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“New chef rocks”
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Ranked #1,528 of 25,591 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$102 - US$102
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 10 July 2015 via mobile

Booked through travel zoo. Expecting a nice steak meal. Overwhelmed by innovation of the chef. Were first diners to try two new starters; delightful Perl Las blue cheese & walnut salad and Cannon & Cannon British charcuterie selection. Both emense! Chef came to explain heritage of cold cuts at the table. Followed by beautiful chateaubriand. Finally treated to sweet, bitter, salty, fantastic bombe dessert. Wow! Even went home with an extra special goodie bag of caramelised walnuts. Service was excellent as was the attention by the chef. Brilliant night
. Recommend to all that are interested in good food, wine, location and a unique experience.

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank Shelley P
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

It's real clubland food, very run-of-the mill menu, but the quality of meat is very good. Mirrors & wood interior, very old fashioned, decent service, steeply marked-up wine list. Go here for good meat but don't expect any culinary elegance or invention.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Thank AnnabelB95
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

The food is good, the service is good, the atmosphere is good but the prices are horrific. Dinner for two of 2 fillet steaks, one serving of fries, one serving of spinach, 2 sauces (note: the sides and the sauces are all charged separately) and one bottle of mineral water came to £75 (service included). That's just too much. £27.50 for a tiny fillet steak (less than 200 grammes) on its own is absurd.

Date of visit: July 2015
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3  Thank GeorgeC77
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Reviewed 21 June 2015

Terrific location, traditional menu of steak/frites now added to with chicken, limited fish, great lamb.

Specializes in high quality beef and lamb from Cumbria, served French - entrecote - style being best. Wonderful fresh, unlimited frites have yo craving them for days. Visited with 4 friends and as a result of an earlier lunch were not particularly hungry, in fact thought of giving it a miss. It is a testament to their food that everyone polished off all in sight AND added dessert. Try the gin and tonic sorbet: not made in house but very good.

Attentive and friendly service in old Wall's sausage shop, nice and well price wine list, makes it a terrific stop before, during or after theatre! RECOMMENDED (but wonder if I should say this as it is getting harder for me to get reservations now!)

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Alex B
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

The place prides itself on its meat and my steak came perfectly mid rare, my daughter had the cumbrian chicken she said it was the best she had ever tasted and my husband had the lamb cutlets again cooked to perfection. However, they offer unlimited chips and I felt their quality was not upto the quality of all the other food we had there. I would suggest you just serve very good fat or skinny fries in normal portions sizes as they would be a better accompaniment.
Banoffi pie for desert was exquisite!

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank cakesta
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