Rok Shoreditch

4.5
358 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Barbecue
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Open fire grill restaurant where everything is cooked over alder and oak wood. Influenced by the dining cultures of Scandinavia with a great British produce. Open for lunch, dinner and late night drinks. The menu is made up of mainly smoked meat and fish dishes with a focus on fermention such as: cures, pickles and jams. Also great smoked vegetable dishes finished on a custom built wood fuelled BBQ.

Great cocktails and they specialise in brewing their own alcohol such as sparkling wines, ciders and meads.

Late night booking are encouraged during the summer so much that you'll likely be offered a free shot of Aquavit. Late bookings on the weekend will be able to keep there table until 1am as the restaurant switches into a cocktail and oyster bar and also serving their housed brewed ciders, wines and meads.

Lunches offers a lighter menu consisting of shellfish, smoked meats, cold salads, open sandwiches and coffees.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Scandinavian, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
Thursday: 12pm - 12am

Friday: 12pm - 01:30am

Saturday: 5pm - 01:30am

Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
020 7377 2152
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Matt Young
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Catering
A menu of smoked meat, cures, pickles and vegetable dishes. Award-winning Islington charcuterie Cobble Lane Cured supplies the restaurant, resulting in the likes of smoked short rib of beef with birch syrup or duck leg with bacon and lingonberry jam. Salads of charred broccoli with pumpkin seeds and toasted almonds, or beetroot with goats’ cheese and hazelnuts, Jars of fermented vegetables, the menu takes heed of seasons, with a regularly changing menu. If you’re just after a light bite, there are plenty of snacks on the bar menu, served after 10pm at the weekend.
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Public Transit
Liverpool Street and Shoreditch high street station
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Mon - Tue 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM

What 358 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Specifically recommend the blackened cabbage as a must have side. Great quality ingredients and nice ambient.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is a really great little restaurant. If you like Scandi food then it is a must to visit, the flavours and presentation were fantastic. I wanted to eat my meal again (and not for hunger, through flavour experience).

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Had an excellent meal with great service! Would def recommend, food was delicious

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2018

Imaginative food with incredible vegetable sides. Solid wines. Friendly service. Would be nice to have cushions on the hard benches.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2018

Great food, a bit expensive for small portions. Nice surroundings

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5.0Dined on 28 July 2018

Great food! Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly staff, highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Just average all around. So-So service. Certain dishes were solid, others were hard to chew.

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5.0Dined on 19 July 2018

A highly enjoyable meal that featured really interesting and creative dishes. We loved every dish ! Lots of smoky flavours. The chorizo scotch egg was outstanding and a must try

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2.0Dined on 18 July 2018

Whilst reviews were good. The place was unfortunately quite smelly “damp” smell. Our table was stuck by corner and didn’t feel it was right place for a special occasion. On positive the food was unique. Liked the side brócoli. Menu was quite limiting and made things a bit difficult for fussy eaters. Sorry but that was our impression.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Thus was my second visit on one week. A friend had arranged dinner one night and I loved it so much I had to take a few more friends back a few days later.
All of the starters are fantastic. Highly highly recommend the scotch egg. Even if you’re not a fan you’ll love it here.
For mains we ordered the four and shared. All delicious. Small but great wine selection to accompany the delicious food. Looking forward to going back again.

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3.0Dined on 12 July 2018

I took my friend here for a birthday meal; the atmosphere was OK, the restaurant was pretty quiet but that was good as we were seated near the toilets so if it were busy, we would have had people passing all the time. As it was, we had very good service,e the staff were very pleasant and friendly. We tried the scotch egg - which was amazing - the pate and the celeriac were OK but nothing special, and the mutton chops were so fatty I couldn't eat them. There is a pretty limited choice of dessert. I wouldn't come back myself as the food is not to my taste and it is pricey - a bottle of pouilly fume is £59 and our bill for wine, 3 starters, 2 mains and 1 dessert was over £150.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

Fresh simple food with a lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2018

We enjoyed our 3rd wedding anniversary at rok-it was recommended to us by a chef friend of ours. And it did not disappoint! From the smiley staff,delicious cocktails and well matched beers, to the melt in your mouth Octopus and the richly flavoured fish croquette. An unforgettable meal, perfectly ended with an unctuous laphroiag honey peach. Sublime.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

As always great food and service- menu changes all the time which I think is a good thing.

