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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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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
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always lots to choose from the menu, but steaks are the best for me. Never been dissapointed (have been several times). Lovely staff too, very attentive.

Thank janelockercambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of it s agreat steak and service in a relaxed atmosphere this is the place to be in. Always very consistant in terms of quality and service

Thank dazab069
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place seriously packs the punches,my ribeye steak was perfectly cooked, just enough fat to make it juicy.Malbec went well with the food good value given style of restaurant. Chips could have been slightly bigger portion but my wife's wedges were plentiful.Two creme brulee's finished a perfect meal.We will be back next time we visit Cambridge.

Thank putneyrower
Mountsorrel, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited The River Bar for lunch during a weekend away in Cambridge. We were very well looked after by our waiter Stepan and the food itself was delicious. I opted for the fillet steak whilst my boyfriend had the bacon and blue burger - it was huge! The decor of the restaurant provides a pleasant setting... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been here before and decided to show it to our friends visiting from Portugal. All the food was delicious and the service was very nice and efficient. My ribeye steak was done exactly like I ordered and very tasty. The Côte de boeuf my friends ordered was done slightly over what teu wished but also super tasty. The... More 

Thank Nuno F
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'd never see this restaurant from passing by on the street, but maybe you would catch a glimpse from a punt on the river! However, I had done my tripadvisor research beforehand. Good for me, as this place was special indeed. This is not a large restaurant but there are two levels of tables to choose from. We chose to... More 

Thank lifebeginsatfifty
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was expecting an Italian joint rather than what i found inside. The food is average, no different from the run of the mill corporate places, drinks are mostly mocktails and cocktails. Nothing overly special about this place. Where are all the steaks on the menu if you are a steakhouse? Try sorting your identity out, don't really know what... More 

Thank Jay D
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're after a great steak with a warm welcome and you're in Cambridge just go. Every hope and expectation was met. Not to mention an exception maître d' (and team) who made us feel so welcome.

Thank Miamatt
Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was greeted warmly by the manager who shook our hands and took us to a lovely table by the window overlooking the river. Beautiful interior with an impressive spiral staircase. There were plenty of staff and they were all very friendly and attentive. The menu was excellent with plenty of choice. We didn't have to wait too long for our... More 

Thank missshodan
cambridge UK
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a sharing steak (chateaubriand) for 2 served rare with chips, salad and a couple of sauces. The steak was good and you could taste that the meat had been aged - seems wrong to pour the sauce all over it so just had that with the chips. Dessert (bread and butter pudding) arrived very quickly after ordering and tasted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Steakhouse, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 307030
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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