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Rowley's Restaurant, London,

Rowley's Restaurant

4.2
4.2
2184 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 7930 2707 x1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    For group bookings or private hire please contact our team.
  • Private party contact
    David Pereira: 020 7930 2707
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus tube: 2 minutes walk. Green Park tube: 7 minutes walk.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 2,184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

2,174 Reviews
  1. Philip

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A London institution but needs to modernise its menu. There is nothing even vaguely healthy on the menu. If you want steak frites then it is OK, else better to go elsewhere. That said the price is reasonable for the area.

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  2. Travel24

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice food but not exceptional, given the price point. Nice environment and decor, and service quiet but attentive.

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  3. ianr

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Regal Victorian tiled elegance with inset gilded mirrors give an ambience of taste and style. The service is polite and helpful but the food is acceptable not exceptional which it would need to be to warrant the exorbitant prices!

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  4. AlanJ

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dinner there every time we visit London. Food is first rate and not expensive compared to average establishments in the West End. Service is always professionally attentive. Highly recommended.

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  5. BarryC

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A calm , conducive atmosphere on this evening of romance . Staff polite and friendly ; food was exquisite

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  6. Declaratio

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a bit disappointed. The house special, the grilled chicken was rather underwelming.

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  7. TylerT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place seems to be a hidden gem of London. We were able to get a reservation on a Friday night and had one of our favorite dining experiences in Europe!

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  8. AlisonD

    Angus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Really enjoyed our visit and will definitely return.

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  9. AlexLee

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening with friends and family! Been meaning to go for a while and it didn’t let us down - great food - great service - especially from the manager Oli! Steak and champagne was perfect - strongly recommend to anyone! Will be back

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  10. VivianD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant smelled of old cooking fat. The steaks felt as if they had been pre cooked and then put on the warming tray and were not very tasty. Overall the restaurant felt like it was hanging on by a thread. I will never go again. Used to go alot when it first opened. I would not let me friend contribute as I chose the place and the food was awful.

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  11. MichaelS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent steak in good traditional surroundings, friendly efficient service and fairly priced wine

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  12. CharlesG

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been going to Rowley's for years. Very disappointed this time. It appears that management has decided to downgrade everything. What were excellent steaks are now Angus Steak House. No filet on the menu. Steak with no taste, thin cut. Sorry, but I can't recommend, particularly at the prices.

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  13. CynthiaR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for great friends to gather. Everything about Rowley's is super. Never disappoints.

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  14. AmyK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, lovely service, good atmosphere, perfect spot for a bite to eat before a show.

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  15. SusanN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as ever good food cooked beautifully and served in a comfortable relaxing but elegant environment

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  16. LianneT

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very enjoyable meal. The staff were absolutely lovely and were dealing with a technical issue in the kitchen admirably! We would return.

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  17. HollyR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, as good as remembered. The staff were thoughtful and very generous in helping us celebrate a special occasion.

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  18. TamsinB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wish I could give them more than 5 stars. We hardly ever eat out but chose to book here as a semi-surprise for a birthday. In the event we had to postpone not once, but twice (with various things arising) and each time this was managed cheerfully and helpfully. They also listened to my concerns about background noise levels, going so far as to send me their playlist by e-mail, along with the promise to keep the music as low as possible, and careful thought was given to where were to be seated. We were nicely out of the way of the speakers and the kitchen door - round a corner in lovely privacy. But although out sight we were not out of mind and the service was still attentive without being intrusive. The food also excellent - delicious chicken kept hot with a burner at the table and creme brulee is quite often to get right but what I had was spot on with crackly caramel topping and smooth creamy creme underneath. Full marks all round.

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  19. Doctor

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Smart (but not prohibitively exclusive) ambience. Prompt yet unhurried service. Easy menu serving decently sized plates. If you like starched white table cloths but not starched service in very central London then Rowleys fits the bill.

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  20. PhillipI

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service during our visit for a pre-theatre supper were both of a very high standard and the overall experience was most enjoyable.

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  21. PJ77

    Oxford

    91 reviews

    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants in London. I have been visiting here with family and friends for the last 15 years. Always excellent service and fantastic food!

