water and was soggy. When I finically got my food 45 mins later it was tasteless. The kitchen really need to get it together. If a dish isn’t working well take it off the menu.

The waffle- 3/4 of a waffle to be precise came cold and was not very impressive at all.

Overall a pretty poor ode to Harlem.

Service wasn’t great, we were given the bill without asking for it, the sandwich wasn’t initially take off the bill then it was. Nothing was done to rectify the experience and the service was still applied. Staff seemed generally disinterested and did not even say goodbye until we did.

House Gospel Choir was the best thing about our experience.

GR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time here at the Red Rooster after finding the entrance it was a very good experience. Food was delicious with plenty of flavours. The service was good very attentive. Love the pictures in the restaurant. Didn't get chance to listen to the band as we were in a rush. I will come back again.

SK
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The aguachile which I saw on tv and specifically went for was outstanding - layers of flavour.
Pietro was exceptionally helpful and pleasant.
The ambience, concept, location and live music are great.
The chicken dish that my friend ordered was delicious, superbly battered and fried.
My lamb ravioli / lamb shoulder special dish worked well and was flavoursome but it didn’t knock my socks off.
I guess if they had a tasting menu that would be a value addition.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on a Sunday...Sooooooo wish the house choir was on for longer had a fantastic experience

MF
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Red Rooster gospel lunch was good but not great. We booked a table for 6 people months in advance but ended up slightly behind the singers under a speaker, so the sound was deafening but we could only see the backside of one of the singers.

E
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Great venue and lovely music yet very loud. the food was very expensive and not special. The portions were small and the fries were soft. Staff was Nice but forgot our requests. If you want to spend this kind of money on food, go to a better restaurant.

AB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Place is great with good vibe and really good food. Only bad thing, the portion sizes were maybe a bit small for the price we paid. Other than that, 5 star!!!

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night. The food was great, the space was very hip, the band was awesome!
We will be back.

N
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious chicken and waffles and short beef rib benedict and great smily service. House Gospel Choir are amazing, such fun vibes and good for the soul. Best Sunday brunch i've been too!

C
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant! The food, the decor, the staff, the ambiance—just awesome! And the Gospel House Group, just unbelievable!! I wish we had time to go back during our stay in London, but alas, back to the states the next day. I would definitely recommend, and hope to return when I come back to the U.K.

Thanks for the wonderful time and memory!

Kim S.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was and food was great. The HBBB band was excellent too.

JT
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Enjoyd live band but they were too loud - had to shout to talk to the person next to you. Amazing food and loved the evening though!

DT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great, and ticks the comfort food box. Also had great live music which may not be convenient for any intimate conversations you may want to have

SH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!
I can’t thank i you enough for a wonderful evening
I took my boyfriend for his birthday and you made us both so happy
The staff were so friendly and welcoming with great food suggestions and help with the menu .

TB
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. The staff were excellent. If you are in the area you should visit

D
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I was a bit disappointed that my food was cold and it took a long time to arrive. However, lovely place, great music and atmosphere.

CO
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent live band and singer...good atmosphere and food.

KR
Yorkshire
26 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic. The food was great. We really liked it.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

White wine was Luke warm. Service ok but a little slow. Fried chicken over cooked and dry

FM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We visited for the Gospel brunch. The choir were outstanding, very powerful. Loved the cornbread
, devilled eggs and beet starter and the yardbird sharing platter was excellent. We had to ask for a doggy bag.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great people really nice for a fun night out of a special Sunday lunch

GM
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
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.

LB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
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.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
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

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!

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

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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