The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant

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900 reviews
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The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Knightsbridge is an elegant setting for breakfast and lunch including their legendary Sunday Roast lunch with Red Snapper cocktail, dinner, private dining and relaxed evenings in the bar. Executive Head chef Simon Young showcases the best of seasonal British cuisine, including the world-renowned roast rib of beef. The Rib Room Bar offers an exciting array of cocktails, premium gins and bespoke bitters, alongside light bites, ideal for a quick lunch or light dinner.
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San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent food and wonderful service from the staff. We would definitely eat her again

M
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good Coolinary lunch. My husband had the burger- excellent and I had the tuna salad. We sat in the window for a great view of the passers-by.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

they charged me for a soup that we didn't order. I didn't notice when i paid the bill because there was some confusion on the bill and for things we have ordered. Appreciate their honesty for letting me know afterwards but all they offer is a free drink at their bar. I replied saying i don't live in london and asked for a refund of 14pounds instead. No reply whatsoever.

H
London
80 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A memorable evening. Great service from Abdul and Peter who were very considerate and made us feel welcome.

H
London
80 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening at the Rib Room as always. Truly sad that it will close as part of the refurbishment.

DM
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience woth great service, wonderful food and a lovely location. Tinged with extreme sadness knowing that from September a major 're fish will be carried out and that include the loss of the rib room. A great shame. This is our favourite restaurant. We will come back post re fit and check it out. Let's wait and see.

CK
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very attentive and made us feel very special as it was our Wedding Anniversary. The food was delicious and well presented. Will definitely return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Big thanks to Abdel for taking care of us.

KT
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Super staff and service, and the tables were not too close together. It was busy but not in a annoying
way gave a good vibe. Menu was interesting and I would say catered for most. If you like fine dining, good quality ingredients with helpful staff then just book it, we will be going again.

P
London
110 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in heart of Knightsbridge and unique to London. A lovely bar, outside area and spacious comfortable table and seats. I was celebrating my friend birthday and keen to come to this restaurant as it’s so good. We had the set menu which is excellent value. I asked for a specific table which I was delighted to be given. Before our starter were given a lovely choice of breads. Our starters and main food was excellent. Fantastic choice of cocktails and wine etc . We did not have the desert but they looked equally excellent. Our waiter brought out lovely chocolates at the end of the meal. My friend was then surprised with a lovely cake with candle in it plus glass champagne. This restaurant is the best , the head waiter is excellent (plus all we have had to date). It is unique and we will certainly be back. For info the band in the background were very good and made a nice backing for the restaurant.
Finally we have heard that this restaurant may close for refurbishment in September. We love this restaurant as it is so really hope there is little change and the closure will be a matter of weeks and not months .

c
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelled and one of the best Steak.
Starter is fine, consider the pricing.
Dessert was not very impressed.
5 star service.

H
London
80 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening at the rib room. The best mocktail ever, not just a fruit juice mix. Wonderful food, perfectly cooked. Excellent service from Abdul and the team.

C
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were both great, but it was quite empty even on a Friday evening, which is a shame. It's quite stuffy and old school, which might not be to everyone's palate.

P
London
110 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, exceptional service and fantastic meal. We were celebrating my husband birthday and cake for the Sunday lunch offer with bottomless Prosecco. We asked for a table in the window which we got. The Sunday menu has an excellent 3 course choice. We had prawn cocktail and salmon starter, roast beef , delicious deserts. Prior to the starter we were brought delicious choice of different breads plus as birthday surprise delicious choice of canapés. Our meal was cooked to perfection and our waiter and all went out of their way to make sure we were catered and happy throughout. At the end a selection of 6 petit fours was brought out along with the most delicious big birthday cake with my husband name on it. Truly wonderful surprise and must thank Andrew and Mario who made our experience exceptional. This restaurant is a gem in London , the layout is very comfortable and service excellent . It also has a nice bar and outside terrace. Music in the week. We highly rate and will be back .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food
Excellent service
Only gripe I was not offered the special offer menu just the full price menu

P
London
110 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with the staff going out of their way to give us table we wanted by the window. The service we received was excellent and the food and drink superb. The 2/3 course meal offer is excellent value and includes a glass of champagne. We had the signature cocktail which gave us a choice of cocktails which were excellent. The glass of champagne which followed was Laurent Perrier. This was accompanied by a choice of excellent bread rolls. We had the prawn cocktail as a starter which was delicious and beautifully presented. Followed by Parmesan crusted chicken which was delicious. Unfortunately we were too full to eat a desert but the choice was excellent. At the end of the meal we were given a lovely choice of chocolates and also a bag of chocolates/mini Marshmallows to take away. The restaurant also has a lovely bar and jazz band who were very good. Importantly the sound level was such that it did not interfere with our conversations . Overall this is an excellent restaurant which we are great fans of and will be back. We cannot rate this high enough .

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Went there twice in one we

SZ
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’t let the name or the fact it’s in a hotel dissuade you from dining here. This restaurant stands on it’s own and hits all the high notes perfectly without being too fussy.

It’s a welcome retreat away from the Knightsbridge madness, and not as expensive as I was expecting. Live dinner jazz on the weekends adds to the overall ambience. Great steaks, cocktails, and reasonably priced wine list.

I will definitely be returning next time I’m in the area.

P
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and good value for money and great atmosphere, a top restaurant

H
London
80 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening at the Rib Room. Food was perfect and staff were attentive and caring to us.

GM
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The last time I ate here was over 40 years ago

Still outstanding although the prices have risen.......!

