ROVI

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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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JC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

ROVI was welcoming and enjoyable. The food was delicious and the staff friendly.

We will be back, highly recommend

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

The food was very good - as expected. Similar to other Ottolenghi restaurants, the portions aren’t designed to be filling and you shouldn’t go there if you expect value for money.
What really let this down was the extremely poor and disjointed service. As it was for my girlfriend’s birthday I wanted everything to be perfect, however we ordered cocktails which came after our starters and after two reminders. The wine also came after our mains were served which is very poor considering how expensive the meal was overall and included service charge.
I have already let friends know that we had a disappointing experience and recommend that they don’t repeat it.
Poor service let an otherwise good meal completely down.

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

Food great and good value. The let down:

1. Trying to be put on a communal table when we booked well in advance and there were lots of tables empty.
2. Trying to make us feel grateful that they were not going to turn our table in 2hours.

Honestly they need to do better and subtract the ego.

SM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food however the service feels completely insincere when they’re trying to rush you out within the two hour time frame.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the reason we came to London; and it didn’t disappoint! From the moment we walked in, the staff was attentive and accommodating. The food was amazing!

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

Unable to secure a table in the evening had to settle for a very early supper. Was worried that there would be no atmosphere but it was busy and buzzy. The service was second to none. The food really really good innovative and different. I was with a friend and we shared three small plates and two large which arrived as and when the server thought we should have them. Would highly recommend this restaurant and the great thing is that one feels one ate well and healthily. Quite pricey but really worth it.

SO
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Did not enjoy evening. Delay in seating us at start & giving us menus. Kitchen were having a bad night & serious delays getting food totally spoilt evening. Lots of apologies but no one took control to ensure we got adequate service. Had to send back one dish as roast onions were raw. Nothing tasted particularly good except lobster roll. A shame as it was lovely when it first opened

LB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great Ottolenghi experience. They serve the best eggs Florentine you'll ever have!

BS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was sensational — Everything was delicious and creative! Lots of amazing combinations of flavors!

h
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great but despite prebooking a table and arriving early we were asked to vacate our table less than an hour after arrival ( the booking info said table would be available for 90 mins) so no desert and felt our custom not really valued

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

The variety of vegetarian food was excellent and the flavours delicious and exciting. The restaurant looked beautiful and the staff were lovely. Really enjoyed the experience.

Things that could be better:
- more info on origins of the ingredients - e.g. are the vegetables organic, local?
- reception was a bit confused - waiting for person at counter and then someone else came up but just said talk to person at counter
- noise levels were OK as we were in the corner but seemed high in main part of restaurant
- some of the dishes seemed a bit mean e.g. 6-8 sprigs of broccolli

RF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch I've had in London, will be going back a lot!

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

Second experience at Rovi and the service was dreadful. We arrived late so we enquired with the waiter who placed us whether we would have limited time at the table. We were told that it would be fine and if the table was needed they would move us to a different table so we could take our time. After the main, a waiter came to give us our bill saying that the table was needed. We asked him whether we could order dessert and he said that there was no dessert for brunch... not nice being thrown out of the restaurant this way!

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for nice stay and surprise normy boyfriend’s birthday. It was awesome! :)

d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been wanting to dine at ROVI for a while and the experience did not disappoint. Every dish was delicious and the service impeccable, with great recommendations. And the miso caramels were unforgettable. We will definitely be back.

NM
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, amazing food, very attentive staff. It was my birthday and my desert had a little Happy Birthday message on it :-)
It looks like a very nice place for a girlie catch up. The restaurant was filled with family gatherings and groups of girls.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food and nice drinks as well. So nice to go to a restaurant and find the majority of the choices veggie - no problem in finding anything nice to eat here!

F
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The ambiance and service were good but we were oddly let down by the food - dishes were either bland or had delicate ingredients overpowered by batter. The desserts were good though.

OM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food at this lovely casual dining experience. The lobster crumpets and celeriac shwarama are a must. A little disappointed with the mixed vegetable grill.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food & very nice service. The room is strikingly decorated and the staff were very welcoming. A really interesting menu - delicious!

FS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room was very pleasant, lighting level flattering but sufficient to read the menu by (!) & tables placed to give conversational privacy but maintain the feeling of conviviality & community. Our waiter was truly excellent on the wine list - when we didn't like any of our first three wine choices, he brought another three to taste & we found a beauty we were very happy with. The food was outstanding - inventive, highly tasty and satisfying to the eye and the palate. We had a terrific evening, our best food experience in London (visiting from NZ).

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely treat. Divine cocktails followed by Delicious morsels that we wouldn’t cook at home. Everyone so helpful and friendly and relaxed.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Very disappointing experience. Overpriced food not up to scratch and cold and overcooked. Terrible service. Won't be returning- it has really lost its way

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner-small plates, so
a good opportunity to try different dishes.

t
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyedmy evening at ROVI. Food was really great. There was 3 of us and we got through most of the veggie small plates and a cople of sides and a couple of cocktails each. Food was brought as and when which was good, better than piling everything on the table. The atmosphere was vibrant and fun and we didn't feel rushed at all. Everyone serving was very nice. I will definitely going back. As a vegetarian there is so much choice. And wasn't filled wiht guilt after, even though I ate an awful lot.

RU
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic as usual, and the service was amazing !!
The price is on the expensive side but you do get the quality. I would happily come back here again and again

LC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Flavour overload. Lovely spacious room. Great place for a catch up or meeting.

K
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It seems like it was a whirlwind of colors and flavors. The lobster crumpet was mind blowing, the winner for the evening.

KS
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting drinks and food. Loved the halibut—all of the different flavors made for a very delicious dish! The chickpea side dish was basic, but very flavorful. Don’t be afraid of the chocolate cake with beet root—it was surprisingly yummy.

I
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Que manera de trabajar las verduras y combinar sabores! Wow! Wow! Y la atención de federico el mesero atenta simpatico y con mucho conocimiento sobre los platillos. Sin duda un lugar q en la proxima visita a londres visitaremos. Una nueva faceta de ottolenghi

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JS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

As expected from an Ottolenghi establishment to food was excellent.

However the inattentive service let this particular restaurant down. The staff were not sure who had done what out table and an inconsistent number of staff kept appearing to do things; an inattentive Maître d' did not help maters either at the end - this need sorting out to bring this place up to the standard of other Ottolenghi establishments.

Front of house letting the chef's down!

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

Great food. It was all I expected and more! Good service. Price is high, but food makes it worth it!

B
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

there i sat at bonnie ROVI
thinkin’ boiled mince n’ stovie
boiled tatties and boiled neeps
till like a smile a wonder creeps
to that first taste on lips it keeps
and keeps and keeps till infinity
until the very next dish we see
and again our tastes are fresh reborn
flavours whirl and turn to storm
as each delight finds the deep
and tears of joy akin to weep
find us there mid folk unknown
till happiness once felt alone
shines and fills ROVI restauarant
and for once i am a food savant

a
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Far too pricey for the portions sadly

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Noissy, acousticklely a disaster

WV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was a reeducation for my taste buds. Very nice!!
The sharing I found difficult because of different preferences.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

IW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The staff were all great- bar one (who mistakenly thought I was waiting for someone,said he'd bring extra cutlery, didn't come to take my dessert order etc.). The dishes are inventive and the kind you try to remember and copy at a later date. The only negative - and it is a big one - is that someone went crazy with the salt. The consequence being that I woke up three times in the night to drink water and had sausage-shaped fingers the next day.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. However this restaurant is very popular and strict time slots means that there is a little pressure to eat up quickly . I would have like a little more time to savour the experience.

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