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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill

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10 Quayside | Off Bridge Street, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
+44 1223 307030
18:00 - 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The waiter service was impeccable, not intrusive but just right and a great meal. We arrived without pre booking but were found a table and had a lovely meal, everything was just right and I spent the weekend saying I had never experienced such good waiter service in Cambridge!

1 Thank jenjens1012017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last night and was blown away by the attentive service by everyone and also the amazing food. When we arrived we were personally greeted by our Christian name which I thought was a very nice touch. The waiter was so attentive and recommended our bottle of wine. The food was fabulous. Best table in the house, overlooking the river... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a short walk from the city centre, we went to the pub for a drink , planning dinner someone in the group recommended it for the steaks. Our experience with waiters and staff exceeded expectations, manager was very friendly took our coats and led us to the top floor.We ordered the following Scotch Egg x3 Prawn Cocktail... More 

1 Thank leoroberts
San Juan
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wanted to organise a dinner party at this place, since it advertises it can handle parties of up to 75 guests. My party was for only 12 guests and after seeing their special menu for private parties, I decided to reserve there. To my shock I received an email from there staff, stating that the CHEF requires all guests... More 

2 Thank DonRobertoSanJuan
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our office booked dinner for 4 of us into this steakhouse.Living in NYC we've got a few.We all had different steaks usual combo.I had the fillet with chips and spinach.Medium rare was exactly that, good selection of priced wine and beers was complimented by good service.Only downside no onion rings

1 Thank sbaker543
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First visit, on arrival we were kept waiting for our table for about 20 mins, we were told they didn't want to disturb our group as we were in conversation at the bar? We were seated upstairs where there was not much room with the table layout. Food was okay, word of warning if you order sea bass it arrives... More 

1 Thank senna109
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This steakhouse is great.My Ribeye was generous and chips that went with it delicious.I love the old style brick warehouse feel and the vibe.Cocktails are top notch , negroni was up there with the best.Good tip from concierge at Hilton who had to pull some strings to get us in.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just had meal for 6 people costing $600 and the whole lobster I had was almost uneatable it had been cut in half and left to dry out for several days, it was awful. I mentioned it to the water who said it was fine !

2 Thank simon c
Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked for convenience, as we were staying at Varsity hotel and we were so glad that we didn't miss out on the experience. The steaks were fabulous arriving at the table in little skillets and the side orders were delicious too. Afterwards we sat at the bar for drinks and watched the slick operation in the kitchen. The bar... More 

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just ordered a bottle of pinot and the starters. And then the manager said you have to leave in one hour because he needs to have his table to be booked twice on a evening. I wanted to order the chataue briand but cancelled it. I dont like not polite people. Would really say dont go here. Spend your money... More 

1 Thank Bob K

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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, 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, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?