Black Roe

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Asian
Acclaimed Mayfair restaurant Black Roe is delighted to announce its new ‘Modern Asian’ menu. Having launched in March 2016, Black Roe was London’s first Poké bar and grill and September 2019 sees the dining destination employ its culinary expertise to curate an enticing and eclectic new gastronomical experience. The new menu blends technique and flavours synonymous with an Asian pantry, designed to excite its existing and new clientele. The menu has been inspired and influenced by gastronomical hotspots throughout Asia and includes Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Chinese nuances. Executive Chef Jordan Sclare and his team employ traditional French techniques to introduce a masterclass in how to redefine traditional popular dishes, once again pushing the boundaries of menu creation. Situated in the heart of Mayfair on Mill Street, Black Roe is the perfect intimate hot spot for post-work cocktails or a leisurely dinner.

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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

What 480 People Are Saying
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t
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service. Was a birthday get together. We had already been before but took family there and they thought it was excellent

AT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gabriela, was amazing. Lobster mac’n’cheese is to die for!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Lovely staff, not good food - overly greasy - chips / squid/ prawns broccoli over cooked.
Sweet and sour pork was quite boring and tasteless - there was nothing special about it which was disappointing :( it didn’t seem fresh or healthy but staff were nice

AS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only reason for 4 stars for ambience was because they sat our party of 6 at a high table. It’s difficult sitting on ‘bar high’ chairs comfortably. If you lean forward to move the chair you could topple over! Otherwise delicious food... lobster mac & cheese surprisingly good :))

MT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous from start to finish. Both the food and drink were reasonably priced, of high quality and were delicious. I would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, delicious food and great ambience . Will be back for sure. Thanks Black Roe

AL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Sadly, it did not meet my expectations.
Service was shady, lots of silly mistakes, served in different side, messy, overcrowded table, banging tray to my head... food was ok, but I was expecting better, poke bowl was fresh but the rice was inconsistent and it lack flavours. A lamb dish came in which was not on the menu ordered...the creme brulee was overcooked and sugar was too much.
The wine and cocktails were very good.

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant festival menu was superb. Throwing in a free taster as a means of guest testing a new dish was an excellent touch. Cocktails were top class. Service warm and attentive. We will be back asap!

NT
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely recommend the tasting menus, great variety, quality and plenty of food. Seating is quite intimate, so can be quite loud depending on neighbouring tables.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food. However, the music was uptempo house music. Not a perfect fit and spoiled what would have been a perfect evening. Oh well

f
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely upmarket venue for delicious food and drinks. Service was good and friendly and they accommodated to dietary requirements. Good selection of cocktails and delicious wine.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Food and wine are ridiculously expensive.
Very tasty but not worth it

F
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the lunchtime Bento boxes along with some tempura, prawn tacos and garlic fries.
All the food we had here tasted unbelievably good. In hindsight we should have got the taster menu to try more items as it's quite rare to enjoy everything that you're served!
Will definitely come back.

H
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Lunch, it was just ok. The food was warm and not hot and Fresh.

W
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

This is the 2nd time I've been and sadly it wasnt as good as the 1st...
Food the both my wife and I ordered was not particularly great...maybe bad ordering...
It seemed that service was super slow too - it wasnt particularly busy.
I did get a nice birthday treat with dessert (when it eventually came).
A bit of a shame really as my 1st experience was a lot better

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu
Enjoyed all the items except the beef. Not that it wasn't splendid but it wasn't to our liking.

Chef was pleasant and stopped by to say hello.
Overall i liked it. I dont think it would be a repeat dining experience though...but it's more because it's London, there's lots tp explore

ME
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for an evening out with friends, the restaurant is very nice, and in a great location, the food was good quality, as was the service,

MR
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Starters were great. Mains not that special. Service was really good. Decor and ambience is special !

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was for my birthday and it was so good - the tacos were inhaled, the lamb was perfectly cooked. My friend said that the octopus was the best she had ever tasted...nice and tender. The only disappointments I had was the fact that the fries came with butter - lactose intolerance is a cross I have to bear - and that the wine was keenly priced, especially when it goes from a glass straight to a bottle. Maybe a carafe to lessen the blow a bit in between. We are definitely coming back - in December for our Christmas soiree, I might even try and get our team over there. The waiter was lovely - apologies I don't know his name but he's from Spain - and took my threats to kidnap the chef and keep him for myself in good humour!

