Romulo Cafe London

4.5
178 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Filipino
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
  • Good for Birthdays
Following its success in Manila, Romulo Café is to open in London, among the world’s vibrant food capitals, offering a taste of the Philippines in the heart of Kensington.



Special Offers

Filipino Afternoon Tea for 2: £35pp

£45pp with free-flowing prosecco option.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 6 April 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 14:00-18:00
Sat 14:00-18:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 3:00PM

What 178 People Are Saying
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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime I introduce Romulo Cafe to a new friend, I always see on their face expression that they are surprised with the taste and always says its perfect blending of tastes. Last time I visited with a chef friend He love the food.He ordered a 5 course meal and we really enjoyed it! We probably visit soon with his friends.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing overall experience and value! Feels like eating at a friends' house with great food.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff. Good food and good portion sizes. Particularly enjoyed garlic rice and fried bananas.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner came to talk to us and help us with our order. We had been before and fell in love with some dishes which we were looking forward to having again however the menu had slightly changed so then we were unsure ! The guy was very kind and offered to make something off the menu that ticked our box and also helped us choose something similar on the menu. I definitely recommend

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HD
London
31 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good, i think for vegetarians it was a bit limited but the desserts are incredible. you must try the UBE CHEESECAKE that was the best bit.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Romulo Cafe is always a joy. It's a slice of home, my happy place :)

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X
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Lovely staff. Explained all the dishes and very good quality at a great price. Definitely recommend! Delicious.

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NC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice Food , friendly and informative staff . Restaurant not that big so maybe advisable to book ahead

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, the experience was better compared to another Filipino restaurant that I tried here in London. However, because I tried Romulo’s in Manila, the food there is way better than the quality here. The chicken relleno is a bit too salty for me. The one that I liked best was the laing. Also, I think the price are a bit expensive compared to other equally good or better tasting cuisines around London. Ambience of the resto and staff service were good! Not sure if I’ll be back though.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice first experience of Phillipeans food

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, authentic food. Very attentive staff. Brilliant meal.

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M
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the 5 courses with wine and was the best choice. The food was amazing, different flavors and ingredients. I definitely recommend the ube cheesecake. The server was lovely and helpful.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We loved the special menu especially the lechon, and the tupig & puto bumbong. It reminds me so much of home!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my husband’s birthday. It was his first time and he had a lovely time. They managed to grant all my requests! :) As expected, food is awesome. Their £28 offer (with unlimited cocktails and 3 platitos) on weekdays is a great value for money. We had 6 different platitos but didn’t finish everything as the portions are quite huge. Never miss bagoong rice and sizzling chicken. :)

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always have said that this place is absolutely lovely. Food is high standard and well plated for the eye palette. Tonight we dined and the chefs special Puto Bumbong tasted very plain. Yes there was brown sugar and hard cold butter to dressed this dish but even so it didn’t take me back to my last Christmas in Philippines. Very disappointed, hopefully on our next visit this dish would have a more delightful taste.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Authentic Filipino food with a twist. Definitely worth the journey.

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R
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought some Italian friends to try Filipino food forthe first time. They loved everything and really enjoyed the experience. Thank you!

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FD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We were so kindly welcomed to Romulo by the lovely host and had a very attentive waitress all night. This was our first foray into Philippine food and so we ordered a lot of platitas. The food was generally really tasty and interesting although the spring rolls were not what I would consider fresh vegetable and were covered in a thick sauce. I'd definitely go back!

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Price of food over-valued. Not exactly the Filipino food you would expect as it has been too tailored for an international clientele. Lobster in the Weekend Special Menu was bland. Sisig and Crispy Pata lost the real Filipino flair and flavour as they look and taste different

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RC
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for authentic Filipino food! The adobo was really tasty!

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Filipino Reataurant in London. It has the warmth, taste and feel of truly Filipino.

