Rowley's Restaurant

4.3
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1735 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 £81 enjoy a 42% off with Rowely’s.
Based on two diners to share. Booking Essential.

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

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 6 January 2020

Ends: 30 June 2020

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

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

What 1735 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
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NF
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was very pleased to find a place where we could book a steak dinner deal for 2 (£47 for Chateaubriand, a side, two sauces, and unlimited fries) on a Saturday night with only a few days notice.
I do not understand why they did not have my reservation down in their books but I showed them my confirmation email and after that, there were no problems.
It is cute and simple but elegant inside, and thankfully not too loud even on a fairly full Saturday. The servers were polite though not overly friendly and it would have been nice if our water jug had been filled.
The steak was delicious, with flavourful sauces, tasty fried tomatoes, yummy (not greasy) fries, and a great side dish of spinach. We bought a bottle of the Chilean merlot which was perfect to go with our meal.
Overall, I would recommend this place to others especially if there is a deal like the one we got.

JJ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I wish the setting had been nicer. Will not rush back.

SR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Such a poor experience on Valentines night. Staff (serving and a chef) constantly going outside to smoke in full view of diners, coming back in and serving food. Had to ask for everything as the service was utterly poor. The food was not worth the money. We were served our main course and had to ask twice for the chips whilst our steak went cold. Our glasses for our drinks were served piping hot! I frankly do not understand why this restaurant has a good reputation.

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience1

A mediocre and overpriced Valentine’s Day meal at this no frills restaurant. Had to chase our meal after an hour of waiting and other customers who arrived long after us had already been served. Their famed 28 day steak wasn’t worth the wait, burying it under french fries couldn’t hide it’s blandness and poor quality, almost laughable if I wasn’t paying £35! Non-existent customer care, the surly waitress couldn’t understand the difference between a glass or carafe, staff didn’t care or ask if you wanted another drink, or how your meal was, you got dessert menus slapped on the table and the bill presented away from you. Staff spent much time standing in the centre serving area looking angry with each other or shaking their heads. We paid and left, no one said goodbye or thank you, I was so glad to get out of there. Really underwhelming and overpriced experience. Won’t be back. Shame.

l
London
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great steak but service was a bit erratic and very expensive

JF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Not impressed at all and very expensive for what received. The starters were poor, the steak was good but the unlimited fries were non existent! When they did turn up we had already eaten our rare steak as it had turned to very well done on the table top heater. Not the best Valentine's night meal

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Restaurant about a quarter full, but still seated in the chilly zone near the door. Food fine but not good enough to justify the price, and service very poor. Waiters scruffy and inattentive. Never great to see a packet of cigarettes hanging out of a waiter’s pocket.

Been eating at Rowley’s for 17 years but it’s definitely living on past glories. I’ll think twice before going again.

DG
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice meal with my wife. Friendly and attentive staff

AL
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience all round with great food and a lovely atmosphere

N
London
16 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have been visiting Rowley's Restaurant for over three decades - and never disappointed. Yet this time, I am afraid the food was well off the mark, the steak was hard, chewy and gristly, and although I asked for rare, what I got was a greyish coloured piece of meat. My 30-year old son, also a frequent user over the years, asked for medium to well done, and complained to me his steak was also sadly below par.
The food was a bit of a disappointment, frankly, although the service provided by the Slovakian waitress was faultlessly good and her smiles and professional attitude appreciated.
I will probably give Rowley's one more chance... and then if the food still fails, then I will end what has been a beautiful relationship so at least the meories stay good.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

If you like traditional English food this is the place to go.

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their steak, and their unlimited chips which was also good, and the ambience, great.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal excellent attentive friendly staff.... Will be sure to visit again !!

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , lovely atmosphere and outstanding service

PU
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable meal in an excellent location. This is an ideal restaurant for a meal prior to the theatre and I have used it a number of times

SN
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak. and good value wine. Polite staff great atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and great food

E
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner at Rowley’s. The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Their Roquefort sauce is lovely and endless fries made the teens delighted. Will definitely be back.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rs time of being here
Always amazing food and atmosphere
Groupon voucher used and will b back!

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It’s twenty years since I’ve been to Rowleys and it hasn’t changed a great deal. Good food - we pre ordered the Chateaubriand which was delicious and with the Restaurant setting it made for a very enjoyable lunch.

SW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good - have been coming here for years and never had a bad experience

JC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A long established business that continues to serve good food with well trained staff.

TS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It was just dead. Food really ordinary and jolly expensive.
A beautiful room
Needs a re think.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

C
Munich
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

abbiamo frequentato questo ristorante in diverse occasioni e possiamo dire che il livello è costante: ottimi i prodotti ed in particolare la carne che è tenera e saporita. Attento anche il servizio. ritorneremo

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LP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We came for a pre theatre supper. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived at 6pm and it is always so much more exciting when buzzing. We had fillet steak which was a perfect proportion. And wine. Lovely service and we sat in the window.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and tasty.

DL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The steak was cooked to perfection, the chips delicious and the creme brûlée superb. But, at £60 a head, it was too cramped and noisy. And our guest was sent to a different table from us and came to find us after ten minutes. But yes I would recommend Rowley’s.

n
London
36 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This stalwart of the West End dining scene delivers reliable good quality food in a Brasserie atmosphere

Unfortunately as with many of its competitors the price rises lead to a bill that is at the top end of the value spectrum. Great for business lunches

SW
Worcestershire
37 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely steak, cooked to perfection in this charming (if a little noisy) old Mayfair restaurant. Top draw friendly service and I would strongly recommend a meal if in the area.

T
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The steaks are truly delicious and it is quite something to be able to order chateaubriand for one! The decor is almost Parisian and what is nice is that you are dining within an elegant room but don't feel any sort of supercilious air to the place. The position is excellent for the Jermyn Street Theatre and for St James generally.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak not up to normal standards and service was slow. Great location but not as good as it used to be overall

ND
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FABULOUS FOOD, Great service, attentive without being too intrusive
Chateaubriand kept warm on hot stove was amazing.
One of the best Steaks we have ever had.
Wine list not terribly extensive and the steak cuts not extensive either compared to other steak restaurants - quite narrow choice BUT what we had was amazing.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone. Service was very bad, there was an incident with a child going to the toilet in the corner of the restaurant. The staff could have asked the people to bring the child to the bathroom but didn’t even acknowledge there was a problem! There was a lingering smell while people where eating next to the customers. This was a disgrace and the staff should have dealt with this!

MM
London
23 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rather expensive, especially wines, but good quality and excellent service.

AD
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Italian waiter and staff were very friendly in serving us as the last customer of the night.

PM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table had lamb, aged fillet, and roasted salmon. Everything was excellent and service was outstanding.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Decent steak and very good wine in a discreet and relaxing atmosphere with friendly but non intrusive staff

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Overpriced and didn’t get much food for the money. Was expecting something really very good but got a chicken breast and some frozen chips for £28. It was a joke. Sold on the website as a real treat.

LC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant -smart but not too formal and in an excellent location for Piccadilly Circus and the West End.