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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AQ, England
+44 1223 307030
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Ranked #27 of 504 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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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Birmingham
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

In summary - a steakhouse charging c. £30 a steak whilst failing to master the cooking or seasoning of it ... We ate on a Saturday night, and were seated upstairs. It's a great location, right on the river, and has a good layout. The service was OK, and the wine we had was fine; the food on the other... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A great venue overlooking the Cam and a buzzy atmosphere. Serves generally excellent food, particularly for carnivores. I really enjoyed my burger - great flavours and well prepared. My only gripe is that the prices are high for what it is. The service in particular isn't professional or attentive enough to warrant the price. More than £35 a head for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We dined here on a busy Saturday night and were impressed from the moment we walked in. We were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our table. The restaurant had a lively atmosphere, as you'd expect on a Saturday night. We ordered a sirloin and a rib eye steak.. I will admit the sirloin was one of the best... More

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We arrived very late having travelled from Windsor and getting stuck on the M25.Tired and extremely hungry the ribeye and fillet went down well.Side salad could have been a bit bigger but we were more than happy with the service and tasty food.

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Atherstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Came here on a Saturday night with my other half whilst visiting Cambridge and really enjoyed it. It's certainly not cheap but it's in a great location right by the river and in amongst other bars and restaurants. We had booked ahead and were seated straight away, I had the ribs which were really good and we both really enjoyed... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went a few days ago to the river bar for cocktails and ended up staying for dinner.Two mojitos at 630 and the place was quiet, by 7pm it was full. Our waiter knew his drinks and recommended a perfect red to go with the ribeye and sirloins.Both steaks looked and tasted good.We didn't mind sitting opposite the bar to... More

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have tried for a while to get booked into this restaurant. It has been booked for a while.Staff were very friendly it not a bit rushed. It was not a easy place to find. 4 of us dining, haddock chowder chosen by 2, scotch eggs, and salmon, all starters were enjoyable. Mains. Porterhouse steak, chateau brieuand steak for 2,... More

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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After all these good reviews I really wanted to try this restaurant. Cant say anything bad about service or cocktails, those were amazing, but the food? Ordered beef carpacio, which I love and haven't seen it anywhere else to be served. Looked forward to nice tasty tiny slices, but got a thick chewy piece of beef. It looked horrible and... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Proper decent sized burgers here with really tasty fillings, go here any day over the numerous burger chains who purport to do it properly. Good chips to boot - my wife had the vegetarian......in a steakhouse! Madness, but she was impressed with the quality and presentation. Really good barmen making tremendous cocktails. Decent service and good value for money for... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We have been to the river bar a few times, and I can say with certainty that it has gotten progressively worse each time. On our first visit we couldn't have been more impressed with the food, or the service - unfortunately not so this time. The portion size had decreased considerably, and although I only had a burger this... More

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