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Rodells

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International, Tapas, Nonya, Ecuadorean
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1a St Johns Road, Watford WD17 1PU, England
01923 229899
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    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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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Herts
1 review
1 helpful vote 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is just a over priced wine bar. You would get more value for your money if you brought a 99p cheese burger form McDonalds.

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Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Have passed this place endless times and not quite realised what it was, but having seen reviews on TripAdvisor I decided to give it a try a visited last weekend with my partner. On entering, the downstairs area was very busy, but was buzzing, like some private party. We had booked and the guy behind the bar asked for our... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food here is very good and they also have a great drinks selection! My only gripe though is their portions are a little on the small side...

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Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

A lovely place to eat, drink and converse. Laid back, friendly with wicked tunes and an amazing menu.

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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, Tapas, Nonya, 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

Questions? Get answers from Rodells staff and past visitors.
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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?