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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chateaubriand” (84 reviews)
“steak” (541 reviews)
“surf and turf” (21 reviews)
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Steakhouse, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just had an amazing steak at the River Bar. Despite a muddle up with my friends meal the service was excellent and the restaurant reponded to the error in an amazing manner. My steak was tasty and cooked perfectly.

Thank maria n
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Things didn't start great....beer quite expensive, but warm welcome and things improved drastically when we moved on to food! Sirloin steak cooked medium was excellent. Thick, tender, delicious. Peppercorn sauce was great accompaniment, and chips were brilliant - crispy outside, tender inside. Struggled to eat...More

Thank Hatfield_visitor
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went for this on the basis of TA reviews hoping for a nice steak dinner. Good room, right on the river, lots of character. In winter there is a big difference between the temperature on the mezzanine (warmer) and main floor (cooler). The steak was,...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre-booked in advance as I know how popular & busy this place gets. Greeted quickly as we entered, handed our coats in to a member of staff, where we were given a ticket in exchange for our coats. Waited for our table, whilst we waited...More

Thank laurameiklexo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, we had a warm welcome when we arrived, really attentive staff and the food was delicious!! My boyfriend and I we both had the Beef bbq rib burger which was really good, our friends also enjoyed their steak and the chicken , Big...More

Thank Anca V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 people turned into 8, not a problem Sir, simple serves awesome food with awesome service. Super evening with colleagues at a business conference. Wine list to die for (at a fair price). Highly recommend the porterhouse steak 🥩

Thank Nic_cunliffe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with friends on a snowy Cambridge night, and it was worth the weather! We were seated at a charming upper balcony area with views over the restaurant and bar to the right, and a picturesque view of the river Cam on the...More

Thank Ashley G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly lovely place, the staff are friendly and attentive, the food is very good. Maybe a tad expensive but the atmosphere and service certainly compliment the cost. Look forward to returning.

Thank oc_100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This gaff is bang on the side of the river so a seat by the window is nice. We were greeted & served by two charming young men & served very quickly with excellent steak & chips. Don’t get me wrong,because I know many of...More

Thank mcswegan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arguably the best steak I have had in the UK, and coming from SA that’s quite a compliment. A lovely little restaurant great view over the Cam and great atmosphere but the food stole the show.

Thank Gavin P
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Lou C
12 July 2017|
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2 May 2017|
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Response from Pintus | Property representative |
Dear Loulabelle9, thanks for your message, weekends usually we are very busy and we do recommend to book a table. Best booking through our website RiverBarSteakhouse or by phone on 01223 307030. Looking forward to welcome you
carole g
8 January 2017|
Response from Pintus | Property representative |
Hello, the Hallmark Hotel in Bar Hill is about 10/15 min away to The Steakhouse. Best using a taxi as the restaurant is located in the centre of town and not much parking available. Very popular restaurant best to book in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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
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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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