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“AS GOOD AS EVER”
Review of Rowley's

Rowley's
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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, 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 3 January 2018

We have been coming here for ages but not so much now we live abroad. On this occasion we had just got off a train and needed a quick warming lunch near our hotel. Rowley's is just down the street so perfectly situated. Nothing has changed: we greatly enjoyed the lobster & salmon fishcake and deep fried whitebait, followed by chargrilled fillet steak on its own burner with french beans, cauliflower cheese and 'unlimited' chips. Now we were warm at last! Rowleys has it just right - so good to know somewhere unchanged in an otherwise constantly changing world. Much recommended.

Date of visit: December 2017
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1  Thank Rory M
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were four, meeting up on a Sunday evening for an annual pre-Christmas meal.
Loved the whitebait.
We had entrecote, cod, chicken, Christmas chicken etc..
Waitress reacted really well to knocking a wine glass over and onto me. She and colleague immediately brought things to wipe it up, water to dab my clothes and gave me the details to bill them for any necessary cleaning - not necessary in the end.
e will go again especially as we regularly stay locally.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank JoannaandMatthew
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

First time visit after a theatre visit with family and great atmosphere and friendly staff. Great selection of food and wine. Will comeback as great position for shopping or theatre. Worth a try.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Hattie12345
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Well it took friends from Seattle to introduce me to this restaurant! Fabulous dinner, maybe not your place if you don’t eat red meat! Great martinis, good wines by the glass, 2 entrecôte and one chateaubriand, great sides, great fries, oh and even though we were pretty full we had to share a sticky toffee pudding! Great service, window seat was fabulous to observe guests and passers by, when something interesting caught our attention! I’ll be back!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Festivalgal
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Rowleys feels like an institution when you enter. It is a classic central london Piccadilly restaurant. Small bistro tables, buzzing atmosphere (even at 2:00pm on a Thursday).
The bread delivered to table was warm and was dispatched in minutes.
Starters: the lobster and cod fish cake was a joy, full of flavour with a crispy crust. The smoked salmon, was, well smoked salmon, the goat’s cheese salad was a touch underwhelming.
For mains we all had steaks with unlimited fries. The stakes were served on a heated skillet on a parafin heater. They were perfectly cooked to order. The ages entrecôte was full of flavour. Something to consider is that if you like to take your time with your food, order it one shade rarer than usual, as over time it continues to cook. The fries were fresh hot and crispy. Creamed spinach good, Brussels Good.
Deserts, we had the panettone, and in honesty, it was a disappointing way to end the meal.
Having arrived at our table at 2:00pm, we were surprised to be asked to settle up and that service had closed at 4:30pm, although we were welcome to finish our drinks.
Overall a very pleasant meal, but some peculiar shortcomings in service and courses given the price. Happy to return, but if we do it will be all about the meat.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Potiriadis
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