ROVI

4.6
962 reviews
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Mediterranean
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Our newest restaurant in Fitzrovia is different to anything we've done in the past. The 85 seat restaurant serves a menu with vegetables at its heart but with a fresh focus on fermentation and cooking over fire. ROVI also features a large central bar with cocktails based on seasonal spices and house shrubs, and a dynamic low-intervention wine list from small producers.

We've teamed up with farmers who are passionate about growing great produce while respecting the environment. Fruit and vegetables will be come directly from biodynamic Brambletye in Sussex, and from Organiclea, a cooperative in East London.

In the center of the room is our bar which is reservable for guests dining with us over the age or 18, or 16 if accompanied by an adult. The rest of our seating is a mixture of standalone and communal tables which can be be converted into a semi private area for up to 10 to 12 guests. To host your event in this area please contact us directly.
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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fusion at its best

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was really but service was slow. It took at least 30 minutes between courses.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Perhaps I didn’t make the best choices tonight. Before I have loved the food. Tonight everything ate greasy and salty. One particular miss was the Jerusalem Veggie plate. Cheep veggies, salty and slimy. Big bummer as I expected something elevated. Beef carpaccio was nice.

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SP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, and what I expected from an Ottolenghi restaurant. We loved the environment. The wait staff was helpful and very professional.

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FQ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved breakfast, wonderful service. Ate the cornbread and my friend ordered green shakshuka. Both tasty.

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w
London
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was the star. Atmosphere and service slightly less so. Wine list adequate but could have been easier to understand and perhaps a bit more explanation would have avoided a couple of surprises - one pleasant - one less so.

Overall more of a lunch place in my opinion, not quite up to scratch for dinner - especially the wine list.

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D
London
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was very good and classic Ottolenghi cooking, however the experience was let down by expensive overpriced wines and poor service.

Will give it another chance, but you cannot Charge premium prices without commensurate service and experience.

We were also chased off our table with twenty minutes to go before our two hours was up, irrespective of the fact it was obvious we had were ready to pay.

Not the experience I had booked for my friends and I sadly.

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GG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anyone who enjoys good food with interesting favour combinations will enjoy ROVI.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything we had was very delicious!!!

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DM
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and also excellent for those with food allergies. Good choice even if expensive for a pre -theatre meal.

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SB
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fabulous opportunity to experience all that is excellent from the Ottolenghi kitchen. Inventive plates of beautifully cooked food with every dish challenging the taste buds.

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GD
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food and lovely staff - would definitely recommend

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S
London
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We absolutely love Ottolenghi food but we were really disappointed by ROVI. The restaurant itself is lovely with great decor and atmosphere. The food unfortunately just didn't live up to its potential and the bill was completely mad (I've had absolutely perfect meals for less).

All that said, we did really like the crab crumpet nibble, the celeriac shawarma, and the desserts, but every dish should have been a show stopper and they weren't. The pita breads as a side were delicious but the portion was almost comically small.

I can't in all honesty recommend this restaurant.

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EB
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was great and so was the service. However , it was so noisy that it was hard to hear each other talk! That was very disappointing! I will come back but only with people who don't mind shouting!!!!!

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AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The presentation, combination of flavours and attention to detail meant that we enjoyed our meal very much. The staff were friendly and personable and it’s an impressive fitout. Just eat here!

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MA
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very delicious. Will definately talk to my friends of the visit. Thanks for the great service.

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AJ
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Jerusalem mixed grill had a heavy hand of spices and lots of oil . Small plates were the best
Not a value for money

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SL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I was dining alone at the bar, and noticed they gave a complimentary plate of butter beans to all clients; but they missed giving it to me. The bill indicates that they served a complementary plate of butter beans as well. Since I don’t really enjoy beans, I did not chase the staff, however as someone who have worked in a restaurant, I knew that it was an oversight and am not happy about it

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great - sad they were out of the tempura.
I do wish they were better about managing portions for groups over 2-3. You never know whether to order one or two or three of each dish and they are quite awkward to eat at times when you are trying to cut one Schwarma into five pieces? It would not be that hard to give better guidance on how many people naturally suit an order? Our server was the best. Absolutely helpful and adorable.

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a lovely restaurant setting. A lovely birthday treat.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great eating experience- definitely our best meal in London!

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CO
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food , service and ambience. I would highly recommend .

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AL
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great service, informal surroundings, loved it!

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PG
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food- will definitely be back

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CJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous food in a delightful setting. Up there with the best dining experiences available. Would recommend to anyone who can afford the prices.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was great. Wood definitely go again!

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IG
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit to ROVI, the atmosphere was perfect for a relaxed evening out and the communal tables were less terrifying than they sound with lots of space between diners and comfortable to linger at. The service could have been better, my gluten allergy was not taken terribly seriously and twice sharing dishes that could have been gluten free were bought out containing gluten so I went without. The carrot jerky was superb, the burrata was fresh, but the raw courgette accompaniment was rather too contrasting and bland. We shared a halibut curry which was very nice but wildly priced-52 pounds for two and it was really only just over a single serving. My kombucha drink was perfect. Overall though the atmosphere made ROVI a nice dining experience.

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G
London
29 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and very good service, friendly and helpful.

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MA
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing, delicious breakfast. Definatley come back.

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ES
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If I could make vegetables taste that good, I would never eat meat again. Fabulous food, polite and respectful service.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal

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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ha sido de las mejores experiencias culinarias que he vivido, la combinación e integración de ingredientes es verdaderamente espectacular, no pararse de recomendarlo

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SN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

How extraordinary to write a review about carrots?
Honestly go there for the slow roasted carrots. One of the tastiest things I have ever eaten. I would cross oceans to taste them again!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very cramped. Nice food but extremely expensive. Would not go again.

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AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ther are always surprising taste sensations - with interesting combinations of seasoning and spices

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious meal! Our waiter Freddy was great.

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ET
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere. We sat at the bar and enjoyed being in the middle of things!

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LS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really interesting and excellent variety of food and flavours. Loved the different vegetable dishes especially.

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about ROVI, from the food to the decor to the staff, who are amazing. I am a huge Ottolenghi fan so have been wanting to try ROVI for ages. Had our anniversary dinner there and it was excellent. Every dish sings with different flavours and textures.

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KT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu where the starters are more exciting than mains. Flexible staff and good service.

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