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FD
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was really looking forward to trying out Philippine cuisine, but I'm not sure we ordered anything that represented it well enough. The waitress was not forthcoming with ideas so it was a stab in the dark. We went for an early evening meal and ordered 5 or so dishes. The fried calamari is not one I would recommend as it was chewy and not easily recognisable as anything but the sweet coating. The king prawns were ok, just average. However the sizzling chicken was delicious as were the sliders. I'm just not sure I'd go out of my way to visit again. If I had a suggestion, it would be that the servers make suggestions for customers and try to be a little more enthusiastic. There's potential here, but it's not quite in the memorable meal category, at least not for the right reasons.

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LL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to visit Romulo’s Cafe since I heard a lot of good comments about this Filipino Restaurant! I’m really loving the crispy pata dish, pinakbet, fresh lumpia, halo-halo and sansrival! :) I would definitely recommend this place!

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r
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food is a-ok . It’s a nice atmosphere if its your first time. The staff needs to chill a bit, some are really stiff.
The place is clean ... but very hot during summer time .

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious 5 course tasting menu with 5 wines for £45. Astonishing value and flavours. Very friendly service and explanation of dishes. Will be back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Filipino food at its finest! Very friendly staff.
There was a batch reunion going on then which added to the festive mood.
Romulo gives me a feel of home.

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QL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I always go to Romulo’s every now and then so, I can say that the food wasn’t as excellent when I had it. Did they change chefs? I am disappointed especially that the food can be quite expensive. I feel that I didn’t have a good value for money. Disappointing.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I loved the cozy atmosphere!

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

Spend my birthday here without my family and it made me feel close to home! I had an enjoyable meal menus!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The best filipino restaurant I have been in London. Great service and fast. I really recommend it, specially the Halo-halo.

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J
New England
52 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a neighborhood gem, even in a neighborhood known for great dining. Romulo is a fantastic way to get introduced to Filipino cuisine. The staff are perceptive, helpful, fast, and happy to make your time in their restaurant a pleasure. Every dish and drink was well executed, well presented, and ultimately well loved.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We came on a Sunday having set menu with a glass of bubbly. It was a warm sunny day, perfect weather to have a glass of bubbly. It was very nice throughout the meal. However, our mood was ruined because they were lying to us that they don’t have halohalo. They were forcing us to have something else. When we were having the dessert, we overheard and saw them serving halohalo to another guests. We were very disappointed with how we being treated. Maybe we are the guests who is going to a special deal, that’s why we were not treated as the same. At the end, one of the supervisor/ manager gave us a halohalo for free. It made us a feeling of just to make us not to complain, it made us very disappointed with the service here. We do love the food here, however, we would not come back again for this kind of service.

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C
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The ambience was cosy.
We loved the pandesal, and adobo. Although the Kangkong and chopseuy were bit salty but it depends on personal preference. Some staff were friendly but one was a bit snappy. Overall it was a good experience. Filipino food with twists in gourmet style. The price was okay.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My first time and I really can not fault the place. From start to finish the customer focus was there, even when it became busy. All members of staff were helpful and assisted throughout the night. The food again can not fault it. Everything was better than i could have imagined. I will definitely be going back at some point.

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MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience. Fantastic food, helpful staff and a unique place. Loved it.

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V
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filipino food at its best... Dining in this place always hits the soul!

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CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was good. Staff were attentive. The pan de sal (bread) was delicious,(ordered a dozen more to take home)but when we asked for pancit palabok and vegetable canton , it was not available.
The cooking smell has gone up to the restaurant floor and staff had to open the fire exit door to get rid of the smell. When you leave the restaurant, your clothes , hair smelled of food.
The restaurant should get an air extractor .
Otherwise it was good.

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h
London
32 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food in such a lovely little setting, the recommendations from the staff and overall atmosphere was great

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NH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and warm service! Make sure to try the calamansi juice, chicken relleno and laing.

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OT
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great and fast service. Food was well prepared. 2 sharing platters are more than enough for 3 people. Loved the choco loko dessert

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