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  22. Jozanesz

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very atmospheric restaurant and QUIET! We could have a pleasant conversation over a very nicely cooked dinner.

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  23. Outonthetownn

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were amazing. The perfect place for a long lunch

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  24. PaulK

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been visiting Rowley’s at Christmas time for many years now and it never disappoints. The food is plentiful and of a consistently very high standard. The ambiance is warm and non intrusive. The staff are simply lovely; accommodating and friendly. We have never felt rushed and always made to feel special.

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  25. DavidInKent

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been coming to Rowleys for 20+ years (I think) as the steak has been consistently brilliant. However, the service charge which is automatically added to the bill is a whopping 15%! So a £55 per head (with just one glass of wine) for a couple of courses becomes £63.25 per head ie another £25 for 3 people. The service and attention from the staff was excellent but 15% automatically added seems excessive and a little presumptuous. We only visit Jermyn Street a few times a year and always lunch at Rowleys. However this has caused us to re-think and we are likely to try somewhere else next time. Whilst I would recommend Rowleys to a friend I will tell them about the service charge. This is why I have ticked “no” to the next question.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic English steak restaurant in a great location

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Christmas treat is an early dinner at Rowleys when we spend the day in London each year. Never fails to be wonderful! Sirloin steak and unlimited fries, perfect!

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  28. LouiseL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely evening at Rowleys . The food was very good as was the service . Fairly pricey but recommended .

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  29. Ac46

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely food, but rather small portions and we were not offered unlimited fries. Waitress was unfamiliar with the menu and couldn’t offer any help or knowledge. Manager was excellent however and gave us a free birthday drink. Beautiful restaurant but very pricey for the amount and quality.

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  30. Dragonteafor4

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitresses kept rushing us through our courses despite us asking for a gap between the (very expensive) courses. Was really looking forward to the Cote De Boeuf only to find it wasn’t on the (very limited) menu although it was on the online version - which was why we booked here. We were seated opposite the pass where I witnessed one of the waitresses pick her nose!! Probably won’t return as it’s not what it was in its heyday. Over priced and mediocre with disinterested staff.

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  31. AndyC

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A well regarded steak restaurant with a fantastic history. At some point Fillet steak has been removed from the menu which is a little disappointing.

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  32. DavidB

    Kent

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food as good as usual. Service was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable lunch.

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  33. Diamond

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent sevice. Food was good but the steaks were not as good as a couple of years ago.. smaller and more fatty.

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  34. PaulC

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another memorable return to our favourite restaurant in town

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  35. 2fussyfoodies

    Kent

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Oh dear, Rowley’s not what it used to be. Average restaurant with high class prices. Service excellent but food and ambiance unexceptional.

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  36. CharlotteE

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early reservation for lunch. Had the sirloin steak and it was lovely. Service was quick. For dessert had the tarte tatin and icecream which was excellent, alongside some English breakfast tea in a lovely little teacup. There was a pervading smell of burnt steak but that was due to the heaters they use on the tables to keep the steak warm. It is expensive - but cheaper than Hawksmoor etc. Really enjoyed my steak and my visit.

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  37. JakobL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Book for and had to close to a vold for as otter tables were bookes but the restaurant srayed almost entydigt alle evening Tha staff was not very serviceminded The food eas excellent

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  38. SimonG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding lunch as ever. Great food, outstanding service

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  39. L1234

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Highly recommended and will gladly return in future.

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  40. TomH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been visiting you since 1989 and love the place .Recently it has become a tradition with myself and a German client that we meet here for a Christmas catchup over the last few years.We found the food good although I felt "shrinkflation" was evident. With Chateaubriand @ £95 for 2 and starters we had @ £16 each it was a bit steep. My German friend also felt the service was a bit amateurish with people "whipping " plates away too early. Just a heads up - also if you hire Uni Students - who were well spoken and courteous - give them some education on table waiting.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Rowley's Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 2184 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Rowley's Restaurant

113 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6HJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–15:15 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:30–21:45
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Steak, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Piccadilly Circus tube: 2 minutes walk. Green Park tube: 7 minutes walk.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7930 2707 x1
  • Private party facilities
    For group bookings or private hire please contact our team.
  • Private party contact
    David Pereira: 020 7930 2707
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