OT
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Was never given our cutlery to eat our food after asking a number of times. Drinks arrived after we had finished our meals even though we asked for our drinks numerous times. Mains arrived without the sides, by the time the sides arrived our mains were cold or finished. Really terrible service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Rushed to bring us every dish of the tasting menu. No explanation as to what dish was what. Just thrown down on the table. Once we had all the food - most of which went cold whilst we ate it as all brought closely together, the service then stopped and plates remained on the table for nearly an hour. Unimpressed by food and service. Won’t be returning

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for the portion sizes we got.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were excellent and attentive. Pork is amazing

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of us chose the very extensive set menu 1 - food was a mix : some things like the Poke style bowl and the desserts were excellent whereas things like the gyoza were overwhelmed by the cherry sauce. Overall, a good experience - unobtrusive service and a wide range of things to try.

J
London
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The staff were fantastic - very friendly and helpful. But... either the kitchen is way understaffed or it is very poorly organised.
We ordered 6 sharing dishes between 2. Each dish came out one at a time with a long long wait between courses... we were literally twiddling our thumbs between courses. I asked to cancel the last 2 courses as it was getting late but was told they were on their way....

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Another of these hypes which is clearly over rated.
We arrived at the restaurant on time. The manager was standing there in front of his reservation screen, on the phone and we were standing right in front of him. But nothing happened. Either we were invisible or he did not care. After a good 7/8 minutes, finally a waitress asked us what we wanted .... well we booked for dinner so i guess the answer was easy.
While seated, it took more then 10 minutes for anyone to ask if we wanted to drink anything. Finally, 15 minutes later the manager comes to our table and say « sorry what is the name for the booking ? » looking at us as if we managed our way in the restaurant on a false name.
Food was ok but frankly nothing special.
Around 9:00pm (exactly 2h after the time of the booking) we ask for the dessert menu. The answer was stunning « sorry we cant do chocolate fondant as it would take too long and you are already up your time » seriously ??? We are 300gbp down and we are up our time even though we want to spend more and there are plenty of tables empty?
Once we complained to the manager .. again ... he simply tried to explain that this was the rule
So, Mr Manager, in your business what matters is not to feed people, what matters is the experience, the journey, this is why it is called hospitality business
And this experience was a disaster.

RS
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very attentive staff!! Good concept of mix’n’match depending on your tastes and appetite. Will definitely be coming again soon!

SF
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, food is amazing but overpriced for size of portions.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, never disappoints

OT
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, staff super friendly and food was super tasty. I would recommend the beef (so tender) and their pornstar martini was a highlight.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first year anniversary but we were unfortunately rushed for time, we had a lot of plans that day. But the experience was lovely, food was tasty but the service made it, we had a lovely waitress but I didn’t quite get her name. Will definitely be returning, but when we have more time.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service we received from our waitress was shocking. She kept on misunderstanding our orders. We were indecisive as the menu is very limited and made a change, however when the wrong order was brought and we explained that she made a mistake she completely dismissed us and said she won’t be changing it. Very rude and aggressive. I have never witnessed such behaviour ever. Disgusting. She was so unprofessional she knew we would complain so she ran straight to her manager having a conversation about our situation in plain sight. Another basic customer service skill that both her and her manager lack. Have the conversation in the back where we cannot see your aggressive hand movements whilst speaking about my partner and I. I must say her manager did speak to us to understand. Part of our order did not arrive but we just could not be bothered anymore to request it so we left it. We were not offered cutlery for our lamb chops, we waited about 10 minutes because we were expecting more food which did not come.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Really difficult to review- the service was friendly, the food tasted great but seemed unorganised- wrong food coming out, long wait between sides arriving and then main. Liked the atmosphere, so really should be a great review but it was definitely lacking organisation/management. Not sure if the kitchen was just badly run as front of house can’t do much about when food is ready, but food quality, flavour and presentation was excellent so hard to mark down the chefs!

Would recommend and hopefully our visit/experience was out of character.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Last time we went we had a fantastic evening and were excited to come back but I am not sure what was going on that evening but it was a little hit and miss.
Bar staff was great as per usual, but we had to wait for ages for our food and when food arrived we got 3-4 dishes at the same time. Despite the guests next to us, on either side, who arrived later than us, got their food way before us. We managed to drink a whole bottle of wine before our mains even arrived.
It was a little disappointing - especially considering the size of the bill at the end of the evening.

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never give 5 stars for everything but this was truly superb!

GR
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service at the Black Roe restaurant, good food, fantastic cocktails and overall a positive and memorable experience. If you have a special occasion coming up, I recommend you book a table at this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never eaten as many special food as here. Not just the food, but the drinks were delicious and amazing as well!

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening!! Opt for one of the tasting menus.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, great service.

n
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8 and they did an amazing job of looking after us, not to mention how incredible the food was. I loved the crispy chicken and asparagus! Sorry we missed out on dessert.