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Rodell's

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International, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean
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1a St Johns Road, Watford WD17 1PU, England
01923 229899
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a menu.. Great food, refreshingly different

Been here a few times recently with business partners. The menu changes or rotates almost daily, the choice is outside of any standard restaurant I have been to recently. The chef is a genius and the staff are so helpful Highly recommended

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2015
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via mobile
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this place has great staff, is clean and a little quirky I think it can definitely be improved. I went along as part of a BIG group (booked up 3/4 of the restaurant lol) the food was tasty, presented brilliantly BUT it took AGESSSSS to come out and although being the first to order, I was the last to... More 

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Thank louise-jade
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times recently with business partners. The menu changes or rotates almost daily, the choice is outside of any standard restaurant I have been to recently. The chef is a genius and the staff are so helpful Highly recommended

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Thank Tanked2
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I visited the restaurant with high expectations as it had been recommended by a friend. Unfortunately, I was MASSIVELY DISAPPOINTED due to the appalling customer service. My party had to wait a long time for food which (when it did eventually arrive) was cold. The waiter had also 'forgotten' to order three main courses so I sat there eating while... More 

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5 Thank gina T
London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Living locally we've been to Rodells on numerous occasions and have enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere and recommended it to friends and family more than once. The food is something different, staff are very pleasant and its the local type (not a chain) establishment we like to support. On our most recent visit, it all started out well...we were... More 

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8 Thank chickie_london
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

the Goan mutton curry is sensationally good. This was the exceptional dish of 7 or 8 we tried. The calamari and the prawn dumplings were average and the least memorable. The waiting staff seemed to be very unconfident. They didn’t have a single scooby doo what any of the food on the menu was when asked details about it and... More 

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1 Thank Moppy D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place is quite expensive given it's modest setting and limited seating. The portions were extremely small and not a good value for money.

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2 Thank wmsonnet w
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Really good tapas style food. So good that we've been back twice within a month and have recommended to friends who were very pleased with their experience as well. Prosecco on tap was also a winner for me!!

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Thank Simone M
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Having walked past this place some months ago on a Saturday night and thinking 'that looks funky' a group of four of us finally got around to booking for dinner. On entering the bar had a private party feel, but it didn't feel as if we were gatecrashing, but welcome. We went up the stairs and the building had a... More 

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Thank John69UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Always have a brilliant time in Rodells, the staff are very welcoming and the place has a really good energy. Love the mix of different foods and cocktails which all taste great!

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2 Thank Alice-may09
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I saw a review saying this is watfords best kept secret and I agree. The food here is absolutely amazing and the staff are fab. Even better they have prosecco on tap! Can't recommend it highly enough!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1a St Johns Road, Watford WD17 1PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: 01923 229899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 55
  • Cuisine: International, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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