Roba Bar & Restaurant

3.7
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23 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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 23 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.1
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3.2
ambience
3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Didn't realise that it was in a hotel from their website, Not that that put us off, but the atmosphere was lame. The other dinners seamed to be the hotels guests and they weren't well dressed. Not what we was expecting... However, the service was excellent, quick and friendly. The food was well presented, hot and very tasty.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Lovely food with a good selection of wine and drinks. Great, quick service with prompt courses! Unfortunately the atmosphere was dull, considering it was a Friday night there was only one other table in the restaurant. The deco was nice and only noise was from hotel guests. I would recommend this restaurant but advertisement is a must to ensure that the atmosphere is improved.

TA
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and food was outstanding will definitely be going back

NR
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The photos I saw led me to believe this was a dedicated restaurant, however it is a hotel restaurant in the bar area. Service, wine and food were all good but the atmosphere was lacking - whilst I don’t like piped music not having any background noise meant everyone could hear each others conversations.

BN
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

CD
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Très bonnes découvertes. Personnel sympathique et rapide!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

L
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

New Years Eve

AC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

DB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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