Rare Steakhouse - Greenwich

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114 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Rare restaurant is a steakhouse situated in Greenwich.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
Monday: closed
Tuesday to Thursday - : 6pm - 10pm
Friday to Saturday : 6pm - 11pm
Sunday: 2pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
020 8858 3334
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cutty Sark DLR STATION
Greenwich DLR STATION
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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4.0
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Small restaurant, nice personal service. Decor very nice, very clean and well finished. Starters were lovely, generous portions of Chili Prawns and Calimari. Main of scampi was very nice, large portion and great tasting scampi. Fillet steak wasn't a fillet cut, probably a rump as it was quite tough although quite tasty.

MB
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best mussels in white wine sauce EVER!! Nice intimate space.

s
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately our visit to Rare Steakhouse was an uneventful experience.
Front of house staff were very poor, when asking about where they sourced their meat... one replied the butchers!
The quality of the steaks were not good, this place is not a steak house and I believe it needs to find a identity.
My party and I ordered a number of starters; calamari was over fried and very hard it had to be returned to the kitchen, prawns were ok, stuffed paratha not good.
We ordered 4 T bone steaks for main course, as mentioned above the quality of the meat was not good although the main course was cooked as ordered. With steaks at around £26 each we expected better. With 2 bottles of Barolo and no desert, the bill for 4 came to £260.00.
This place needs to revamp its menu, find its identity, train the front of house and maybe it will survive.
I can’t see myself going back and my colleagues will not return.
This place was a recommendation from a relative, of which I realise probably does not like me that much for such a recommendation!!!

DR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing.service was excellent. Very quiet atmosphere .great place to eat out.

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

Very dark inside with a very confusing and complex menu. Chinese, Indian, Thai and of course steak. Food was good but huge portions and over sized starters. Husband is coeliac and they could not guarantee gluten free on a lot of the food but steak (without rub) and chips were fine.

PW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good wholesome produce, fresh ingredients. Pre ordered 30oz prime rib but wasn't available due to supplier error. Ended up with 60oz prime rib as all that was available, plenty of meat to share but slightly overcooked, was medium rather than medium rare.

BT
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere and food and service were very good.

EL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This steak in the restaurant was delicious. I like mine rare and ordered the 12oz Ribeye. More often than not I find it difficult to get a rear steak when I order one, this was cooked to perfection and was full of flavor.

The staff were friendly and the service was excellent. I'm going to take my family and friends there when they next come to London.

i
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Honestly, I'm genuinely bemused by the amazing reviews for this place. It's like it's a different restaurant.

My steak was significantly overcooked - I asked for medium to well, I received something that would have been more at home at a garden barbeque. If you think this is a perfectly cooked steak, then you have absolutely no idea of how to cook one. To be fair, they know how to cook chips - but then, so do most pubs. My colleagues all had similar experiences, along with rubbery scallops, and tasteless calamari.

I ordered two £40 bottles of wine. Both of them were brought to me, and literally dumped on the table ("there you go lads"). Neither were offered to me to try. One was a Chateau Neuf De Pape, which was fairly acceptable - although overpriced. The other was a a Margaux, which was significantly past it's best, flabby, probably 3 years past its best drinking age, and with a hint of TCA. Now this is fine - it happens - but what wasn't so fine was that when I explained this to the waiter he had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. He was open about it - he knew nothing about wine, at all. This at a restaurant that advertises itself as a fine dining steakhouse. And make no mistake, I was still charged for it.

The service was acceptable; but again, nothing you wouldn't expect at any pub or Harvester restaurant. There is a complete and total disconnect between the experience we had, and the prices charged. My colleague put it best - he stated that the restaurant was well-named, as the chances of him ever coming back were extremely 'rare' indeed. Please do not encourage this by attending.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our starters, fillet steaks, wine... everything. It was a nice relaxing evening and the service was attentive.

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

food was outstanding, great customer service, definitely going there again☺️

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Sunday roast which was excellent. . will definitely be returning now one of my favourite places to go for a meal.

TC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have eat in this restaurant twice the first time was in 2017 and the food & service was brilliant, we went back last Saturday 30th June and was really disappointed we waited approx half an hour from time of ordering our starters ,the waiter asked us how long we would like to wait for our main course,we said 15mins would be fine.
We was left waiting for our main course 50mins which was when we asked how much longer it would be. My partner had t/bone steak which was tough and full of grisle ,which he left, I asked for fillet which was tough and full of grisle. There was only 3 other couples eating so there was no need for poor service and the food was not good. We would’nt recommend this restaurant to friends or return here ourselves.

