Black Roe

4.5
434 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Global, International
Black Roe in the heart of Mayfair, brings the finest Pacific Rim cuisine. The intimate restaurant is backed by Kurt Zdesar owner of the successful Chotto Matte in Soho.
The 60 seat restaurant, feature moody grey walls and distressed luxury touches such as worn wood and leather.
Black Roe's crowning glory is Poke Bar at the front of the restaurant, where an expert chef serves up raw fish with a Pacific slant alongside other fresh seafood and oysters. Centre stage takes Poke, a Hawaiian marinated raw fish dish with fresh, exotic flavours.
The Grill serves sustainable meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill. Cocktails and a wide selection of wines by the glass are also served at the relaxed bar.
Downstairs feature is a large chef's table for up to 20 guests that leads into the centre of the open kitchen and is lined by tanks filled with the freshest live seafood.

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Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM
Sat 1:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:45PM - 10:45PM

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DN
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent and the venue has a great fell to it. There is a great choice available and the fusion within each of the dishes is excellent.

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SB
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere even though we went early and the restaurant wasn’t full; and delicious food! Love the Dover sole!

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SD
London
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff are great and welcoming, however the value for money is very poor. Nearly £400 for 4 and the portions were small. The sides could be bigger and maybe with the cocktails - make it less about the drama and more about the value?

However as I said the staff are great and this is the second time I’ve been. I wouldn’t recommend though due to value

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WR
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

After being seated in a tiny booth we asked to get moved and the manager happily coordinated. The decor in the place is sub par but the overall ambience makes up for it. Good food would recommend the Poke but probably won’t be returning anytime soon.

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful food & amazing service.

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C
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed with my last visit at Black Roe, the presentation and the quantity of food is not the same. But the Shake n bake has always his reason to be on the menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service amazing cocktails amazing everything can’t wait to go back

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A
London
59 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Service was good. Food was good but not outstanding. Not sure what sort of vibe they are going for there as it’s so dark inside (even during the day) and their website gives off the impression it’s quite high end but it isn’t really. They have a private dining room downstairs so I’d consider it again for a bday party in the future.

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AB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The shumai gyoza’s, sweet and sour pork and churros were the stand out dishes by far. Attentive staff but tried to up-sell the food with sides. Albeit, great additions they weren’t needed.
The restaurant would definitely benefit from turning up the music and dimming the lights earlier in the evening to create more of an atmosphere but the food was absolutely fantastic and highly reccomend.

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SO
London
44 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely waiters - although I would suggest they are more careful when they discuss other customers in hearing distance of other customers. The manager was very nice and very customer service orientated. We ordered the tuna takati and beef steak tartar for starters. Both were delicious. In fact, could go back to just to have those two dishes. tuna was melt in mouth and the tartar was delicious. The mains were a little more disappointing. My octopus was tough and the portion was tiny. It was so chewy we had to send it back. Apparently, that's how they make it said the chef. Really? i thought - so they basically make it bad. The steak was nice and tender - although wouldn't be the best steak i have had. At just over £30 a portion, I would expect it to be significantly better. The desert was delicious. A massive baileys/chocolate milk shake with meringue and other sugary delights. Two of the waiters that served us were lovely. So service was good. Food good too. A nice lunch.

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Average food made even worse by arrogant waiting staff. Literally had our plates cleared twice whilst we were still eating. Asked how the food was and then ignored us when we told them about it.

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l
London
80 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lunch offer was excellent value. Food quality very good with some lovely fusion dishes - I wouldn't normally order lobster mac, but this was delicious with a decent amount of lobster. Service very pleasant and helpful - a special thank you to the lovely barman who made us a really good, unusual cocktail. Will definitely go back.

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B
London
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was unexpectedly fabulous. Would go again to this hidden gem

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, tiny portions

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CJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, we had a meal picked out for us and it was delicious.

Dumplings were yummy and different in a good way. prawn tempura light and steak very tasty. The dessert in particular, was lovely!

I really liked my yuzu cocktail and my husbands wine was very nice too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood restaurant just off Regent St. The octopus was delicious!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lobster Mac & cheese!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Throughly enjoyed the food, bar staff great friendly, I felt the waitresses could have been a little bit more attentive but overall a nice night out

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff and great service

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JF
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An intimate restaurant for fresh seafood. Cosy and dark - perfect for date nights.
Photos of fishermen who catch us the fresh produce display on the wall. Love the combination of recognition and art concept.
Superb location!

