RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1

survey result

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good steak ’n’ chips” (with unlimited top-ups on the latter) in “pleasing surroundings” still win fans for this classic St James’s fixture, which dates from the 1970s, and whose characterful premises were the home of the Wall’s sausages empire in Victorian times. It’s “not cheap”, but this occasioned fewer complaints this year.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very English steak and chips” – this classic St James’s outfit from the 1970s (occupying Wall’s sausages’ early-Victorian premises) is, say fans, “one of those places you need to visit” thanks to its “amazing Chateaubriand” and the entrecôte steak, served on a table burner with the signature “delicious Roquefort butter sauce and unlimited fries – what more could one ask for?”. Ratings, however, seldom hit the heights here: especially given the ‘Welcome to Tourist London’ prices, it can seem “disappointing”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Very English steak and chips” – this classic St James’s outfit from the 1970s (occupying Wall’s sausages’ early-Victorian premises) is, say fans, “one of those places you need to visit” thanks to its “amazing Chateaubriand” and the entrecôte steak, served on a table burner with the signature “delicious Roquefort butter sauce and unlimited fries – what more could one ask for?”. Ratings, however, seldom hit the heights here: especially given the ‘Welcome to Tourist London’ prices, it can seem “disappointing”.

Summary

£74
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A St James’s veteran from 1976, this British steakhouse inhabits some of the early premises of the Wall’s meat empire (on this site from 1836). Results here have been perennially uneven over the years, and not even the promise of unlimited fries (which accompany items like entrecôte and Chateaubriand) stopped some meals this year from seeming disappointing or overpriced.

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Highchair
No dress code
75

Rowley’s Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rowley’s Restaurant in SW1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rowley’s restaurant.
Ros H
A classic meal, beautifully prepared and we...
Reviewed 7 months, 29 days ago

"A classic meal, beautifully prepared and we were made to feel very welcome."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £25.00 £7.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
113 Jermyn St, London, SW1Y 6HJ
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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