MO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal here on the evening of Fri 22nd June. Very nice steaks and a good bottle of red. Food was very nice and service was good. Would recommend for a nice evening meal.

LW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and reasonably priced. Highly recommended

w
London
160 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It was a Sunday evening, but it was so quiet. Food was decent, nothing special.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rare is always the best! Eating there is a pleasure every single time! Bravo!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day with my gf. Great environment, delicious food and very professional service.
Their meat is always the best!

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was pleasant and helpful in accommodating food intolerances.
Nice variety of dishes to suit meat eaters as well as their non-meat eating companions. I had lobster tail with a complimentary prawn. There is a large list of side dishes as well. Really something for everyone.

FF
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy and intimate small restaurant. Service was excellent, though one waiter looked like he was new and looked a bit lost. Had 2 delicious cocktails to start, which had a great mix of ingredients, followed by a great wine. Their wine list has a great variety of different grapes and prices. What impressed me is that even though they call themselves a steak house, they have different cuisines like Indian and Thai dishes as well. Steak was cooked perfectly, and really good sizes. I will definitely be returning!

c
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good restaurant with excellent and high quality food with a wide choice. Ambience is also good with room around the tables. Service was average but very friendly. The only problem was inexperienced waiters but obviously learning and will improve but as stated friendly and helpful. Recommended.

DM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food, especially the steaks which were very tasty and cooked perfectly. Great selection of sides and a good wine list.

Service side, some staff had knowledge of the menu but others did not. Starters took a while. Spelling on the menu also amusing ("Potterhouse steak" "Backed Camembert")!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were exceptional staff were very polite and helpful only regret was not finding it earlier great food well worth trying would recommend this place to anyone

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food & service, recommend 8oz fillet steak. Pricey but worth it.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food cooked to your taste. Well presented , the staff are friendly and have an excellent knowledge of the menu. This restaurant is now on my favourite list.

s
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and myself had a great night here the food and service was exceptional. There is no rush to get you to go once you have finished your meal. We have added this on our list of favourite places to eat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the staff couldn't do much more to make you feel welcome brilliant night out. Defo going back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well cooked quality food and good to see the menu is not too vast. Visited this restaurant twenty years ago and the steak was good then, good to see it's still on par. Not rushed out the door, staff efficient. Will definitely be returning.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Steak was a little thinner (20mm) than I'd like, which probably caused it to be slightly overcooked (I asked for rare and it came out medium). Nice atmosphere, and the service was very good. Afterwards I took a nice walk up the hill to the Griffith Observatory, and caught a great sunset.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely great value missus was over the moon with her prawn cocktail.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always. The steaks are cooked to perfection and are so tasty. The staff are friendly and the wine is great too. Wonderful local restaurant!

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My second visit , lovely ambience, staff were attentive and food very tasty. I have the rack of lamb which were very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant especially if you love steak

R
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and plenty of it! Great value for money. Superb scallops and steaks!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been before so chose this for my new(ish) date to impress her.
Did not dissapoint. As we were going on to a venue neither of us wanted to pig out and shared a starter. The main of steak was cooked perfectly and delicious, the garlic mushrooms in cream were beautiful. The house red was impressive at the price. The staff knew we were heading off to a venue and made sure we were well attended to without rushing us. All in all a relaxed atmosphere, good food , good wine, good service, not overpriced we will recommend and return.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, portion sizes were excellent, the steaks were cooked to perfection and the camembert starter was to die for. The staf weref very friendly, helpful and attentive without being in your face. The restaurant had a warm and cosy feel about it. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was of great quality maybe just a bit to much of it 4 king prawns to start and 5 scallops main courses did not skimp either.
Bottle of house white was only £20 so not over priced at all.
The bill came to £135 for 2 of us which for a Thursday night business/friendlymeal out was a little steep and this did not include service.
I would go back again as the food was excellent but I would need a good reason to as it was not a cheap night out and there are many other places where great food is offered at cheaper prices
But there steak menu was impressive!

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really lovely food. Waiters were caring and made sure our food wasn't rushed to us. Some of the starters were a bit big (especially calamari!) so struggled to finish the steak which was a shame because it was great! Would definitely come back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 good friends of mine but that is not the reason for a rave review.
Definately the best food u could have if u don't enjoy the steak menu.
You obviously do not know good food.

HW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food as always! Cheesy mash is amazing and steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. We will be returning soon. Thank you.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time. Personal service, good food, nice music and waiter very attentive.
Food delicious.

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