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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
01223 30 70 30
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Ranked #21 of 508 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I come here a few times a year for drinks and love the place. The service is always fantastic and the staff seem genuinely happy to be working there. On my last visit I mentioned the tables seem to be taller and we joked about me using a child's booster seat. In response I was offered a cushion to elevate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

A lovely restaurant, we had the pleasure of a window seat as we were eating early. Service was very friendly and steaks were cooked perfectly if a little overpriced. The menu could do with a little more variety and while the brownie pudding was excellent the oreo cheesecake was a little sickly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

My husband booked this place after reading reviews in TA. A fantastic choice in the heart of Cambridge. We had two steaks and they were both perfectly cooked and tasted amazing. Absolutely wonderful food and cocktails. Excellent staff, very friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back!

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Cambridge
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food was average but very over priced. Restaurant was very busy, tables too close together, very noisy.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went to the river bar for a meal yesterday which was to celebrate our daughter qualifying to becoming an accountant. I couldn't have been more disappointed. I have a garlic allergy and told the waiter I had. He told me which food I could eat so I opted for a 'safe' option burger. Having starting eating it I found that... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

As i was in cambridge I took myself to what I consider to be one of the best meat emporiums in the east and I was not disappointed sublime mussels served in chilli and lemon masala followed by a porterhouse rare with peppercorn sauce the service was good the Hungarian barman was a hoot and a kilted chef who would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Table of 8 all ordered steaks, all were over done when asked for rare, I had ribs which were so hard and tough. Drinks service on roof top bar wasn't very good, quite rude. Starters were nice and cocktail list were good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My boyfriend took me to River Bar for my birthday on Saturday (01/08/14) and it was exceptional. We had not booked a table so thought we might just have to have a cocktail and settle for one of the many chain restaurants in Cambridge for dinner however, the hostess at the door was wonderful and fit us in despite it... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's very hard to find a good steak house, but to have one in your very own town(city) is a little miracle. The steak I had was cooked perfectly to my liking and I would compare with some of the best steaks I have had, that's quite a feat as I love my Brazilian Steak houses in São Paulo. The... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Was visiting Cambridge with friends, to celebrate the end of a training course. Had decided that, on this occasion, Midsummer House was a little too fussy for our taste on this particular weekend, so we opted for somewhere we felt would offer really good quality steak. We were not disappointed. As is the case with restaurants of this type, the... More

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