Rowley's Restaurant

4.4
1489 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Special Occasions
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

Tourist Special: Chateaubriand Steak, Side & Fries with Coffee, £47

Traveller's welcome to Rowley's - Enjoy a Chateaubriand or Côte de Boeuf to share based on two diners with a Side Fries and coffee. Standard a la carte price of £78 enjoy a 40% off with Rowely’s.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 3 February 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

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

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: 3 January 2019

Ends: 28 March 2019

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

Rowley’s Special Sunday Offer - 25% off all day

25% discount off your entire bill, all day on Sundays. Excluding December.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 14 October 2018

Ends: 12 April 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-22:45

1,000-Point Tables

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

What 1489 People Are Saying
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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A menu with lots of choices. Our party of three had different starters, 2 different mains and three different desserts. All plates went back empty - as we remarked to the wait staff, the kitchen needed no better recommendation that they had done a great job!

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P
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came in for a client lunch and had a fantastic experience form the start. The waiting staff were very attentive and the food excellent and aplenty! I would definitely recommend Rowley's for both casual or business lunches.

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F
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous steak and chips, best I've had in a long time and very attentive service. It's not the cheapest, but well worth a visit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Half term treat

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SR
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

got v expensive and soulless but still the basic

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K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The steaks we ordered tasted lovely but they were not cooked like we ordered them. I asked for blue and it was medium. The chocolate bomb was not nice to eat, the ‘bomb’ was sitting in a sea of coffee foam and then when the hot sauce went on everything instantly melted into a puddle that didn’t taste great to be honest. Service was very attentive but the food was definitely not worth the money we paid.

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A
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABUUUUULOUS
A steak that was delicious and cooked perfectly for our liking and yummy fries and salad with a great bottle of Spanish red wine. Gorgeous creme brûlée and pear crumble. Pre theatre dinner and the service was friendly, professional and faultless. Thank you, hope to dine here again soon.

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and good atmosphere, definitely would love to go again!

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LS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely evening. We enjoyed the good very much. Looking forward to our next visit already.

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CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and have come for a lot of years although not regularly. We had a fabulous evening, however, feel that the prices have escalated beyond the eating experience. Not sure that we want to continue spending such a lot of money for a piece of steak that we finish cooking ourselves, no matter how nice it is. Fries were perfect and plentiful.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and the freshest out-the-pan frites. Lovely ambience.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Having been here many times it definitely lived up to expectations. Happy to return again.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely meal on our way to the theatre, albeit, expensive, but food was perfect! chateaubriand was to die for!
The waitresses were very informative, prompt and polite!
Certainly wouldn't hesitate to go back! Many thanks.

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SA
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great welcome and service from our Italian host waiter. Chateaubriand was average. Wished I hadn’t ordered the sirloin. Wine was nice and chips were plentiful. Enjoyed our meal very much and will always return to Rowley’s. It’s an institution...

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always good at Rowleys

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Post theatre meal had no atmosphere and staff couldn't wait to get us out if there. Disappointing for the price

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SB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner. The staf was very welcoming and kind.
The steaks where outstanding👍

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M
London
91 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for a pre theatre dinner. Excellent steaks and very good service. MK

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Prior to a show.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

We came to Rowley’s one year later than last year to celebrate our anniversary. This service one year on was dismal in comparison to the previous. Last year we were welcomed with open arms, given recommendations on how to have our steak, and had the chateubriand explained to us in comfortable detail. This time around, quite the opposite - we were shown to our cramped seat at the back of the building and was offered a very basic service which lacked the charm and charisma they displayed previously. Also - avoid their “Groupon” voucher special. The chateaubriand is £39 off the menu and not the advertised “£79 value” which they claim on groupon. They charge a 12.5% service charge on the original total pre-discount - so it actually works out more expensive to dine with the groupon voucher. Overall, disappointing compared to how we much loved it last year.

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TT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely find in central London. A little but on the chilly side but maybe because it was early eve and not warmed up yet. Definitely recommend great food and service.

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OW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a lunch with my boyfriend and the service was absolutely fantastic. The two male waiters were very friendly and polite. The food was excellent and great portion size. We will definitely go back!

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F
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Not what you would expect from this very non-assuming restaurant front in an alleyway. It's should definitely be on the top 10 list of British cuisine restaurants to try.

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e
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

British fare and the entrecôte steak is always excellent, as are the endless fries. It is a gem on Jermyn Street: quiet and just a street away from the bustle of Picadilly. I highly recommend it for lunch or dinner. Thankfully, it's also one of the quieter restaurants in London.

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CF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant, great food and service, reasonable prices, exceptional ambience, located two blocks from Piccadilly Circus tube station. We had the chateaubriand for two and it was absolutely amazing. HIGHLY recommended.

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d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

really good restaurant food xcellant and friendly recommend this place no problem

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were sat in a far corner with no view by a fire extinguisher even though there were several open tables with a view that were never seated during our time there. Food was bland, and customer service minimal. Not worth the money.

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s
Hampshire
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rowleys is always consistently good. Great food and wonderful staff, who make you feel special Love the building and it is so central.

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SJ
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great family lunch before going to the Theatre. Lovely meal the house speciality and great chocolate bomb desert.
Thank you

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great for meat. Sadly they stopped using white table cloth, which makes it look a bit run down since the tables are a bit worn.

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DA
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fab steak as usual

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had lunch there before going to the pantomime. Food and service were excellent as usual.

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t
London
32 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

A basic rather boring menu. The carrot soup needed salt and pepper to make it taste of anything. The duck was overcooked and on a huge pile of red cabbage. The fish of the day was also a bit overcooked but at least it was edible. They are generous with the fries at least. Sorry, it was our second visit but this will be our last.

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NC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place.
Staff were polite and efficient.
We had 2-for-1 vouchers which was taken care of well, and we felt that we weren't treated any differently for using them.
Not the cheapest place, even with the vouchers, but food quality was excellent.

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the chateaubriand with the Groupon voucher. The chateaubriand was of excellent quality perfectly cooked. We had the steak medium rare as recommended. The outside was nicely browned to give flavour. Inside was pink but perfectly sealed with no blood. The meat was 'melt in your mouth' perfection. The groupon voucher makes this excellent value.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Rare dinner out with my wife. V relaxed, lovely food, fun service.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, excellent service and the food is amazing. Rowley’s never disappoints!!

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s
London
41 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Two of us attended on a busy lunchtime a few days before Christmas. I was sent an email offering a free bottle of Champagne or wine if ordering 2 courses from the main menu. The first course was Whitebait that we both ordered. We very disappointed with the portion size, it was served in one of these trendy metal " flower pots". The portion was no more than a large handful for £10.30 ! We both ordered Entrecote with unlimited fries and cheese butter. This again was a very small steak and at £33 I felt did not offer good value for money compared with other similar steaks I have had in London. When I asked for the free bottle of Red wine (£66) I was told it was out of stock, I then had to ask for an alternative and was shown the menu with no words of advice or a suggested alternative. The waiter was slightly rude and did not really know what to do. Eventually a cheaper alternative was supplied. I felt the "free" bottle was a bit of a lost leader to get us through the door. At a busy time of year I would have thought they would have ordered adequate stock. with a £16 carafe of wine the final bill was £123 with service. Thats 2 courses which I thought was not good value for money at all. Although they do inform you in the email, beware they add on the 12.5% service charge for the free wine which can add on another £8.25 to your bill ! On a positive the steak was cooked well and the service was fast even though the restaurant was busy.

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JS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A large-ish group booking well managed, food up to the usual high standard.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely friendly restaurant where the atmosphere was only bettered by the quality of the food.

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