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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Evening dinner on a weekday. Had booked the table, Had fish, it was cooked well, the flavours of the sauce were delicious. Overall, service was not very fast but timely for a relax evening. Cannot comment on meat dishes as not tried. Wine available by the glass.In terms of price, all adds up as the fish is served only with... More 

Thank Cambridge77
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I seem to be the only customer who write reviews about this restaurant, but I think it very important to let others know how good it is. The service is still very attentive and pleasant and the food delicious. Recommend the 'Bloody Mary' Prawn Cocktail, the burgers and that (Scottish) Lobster Mac and Cheese remains a firm favourite! Missed Christian... More 

Thank Andrew G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely THE BEST steak house I have ever ever ever been to. My partner and I got the Cote de Bouef(?) Sharing steak cooked in duck fat and oh my jesus christ it was so so so so good, best steak i've ever had in my whole life and trust me i've eaten probably thousands of steaks from all over... More 

Thank Nick B
Hertford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the River Bear Steakhouse on Saturday 3rd December. Enjoyed pre dinner cocktails and then a delicious steak main. Good service, great location and would definitely return. 3 cocktails, 1 bottle of wine, 3 mains and 1 dessert = £171 :)

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and cosy venue. Steaks were really good. Service was okay but not as good as I would have expected or as described in previous reviews in this site. We had to keep reminding what was ordered etc... Would come back though as the meat was indeed excellent

Thank Renata S
Braintree, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely cocktails and great steaks. Friendly service and great food. Quite a small restaurant, tucked away, but around the corner from the Varsity hotel.

Thank clairesmyth38
Bristol, United Kingdom
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355 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice setting overlooking the Cam. High quality steak and grills, professional service, buzzy atmosphere, good cocktail,and drinks list with knowledgable bar staff. Recommended.

Thank TheBristolJohns
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was just amazing, not too much or too little made to feel extremely welcome and nothing to much effort. Oh the food... well this was amazing too! Steak was melt in your mouth good!

Thank Nigel H
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant as it was recommended by a friend. As we arrived slightly early for our booking, the very polite manageress led us to the bar and took our coats. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and we did not feel at all rushed. Once seated, our waiter arrived and once again, was very polite and helpful with... More 

Thank Derek F
Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I shared a wonderful meal at the River Bar. They are known for their beef and it was wonderful. The view looking out at the Cam River adds to the ambience of this restaurant. The manager is very attentive and the servers outstanding. If you are looking for a special meal with a great view...this is it!

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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
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?