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Simple but creative menu, the sides were as good as the mains and the pickles were delicious

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3.0Dined on 28 June 2018

The service was good and the food looked the part but we both found it somewhat bland which combined with the small portions and disproportionate price tag leads me to think Rok is more form over substance.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Scallops were lovely, as were the side dishes. Pork was great for me, tough for my better half. A tad dear but an interesting experience.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Impromptu visit as we were in the vicinity. Great food - especially the broccoli.

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5.0Dined on 17 May 2018

We loved Rok Shoreditch for the most delicious food. Since there were 4 of us we tried everything on the menu. The wines we had were interesting and complimented the food. Do not be put off by the simple exterior and wooden tables and chairs - you will miss out if ypu are.

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5.0Dined on 10 May 2018

Fantastic as always! Menu is simple, food is amazing, staff are the best

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1.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Really disappointing, especially considering the price.
Doesn't live up to its billing whatsoever; food is far from the innovative experience the menu suggests, service is overbearing bordering on intrusive, and the atmosphere is non-existent even on a Saturday night. The only compliments I can honestly give Rok is that the pigeon, although overcooked, was good quality meat.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

Really liked the food, very tasty but slightly on the pricey side.

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4.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Outstanding food! As a Finn I was pleased to see such lovely Nordic flavours and combinations. It was a lovely birthday treat for my partner, not too noisy and quite cosy.

All the dishes were good size - we couldn't finish all the recommended amounts of food (starter, side and main)! We had the scallop starters, duck breast with lingonberry, lamb chop with mint yoghurt, sweet potato with sauerkraut creme fraiche and blackened cabbage with macadamias and Swedish cheese. The last two listed sides were incredibly tasty and flavours like I never had before. The food was timed perfectly and meats cooked spot on. The Sicilian white wine was heavenly. Our bill with the starters, mains, sides, a portion of pickles, two drinks each plus service charged was around £87 and felt like good value.

Service was a bit hit and miss as was the ambience - sitting at a very small table on uncomfortable stools next to the toilet entrance felt a bit interruptive at times. We had one lovely waiter and one who seemed a little bit offish, perhaps having a bad day?

All in all superb food, timely service and good for an occasion.

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4.0Dined on 30 March 2018

The food was expensive for a restaurant in the ££ category. £6 got you half a sweet potato and £16 got you a duck breast. I made the mistake of not looking at the menu before booking and was taken by surprise.

However, the quality of the food was exceptional, hence overall positive ratings. I loved the way they combined sweet, salty and acidic flavours. It definitely earned its Fit For Foodies badge.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

Excellent service and food, was willing to bring out a starter that wasn't on the menu after I asked for it.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Attentive and knowledgeable chap served some delicious and beautifully presented food!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Very nice and varied menu with some interesting option. Friendly and helpful service and a good wine list.

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3.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Been to Rok before, the food was nice not great. The pickles and starter excellent. The main meat and fish excellent, side dishes and sauces mmh yeah right did not work. Don't know what was going on. Veg was like a bad forest of pine.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food was by far the best of this restaurant. Sadly the service wasn't as good as I expected from a fine restaurant; I specified in my reservation that it was a special occasion with my girlfriend. We got seated next to a group of three loud men, who were talking and telling jokes to each other for almost all our stay... It was extremely annoying. This didn't ruin our dinner, but obviously, I won't come again or recommend this restaurant. There are many places where you can get great food these days.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Friendly service, knowledgeable without going over the top on too much detail and also helpful when we needed to order gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options.

The food was all delicious - the smoky charcoal roasted lamb was a highlight, as was the blackened cabbage. Good wine too, maybe just would've liked comfier chairs :)

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Small venue, not the most comfortable but the food more than makes up for this

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Very nice evening.
Delicious food and friendly staff
£75 for 2people having starter/main/side and 1 drink - so mid range price bracket

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

Lovely food. Blown away by the velvety seasonal Skrei (Norwegian cod) with cavolo nero. Also received great service. Seats and furnishing was a bit basic but it's part of the charm :)

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Amazing food and friendly service

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Very good food menu and even better food quality. Abit on the expensive side, but surely worth a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

A small pearl in the hearth of Shoreditch. Very nice food. Good ambient and service. Really recommended.

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4.0Dined on 10 February 2018

It's sometimes a bit of a gamble going somewhere with a limited menu, but it manages to pack quite a bit of variety into a 4-4-2 option setup and the food itself was absolutely delicious. Good cocktails too.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Superb food, great service. Rok is a gem of a place who don’t over complicate anything and concentrate on their menu and service. Fresh ingredients cooked perfectly.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Anazing service, delicious food at a perfect price. Would highly recommend and cant wait to go back

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3.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Tables are small, space was cold, food amazing but portions too small, cool interior design though on the bar.

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