Rowley's Restaurant

4.5
1806 reviews
£41 and over
British
Situated in the home of the original Walls Butcher Shop and located on the very traditional Jermyn Street, Rowley's has kept the charm and history of the 19th century building alive.

With the original tiles lining the walls and the soft lighting the restaurant offers a relaxed and comforting atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1806 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hoadswood
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a Parisian bistro feel. The staff are amazing being discreet and efficient at the same time. We had the chateaubriand which was absolutely perfect. It’s placed on a burner so will continue to cook until it’s as you like it, but it came up spot on anyway! It was so good. The Roquefort butter sauce is superb and you get unlimited fries but, let’s be honest, fries are fries, the star of the show is the beef. Had a fabulous panne cotta for dessert and they gave us a glass of Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary, A perfect evening!

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're happy to hear you had a perfect evening with us. Happy Anniversary again from the team at Rowley's!

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Rowley's food is as good as ever, the steak and sticky toffee pudding are divine.

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Thank you. Hope to see you again soon

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SeanM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, with amazing service. Great to be back out in London.

Brilliant

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! Glad you had a fantastic time. Look forward to seeing you again.

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PurpleRain
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I have eaten. Would highly recommend. High levels of service, great food and a delightful historic setting. Expensive - but not unreasonably so in light of the above. 5/5

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We would love to see you again.

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GavinM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Table brought forward as shutting at 4 pm that Saturday. We were the only ones inside but places below a flickering light which upset one of our group. We were told the bar had shut at 3.30 pm which was fine as we’d finished our food but when I asked for a coffee with the bill at 3.50 there was a blunt NO with no explanation . So we all got up and left the three staff who were clearly in a rush to escape . I recommend the pub round the corner who were most accommodating.

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EleanorW
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, gentile dining experience. Delightful food in a beautifully vintage London dining room. A first for me, but my mother has been visiting since the 70s, so it was truly a special visit. Thank you to the team for making our first trip out feel so safe and secure.

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy to hear you had such a lovely experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Sunray2
West Sussex
12 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My first visit in many years and I was not disappointed, delicious food and attentive service, if you like steak and chips this is the place to go!

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, its great to have you back. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PatsiB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service- lovey lunch with my sister for her birthday

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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AdamM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming with good service throughout. The food was excellent. Will be back

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded 4 days ago

I'm happy to hear you had a lovely time with us. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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Lypich
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The usual care and attention from friendly, experienced staff. When you want a steak, go to a steak specialist. A very good restaurant at a reasonable price.

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Alain
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Staff knew it was our birthdays and gave us a free glass of Prosecco. In addition, we had a brownie with a candle! A lovely gesture. The waitress who looked after us really did look after us and was brilliant. Every time we stay in London we dine at Rowleys. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

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PaulaB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really lovely meal, not huge portions of chateaubriand but was actually plenty and beautifully cooked. Great service, would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently visited Rowley’s for an evening meal. From the minute we walked in, the service was excellent - staff were very welcoming and helpful. The food was outstanding, the fillet steak was so tender and to finish it off with the best sticky toffee pudding. Would definitely recommend and be returning.

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vipAnne
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch to celebrate a birthday and being out! felt very safe and lovely friendly service. Great food

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DunF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a drink at table on the street and then dinner inside. Tasty starters and then mix of steaks, fish and chicken with everyone enjoying the food.
Great service and kind and attentive as required. Perfect set up for informal dinner with good food and ambience.

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SteveG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very enjoyable evening. Food was beautiful.

A would recommend a visit to this delightful resturant

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dinooxford
France
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The steak is probably the best in London with the added advantage of unlimited chips! the social distancing however leaves a lot to be desired tables and customers seated to near each other!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place, can see why it's been there 45 years

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to push our original reservation forward due to lockdown restrictions - the restaurant had no problems accommodating the change on short notice, and even fulfilled our request for a specific table.
The staff were extremely pleasant, polite and helpful - great team.
My partner and I both had the chateaubriand and it was delicious!
Really happy with everything and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Thanks for making it a special experience on our anniversary!

