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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice

Welcoming, attentive wait staff. Great location on the river. A little loud inside. Food service was quick during lunch. Meals were attractively presented, but felt taste was lacking somewhat. Cheeseburger was not so much about the burger as everything else in the sandwich. Fries delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Welcoming, attentive wait staff. Great location on the river. A little loud inside. Food service was quick during lunch. Meals were attractively presented, but felt taste was lacking somewhat. Cheeseburger was not so much about the burger as everything else in the sandwich. Fries delicious. A little pricey, so did not order any drinks. Would go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I had a dinner in this restaurant last night. Everything was impeccable. First of all, the food was great. I had a ribeye steak that was so tender. The service was very good. I met few members of the staff. Everyone was so friendly. But I was so impressed by the homemade cocktails, delicious. Bravo!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Well actually we are a restaurant, and we really only serve meals. Never mind we are not very busy come on in. "Can we have a table by the window." Well down stairs is full at the window seats and upstairs is not really open, but never mind I will set you a table say the waiter! We only had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked our valentines meal online and on arrival they didn't have our booking for some reason, being the day before valentines and extremely busy we were gutted and expected to be turned away but the maître d' kindly offered us a table on the promise of departing in two hours! Fab!! The tables downstairs are very close together and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Decided to come to River Bar on the 12th for our valentines meal as we couldn't go on the 14th. Chose here because haven't been for a while and wanted somewhere good quality for a nice meal. Didn't disappoint at all, waiters were really attentive but not annoying, steak and lobster was fab. I like the atmosphere its cosy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Went here for my dad's birthday and we had a great experience. Our waiter was lovely and was more than willing to help us when we needed it. The food was great quality and tasted amazing! Honestly, this was one of the best restaurants I have been to and I felt very comfortable. Hopefully, I will be able to go... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Decided to dine here after seeing good reviews on trip advisor and really happy with choice! Arrived a little earlier than our booking so we were sat at the bar, got chatting to the bar tender who was really friendly and was amazing at making cocktails! I ended up telling him my likes and dislikes for different alcohols and he... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I absolutely love visiting River Bar as the service and food is quite delightful. I am not sure if the management has changed, but the service was awful the last time I visited the restaurant. Drinks took upwards of 30 minutes, the manager was rude, and we had to beg for our check. The waitress also appeared to be unsure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We came to Cambridge for the day and found this restaurant the favourite part. The staff were warm and welcoming beyond satisfaction. The food was of great quality and great value. Will definitely be coming back.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I went to the river bar for meal for my birthday and the food was perfect! steak was cooked busted how asked and promptly, will definitely be going there again

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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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?