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Sponsored by: River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Amazing Steaks and Grills
1. Amazing Steaks and Grills
"Food was delicious and we will definitely be returning again"
784gerryj
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2. Unique Atmosphere
2. Unique Atmosphere
"Beautiful interior with an impressive spiral staircase"
missshodan
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3. Cocktails
3. Cocktails
"Cocktails are to die for with the best espresso martini I’ve ever had!"
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About
The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill, with its cavernous loft-like vibe, quayside location and creative crowd, has become one of Cambridge's premier restaurants. Located close to the bustling town centre, in a riverside spot opposite Magdalene College, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill is a popular choice for special occasion dining and drinks. The Grill serves the very finest prime cuts of beef, aged for 28 days and sourced from local farms. The menu includes a large selection of cuts, from a classic porterhouse to a tender fillet or indulgent chateaubriand for two. Burgers meanwhile are freshly made on the premises and marinated chicken and fresh fish come straight from the signature grill
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, British, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ambience, with great quality Fillet Steaks that were delicious, along with some lovely recommended Italian Sangiovese Red wine. Very friendly, attentive and helpful staff, such as Spandan, who looked after us and helped make our meal experience very special. Thanks again and looking forward...to another future visit at some point.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Great steaks, well cooked. Excellent service from friendly staff. Very popular so essential to book. Rather too £££, especially the wines.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food (especially the steak) was excellent as was the service (our server was Spandan)! There are also lovely views of the river! I would definitely come back the next time I'm in Cambridge!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best steaks and wines I had. Very nice place view a view of the river. Special thanks to Spandan for his hospitality and suggestions.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very good meal. Served hot on hot plates which you don’t get in some restaurants. The red wine was at a perfect temperature. Cocktails were good also. Spandan our waiter was excellent, very attentive and polite( give him a pay rise). Can highly...recommend this restaurant. Well done all involved.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 April 2024 via mobile

This is a must go to restaurant. Excellent menu and exceptional food. Staff are superb from arrival, especially Samuel.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

Perfect service. Very enjoyable and thanks to Spandan! I really enjoy my dinner experience here. I will come and meet Spandan next time.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024 via mobile

Absolutely great place to visit, the service was excellent and very welcoming, great cocktails the food was delicious, couldn’t fault it the owner went out of his way to make are experience perfect

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Overrated. Spent over £100 for two steaks, small chips side, and a portion of bread, one beer. The sirloin steaks were OK but not worth the £36 they cost, and the sides are non existent portions of chips. Noisy environment. I'd recommend going elsewhere

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Great steak. Brilliant service from Spandan. Would highly recommend. Steak was cooked rare exactly how I asked. So much flavour.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. The steaks were great. I wouldn't recommend the veggie burger and we were surprised at the amount of chilli in the salmon dish considering that it wasn't mentioned in the menu.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Very good place to relax and enjoy a nice beef, staff was super warm, portion could have been a tiny bigger and menu is a bit complex overall a great experiance for a special dinner

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

Lovely afternoon meal out. We had steaks, pies and Sunday roasts - we all commented on how delicious and well cooked the food was. The service was exceptional and staff were super friendly. We came for a birthday meal and the staff added some nice...touches of cocktails and desserts for the birthday boy. Thanks to Spandy who made the meal extra special. We will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

I had booked the table about 3 weeks ago and the earliest time I could get was 8.30pm, imagine our surprise to walk into a very empty looking restaurant, 30 people had cancelled that day apparently!! On the the dining experience; Wrong starters brought out...to start off with. Ok easy mistake to make, moules/prawns may sound similar? So 2 starters had been eaten whilst waiting for the 3rd to be brought back out correctly. On the mains, extras of cheese and bacon missed off the burger, they were written on the server's pad as we asked to see if he had written it down correctly and they were on the bill but it's a shame they never made it to the burger unfortunately. Over cooked cod loin, and overcooked rubbery lobster on the mac n cheese. Tiniest fillet steak we had ever seen, no way was it 8oz. We were all utterly disappointed and it put us off ordering any deserts. We would not recommend it to others. We would all like to add that the server was pulled to the side in front of us and spoken to which he must have found embarrassing because we did, but it wasn't his fault, this should have been done in private surely? He didn't cook the food! His knowledge of the menu and his service to us was faultless.. The manager did adjust the final bill accordingly but still will not return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

I loved the steak and salad that I got there! The waiter was very friendly and kind and the food was delicious. I rate this 5 star!

Date of visit: March 2024
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No I don't think so, but saying that we went before this heatwave and there was no need for cooling as such. Place could get quite warm since the wall facing river is all windows and can get a greenhouse effect. I did not... More
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Dear Steve M, Unfortunately, we do not have parking on site. However, you will find Park Street Car Park, a nearby multi-story, is only a few minutes walk away. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to... More
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Hello rats69, you can walk from the Gonville but will take approximately 20/25 minutes, we recommend to take a taxi. Looking forward to welcome you at The RiveBar Steakhouse & Grill.
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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5