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1a St Johns Road, Watford WD17 1PU, England
01923 229899
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Writing on behalf of my Mum, who went for dinner as part of a large group (who were seated across a number of tables). The tables had been booked a month ago for 8pm. Yet they did not get seated until 8:30pm and orders for food were not taken until 9pm. A couple of people on my Mum's table ordered... More 

Thank jelly1000
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Beats the best restaurants anywhere locally. Staff very friendly and even though the food has a modern and a la carte style, you can tell how good the chef is as there is a great home cooked taste along with the great presentation.

Thank Portugal13Lagos
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Although this place has great staff, is clean and a little quirky I think it can definitely be improved. I went along as part of a BIG group (booked up 3/4 of the restaurant lol) the food was tasty, presented brilliantly BUT it took AGESSSSS to come out and although being the first to order, I was the last to... More 

Thank louise-jade
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Been here a few times recently with business partners. The menu changes or rotates almost daily, the choice is outside of any standard restaurant I have been to recently. The chef is a genius and the staff are so helpful Highly recommended

Thank Tanked2
Watford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I visited the restaurant with high expectations as it had been recommended by a friend. Unfortunately, I was MASSIVELY DISAPPOINTED due to the appalling customer service. My party had to wait a long time for food which (when it did eventually arrive) was cold. The waiter had also 'forgotten' to order three main courses so I sat there eating while... More 

5 Thank gina T
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 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 

9 Thank chickie_london
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Moppy D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank wmsonnet w
2 reviews
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!!

Thank Simone M
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

1 Thank John69UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $55
International, Spanish, South American, Ecuadorean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

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