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“Best steaks in London”
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Rowley's
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Ranked #1,526 of 25,591 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$102 - US$102
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: St. James's
Transit: Piccadilly Circus tube: 2 minutes walk. Green Park tube: 7 minutes walk.
Description: Not many restaurants have a loyalty scheme, which just goes to show how very loyal Rowley's long-time regulars happen to be. The room is traditionally British, but also informal and relaxed. The menu changes monthly, and always features Rowley's tremendously good char-grilled entrecote steak or breast of Sussex chicken with herb and butter sauce and endless chips. The trad Caeser salad is also terrific. Short, intelligent wine list and the sun-dried tomato chutney served with the cheese is just right. Great for business lunches, or pre- or post-theatre.
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Rowley's is my favourite restaurant in London. The quality of the meat is outstanding and the cooking is superb. Unlimited fries!! Their service with a smile is also quite a rare find these days!!!

Date of visit: March 2015
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Thank dollym_13
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

A beautiful Sunday luncheon with the family. Excellent steak, fantastic atmosphere, chic modern design and superb staff.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

We had a Travelzoo voucher for this delightful restaurant - recommended by friends - and interestingly it was reviewed in the Weekend section of the Saturday Telegraph (given 8/10 and a glowing review) 48 hours before our planned visit...we weren't disappointed! A chateaubriand (for 2) with a pot of Roquefort butter plus a glass of wine and unlimited fries for £20/head - a superb way to spend a Monday lunchtime. The staff were attentive with efficient service and yes, the fries kept on coming! To be honest I would not pay £68 (as listed on the menu) for the chateaubriand - unless it was twice the size of the one we had - ours was perfectly adequate. We had no starter or dessert but did order a bottle of the house wine. Would definitely recommend this restaurant - please note the fabulous tiles...a left-over from its origins as Wall's the Butchers (as in sausages!)

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed 16 March 2015

Had a deal which was £40 for the Chateaubriand and unlimited fries for two. Really yummy and it really is unlimited! We ended up spending an extra £40 for a glass of wine, a coke, a side, and a dessert which seemed quite a lot but they charge service on the full amount not just the deal amount, but that seemed fair enough to me. I wouldn't hurry back as it's not the best steak I've had, but an enjoyable evening all the same.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Thank Sophie-Norris
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

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.

Date of visit: March 2015
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