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DJ
London
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Black Roe, the service, the food, the drinks. Everything was how it should be. The food was fresh, and I felt extra care was taken when preparing my meals. Would definitely recommend.

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b
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My second visit, fabulous food again, but let down towards the end by non-existent service. Service started off very good and helpful, but tailed off dramatically by seemingly getting forgotten- long delay before main, then over half an hour waiting for a frozen dessert with no prep needed. The same happened last time so they need to seriously look at their service (delays between courses getting longer and staff just walking past- had to beg for our sides to come last time). If we had had the same waiter it might have helped, they all seemed to assume someone else was seeing to us? Delay for dessert meant we missed our planned train and had a very late journey home. The promised discount due to my complaint never appeared on the bill either but I just couldn't wait to leave by then. I won't be returning which is a shame as the food was consistently amazing, but I expect much better service for that amount of money.

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AB
London
59 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Certainly one of the best places to eat in London. It's stylish with great decor, but the service is genuine and extremely smooth. It has a wonderfully varied menu that offers outstanding poke (try the salmon - delicious!), fantastic twists on sushi and sashimi (tuna tacos were flavoursome and delicate), and heartier main meals such as black bean beef. The beef was tender as candy floss and served in bite-size cubes on a plate, drizzled in sauce. It was rich, but the portion size is perfect and you aren't overwhelmed. We love Black Roe. Love it!

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KM
London
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Quite a quirky place. The Tuna Tataki was incredible! Food was good, had the crazy pancake dessert would have been better if the pancakes were fresh and not from the freezer/fridge. The tables for two in between the restaurant were too big, we felt too far away from each other, and I think the staff feel it too, especially since the waiters had been knocking out the guest sitting behind us apparently for the “fifth time” 😂. Bathrooms are too dark and need to be a bit more cleaner please. Would be great if you’d offer stools or bag clip table hangers.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food, definitely recommend. The Bramble cocktail was amazing too.!

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A
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was absolutely fantastic. We were greeted with such warmth. The waiters were very attentive and gave detailed responses when we asked for their recommendations. Everything from the lamb right down to the kale was superb. Lovely atmosphere. A hidden gem!

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NK
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu, very tasty food, would definitely go back

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AA
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s got a good location, but the menu is a bit all over the place. The size of the poke is a bit laughable given it’s mostly rice compared to the cost. Then the main grill dishes are also very small, such that really they should not be separated from the appetiser plates. I think the place struggled to find its unique selling point.

Cocktails were nice, although the staff did seem a bit pushy about us having more. Otherwise they were amiable enough, not particularly great at explaining.

It was fine to visit but would not go to again unless the menu is tightened up.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Only thing to complain was that we found it hard to talk due to the music volume...that could be durned down

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AH
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great, also the service, very attentively. We always go with the taco as starter and the spicy edamame, and than the share plates (starter) and as main course the poke bowle.

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DR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great service and venue but the food was underwhelming. I wouldn't plan on going back.

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B
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A chance find, but turns out to be amazing. Absolutely delicious poke dish, good size for appetizers so we can try a few dishes and share. The ambience is unique with good music. The service was attentive and nice without being too much or too little. Overall a very enjoyable night out with delicious food for my wife and me.

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FW
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wine and service. Would recommend this for foodies and romance

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very quick & friendly service and the food was absolutely delicious, I’ll definitely be going back to try a few more things from the menu !

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GP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and service just right. Our only criticism was the music. Having viewed photos online prior to attending I thought the restaurant would have a slightly darkened and romantic ambience with low level background music that you weren’t really aware of. However it was bright and had loud electronic music with a fast beat that subconsciously made me feel rushed as I was eating and in my opinion didn’t fit the venue at all. I was really looking forward to the special occasion as I had booked a slightly more expensive restaurant to have a romantic valentines evening with my partner but actually left feeling disappointed because of the atmosphere. The food was really good but was overshadowed by the unexpected surroundings.

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AF
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place, awesome food and a great atmosphere

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AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food compliments to the Chefs 👩‍🍳 Would recommend

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AD
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and super helpful service. Fun evening!

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