Rare Steakhouse - Greenwich
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.
Best mussels in white wine sauce EVER!! Nice intimate space.
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!!!
Food was amazing.service was excellent. Very quiet atmosphere .great place to eat out.
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.
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.
This restaurant has a nice atmosphere and food and service were very good.
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.
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.
We enjoyed our starters, fillet steaks, wine... everything. It was a nice relaxing evening and the service was attentive.
food was outstanding, great customer service, definitely going there again☺️
Had the Sunday roast which was excellent. . will definitely be returning now one of my favourite places to go for a meal.
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.
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.
Amazing food, great service and reasonably priced. Highly recommended
It was a Sunday evening, but it was so quiet. Food was decent, nothing special.
Rare is always the best! Eating there is a pleasure every single time! Bravo!
Valentine’s day with my gf. Great environment, delicious food and very professional service.
Their meat is always the best!
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.
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!
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.
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")!
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
Amazing food & service, recommend 8oz fillet steak. Pricey but worth it.
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.
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.
The food was amazing and the staff couldn't do much more to make you feel welcome brilliant night out. Defo going back
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.
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.
Lovely great value missus was over the moon with her prawn cocktail.
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!
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
Fantastic food and plenty of it! Great value for money. Superb scallops and steaks!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Superb food as always! Cheesy mash is amazing and steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. We will be returning soon. Thank you.
We had a lovely time. Personal service, good food, nice music and waiter very attentive.