Rudie's

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184 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Jamaican

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Real Jerk and Cocktails

Jamaican restaurant and cocktail bar committed to real jerk, creative small plate dishes with a contemporary twist inspired by traditional Jamaican cooking, and rum. We look not to replicate the most expected aspects of its aesthetics, but to contextualise the island vibe through subtle nods to Jamaica’s iconic culture and lifestyle.
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mattheww
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very very nice food, highly recommend. Will definitely be back very soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Birthday dinner

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LutifahT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food... oh the Food!! i dont even know how to describe how amazing the food was. We went for my husbands 35th birthday and all I can say was the food was absolutely authentic and deliriously delicious!

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Lacey
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

the food overall was good however i wasn't very please with my main which was a burger. the burger bun had been over toasted and was to hard and dry so i could not really enjoy my burger but the starters were very nice and i enjoyed the cocktails. my friends also enjoyed the Jah platter. my boyfriend received the wrong order but they allowed him to keep it and did not charge us extra which was great! I really liked the vibe the music was good i would visit again.

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Foodlover
London
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was tasty and the portions large. The service was slow and it took at least 15 minutes for a drink to be offered- and they had run out of still water!!! Overall, a good experience. Just make sure you’re not too thirsty when you get there

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BobD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Don't normally leave reviews but wanted to say thanks to Rudie's for a lovely meal and a lovely time on Saturday night. The waiting staff were all a pleasure to interact with, the drinks were all great and the swordfish was cooked perfectly.

Plus, it has an easy, relaxed atmosphere. No rush, just a good time.

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vipMrsLeigh
London
22 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big proportions, small menu but all really tasty. Order the ribs for starters along with rum punch. Staff friendly and warm. Took away a big doggy bag that tasted just as good the next day.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very very nice try the pork

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EmmaC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best Caribbean I’ve tasted (and I’ve tried a lot) better than cottons too which was my favourite before I tried Rudies. The lamb was incredible and the pork and the chicken!! The Mac and cheese was amaze and my fav of all the plantain was cooked to perfection. Music was good had a nice chilled vibe the staff were lovely and the cocktails were great. Our new fav spot!

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AlfredoE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food vs. Price

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vipCoco
London
79 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ok food. Could have been spicier. The rum cake was bad, really bad. Steep prices, not worth it but the atmosphere was nice. Stick with the small plates.

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andrewB
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Sad experience for two evenings, mainly because the food was disappointing. The first visit I had Curry Goat. Gien that curry goat is meant to have a robust flavour, this was too limpid. The rice and peas was excellent. The second visit, I had the jerk pork (I had this dish on my first visit to Rudie's when it was newly opened, and enjoyed it)). This was a disaster. The dish arrived completely covered in what I understand was jerk sauce. The waitress initially tried to convince me that this was how the dish was always served. I disagreed because of my past experience. She offered an alternative. I choose the jerk chicken. It arrived and was tasteless. Again, these are meant to be robust dishes, this was not. I read that the chicken was marinated for 224 hours, this I doubt. Once you got beyond the skin, the meat was tasteless. Again, the rice and peas was excellent. Very very disappointed. I will not recommend Rudies again to my friends, as I would be too ashamed.

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LisaH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the food at Rudie's - only request would be if they did more fish & vegetarian options. No option to get Jerk if you don't eat meat - Jerk fish would be brilliant.

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DonaldS
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I had a good evening found you online was meant to go to levi roots.service a bit slow as restaurant wasn't full but ambients was nice rum punch wasn't true rum punch but ok curry mutton was made with love jerk chicken was nice good amount of spice jerk pork was more like pulled pork missing the jerk flovour but a good evening i will return thank you

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JemmaH
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Booked Rudie’s following a recommendation. Took my mum for mother’s day. Food was good. Hot, tasty (although a little salty) but generally good. Disappointingly was overshadowed by being overcharged with the restaurant not deducting the deposit they demanded off my final bill.

It’s a positive to have music playing in the background however we found it a little loud for the time of day. Ear plugs at the ready 😂

JP
JamesP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Great food as always but the service was terrible and the booking made through OpenTable was not honoured. As we arrived a table of four was given away to a walk in group in front of us, and then they said that they didn’t have space and couldn’t have contacted us to tell us that they couldn’t honour the booking. The four of us were sat at the bar as though we hadn’t made a booking, and sitting at the bar doesn’t really work for a group that size. Drinks also took 30 mins to arrive. Not up to their usual standard.

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EllenaS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We came to Rudies two weekends in a row as we were so blown away by the food. The jerk chicken is amazing and all of the sides absolutely delicious. This weekend we went for the bottomless brunch - again, the jerk pork with poached eggs and bakes was unreal and the rum punch was so delicious. Also a great deal for a bottomless brunch, really good value. We thought it was a tiny bit cheeky that we were here for a birthday and were asked to move to the bar an hour into our booking to accommodate another group who needed our table. Was a little disappointing as we were celebrating a special occasion and I had specified in our booking that we would be there for bottomless brunch - so definitely an hour and a half at least.
Other than that the waitresses are so friendly and lovely, ambience is great and food is delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipPauline
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food (jerk lamb was amazing!)

will go back!

