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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” (80 reviews)
“steak” (568 reviews)
“surf and turf” (20 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 1 week ago

Excellent food, attentive, friendly staff. More expensive than some places but great quality food and service.

Thank Lynne E
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 19 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 1 week ago

This Restaurant is superb, all the staff are and friendly and professional, great location and view if you are near the window looking down onto the river. Food has been excellent every time we have been and we will certainly be back.

Thank SimonDMur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What is there not to love about Cambridge. This restaurant offers a great location on the river and we were lucky enough to have seats on the mezzanine overlooking the river. A bit quiet on a Tuesday night but the steak and cocktails were perfect....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cambridge for the weekend and whilst meandering around the city saw a sign to this restaurant along the boardwalk to the river. Menu looked okay and we fancied a steak so when back at our hotel got TA to give us a heads up....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The river bar has set a high standard for anyone to try and match. The staff were friendly and attentive although we didn’t get seated as quick as we expected that didn’t spoil the evening. Our starters and mains arrived promptly and at a good...More

Thank cambridgelocal79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A proper night out on a school night! Had cocktails at the bar seating area, promptly and charmingly described and served. A relaxed atmosphere although the restaurant was fairly full. Good choice of wines and a lovely menu. We had really tasty starters and steaks...More

Thank CJEbanana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Great atmosphere! Really enjoyed my meal here, nothing was too much trouble and all food cooked excellently! Chicken and mushroom pie is fab!

Thank 590frankie
Reviewed 17 March 2018 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
Reviewed 12 March 2018

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
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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
US$21 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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