Roba Bar & Restaurant

3.7
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19 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British

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Afternoon Tea
ROBA Bar & Restaurant will offer affordable dining where you can expect stunning dishes prepared with care, beautifully presented and cooked to perfection!


We are a place designed to feel stylish yet relaxed and rooted in its community. A hub at the heart of Paddington, we’re perfect for casual lunch, a business meeting to impress, an Afternoon Tea treat, drinks with work colleagues or a romantic dinner.
What 19 People Are Saying
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3.7
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BN
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

We where the only people there there was a quiet awkward feeling to the place the food was good but the wine is horrendous for the price. It’s a nice place for the price but I would rather pay more for a better night

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Clean modern surroundings, good food at a good price for London! Recommend!

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Très bonnes découvertes. Personnel sympathique et rapide!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The waiter was really friendly and nice! We had afternoon tea which was really good👍🏼

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Soulless bar Lacks atmosphere , character or customers early evening!
Feels like a cross between a hotel lobby and a service station cafe!
Cancelled dinner reservation and went elsewhere .
Staff were very friendly though.

RB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super service!! Would go back again!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Trés bon afternoon tea, mais ambiance froide et service pas très chaleureux

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Based on my experience - it was poor.
There was only one person as waiter / bar person so I had to wait to get a table even though it was quiet.
The smoked salmon with avocado mousse was average at best.
The fish from my fish and chips was poor because the batter was soggy and not crispy at all. The triple cooked chips were also limp.

JR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely dead on a Thursday lunch. The menu is apocalyptic; better heading to Macdonald’s for range.

DF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

New Years Eve

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best squid I've ever had! Beautiful meal and wine will definitely go back

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I reserved a table on the basis of the convenient location and the blurb written by the restaurant on here, and I would offer up the following warnings. Firstly, the restaurant is attached to a hotel and the menu (at the time of visiting) consisted of very lacklustre steak, chops, chicken, fish and burger options. That’s bland, uninspiring and really not what you’d expect given the competitive nature of the London restaurant scene. Secondly, the wine list was similarly disappointing and the place was practically empty - only a couple of families staying in the hotel - with no atmosphere, so I made polite excuses and left. The staff all seemed nice enough so I certainly wouldn’t hold the anodyne menu against them, but the restaurant is unlikely to draw in people from outside the hotel with these choices and needs to offer something more than characterless gastropub fare if it wants to be remotely busy. Oh, and the restaurant’s description of itself on here is a triumph of marketing and wishful thinking over reality!

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Comfortable and quiet. A limited but adequate menu of good quality food and wine.

DB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Lovely staff who tried hard but we were the only people there on a Sunday lunch, fish looked mass produced and overall expensive.

C
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a late evening meal with my partener while visiting London, amazing food and lovely staff! A nice place

N
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an early dinner for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was empty but to be expected as it was 5.30pm, but even thought there wasn’t an “atmosphere” from other people, it was still perfect lovely.
The server was so attentive and thoughtful, outstanding service and delicious food, with absolute great value for money - 3 courses for 3 people, a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of wine, all for £120! And they even put a candle in my cousin’s dessert.
Highly recommend.
Thank you for a lovely evening.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu choice and food. Everything cooked and presented superbly. The steaks were perfect and tasty. Good wine choices. Very quiet on a Friday early evening. Service was excellent.

KK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took a client here for a business lunch. I was looking for somewhere quiet where the background noise wouldn't make it difficult to hear each other and I wasn't disappointed. I was not sure of the food preferences of the group and there was something for everyone. At £15 for a 2 course lunch, it represented good value for London.

AC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely afternoon tea in a charming restaurant. Charmingly served by Claudia.