ROVI

4.6
1176 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
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exceptional food and experience. Would go back.

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A
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The SERVICE WAS FANTASTIC!!

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NJ
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Astonishingly delicious food. Let down by poor service.

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x
London
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HP
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very good service, pleasant ambience - beautiful

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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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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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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LS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Great vibe. Had a really brilliant night. Only thing I would say is when I phoned to make the booking 15 min earlier they said they couldn’t help me but when I took a chance and arrived 20 min early they seated me straight away 🤔

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

For me the most important thing is the food. And in my opinion it wasn’t as good as the review I red in Spain.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for lunch for my friend's birthday, we were delayed getting into London, called restaurant to advise, were told no problem - staff are very attentive, but not in your face, food is fantastic, so tasty, desserts are to die for! Would highly recommend Rovi to everyone.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food. Unfortunately we weren’t aware of the kitchen closing time so felt a little rushed. Otherwise perfect.

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L
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent and service/ambiance very good. A bit on the pricey side though especially when compared to Ottolenghi.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An experience to share ! Not only food, also drinks and a friendly and helpfull staff. Recommended.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The lighting is so bright it certainly keeps you alert! Food was okay but not as tasty as hoped, especially when all the recipes that I’ve cooked from Ottolenghi’s cookbook are delish!

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is amazing - So fresh. The room is great, and has just the right level of atmosphere.

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Most delicious food I’ve eaten in London, and we eat out a lot

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a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service professional but not stuffy and a great atmosphere. Loved the amazing napkins too!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was outstanding. Had the celeriac shawarma, corn ribs and mixed grill (v). Found an accidental rubber band in our food, but response from employees couldn't have been better. Highly recommended!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great. Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back soon! Such a great experience

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MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible culinary experience we had. Every dish was a feast of flavours and textures. The service was very professional but friendly. We loved the decor and the overall value for money was great.

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambiance and good personal contact; we will come back!

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A
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate here to celebrate my mums birthday and were really well looked after by the staff. We arrived a bit later due to the Pride event taking place and were delayed but the staff were very accommodating. the waitress explained the venue and the portion sizes so we made very good meal choices.
they also took care of the birthday guest with fresh toffees.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We have been regular visitors and love the food at Rovi. On this occasion we took our friends from South Africa with huge expectations of another great evening. The food was excellent but sadly the service was terrible. Waiters totally disinterested - made us wait for a menu, drinks, brought us the wrong food. our evening was marred by the shocking service.

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