Room 43

4.3
26 reviews
£25 and under
Middle Eastern
Persian cuisine.
Selection of classic and signature Persian cocktails.
Live jazz every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Stand up comedy every Wed.
Voted top 10 best restaurant to dine in London 2019 and 2020.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so lovely and truly looked after us! Will definitely go again!

RS
RojiniS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great venue, nice ambience and really friendly service. The cocktails were amazing, however sadly the food was a let down. Didn't really have much flavour and the meat quality was poor. We won't be back for the food, but would go for some drinks again. The live music was nice and also at a good volume level.

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Emer
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We came to Room43 after reading lots of positive reviews, and found the food descriptions particularly appealing.
Our first impression was positive, as it felt quite cosy inside, and one particular waiter was very energetic. This waiter made us some cocktails which were delicious.
That said, things went downhill from there. It took quite a while before the other waiter decided to take our food order. We ordered eight dishes between the two of us, as these are small plates. Eight was slightly too many - I'd suggest 3 dishes per person should be enough. Our main issue was the flavours of the dishes, which were severely lacking. The salmon and the chicken had seemingly no herbs or spices on them as they tasted like plain baked salmon and chicken. The okra and lamb stews, and the smoked aubergine starter all tasted like tinned tomatoes and nothing else. The calamari was decently crispy but, again, lacked flavour and the pieces of actual seafood were quite small in comparison to the amount of batter. The lentil and mango salad had too many lentils and too little else - once the mango was gone, we were eating plain lentils with no dressing or flavour. Finally, we are pretty sure the vine leaves are in fact the Asda vine leaves, which taste fine, but the mark-up was quite substantial.
Overall, we were expecting a flavour explosion based on the menu descriptions, but we in fact just had a disappointingly bland meal.
My boyfriend also thought the music was a touch too loud for a dinnertime slot - maybe a post-dinner performance, from say 9pm, would be more appropriate, or a pre-dinner cocktail performance from 5-7pm. In any case, don't have loud music on when people are trying to converse over dinner. We also found it a little odd to have a jazz band there as the ambiance and decor in the restaurant do not feel suited to a jazz band - it's not a very opulent venue.

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vipdininginW9
London
40 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The calamari was great, but the rest of the food was bland and very underwhelming. The saffron chicken tasted nothing of saffron, the breadboard had stale end pieces of break which had been "refreshed" in the oven so were rock hard.
We were the first table to arrive on a Monday night (it wasn't busy), but despite that, the food took over 45 minutes to arrive.

LS
LiviaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place! Good food and good music together = 🥳

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great. Fun, relaxed ambiance, friendly service and outstanding food. I would definitely recommend this place.

RC
vipRCavi
London
71 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fanatic place with chilled vibe and friendly service. Thoroughly enjoyed and almost didn't want to review as want to be able to get a table here in future...

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Andrea
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Not very interesting food, very average tastes. Service was great and we enjoyed chatting with the server. We found the lamb chops and falafel over cooked. The tabouleh with no significant flavour other than lemon. Just was not a foodie experience. Perhaps the chef was off duty with it being a slow Sunday evening???

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great live music and good food with fast attentive service

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Cat4091
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous unpretentious food, lovely table outside, attentive friendly staff. Jazz playing inside. Good value for money.

SC
SimonC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great little place - fabulous live Jazz, great bites and fun cocktails - A great night out.

J
Jess
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The dishes are small, but they are great for sharing and getting to try a lot of items on the menu.
The jazz was great as well and added to the vibe of the place

KD
KayleighD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time – staff were really friendly and gave us a new drink free of charge after we accidentally knocked ours over. Great vibes! It’s pretty loud with the music going so be sure to head there when you’re in for a good time!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good ambience, food was good, but a little overpriced for the portions.

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Maria
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to room 43 for a date and could not possibly like it more. The atmosphere, service, FOOD <3 and brilliant stand up comedy resulted in an amazing night full of laughs and great vibe. Special thanks to a service for their friendly and super nice approach :)

MB
MariaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with delicious food, signature cocktails and live jazz music. Friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been to room 43 twice, once for valentine‘s dinner and once for a birthday dinner. Both times delicious! great music, lovely staff.

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DianaR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very friendly place and cosy artistic atmosphere, excellent for jazz lovers. Delicious creative cocktails at affordable prices. Food is ok, but wouldn't be the reason to visit the bar.

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Mivana
London
31 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a Comedy night, so there was entertainment too, but wanted to sample their food first and foremost.
The menu is mainly “small dishes” tapas style, which my 2 friends and myself enjoyed sharing.
Good portions and nice flavours.
Will come back again.

GH
GaryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were led to believe from the website that there would be a band but there was no entertainment. Therefore, greatly disappointed in that. The food was great, though.

FM
vipFoodieMomma
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a really great evening here. We were there on a Friday night and enjoyed both the food and the live jazz music! Will definitely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a place- such a pleasant surprise. Improvised jazz, great food and service. A really special night out. Highly recommend.

GW
vipGraceW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place for a drink on a Friday night when the jazz band is playing. Staff are lovely!

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SimB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I was excited to head here after reading a number of rave reviews but overall was underwhelmed by the food. The stuffed olives were sickly sweet to the point of only being able to manage a handful and the lamb casserole contained hardly any lamb! The ambience and decor of the venue was it's saving grace as we enjoyed the listening to the live jazz band.

I would come here again but only for drinks.

JK
JK62
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent ambience. Middle Eastern Cuisine + Jazz Bar in one? Only in London! Fantastic.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saturday live music night - and what a surprise!

Expected good food - check.

And great hosts - check.

Didn’t expect the world class jazz jam session.

Stayed 3 hours and enjoyed the steady stream of improv musicians who pitched up, played and created a truly memorable evening.

Great concept - long may it continue.

FAQs

Room 43 does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Room 43 is rated 4.3 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.