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PaulB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've visited this restaurant and it won't be the last. It's a little gem of a place just off Piccadilly Circus. The décor is old worldly and reflects the age of the business and the premises. The quality of the food and the service was superb. Thank you Rowley's for such a fabulous meal.

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ClaireR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. I first went to Rowley’s 35 years ago and it is still as good now as it was back then!

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RobinS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been to Rowleys a few times previously, and always enjoyed it. The restsurant itself has considerable understated charm. The food quality is good, and the service excellent. Fairly pricey, but recommended.

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johnk
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always fun and good food. It’s one of our families regulars.

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vipsmap
Hampshire
23 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to Covid we haven't been to Rowleys since Mid January, it is one of our favourite restaurants. It is still great, food and wine consistent and service friendly and efficient. Nice to be amongst others dining, while at a distance. Hope to go back soon.

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MatthewM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Back to its best.
I'm a reasonably regular customer (2-3 visits a year). I came here about six months ago and it had definitely gone awry - I fear that there might even have been a vegan option on the menu. But when I visited a couple of days ago it was back on form. I had a superb steak. Staff were friendly and I had the best waiter I have had anywhere for a long time - attentive, helpful, understanding, not obsequious and gave us what we wanted. Not necessarily ideal for children, but my children do love the everlasting chips.

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vipEmily
London
18 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place to eat. Good food and excellent friendly service

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BronwynF
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rowley’s so much! It was our anniversary and we were gifted with a glass of (the absolute best)champagne on arrival. The food is so great here and the service is top quality every time!

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roberton
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience1

Restaurant was nice and I’m sure it’s all down to the current situation but the waiter wasn’t smartly dressed which I kind of expected I felt a bit rushed and for the cost of the food I didn’t think it reflected the taste of presentation

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IainJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliable and well priced for its location. Ate here during tier 2 lockdown, and the restaurant had handled the restrictions well. Service friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. Good wine list at a range of prices. Food was very good.

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NeilF
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a very pleasant experience. Good food, friendly service. Lacked a little ambience, as quiet than we anticipated, no doubt resultant from COVID-19 restrictions.

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vipJohnB1
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and great to see it open again - well done to the staff and owners

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MarkH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, beautiful food and restrained service. Would highly recommend the entrocote steak or the salt marsh lamb.

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vipIndulgenceChaser
London
61 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak, good value, and attentive and friendly service. It’s great to dine somewhere with so much history. My only comment would be that the lighting should be dimmed a little in the evening for a better atmosphere. It’s very bright!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Best steak House in Central London

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money! Steak was really good and all sides were very tasty, really nice waiters too.

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CharlesS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service - very allergy friendly. Incredible steaks, chips and sides. Short but excellent wine list.

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BIRDS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful Chateaubriand, melted in the mouth and unlimited fries a nice touch!

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Chirwins
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Rowleys on a friends recommendation and it did not disappoint !
Great venue in heart of London , great food with veggie options to please all the family , great value for money .
Service was excellent gave us some menu options and made the experience special despite Covid !
We will be back !!!

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SeanA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic lunch, superb service, food and wine. I look forward to returning and recommend this as a place to eat for anyone in this part of London.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service is lovely, but the food is so slow. We waited 30minutes for our food to arrive. They have an unlimited fries deal, but given the speed at which they arrive, you don’t really get to enjoy everything together. Food is good nonetheless.

Rowley's Restaurant
Responded on 20 October 2020

Hello, hope you are well and thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you had to wait for your food. Would you kindly remind me your name or only the table and time you were with us so i can find out what happened and improve from there. feel free to contact me at managers@rowleys.co.uk should you have any questions. kind regards Adrien

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FAQs

Rowley's Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7930 2707 x1.

Rowley's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1806 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.