Rowley's Restaurant

4.3
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1683 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.

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LH
London
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely for family celebrations. Service was fantastic. Most of the steaks excellent but cote de boeuf dissappointing on this occasion. Love the roquefort butter sauce and all the fries!!

RS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food average steak tough vastly overpriced very limited starters 4 of us went on the 7 dec would not rush back definitely a tourist restaurant at the price

DG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great food and attentive but not overbearing service. Good wine list too for all tastes and budgets.

DP
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The atmosphere accompany s the stylish food on offer here.
You feel quite special in these city surroundings which is a treat.
The service levels however need to step up to manage your expectations..otherwise its just a yearly visit.

DW
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We used to come here years ago and the entrecote-frites was a real treat. Had it this time and it was mediocre - meat quality not great, a little chewy and, irritatingly, already sliced-up - exactly how they do it at the more-upmarket places like Hawksmoor and Goodman. Which is fine there but not what you want from an old school steak-frites place.
Good, efficient, friendly and speedy service though. Starters were fine and the decent house claret went down well. We had a nice time but, as I say, the meat was a little disappointing.

AK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very tasty meal. Steaks excellent, chips perhaps not up to Relais de Venise standards. Service good overall although waiter was clearly guessing when asked which of the steaks was rare and which better done. Quite pricey but generally decent value for money for a restaurant in this area. I'd definitely go again.

K
London
43 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliable, old standby, with many repeat customers. Old wooden tables, informal and efficient service.
Entrecote and chips are top choice. But menu as a whole is unchanging and agreeable.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Consistently excellent service

DL
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites in London, and the Christmas menu tempted me away from my go-to house steak entree.

MO
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite being short-staffed the serving staff and front of house were outstanding. No complaints whatsoever. Will look for another opportunity to visit!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The staff was extremely rude and arrogant. The food was good. Took forever to arrive. It was so quiet it was uncomfortable to be there as if in a library where we shouldn’t speak above a hushed tone. Ridiculously expensive.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

overpriced, old fashioned and very average, there are much better restaurants in the vicinity

DM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and of a high standard ,Rowleys never lets us down

OT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a fabulous meal in a great place with superb attention by the staff.

JK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always good, preferred the original presentation and steak

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere

T
London
67 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a pre-theater dinner at Rowley's and found it both authentic and delicious. Unfortunately, we arrived a bit late and were somewhat rushed, but the staff were very attentive and accommodating, getting us in and out quickly to make our show.

JW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak with plentiful chips and excellent service as always

F
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere with friendly, professional staff

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The cheeseburger was over cooked. The chef was asked to cook it medium but refused citing health and safety concerns. Won’t go back unless I want another uneatable burger.

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mid Sunday afternoon, roads jammed with traffic, but in Rowleys the only traffic jam was getting all the plates and dishes onto the table. A really great lunch was had by all. Thanks!

JT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have been at Rowley's several times before for a pre-theatre meal. This time the service was very poor and bordering on the openly rude. Either the staff are new to the job and unaware of what is required or they simply do not care any more. It is difficult to describe how disappointing the whole experience. We wont be going back.

NL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a warm welcome on arrival, attentive service and excellent food. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Well done!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our meal was as good as always. I have been eating at Rowleys for over 37 year! Things have changed as the original offer was very thin slices of steak with as many refills or green salad and fries as you wanted. The Rowley's butter remains every bit as good as always. Our table burner was not working to start which meant that the steak was cold, the butter wouldn't melt so not the bext start. But our waitress sorted it all out for us.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a few minutes late, but we were immediately accommodated. Service was attentive, the food was delicious. Love to come here, it is always wonderful. Highly recommend.

SI
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad food over priced thr meat quality is not fried aged as you claim and it is poor quality meat and poor quality fries it is toursit trap

AP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, lively and friendly atmosphere.
Service friendly but sometimes a little slow

JV
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent establishment & good old fashioned service & ambiance will be back
10/10
J V

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I ordered fillet steak medium rare. It arrived well done and was served with cold fries.

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I’ve said no because it would be with caveats.

The food was ok, just the service a bit lacking. We had to ask for more fries, struggled to attract attention and then there was quite a wait.

Given there was a group of seven of us, I’d have expected someone to enquire about fries shortly after serving.

And it wasn’t busy.

LA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

AB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
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 on 7 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

l
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An old favourite on the historic Jermyn Street. I’d not been here for years, and a friend suggested we should go for a meal.
Lovely classic dishes, well presented by pleasant and engaging staff members.
It will not be so long before I return again!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
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 !

MC
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shall definitely be returning. The steaks were perfection.

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.