ROVI

4.6
1193 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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London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service very friendly and helpful.

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

Visited with friends for breakfast. Excellent food, recommend the jalapeno cornbread. Service was good though we felt rushed with a 1.5 hr time slot, especially as the counter and bar areas were completely empty.

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely Sunday breakfast at ROVI - the jalapeño cornbread was especially tasty! The servers were very nice and welcoming.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The flavours and variety where excellent. The staff where attentive and the ambience great. We sat at the bar making it a bit more informal but still perfect for 2 people. Great night and another great experience at ROVI.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sharing dishes with unexpected flavours- very nice attentive service- good buzzy place- lots of veg & vegan dishes but it does also serve meat & fish
We were group of 4 adults
Had lovely time

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KH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from west Wales for a birthday trip. It was a fantastic experience in every way. All the dishes we ordered were delightful and memorable. Our waiter Nick was excellent. We highly recommend to anyone & will return when possible. Thanks!

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s
London
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food very fresh and innovative. I think some dishes could be more generous and filling. Also could rotate the menu a bit more often keeping favourites like celeriac Schwarma and halibut with curry sauce which are the best two dishes.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overpriced and no quality for the price.
menu too limited.

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PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

inventive food , almost too inventive, but everything tasted very good. Portions on the small side for what you are paying. good for vegetarians.

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

The tables are quite close to each other and I felt it was slightly too noisy to be able to chat easily .

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

What a fabulous restaurant, busy and bustling but tasty and delicious. The staff are incredibly accommodating and polite, apologizing to us for not having our table ready in time. Did we care?, not at all as we were enjoying the warm evening outside and tasting some of the most fabulous gin and tonics around. We will definitely be returning as there was so much more on the menu that we wanted to taste!

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HF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time! We were very looked after, with the staff being friendly and fun. Food was delicious, many compliments to the chefs!

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RH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing, friendly and fun staff! The ambience was great, would definitely eat here again!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate a belated birthday. We have been following the work of Ottolenghi for a long time. One of the best meals we have had in our lives! Definitely the best meal we had while in London.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

It is was fine but not memorable and expensive for what we had

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were a party of 6 and put on a table right near the cooking area, which made it very hard to hear each other. in addition, the table was oddly shaped and did not make it supportive to talk and enjoy each others' company. we are a mostly vegetarian and vegan party and the choice was limited. there was little protein offered, other than dairy based, which is surprising given how good Ottolenghi is for vegetarians. not enough use of pulses. one of us was gluten-free and there was no alternative. a restaurant of this kind could easily provide gluten-free bread and other menu options. this is the second time i have been to Rovi and was not very impressed the first time either. A disappointment.

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OT
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ausgezeichnete drinks/ essen, absolut unübliche geschmacksnoten, reizender und lustiger und persönlicher mann im service (fred). stilvolles kühles ambiente, durchbrochen mit warmem holz und extrem schönen riesigen blumenstrauss auf dem tisch. offene küche, gute stimmung in der crew.
ein highlight in london!
ottolenghi as its best (wir waren schon ein pasr mal im laden/mini-restaurant in nottinghill).

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e
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

A faultless meal. This restaurant is all about flavour. Probably any choice of course would be both an exploration of taste and a revelation.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant for Aussies visiting London. Food is fantastic and service first class. Have the shared plates so you can savor all the great dishes

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exceptional food and experience. Would go back.

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A
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Loved the food. Service was fantastic. Catered for our kids nut allergies with no fuss. Would definitely come back if only we lived in London.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribs were absolutely amazing, we literally licked the plate clean albeit in a polite manner!

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food very much and our waitress was fantastic full of smiles and service

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son had raved about Nopi so my wife and I were looking forward to our visit to Rovi for a birthday celebration. We were though totally captivated by the food and the whole experience. Breathtaking! Lobster crumpet, Tempura stems & herbs, Corn Ribs, Celeriac Shawarma, Hoggity Ribs ...each surprising and unforgettable. We will be back to get through the whole menu!

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BS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC!!

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NJ
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was really looking forward to trying ROVI. The ambience is modern, open and quite LA. We sat at the bar seats which was ok but I would’ve liked to have been given a choice of table or bar.
Food was good. I’m gluten free and could have done with some sort of bread replacement.
Wine we chose Albariño was delicious.
We gave a 7.5/10 for food and experience

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely experience! Delicious food and wine. We tried a number of things from the menu and all were delicious.

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w
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Second time at Rovi. Food impeccable as always. Some dishes are more of a hit than others, but what's nice is that the menu changes frequently, though my 2 favourites (Celeriac Shwarma and lobster muffins) were still there .

I have nothing against foreign waiting staff, as long as their accents aren't too thick to be able to understand their descriptions of the food - which sadly in this case was a problem.

The Lincolnshire prawns were disappointing - not huge amounts of flavour (even when sucking the heads) and the only real disappointment.

I will be back to a hopefully more understandable waiter/ress.

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MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. Staff knowledgeable and extremely helpful in our food and wine choices. Will definitely return!!!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Astonishingly delicious food. Let down by poor service.

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x
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was underwhelmed and expected quite a bit more to be honest. The cocktails were delightful though.

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D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ottolenghi's latest restaurant is (another) hit. Their stated aim is to focus on vegetables and fermented food and they succeed at this. It's great to go with a group as most of the plates are designed to share (although dividing the celeriac shwarma between 3 was a tricky bit of cutting - between 2 would have been easier!). Good service, never ending bottles of still or sparkling water and not being too rushed just added to the overall experience.

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BD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve ever had visiting London, by far! Will definitely recommend to all our friends and associates.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic all round!! Will visit everytime I get the chance!

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HP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good first impression. The lady at the bar wasn’t overly friendly. But the cocktail she made was really good and our actual waitress was excellent. As was the food. We had a lovely time.

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D
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very good service, pleasant ambience - beautiful

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Really disappointed, good place to hang out but food and service was poor.

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FK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every mouthful was pure deliciousness but I recommend specially the lobster crumpet, tempura stems and herbs and hogget ribs. Going again very soon

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MH
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and enjoyable experience! Only negative points were that the service was somewhat rushed, one dish on the menu was unavailable, and the background noise level became a hindrance for nice conversation after 18:30-19:00.

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HF
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If money no issue, recommend Rovi. Food delicious. Some dishes really expensive. Service attentive.

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