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vipKatyB43
London
38 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Reliably good.... jerk chicken is always a great bet.... recommended

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a last minute booking after we left our original choice nearby because of slow service.
I really enjoyed the food and drinks here. Big portions with authentic Caribbean flavours. The service was quick and responsive.
Would have given 5 stars if the music wasn’t so loud; made conversation a bit challenging (it wasn’t thumping or anything but could have been turned down a level or two)
I would definitely revisit this restaurant though.

JB
JosephB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Incredible food, lovely service. Some of the tastiest jerk chicken I’ve had. Incredibly good value too.

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ChrisO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top place. Simple menu .aleays a good sign. Great food superbly done. Cool atmosphere great rum. Go goat curry.

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Lexypexy
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.
Walked in to a warm welcome. Loved the atmosphere instantly.
The food had good variety and was delicious. Value for money is great, definitely be back soon. Wish we had gone sooner!!

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Nhame
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The chicken was soo dry and lacked a lot of flavour the price was not worth it the food was not up to scrath at all

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CherylJ
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoyed my first visit to Rudie's for my sons birthday. We all had a great done and received a nice welcome on entry.
Lovely ambience and courteous staff.
We all enjoyed food and I enjoyed cocktail called catch a fire(rum concoction)
Dessert of rum cake delicious

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CandaceC
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Yeaaaaahhhh... finally a West Indian I can happily recommend ! I'll be back.. even if it's just for the bammy.. that brought me right back to my childhood!

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JohnE
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Rudie's is good. The jerk pork was a bit dry but I had the Pork Belly before and that was perfect. The jerk chicken is really good. Go the platter - you can't be disappointed. The sides are good and different. Price-wise I think it's reasonably priced and the service is excellent. I like the overall vibe. I would like the soundtrack to The Harder They Come to being playing constantly but that would probably annoy the hell out of the staff eventually. But I like it and as one fussy Londoner I would recommend it anyone who likes Caribbean food.

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Denidenden
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Good knowledge of Jamaican food and drink. Waitress and host were able to discuss cuisine with confidence. Authentic food, great service. One suggestion for the restaurant is to play more reggae and less afrobeats.

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vipmuncheb
London
32 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit, between lunch and evening meal time. Busy with family/groups of friends. Great atmosphere, helped by the good music. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Asked the bar staff for more info re their cocktail ingredients, very well informed. The menu offers a great selection f or both starters and mains. We eventually chose the jerk chicken, curry goat, mac n'cheese with rice and peas. We were not disappointed. The chicken was succulent, the goat curry full of flavour. Looking forward to a return visit.

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LFM1
London
15 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good Jamaican food served in a fun setting. Nice cocktails. Pepper shrimp are HOT!

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RichmondGirl
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

“Vegan platter” very bland, rice and beans were dry and I assume reheated.. boyfriends chicken wrap nothing special. Overall disappointing. Music and service was good.

GD
GambasDoree
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tip top!
À faire et refaire

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Reviewed on 18 December 2017
Overall1foodserviceambience

Worst "Jamaican" food and customer service I've ever had the displeasure of experiencing. Staff were rude, orders were wrong, chicken was bland. Anyone who says "it's just like being in Jamaica" or similar almost certainly hasn't been to Jamaica, and certainly hasn't tried real Jamaican food. I wouldn't recommend this place to my enemy, let alone my friends.

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RobertB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Caribbean place I’ve been to for a meal!! I would recommend it to everyone

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Diningqueen
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service! Staff could not have been more helpful. Delicious, authentic flavoured Caribbean meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall5food5service2ambience5

As brilliant as ever - our friends enjoyed the evening and the food very much!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Having a Jamaican family and knowing about the amazing food myself I'm always gonna be hard to please with Caribbean cuisine unless ofcourse it actually is as good as I know it can be.
Our meal at Rudie's was ok, have had worse and have had better.
Me and my partner both had the full Jamaican breakfast. The green banana was exchanged for plantain.
Dumplings were not real dumplings, more like soft bread. The salt fish was ok, the spinach too. The jerk lamb sausage was nice.
The smoothie was really tasty and the staff were nice and friendly.
Might go back to try another dish or might just stick to mums Jamaican food which just can't compare.

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HB83
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Arrived with a birthday booking for 8 people, had been allocated a table for only 4. So had to sit on two separate tables. Slow service, we waited over an hour for starters, we had to keep getting up to find staff to re-order drinks, then wait half an hour for them. The food was nice. Didn't bring out the pre booked birthday cake! Worst part was when we came to pay, their card machines weren't working - after 40 mins of trying. We were sent out to three different cash points (in the rain) without a single apology or offer or compensation. We refused the service charge and staff were very rude and hostile.

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pauldog0191
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, full of flavour and good size portions..the service was good with real friendly staff.. rum punches were perfect too

FAQs

Rudie's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7249 9930.

Rudie's is rated 4.4 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.