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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Excellent, time and time again

We've been to the River Bar three or four times now, and each time it is excellent. We were greeted by Cristian, who knew our names before we even had to tell him them (!), and who looked after us for the evening along with a charming waiter whose name I sadly didn't catch. The food and wine were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jack B
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been to the River Bar three or four times now, and each time it is excellent. We were greeted by Cristian, who knew our names before we even had to tell him them (!), and who looked after us for the evening along with a charming waiter whose name I sadly didn't catch. The food and wine were (as... More 

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Thank Jack B
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and was delighted by Cristian, who was definitely the most caring and warming host we could of asked for. The food and service was out of this world! We just wish there was a River Bar Steakhouse available in Lincoln. Couldn't fault any part of our experience and would definitely recommend. Starters: Scotch... More 

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Thank sophiabrad
Friedeburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a Party of three, service was very helpful, food excellent and the rib eye steak picture perfect. Thanks for the advice to tripadvisor

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Thank SteakHans
Barcelona, Spain
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our last visit to Cambridge we had a wonderful evening with our friends at River Bar Steakhouse.A beautiful and cozy location with a nice lake view,we were delighted with an excellent cocktail menu and some amazing,huge steaks that were excellent cocked.We found a very attentive and friendly staff,we had a wonderful experience.Also our waiter Daniel served us like a... More 

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1 Thank Lorenzo13021977
Cambridge
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited River Bar Steakhouse & Grill several times and the standard is consistently high. We had fillet steak which was cooked perfectly to our requirements and tasted amazing. Located by the river, it has really nice views.

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Thank Sam H
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here. We had a table next to the window with a view of the river Cam and the Punts. The cocktail list is really good, as is the wine list. I had the scotch egg as a starter which was lovely. Then we had the chicken pie, the best pie I have ever eaten and... More 

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Thank David P
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As I see a restaurant experience, it has to take everything into consideration; ambience, service, food, value for money and integrity. I was highly disappointed at my most recent visit to this establishment. At the time of our visit the restaurant were a member of hi-life, offering 2-4-1- meals across 3 courses. I had called to book with my hi-life... More 

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4 Thank Sara S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly Recommend!!!! Had an absolutely wonderful time when we visited the River Bar Steakhouse. The ambiance is lovely and lends itself to both a nicer occasion or just a night out with friends. Our waitress (Nell) was wonderful. She gave us fantastic recommendations for our dining experience as well as for things to do during our stay in Cambridge. The... More 

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Thank Corey K
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite hidden away by the river, near Varsity Hotel. Great quality steak and chips. A bit pricey but generous portions and fine tasty food. Cool rustic interior setting. Nice big window areas overlooking River Cam. Pre-booked table for two. Not so crowded and noisy like some restaurants. Would go again.

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Thank Halle C
Nottingham
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, listening and attentive but the food was overpriced, over bearing and substandard. It was our anniversary and they gave us a great table but i ordered the devilled chorizo that game in a frozen (not homemade) yorkshire pudding and was laced in mustard. Despite complaining the waiter insisted it was just the spiciness of the sauce but... 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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups

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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