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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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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
A very warm welcome and steaks cooked to perfection.

Very lively atmosphere and excellent service. I had the filet steak and half a lobster, surf and turf. Beautiful cooked and flavoured. My husband had the rib eye steak, which was very tasty and well cooked. Amazing chips as well! Perfect location right on the river and we were lucky enough to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Emma B
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Thornborough
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  • Special occasions
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Thornborough
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very lively atmosphere and excellent service. I had the filet steak and half a lobster, surf and turf. Beautiful cooked and flavoured. My husband had the rib eye steak, which was very tasty and well cooked. Amazing chips as well! Perfect location right on the river and we were lucky enough to have a window seat, just shame about the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Family came together to celebrate our daughter's 18th birthday in style and we were not disappointed! Great table with views of river and the food was excellent as was service. Made even more special by the surprise presentation of a special birthday dessert! Thank you to all at RBS&G x

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I had some clients in from Geneva that I wanted to take out for dinner.I tried several places to book a table for 8 at short notice and failed.Thanks to Amber we managed to get a reservation that evening admittedly at 9pm not our preferred 730 request. What made the evening was the pre dinner drinks on the roof which... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Both steaks we had at the river bar were great but we thought the Scotch egg and Mussels were equally as good.The place was nicely decorated for the type of restaurant with a good vibe and decent wine selection.We both thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back on our next visit to Cambridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The menu here is good - some interesting cuts of steak (such as porterhouse) that you don't get many other places. We had asked the waiter what beers they had and the response was rather condescending - as if we shouldn't drink beer with steak. He seemed genuinely surprised when I ordered lobster, as if he expected me to just... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We arrived early on a Saturday evening without a booking, hoping to get a table. The staff were very welcoming and managed to squeeze us in, despite being busy. Food was delicious and I highly recommend a dessert cocktail to finish the meal.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a busy saturday. The restaurant was full and our table wasnt quite ready when we arrived but the maitre D apologised and helped us to our table. Service was slow and food was expensive. Yes the steaks were amazing but I felt the restaurant thought more of itself then it was worth. Perfectly freidnly staff but... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a post 60th birthday meal for two of the party. River view table, great starters and steaks served by brilliant staff. Thoughtful touch with two 60th birthday plates and 'Happy Birthday' from the maitre d' who had a fine voice. The Singapore Gin Sling was one of the best I've tasted in the UK. Downside? London prices as... More 

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Zurich
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice location with good service, nice steaks but relatively expensive for what you get and feel hurried to choose next course very quickly.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Gorgeous food, lovely staff and great cocktails (my manhattans were perfect). Who could ask for more

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Additional Information about River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

Address: 10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 307030
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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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