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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 370
    Excellent
  • 133
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Steak House and BBQ in Cambridge

I reviewed this one before but sometimes good things should be written about twice. This is the only place I take my clients to when I am in Cambridge. I represent Multi-million USD companies. So I guess I should also know the difference between a good steak and a poor one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I reviewed this one before but sometimes good things should be written about twice. This is the only place I take my clients to when I am in Cambridge. I represent Multi-million USD companies. So I guess I should also know the difference between a good steak and a poor one.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went here for our anniversary and the food was top notch. Service was faultless also and I'd certainly eat her again. Literally cannot fault a single thing!

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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great steaks in this great restaurant overlooking the river.The four of us had two fillets and two burgers all served with chips. The portions were huge and steaks tender and medium rare as ordered. Good value and location. As a bonus we ended up with a smile from the Beckhams who were also there for dinner with their family tucking... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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213 restaurant reviews
463 helpful votes 463 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

After a drink at the Varisty hotel bar we headed here for a spot o Sunday lunch. We arrived just after one. Whilst the river was busy with punters, the restaurant wasn't quiet. Lunch for six was taken on the mezzanine, with a nice view over the river. Starters were skipped, it was straight into the main, meat already, with... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went for Sunday lunch. Good food and service. Ambience lacked a little - also looked a little run down. We sat in the upper seating area. Great river view. Will come back to see how the steaks are another evening.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Title says it all. Quite expensive place but the food was fantastic. Steaks cooked beautifully. Best chips I think I've ever had. Beautiful starter of mussels. We had a lovely table in the window overlooking the river and Magdalene college ( I booked 3 months in advance and asked for that table ). Spot on service. Would definitely recommend for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

lovely views over the river camb . Really nice staff, friendly and attentive , nothing too much trouble. The steak was outstanding , delicious and tender. Cant recommend highly enough.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited River Bar after reading a lot of good reviews online. It didnt disappoint. The location is great - nice and central with great views of the river. There was a nice buzz as soon as we walked in. The staff were friendly and attentive. We both had steaks. They werent the best steaks in the world, but they... More 

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Cambridge
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37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Four of us dined at the River Bar Steakhouse & Grill in Cambridge last night to celebrate E's birthday. We ate early and were given pride of place next to the window overlooking the River Cam and Magdalene College which provided us with a lovely view. And just when we thought Prince Harry was on duty serving HM Forces in... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is a bit pricey but well worth it i had the rump steak and can honestly say it is the best bit of steak i have eaten in a restaurant for a long time you will not be disappointed eating here.

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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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