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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Fri 17:30 - 00:30
Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went there last weekend for a diner with 6. We got fantastic steak prepared to our wishes. As this is a popular place, make sure to make a reservation in time or you'll miss it. New address om my 'visit again' list. :-)

Thank Danny S
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the River Bar every year or so - it is as consistent as it is excellent, and as excellent as it is consistent. The maitre d', Christian, is a real gent. Go!

Thank Jack B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decadent treat having the lobster macaroni here, really tasty with great cocktails and a decent wine list for an evening out meeting friends

Thank remy1282017
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed lunch several times for birthdays and end of term celebrations, so chose to have dinner here after my son's graduation. The food is always excellent, with very generous portions, a good wine list and great choice of cocktails. The staff made our dinner one to remember, with a table with a great view of the river, with... More 

Thank RebeccaMc2017
Oradea, Romania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a chance to visit Cambridge this Autumn and heard about this restaurant. It was really nice, everything, food, staff, general atmosphere. If you visit Cambridge, don't miss it. We pre-booked because it's already quite sought after. Have fun!

Thank delceacristian
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a few after work cocktails, warm atmosphere and great selection. Will be back for food very soon.

Thank vallabell
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was superb, came here for dinner whilst visiting Cambridge.We shared the Nacho's and shrimp starter and then the chateaubriand for two with mash and veg, very delicious well cooked meat. Ambience had a great vibe with plenty of atmosphere Be warned you will not leave hungry. Both cocktails Mai tai and long island strong, well made ,overall good experience... More 

Thank joffey89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressed with the service and setting was nice. Food was fantastic especially the scotch egg,i was very disappointed with the hot sauce on my rump steak as there was no reference to it being hot on the menu so i felt i had wasted alot of money but i could see the steak was a good cut.

Thank Joe R
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Cambridge on our return from London, pre-booked lunch without checking any sites, we were not disappointed. Quiet at Sunday lunch but the food was superb, service attentive without being over bearing, well worth a second visit if we are in the area.

Thank Barry N
March, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. Have to say we left a little underwhelmed. The service was far from great. Slow but still at times too in your face. Very overpriced, as is the way in Cambridge now a days. To be fair the main courses of steak for me and lobster for her were of an acceptable, if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Steakhouse, British, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
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?