Rowley's Restaurant

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1651 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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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. The British themed menu changes regularly but always includes the famous entrecote steak and secret herb butter sauce which is left to sizzle over a burner on the table and accompanied by unlimited french fries. Great for business lunches and pre theatre.

Special Offers

Chateaubriand Steak with a Side & Fries £47

Enjoy a Chateaubriand or Côte de Boeuf to share based on two diners with a side a Fries. Standard a la carte price of £78 enjoy a 40% off with Rowely’s.

Terms and Conditions: Based on two diners to share. Including VAT. Excluding Service. Booking Essential.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 20 May 2019

Ends: 20 November 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-14:30 18:00-22:00

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Daily 12:00PM - 2:30PM 6:00PM - 10:30PM

What 1651 People Are Saying
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LA
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly service. Lovely good food, a proper meat-lovers place!

AB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Their 'specialty' Entrecote steak was a bit of a disappointment. It tasted fine but it was very little meat for the price, even in Mayfair. The fries that come with it were decent.

Ambiance was very nice, as was one of the mid range wines by the glass that I ordered. For Saturday evening it felt a bit empty. The service was friendly although the waiters could have done with a bit more training (the waiter serving the fries kept dropping fries on the floor when serving them). I probably won't be back, there are better options in the area.

AB
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived late and hungry and were welcomed warmly and served quickly. Steak, chips (bottomless) and spinach - perfect!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

You need to offer more sides! No onion rings! No Mac cheese!

G
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good deal with the steak all very enjoyable

PL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food - world class service - I’ll be taking more dates here for sure !

GS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and service Cauliflower cheese exceptional

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as ever.

BJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food and you always know it will be good quality.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. The host however was not. When we arrived (with a reservation) the restaurant was totally empty. The host proceeded to seat us at the smallest table in the corner. I was with my elderly Aunt and Uncle and a small bistro table would have been too cumbersome. When I asked if we could be seated at a larger table (there were obviously plenty available) the just kind smirked , said something in a different language, and said “sure” ...it was the server who came forward and showed us to a better table. But aside from that , the food was great

TD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Apologies but after a 3rd visit here I have to say Im really not that impressed.
1. Far too quiet, with only a handful of people in there not even some low background music - so in my opinion this does not make for relaxing dining or any type of ambience.
2. The food was cold, it was not freezing, dont get me wrong but it certainly was not hot.
3. When I booked I was not told that we would be rushed. My friend and I were meeting for a catch up and were constantly being badgered to order our food (for lunch, in a restaurant that apart from one other table was empty and in a place that I was lead to believe was open all day, so I thought) the waiter then said - can you hurry please because we want to close the kitchen - REALLY !
4. Pricing, whilst I do not mind paying for good service, good food and a lovely restaurant - this really did not hit any of those points so Im sorry but you have now become over priced because you fail to hit any of the points I mentioned.
5. I watched people turned away from an empty restaurant because they were closing - once we left we decided to visit the local pub round the corner, a couple of hours later walking past the restaurant there were people sitting eating dinner - I dont get it !!!

On all these counts I wont be returning any time soon.

SG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. We had chateaubroand and it was very good indeed. Wine selection was limited but we found a nice enough bottle. Service was like a Harvester but perhaps less friendly. For a meal of £230 pounds, I expect a bit more. Had a general feeling we were 'just another customer' and the staff were just going through the motions. Overall, good enough food but I wouldn't recommend this place for a special occasion.

D
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great location, good prices but the chateaubriand was sadly tasteless. Gaucho or Hawksmoor offer a better quality beef IMO. You get what you pay for! That being said, good value and wines not too expensive for central London. Ideal for a business lunch.

RK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Eaten here many times and it's always good. We had to call for service a couple of times as the staff were chatting. Lamb chops utterly amazing; niece's burger was superb; husband's steak was good. Vegetables lovely. Endless fries appreciated by the niece!

b
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I enjoyed visiting this old-school-style restaurant and the food was as good as I had anticipated. Cold coffee (returned) and a second request for sauces were the only slight detractions from an otherwise good experience.

SP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food service was excellent and host was a really pleasant guy

JB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

I have been to Rowley's a number of times over the years and always had great food and service. During this Friday night visit the atmosphere was pretty dead and the service really not very good and we were largely ignored by the inattentive staff. The food and bottle of bottle of Good Ordinary Claret were pretty good as always. I am not sure what has gone wrong! There are a lot more newer, larger restaurants in the area now and maybe Rowleys cannot compete with their offer. They certainly were not trying that evening!

JB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered the pie of the day and was expecting a proper pie for my £23, but received a shepherds pie instead. Later learnt that the service charge goes to the owner and not the staff, Which we declined to pay and instead gave the waitress some cash. It was an okay experience overall but I was expecting a bit more.

BJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was quite quick, especially for the dessert which I think is always a good sign. Food was hot

JO
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We met up with some friends we'd not seen for a while. We were very pleased with the food, service & the restaurant itself. We definitely plan to return.

AS
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place and food was lovely. Had a 2 for 1 voucher for the main meal. That was the reason for going as we didn’t know about the restaurant.
Staff were really lovely and had a chat in Italian with a few.
Will return.
Thanks for lovely evening. X

ZG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food very traditional English and typical Jermyn Steet character

MS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went out just the three of us for a good steak and a catch up. Did the job perfectly.

G
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty steaks but presentation was a bit unusual. My wife and I both ordered medium rare ribeyes. When the food arrived at the table there was just one cast-iron skillet. The sliced portion initially looked small so we asked where the other steak was? It seems they were both in the same skillet and the idea was to take out your pieces and put them on your own plate. It turned out that there was plenty of food and it was very good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Reasonable price with good food!

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The steak was cold. The prawn cocktail was tasteless.

M
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was okay, my mum wanted the steak full done but it was tasteless & dry. There had some staff issues. One of member of staff was doing all the work and simply amazing but the rest was really just standing around.

s
Hampshire
20 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. We love dining at Rowleys

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

So many other places around, I wouldn’t waste your time

BM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My last visit to Rowleys was over 20 years ago when it was my go to business lunch restaurant.
I can say it was just as I remember, good classic food with excellent service

s
Hampshire
20 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we will be eating here twice this week, that's how much we enjoy it.

RS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve definitely had better and was disappointed considering its reputation. Service was very slow and inattentive. Food was very average. Won’t be rushing back.

E
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a friend after receiving a gift voucher to enjoy a meal here. The steak was very good and the wine also. My only disappointment was that we were to pay a service charge despite the meal being a gift, which takes away from the concept of a gift.

LF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant I have been coming here since my parents brought me as a small child. You can’t beat the chicken supreme and unlimited chips!

OT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just love the way Rowley’s does a piece of steak.
Class on a plate

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

6 of the group had chateaubriand and all enjoyed apart from one . I had the sea bream which was excellent. We enjoyed the evening and service was very good with waiters replenishing the unlimited fries .
Bill came to £57 per person for main course dessert and 3 bottles of wine between 7 of us . Don’t forget service charge is based on pre offer rate for chateaubiand. Desserts were gorgeous especially the chocolate bomb .

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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CN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my meal at Rowley's - it's a very traditional restaurant with good service and good food. When I went on Sunday afternoon there were only a few people in so it was very quiet, but I'm sure the atmosphere heats up a bit when it's fuller.

AT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good and the ambiance was nice, except for a customer who spoke very loudly on his phone. The Service as good but they should have more waiters so guests don't have to wait too long.