Rowley's Restaurant

4.3
1448 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Business Meals
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Steak, European
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2.45pm;
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10.45pm
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Phone number
020 7930 2707
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
David Pereira
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Private Party Facilities
Our restaurant is available for private hire.
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Private Party Contact
David Pereira: 020 7930 2707
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Public Transit
Piccadilly Circus tube: 2 minutes walk.

Green Park tube: 7 minutes walk.
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine

Special Offers

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

See availability for 1,000 point tables

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

What 1448 People Are Saying
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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were early, but we were immediately accommodated. The food was delicious, the service was attentive and the value for the precise was well worth it. Recommended! If you want traditional British food, eat here!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My mom came to visit and i decided to bring her here for dinner, the experience was amazing. The food was outstanding and the price was reasonable for the quality we were served. The waitress, an Italian girl, was very kind and ensured we had an extremely pleasant time also thanks to her. Although i have to admit the place was loud everything was simply perfect!

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

Charming service and excellent food!

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

One of my favourite restaurants in London, we always want to go back to Rowleys time and time again. The staff at Rowleys are brilliant, so attentive, nothing is too much trouble even though they are run off their feet. They always make our evening a fun experience.

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DU
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great festive lunch enjoyed at Rowley's, outstanding service from the attentive manager.

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KJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming to this restaurant, it never fails to deliver the delicious food. Although, they did forget the spinach this time.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated straight away. The server was helpful and friendly. Our food arrived quickly, and was delicious. The server let us know immediately that the kitchen was closing at 345pm, so we had plenty of time to order and eat both dinner and dessert.

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time at Rowleys and it’s become a firm favourite when we visit London for a show or special occasion. Off the main stretch of tourist restaurants and received with a warm welcome. You feel as though you’re old friends and the food and service are first class!

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DR
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very welcoming. Steak delicious though presented as scraps of meat. French fries were plentiful but without style (commercially sourced?) Prosseco over-priced for indifferent quality. Terrific service.

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

Nice food. Good atmosphere.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Have been at Rowley's several times and always been fully satisfied. A must

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NB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Staff were very accommodating. Definitely recommend.

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LC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. Wonderful food and service. We had a long birthday lunch and they really looked after us.

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o
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanderful thanks to Christian and Giada. Very goog meat and super frites all you can eat

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T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I've been visiting Rowley's for years - it's great fun. I always order the same thing - medium rare steak - and it's always excellent.

This visit was slightly disappointing as my table request had not been met even though it was a very quiet evening and the staff were perhaps not as attentive and professional as in the past - perhaps just an 'off' day.

It's also not cheap - £130 for two, with wine and dessert & coffee and that's with a 20% discount.

Finally, my perennial moan that the tables are just a few cms too small - this is not a fast food joint!!

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

Rowley’s is our favourite in this area. Lovely food all round accompanied by superb service.

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v
London
10 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Chris was an awesome host and made our meal that much more enjoyable.

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i
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Great steaks let down by inattentive and rude service

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RY
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and service were OK. But the noise level was appalling. We could hardly hear ourselves speak. A very tiring experience.

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S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rowleys' is a classic British restaurant with crowd-pleasing dishes such as steaks, fish and chips and pies.
The restaurant was thankfully "buggy free" and a gentle hum of people enjoying their lunch without excessive noise, civilised.. My prawn cocktail was imaginatively put together and certainly not watery, the main course shepherds pie was wonderfully seasoned and the textures were perfect. Service was slick and worthy of the service charge, but.. we discovered that the staff did not receive it, so we paid them cash and lopped it off the total bill (something didn't seem quite right there). However, I was there to eat, the politics of what happens to the service charge is for the management to resolve.

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LK
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service and beautiful surroundings

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice but expensive. I didn't feel it was good value for money

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RH
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Having been to Rowlys previously, my wife and I booked the restaurant for an early evening meal on a day trip to London. Loved the food and service just as much as we had before. Though not cheap the food quality and service made it an enjoyable experience.

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WA
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We first found this restaurant on a stay at the Cavendish we try and go to Rowleys whenever we can always excellent service food amazing have recommended to family and friends can’t wait to return.

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DB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely find. Food excellent. Attentive service. Would highly recommend

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JT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Saturday evening meal here on 17th November, this being our first visit. Elegant restaurant with the most delicious food and wine menu. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would certainly visit and recommend this restaurant again.

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SS
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great classic British restaurant - professional in every respect - great steaks

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and great steaks. This is our favourite place to eat after a day in London

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F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I went for lunch and am unlikely to return.

The cottage pie was tasty but had cold patches. When I was asked about the pie I explained about the low temperature. The waitress gave me a blank look and walked away.

The cauliflower cheese had a watery and bland sauce. I couldn't taste the cheese at all and the consistency was thin. There was no crispy cheese crust on the top which is how my wife makes it!

Very forgettable, except for the bad bits. Overpriced, unremarkable food with indifferent staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had booked Rowleys as a pre-dinner for the Theatre. The service was amazing and our friends absolutely loved it. The food was superb and I can’t commend the staff enough.

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DP
London
86 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of those places you need to visit. It doesn't disappoint. It's very steak, chips and English. It's wonderful. Staff have got it just right. Friendly, a casual approach but very professional. Couldn't fault our lunch. Probably the most I've ever paid for 6oz of beef but well worth it. Wines good too

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great steaks, good service and wine thats not too pricey.

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JG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my first return to Rowleys in over 20 years. I dont know why I lost the habit of going to this friendly meat based bistro.
On arrival on Saturday night, I was offered a choice of tables while I waited for my guest to arrive in the torrential rain storm.
The Sommelier was excellent and taught me how to read the menu and wine list without my glasses, so that was already a good start.
The starters looked delicious but as we were going to order the Chateaubriand we decided we needed to be hungry to manage such a fine portion of quality beef cooked to perfection, served on a table burner to keep warm while we enjoyed the constant supply of fries and a small table salad.
The service was warm, smiley and very efficient.
Even though last at the table, we were not rushed out and finished a lovely evening with the Tart Tatin and Pear crumble. Both delicious and not too sweet.
The Chilean wine we chose was good value and overall the bill wasnt bad value at all, especially with the offer from OpenTable taken into account.
I would, and already have, recommend this to anyone wanting to eat in Central London, near Piccadilly. The ambience is friendly and classic, no loud music so we were able to talk without shouting and without the next table hearing us either.
Good beef, good service, good wine, good ambience. What more could you ask for?

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best steakhouses I have been to for a while. The service was just right. Not too much attention yet we had everything we needed. The food was spot on and unlimited fries are a great touch! Having made it to desert, I would highly recommend the salted caramel chocolate bomb. AMAZING! Great value for money! Can’t wait to go again

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I took my sister to lunch on saturday. Ive been here numerous times before. Its always been a lovely relaxing experience with an excellent chateaubriand. Thank you Rowleys.

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PC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a very pleassnt lunch in one of London’s clasdic restautants.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not the cheapest place to eat, but consistently good for steaks which have real flavour.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A fairly regular choice now, good for pre-theatre.

Great food and nice ambience

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DB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent steak and unlimited supply of fries. For fillet, chips, a carafe of the least expensive red wine, a desert and coffee it cost £91 (incl service). I’d go back but I’d skimp of the desert and coffee and prob have a beer with my food. Waitress was superb

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AR
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We come once a year to London and always have a meal at Rowlys
The food is very good also the service but this year was very load

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