Highly recommended

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall it was a very nice evening. Food was good. The rib and Yorkshire pudding was very good. The wine was also quite good. But the rest while good did not wow.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

LD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was top notch. We enjoyed the conversation we had with our servers Andre and Christina. Maître d’ and the chef also dropped by to ensure everything was to our liking. We received a small parting treat as we departed the restaurant. Will come back if we ever visit London again.
Luc and Lisa from Canada

DF
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great dinner

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my girlfriend’s birthday and was amazing, would definitely go back! :)

CM
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We've stayed several times at the Jumeriah Carlton, and on our most recent mid-week visit our room had a fascinating book that described the history of the hotel, and the section on the Rib Room piqued my interest so resolved to go back for Sunday lunch at the earliest opportunity. Whilst making the online reservation via the hotel, there were no slots between 1.30 and 2.30 so ate a little earlier that would have preferred, only to find that there were only a handful of tables occupied which was a little frustrating. Set menu at £60 per head not unreasonable for the quality of the food & service - but clearly (for us at least) a once in a while treat or special occasion destination. Roast beef was fabulous. Just wish we could have stayed to sleep off the lunch afterwards!

P
London
110 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant in the heart of Knightsbridge. We decided to celebrate my birthday here and could not have made a better choice. The service we received was outstanding from the moment we arrived. The table was better than expected. We had the set menu which was so good and such good value. The food was simply delicious. The ambience of the place is amazing and there was an excellent band in the background which made our meal extra special. This restaurant is a real gem and we will be back. Thank you to all for making our visit simply the best

PZ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The Rib Room has lost appeal, carisma and above all good food and service.
Apparently had some issues with the new opening and during the years the quality of service and food has decreased.
New floor staff is quite lost in providing proper service and the food is not whatvused to be, overall is not value for money however the ambiance and comfort is excellent.
I wish they would improve food quality and service to bring back to the old splendor.

RY
London
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very pleasant lunch was nearly spoiled by an OpenTable cheque not being accepted, but happily the manager was gracious enough to attend to this without holding us up any longer - we had places to visit, things to do, more places to eat at...

JG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance was excellent. Very attentive, beautiful dining room and bar. Very old world elegance and posh but thoroughly up to date and modern. The prime rib was good but not great i was expecting better-over the top ecperience based on menu description and ambiance. It was good, just average is what I am saying. There was not distinguishable difference between the large and small cut. Overall experience was outstanding and a great closing meal to our vacation.We enjoyed the relaxed evening and would return and revommend it.

O
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was really good. Our waiters Abdel and George were great and just added to the pleasure of our evening. Great affordable dinner option would highly recommend

l
London
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good Sunday lunch and 6 year old boy looked after well.

G
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We were surprised to see that after the restaurant had reopened post renovation that very little had changed. Maybe only the leather in the banquets has been updated.
We dined on the OpenTable 3 courses from a set menu including glass of champagne for £34. We thought we'd start with a cocktail at the bar but the cocktail menu is limited and uninspirational with only about 8-10 on the list and all priced at £15. Add on 15% service and we decided to go straight to the table.
The service at the Rib Room is still of a high professional standard. Well done.
The menu wasn't exactly extensive prior to "the renovation" but it has been further dumbed down which was disappointing. The set menu was particularly poor for choice. The wines by the glass selection has also been reduced and you can no longer get a glass of Brunello. We had the beetroot starter which was ok but lacking in any flair. The main course of salmon was well cooked and generous in size. The chicken main was good and both main courses had very well cooked vegetables (probably the highlight of the meal).
The desserts of Eton Mess or New York Cheesecake were embarrassingly bad. Oh dear, what is going on? The Eton Mess was pretty much just a pile of whipped cream and the Cheesecake was bland bland bland.
Even the after meal petit fours have been dumbed down. We're guessing the Management are thinking that the guests won't notice that the menu and cooking have been dumbed down... but we have noticed!

JF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend and worth the visit, the chowder starter was gorgeous as was the crab. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the cauliflower cheese to die for!

P
London
110 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely round table in an excellent position making our lunch very enjoyable. We had picked the special offer menu lunch but discovered the beef had been taken off. Fortunately the manager agreed that we could have the rib of beef at a supplement ensuring everyone was happy. There were a few new waiting staff , all very friendly and helpful but were slightly slower in asking (eg we had to ask for wine list and then waited quite a while for bottle it to come) than we had experienced before. However it was a very minor issue and am sure in time they will be the best in service. The food excellent . We rate highly this restaurant. It’s in a prime location and we will be back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Super super freundlicher Service...persönlich und zuvorkommend!!!

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ER
London
77 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked onto the 2 courses for £29 deal which included a glass of wine or champagne. The champagne was Laurent Perrier and the red wine was of similar quality if not better (The Chocolate Block from Boekenhoutskloof). Our group had either the duck liver pate or the mackerel to start with. Both very tasty and beautiful presentation. Then the Aberdeen Angus beef. I asked for medium rare and it was cooked to perfection, nice and pink in the middle, delicious strong gravy on the side, tender greens, enormous Yorkshire pudding and the best roast potatoes I think I've ever had. It really was good, and so filling that we didn't manage puddings, but they still brought petit fours and a little bag of chocolates to take away. We arrived around 2145 and left around 2300 and it was moderately busy throughout.

n
London
33 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Sunday lunch at The Rib Room. For the last 30years The Rib Room has been one if the best places to eat straightforward British cooking in luxury surroundings. The £60 three course menu together with one if the most expensive wine lists in. Londobn lets you know this is not for the faint hearted.
So while the food and service were impeccable it feels rather like been served in a mausoleum. The old days of a piano playing at the bar helped create a relaxed atmosphere. Now it is as if the whole atmosphere has been sucked from the room. There is no theatre.

DP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening celebrating two birthdays. The staff were all amazing friendly, happy, professional and so helpful for our every need. The food was quite heavenly with good choices. Definately want to go back . Thank you to all the staff for making our evening so special

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