If you don't have steak here, you are missing the point. Rowley's is famous for its entrecote served on a flamed pan dripping with delicious maitre d' butter and accompanied by unlimited light and crispy fries. Our steak, cooked medium rare, was pretty nigh perfect. Smoked salmon to start with was high quality too, and we thoroughly enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding to finish. Berry Bros claret to accompany was just great. Espresso coffee was outstanding.
No, this place does not do adventurous cooking, and the unremarkable salmon main course and crayfish salad are worth avoiding. But if you stick to what Rowley's does best you are unlikely to be disappointed.
The setting is interesting, in Mr Wall's old butcher's shops with its beautiful tiles. Service is not all that personal, and as Rowley's serves good traditional English fare you might expect more panache and personality - that's my only quibble.
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