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“Nice, but nothing special” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
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Ranked #14 of 677 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Grill
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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 too. Though based around the steak, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill caters superbly for vegetarians, serves sublime desserts and prior to your meal we heartily recommend enjoying hand mixed cocktails in the bar, the ideal start to any special evening.
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice, but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Had both dinner and breakfast here. Dinner was nice but nothing special, breakfast on the other hand was really good. Lots of continental choice. Even though we were staying at the hotel anything cooked was extra!!!

Not the worst place in Cambridge for an evening meal but far from the best.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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“overpriced, food was poor, rude waiter, overall very disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Food - (overpriced, poor quality - overcooked pasta in a bowl of cream for an extortionate price, BBQ Rib Burger extreamly fatty and again very over priced for the small bit of meat/Fat you get in it. (only 2 options for vegetarians) Drink - (wine is always good but very overpriced for the quality) Service - (waiter was rude, e.g when asked whether there was indeed only 2 vegetarian options he sarcastically and rudely stated that this was a steak bar.., tried to deliver us extra chips we had not ordered and to charge us for them, only good point is that we requested to move tables due to being seated in direct sunlight on the hottest day of the year which was accommodated) Ambience not that great.

most definately would not recommend to a friend, felt I had been robbed!

on the website it stated they had an outdoor terrace but it did not, when asked it was stated it was in a nearby hotel they were associated with...

  • Visited July 2014
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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Breakfast is included in our rate and is served in the hotels restaurant.
The food itself is fine but a bit thin. You can order eggs or sausage but is paid separately.
Service overall is good. It does get busy during bfast but the staff remains pleasant and serves quickly when they can.

  • Visited July 2014
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A perfectly cooked filet and baked camembert--delightful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

After attempting to eat steak in other restaurants in Windsor and Cambridge and being delivered an overcooked piece of leathery material for a meal, this place was exactly what I was looking for! Delicious, and cooked medium-rare as ordered. I had the baked camembert cheese for an appetizer and it was equally awesome. Definitely would recommend this place if you are looking for a dinner that is a bit of a step up in terms of atmosphere and price.

Visited July 2014
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“Great Food, Great Drinks And Great Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited for a meal, it was our first time visiting the River Bar Steak House and Grill and I have to say we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the food was great, the drinks were great (we found ourselves working through the cocktail list and even sticking around after the meal for a few extra drinks) hats off to the bartender, and the overall service was amazing! The staff were constantly trying to make the experience as joyful as possible, they really tried to go the extra mile. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food with some great scenery!

  • Visited July 2014
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