Rüya London

4.5
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Turkish
An Anatolian dream!

A contemporary venue, influenced by tradition and the warmth of Turkish hospitality, Ruya offers guests a remarkable atmosphere, vibrant experiences and comfortable surrounds.

Rüya's authentic yet innovative Anatolian cuisine is a combination of flavours – with dishes designed for sharing and socialising, reflecting the true family style of an Anatolian kitchen.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Average, poor service, ready made food.

EJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding. We enjoyed the atmosphere as well.

VD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice food and service. The location is very cool, but the light was so dim that I couldn't clearly see my food and the music too loud

p
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a bit over priced! But it has a nice ambience

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, venue and interiors is lush; the restaurant has a nice layout and is spacious.
The service was noticeably quick and food came within minutes!
Prices are overpriced compared to most average restaurants, but I'd say more reasonable than other 'expensive' restaurants. Regardless, the food and service did not disappoint... I recommend the 24-hour slow-cooked short rib (for two) and lahmacun!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Garsonlar çok ilgisiz ama yemekler güzeldi

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was very slow. The waiter didn’t know much about the menu wasn’t really helpful

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Very expensive not value for money very expensive wine list

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dining experience was stunning. The food was truly delicious and full of flavour. Presentation was a key goal of theirs as well. Service, the waiters knew the menu very well and ensured there wasn’t any allergies. They made great recommendations on drinks and food which we did not regret listening to.
I am coming back here with my clients for a business lunch in a couple of weeks so very much looking forward to that!
Keep up the great work Rüya team 👍🏼

MT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

the location and ambiance is excellent,however the food is poor and expensive

BI
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The service was quick and everyone was very polite. We had an amazing time.

LF
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and atmosphere.
Fantastic food. Perfect for intimate fine dining or special occasions.

KG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

horrible service and food, waiters almost always confused. nothing came on time

A
London
26 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing.
Service good with nice people, a bit slow given that place was no full.
The restaurant is very nice I would have liked a livelier crowd but enjoyed a lot every single piece of food we had

I
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really nice atmosphere and a modern twist to classic Turkish dishes.

a
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great food really enjoyed. Service spot on too!

OE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service - very impressed it was very personalised. You have to be willing to pay but it’s worth the money. Thank you for giving my fiancé a special birthday

JF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening with fantastic service from Karim. The Cheese Pide is delicious. Atmosphere was lively and staff very friendly. Food was all delicious and chose varied.

AC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The waiters appeared to be inexperienced or lacking in training. It seemed one main was missed which meant 3/4 people ate their main cold by the time the last main caught up. Desserts were complimentary, appeared to be different to previous visit so perhaps a new chef; a manager acknowledged the errors & poor timing however service charge was still added despite request to remove. This impacted the evening and we left dissappointed.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great decor. Mediocre service, slow to give us menus and take a drink order.

Food was good but overpriced.

TG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing service, friendly and attentive employees.
Main dishes are brilliant, though I expected a little more meze options.
Overall experience is 5* and I highly recommend this place for a quiet evening to talk and enjoy amazing food and cocktails

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hostess was very friendly, the food was excellent but small portions, overpriced , however the waiter was very friendly and polite.

SY
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening - perfect food & service - we both had an amazing time 10/10

JC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Food was incredible, service was impeccable yet subtle. A true highlight of my London dining experience.

DF
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really can recommend everything on the menu.
High quality and fresh ingredients.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Over priced. Slow and intermittent service. Salad not properly washed (which they deleted from the bill). Ayran at £8 a mug - raki for £112 a bottle. Extra yoghurt portion charged for, despite ‘Yogurtlu kebab’ coming with only a few dribbles on top. No Turkish feel to the experience. Trying to be too fancy without delivering the quality food they aspire to. Wouldn’t go back which is sad as Turkish food need a high quality showcase for the cuisine.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ruya is a smart, up-market restaurant with delicious food and warm ambience !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !

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MJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent ambience and food at Rüya this week. Great for an intimate dinner or with a group of friends.

KA
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good place and great food

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The best place in london to eat amazing quality turkish food. However, the ladies at the front, the hostesses, one in particular left us with a lack of desire to ever come back due to their lack of kindness and professionalism.

F
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can`t find words to describe how good the food was. It is extraordinary. Very good example of fine Turkish dining. However, portions are too small and cost is high. 100 pounds pp is high even in London standards.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Small plates , the food is less than what we expect, really don’t waist your time to try

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, beautiful food.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We booked a table for 2- restaurant was largely empty and we were placed by a busy table with very little room between tables for staff to pass. The restaurant has the wow factor food and cocktails were nice but not worth the price tag. The service was adequate and when asked to move table we were told ok but you will have to give back in an hour. Unfortunately I would not recommend this place at all - you are better off going to Sketch of Dinner at the mandarin for better food, and service for the same price tag.

M
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Modernized Turkish cusine which we like it. I think it is good way to introduce the Turkish food globally.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing Turkish restaurant, delicious food, fantastic cocktails, lovely atmosphere, my Canadians friends were absolutely delighted. The service is very good too. I loved the decoration and the fact they went the extra mile to accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions at the table.

CC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Nothing special, A restaurant pretending to serve Turkish food under ugly Arab decor. Prices do not justify neither the food nor the unexperienced waiters. Its primary target clientele should be rich tasteless Arabs and Turks, who are after helal food. You pay Mayfair price for an average food that you would find in an average Turkish restaurant in Dalston. There at least they would now how to serve Turkish coffee (without spilling it all over the serving plate)

PJ
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience as always

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I went to Ruya restaurant with my children to spend a night and have dinner . But unfortunately we did not enjoy it at all . One of the waiters act as he is a friendly but he wasn’t he speaks very quickly and try to sell the whole menu. The food in this restaurant is only for testing not as they said for sharing every person will got only a piece , the portion is very small and it does not worth its price . We ordered a well done meat but it was over cooked and when we complain they replied in London if you asked for a well done meat this is the way you get it which was strange . I won’t recommend this place for any one . It is over rated.