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Rodells

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International, Spanish, Tapas, Nonya, South American, Ecuadorean
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1a St Johns Road, Watford WD17 1PU, England
01923 229899
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 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, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Quirky and fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
John69UK
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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London
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Been here a few times over the year, food is always great, good vibes lovely staff would highly recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What is this place? Wine bar/cafe/bar/brunch joint. It's very confused as is the menu! The food is chaotic and does not work- world fusion is not a good thing! It all tastes microwaved and looks very weird. It's also very expensive. Staff do not appear to want your feedback or believe that you could find anything wrong with it though!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is really good here, definitely the best in Watford. I've been a few times over the past year and I can see why the reviews are a bit hit and miss. When you enter it seems more like a bar that serves food. The staff just stand there and you have to ask for a menu and a... More 

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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, Tapas, Nonya, 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

Questions & Answers

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