ROVI

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1886 reviews
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£41 and over
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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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What 1886 People Are Saying
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HillaryS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, staff helpful and attentive, food exciting

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PurpleJane
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two friend out for a quick lunch - we both had the Jerusalem Mixed Grill with meat. Don't be put off by the inclusion of chicken hearts, the whole thing was utterly delicious. Added bonus: when Mr. Ottolengi showed up ;)

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March14
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent, the only thing I would say is that the tables are to close together. As a petite woman I struggled to get to my seat without disrupting other diners. Those of larger statue would require moving the entire tables, which weren’t the easiest to move. Amazing food, excellent customer service.

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Nicworkinggal
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and made special celebrations we had

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AdrienneR
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious freshly prepared food, varied and unusual tastes, textures, combinations. Lovely environment. The Miso fudge is a revelation!

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AngelaP
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had a coughing fit (I have had a stroke) and the staff were wonderful. I think the butter beans set me off. The food was great and my friend, who is vegan, enjoyed
the dishes (especially the artichoke)

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Littlemoanofark
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

As a chef, I found that overall the dishes lacked balance of flavours. The flavours were too pungent and sharp, I felt that spices could have been infused into dishes more gently to create balance. Some small plates were not easy to share i.e the shawarma and the Gratin and salad would have benefitted from being plated on one dish rather then in two seperate bowls because they need to be eaten together as the acid in the salad was needed to counteract the cloyingness of the Tahini in the gratin.
The service was amazing though, as was the ambience.

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RolandR
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

My pancakes were completely burned. The shakshuka was ok. But it is a no go to serve burned food

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Hiry
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went during the week with my in-laws who admitted that if they had seen the menu before we booked, they would have likely not chosen to eat here. Thankfully the our waiter was really friendly and explained all the dishes. Once we got going with the food, everyone was more than pleasantly surprised. Every dish was really tasty so for a family who usually only has their 'meat and two' veg, this was fantastic experience. Thank you.

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SimonB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best vegetarian and vegan food I’ve ever tasted. My fiancée - whose birthday we were celebrating - loved it!

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vipMax2
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner. Food was excellent. Service was very friendly but a bit uneven. Highly recommend.

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vipEmmaM
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

ROVI served up a good brunch with dysfunctional service. I would try again but perhaps for lunch or dinner next time.

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EbruB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rovi never disappoints you with the quality of the food they serve, it was my 3rd time, and will definitely come back again :)

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Manon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very professional overall, excellent customer experience

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fredd
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fermentatie en houtskool zijn de trefwoorden in dit restaurant. En de kookopvattingen van Ottolenghi. Dat klopt hier helemaal. Verrassend gevarieerd en gelukkig ook voldoende mogelijkheden met vis en vlees. Leuke wijn en goede biertjes. Goede sfeer. Wel wat aan de prijs maar vooruit, we hadden een fijne avond.

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DanielV
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and looked after fantastically!
Thanks for a lovely evening!

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HeleenK
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rovi was wonderful. The food is delicious, the staff is so friendly! I was with my mom who cannot eat peppers. That is always a hassle and often she has to send back the food because there is pepper somewhere unexpected. But at Rovi's, the menu was thoroughly checked and of every dish it was written down if she could eat it or not. Never had such good service before!

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AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The friendly staff really made it special. A great leisurely lunch we found very relaxing. Food is exciting and adventurous. We loved it!

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MargaretS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice. We are going back again next month. When I booked online, it asked if it was an occasion, and I indicated birthday, (was mine) but then at the restaurant, there was no mention of this.

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Galex
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service & great advice from the staff. Highly recommended. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best experience ever with food that reinvents the word and sensitively and timely service.

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Vonroach
Houston
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A tremendous meal. Great service from everyone in the restaurant. Very accommodating

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Wildonion
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

One one side was two property guys, one pitching to the other...loudly...and other side, 3 people on a two person table celebrating a birthday. Loudly. Couldn't hear ourselves at all.

Menu poorly explained...food came up with large gaps in-between even though it was small plates.

Food was decent, but rest of it was a bit of a disaster. Couldn't wait to pay and leave. Love Ottolenghi, but won't be going back to Rovi. £93 for two without any alcohol felt very poor value indeed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food and service! Lots of choice for veggies! Will definitely return!

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charlesm
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered all of the starters. Fabulous. Place full of totty.

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JoshN
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, swift service. Overall an excellent experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great small plates of Middle Eastern food

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding experience in every way. The service was over the top—they accommodated is even though we had gotten lost in the underground and were a bit late, the server was friendly and amazingly helpful with the menu and our choices, even the hostess as we were leaving asked how we liked specific dishes that she noticed we had ordered when she walked by the table (we were so impressed with this, something no one has ever done before—and we are restaurant owners who uphold high standards of customer service ourselves). The food was so flavorful and to us, creative. I was the vegetarian at our table of four, but the other meat eaters loved all the vegetarian dishes we ordered, too. I can’t wait to come again next time we are in London. I’ve also shared my experience with your friends who are long time residents of London, so they will hopefully dine here and spread the word to their friends and family as well.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I liked the starters the best . Friendly service. Big restaurant but with an intimate feel. Excellent wine.

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, very nice waiters. They help me with my food allergies. The made some arrangements, so I was able to enjoy their food. Every plate was complete, very tasteful, and simply excellent. A perfect moment !

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HenryC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great vegan options, mainly side dishes and starters, but would have liked even more options for mains and desserts

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nadiaz
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cornbread, and even better service. Highly recommend

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DionysisL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nicely designed place with very friendly staff. We went there for breakfast which was good but nothing really exceptional. Maybe lunch is better.

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast - on a Sunday. Quite a limited menu pre lunch, but not to worry as everything that we are or saw coming from the kitchen was super tasty. I had the full veggie - josper grilled tenderstem brocolli, onion, rosti wedge, mushrooms and puree, zataar fried eggs and fresh ‘baked beans’. So good. Amazing. Excellent.

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SebastianS
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you guys, we had such a lovely diner. The food was amazing and the staff really nice!

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ChrisD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very friendly and efficient staff. Good food if sometime too spicy/salty.
Wine very average.

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Sophie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, informal, welcoming staff, splendid service. Rovi had it all!

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Samantha
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and service !

Our waitress took time to write down every thing I could not have on the menu because of a food allergy. Everybody was very cautious about not mixing plates / dressings etc. Very much appreciated !

Thank you and see you soon !

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vipRajivR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Need to change the menu .

Require a new approach and some new dishes.

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vipPinePlainsDelight
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is another triumph from the genius of Ottolenghi. It did not disappoint. However I must say that although I am aware of the way the food comes out...as it is done, I find it very off putting to have all the items basically come out at once and crowd your table. This happened at all 3 restaurants in the franchise that I visited last week. But ROVI particularly felt rushed. We basically ordered, was served and left within 45 minutes. We did not have a chance to sit and really enjoy the vibe or even the food. We felt as if the waiter wanted to keep selling us more on wine and alcohol and when he realized were not the drinking type, the food was rushed out immediately. We barely had any room on the table and nor where we able to eat anything at it's appropriate temperature. This was a shame.

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ROVI is rated 4.6 stars by 1886 OpenTable diners.

ROVI does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ottolenghi.co.uk/vouchers.

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