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Romulo Cafe

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#1,020 of 18,798 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Filipino, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Romulo Cafe

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best food I have eaten!
1. Best food I have eaten!
"restaurant recommmeded in Time Out, which has never let us down before"
Sam D
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2. Filipino food & hospitality
2. Filipino food & hospitality
"Everything was perfect from start to finish"
bababela
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3. One of the most original menus
3. One of the most original menus
"My first time trying Filipino cuisine and I thoroughly recommend"
Rhea_74
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About
Nestled in a quiet corner of Kensington High Street, Romulo Café London is the perfect spot to savour the very best of Philippine-inspired cuisine in London. Having transformed an elegant Georgian town house in the spirit of a comfortable Filipino home, the restaurant offers four discrete dining areas. We aim to open minds and palates to the rich tapestry of Filipino cooking and hospitality.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Filipino
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews crispy pata kare kare halo halo filipino dishes chicken and pork garlic fried rice tuna ceviche leche flan combo platter short ribs tinga vanilla ice cream spring rolls cake mango fries great filipino food
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place, and were tempted by the idea of Philippine food - which we'd never tried before. We were made extremely welcome and the menu was explained to us...with a few suggestions to help us. We ordered a number of dishes; a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SteveCAFC63
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Romulo cafe was excellent from start to finish. From entry, our welcoming service was absolutely spot on, and all staff we had the pleasure of meeting were friendly, kind and generous with their time. We had four of their sharing platitos, and a rice, and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LaurenDudley
RomuloLondon, Owner at Romulo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Dear Lauren, I’m delighted you had a great experience at Romulo. We’re passionate about serving delicious food so it's fantastic you enjoyed all the platitos. Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, the team really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I imagine it’s great to go to if your Filipino but for anyone else is treated not very well and forgotten about. Food was amazing, great mains and selection of starters. We were sat down on arrival and put next to a load of children...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jamesmegee
Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

Never tried Filipino food before, found it online and based on reviews decided to try. Service was so attentive and friendly and food was amazing and came out very promptly! Favourites were the sizzling chicken, crispy pork and mango dessert. Cant wait to go back...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KashaB_13
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Went here for my husbands birthday, I chose it due to close location to our hotel and the great reviews, also nice as a family run business, I had looked at the website and the menu several times before going so had a fair idea...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Hazel A
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

I have eaten at Rómulo café three times and the menu keeps improving. Excellent tasty food , well presented and very good value for money.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CrisssyLondon
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We visited Romulo during a weekend trade show we have attended for the past 10+ years and our only regret is that we didn’t find it sooner. We were welcomed warmly by incredibly happy, friendly staff and that set the tone for the evening. Our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RPS1977
RomuloLondon, Owner at Romulo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear RPS1977, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are really delighted to hear that you enjoyed discovering the tastes and flavours of Philippine cuisine. We really strive to ensure that our guests have a memorable experience with us and so I am pleased with...More

Reviewed February 1, 2019

Enjoyed the food very much from winged beans to spring rolls.Good service wanted for nothing good enjoyable evening. Just a bit noisy for us but we coped.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peterKleen
RomuloLondon, Owner at Romulo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Peter Kleen, Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve you and glad to hear you had an enjoyable evening with the food and service. Sorry to hear that it was a bit noisy. We will ensure that we place you at a more...More

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Been with a Groupon deal tempted to try this cuisine. The set menu had many options but I played safe with (clearly pre-prepared) lamb empanada; it was alright, little meat filling. The main course had chicken stuffed a-la-meatloaf and it was tasty. Unfortunately it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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RomuloLondon, Owner at Romulo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Fabsite, We are sorry to hear that you did not thoroughly enjoy your dining experience with us. We do strive to ensure that the quality of our food is of high standard and as such if there was anything that was not to your...More

Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

We had our New Year’s Eve lunch here. Servers were great, very attentive. After no rice meals during our European visit, we were very thankful to go all-out in our wishes and Pinoy cravings cooked according to the recipes handed down to Romulo grandchildren. Our...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sinag
RomuloLondon, Owner at Romulo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Dear Sinag, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed the food and service. Apologies that there was no crispy pata available during your visit but I hope the other dishes made up for...More

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38yasminh
March 24, 2019|
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Response from BecksWood | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they certainly do. I had my little one in there whilst we ate. Enjoy!
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Kaan S
July 28, 2018|
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Response from RomuloLondon | Property representative |
There is single yellow line parking on weekends right across the street which is very convenient on the weekends and also in the evenings.
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April 13, 2018|
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Response from RomuloLondon | Property representative |
Dear FurryFriends39, Thank you for your interest in Romulo Cafe. In response to your question, many of our dishes are prepared as you order including our bread that is baked 4x daily. We do have meat dishes that are cooked... More
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