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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
17:30 - 00:30
Closed now
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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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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant for several reasons. Exceptional service, very friendly welcoming staff. As a wheelchair user this was the first ever restaurant in 32 years to help me out of my coat. There is wheelchair access via a lift. It is not obvious so ask! Food was fabulous - surf and turf was cooked to perfection. Cocktails were varied... More 

Thank brownie1984
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I were in Cambridge overnight and wanted a romantic dinner. Having never visited the city before we were guided by other reviews of the River Bar Steakhouse and we were certainly not disappointed. The overall impression is casual but smart and efficient. The Head Waiter was very attentive, evidently enjoyed his job and loved to discuss the... More 

Thank KTB9764
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is delicious. The view is wonderful. It's slightly hidden but worthwhile winding though the streets of Cambridge to find.

Thank Natasha R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place a few months ago with a friend. Fantastic food definitely recommend the baked camembert to start with. They play music in the background, staff very attentive to your needs. More expensive but that's what you pay for if you want a nicer meal. Great cocktails.

Thank paddy10014
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I've found this place. Came here with the family as couple of days ago and the food did not disappoint! Would recommend everyone to go and try this place. Great food, great service!

Thank BubblegumPop
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived a member of staff seated us at the bar whilst he found us a seat by the window (as requested when booked). We enjoyed a beautifully made cocktail - the Elderflower & Cucumber gin collins - highly recommend! All evening the service was impeccable and the food absolutely delicious. One of our favourite things was the garlic... More 

Thank LauraNicoleW3
Oxford, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked in advance and arrived on time - but were asked to wait in the bar with drinks until a table was available. We did this for around 15m. The dining area is on two levels, one ground and one upper, both with river views - the upper level is only accessible via a spiral staircase so not great... More 

Thank SandJA_11
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed in Cambridge for 3 days and decided to spend Easter Sunday in the River Bar. Let me tell you - amazing place! Kids meal - chicken and chips ( quarter of a chicken ) tasty and juicy meat! We had surf & turf - lobster and steak , amazing!!! Not cheap but very nice waiters, service -... More 

Thank magdad600
Croydon, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a lovely meal here, with mussels & prawns for starters & steak for mains. It was at the higher price range, but certainly well worth paying the extra. It was delicious & we would definitely recommend it!

Thank Kathryn L
Ampthill, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited River Bar for a late lunch earlier today and although we had a great time, I just couldn't rate it higher than Average as it needs some improvements. Table: we were seated by the staircase - great that every time someone went up and down we enjoyed the noise of creeky staircase and people staring over our table. Food... 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
USD 15 - USD 20
Steakhouse, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?