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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
+44 1223 307030
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5:30 pm - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill, with its cavernous loft-like vibe...
The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill, with its cavernous loft-like vibe, quayside location and creative crowd, has become one of Cambridge's premier restaurants. Located close to the bustling town centre, in a riverside spot opposite Magdalene College, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill is a popular choice for special occasion dining and drinks. The Grill serves the very finest prime cuts of beef, aged for 28 days and sourced from local farms. The menu includes a large selection of cuts, from a classic porterhouse to a tender fillet or indulgent chateaubriand for two. Burgers meanwhile are freshly made on the premises and marinated chicken and fresh fish come straight from the signature grill too. Though based around the steak, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill caters superbly for vegetarians, serves sublime desserts and prior to your meal we heartily recommend enjoying hand mixed cocktails in the bar, the ideal start to any special evening.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm and friendly armosphere, well worth a visit.

We were invited as guests to a wedding reception in August and we had an amazing time! Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere, couldn't have asked for more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is easy to find...follow the people. It is clearly a popular local haunt. The waiters appeared to know their clientele and were very welcoming. The location is easy to find and near to local attractions. However, the food is average which is disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We were invited as guests to a wedding reception in August and we had an amazing time! Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere, couldn't have asked for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Incredible view over the city, unforgettable atmosphere, and really sweet service. We spent a very good time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It's often hard to find somewhere with a nice warm welcoming atmosphere but still get the top class service and food money can buy, this place has that. It's not cheap by any means and is almost as expensive as the Michelin star restaurants around Cambridge. Make sure you book in advance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were invited as guests to this restaurant but the Fillet Steak meal we had was superb. The meat buyer at this venue certainly demands the best. The staff were very friendly and efficient and if I did not live so far away from Cambridge, it would certainly be a place I would visit at least once a month.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I eat here every few months. Love this place. Excellent food and bar, and the manager is very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This was my second time here and I loved it just as much as the first. The food was delicious, and the cocktails were even better (especially the Nutella martini). Best steakhouse in Cambridge by far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Dropped by Friday night for dinner. The place was busy but that did not impact the quality of the service - really friendly and aware. The steak was great - we shared a chateaubriand and it was a perfect medium rare. Will definitely come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited here for our anniversary. He asked our hotel manager for somewhere special and this did not disappoint! We started with champagne cocktails on the Varsity rooftop bar which was had a lovely busy atmosphere and unbelievable views over Cambridge. The restaurant manager greeted us by name and wished us a Happy Anniversary. He guided us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Very un helpful. Asked to change sides due to dietary requirements and was informed we couldn't do this so would have to pay for side dishes I could actually eat. That was after waiting 15 minutes for anyone to approach us for the order. Even then we had to prompt them for drinks. Ended up walking out and finding somewhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 307030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill, with its cavernous loft-like vibe, quayside location and creative crowd, has become one of Cambridge's premier restaurants. Located close to the bustling town centre, in a riverside spot opposite Magdalene College, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill is a popular choice for special occasion dining and drinks. The Grill serves the very finest prime cuts of beef, aged for 28 days and sourced from local farms. The menu includes a large selection of cuts, from a classic porterhouse to a tender fillet or indulgent chateaubriand for two. Burgers meanwhile are freshly made on the premises and marinated chicken and fresh fish come straight from the signature grill too. Though based around the steak, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill caters superbly for vegetarians, serves sublime desserts and prior to your meal we heartily recommend enjoying hand mixed cocktails in the bar, the ideal start to any special evening.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?