ROVI

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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Our newest restaurant in Fitzrovia is different to anything we've done in the past. The 85 seat restaurant serves a menu with vegetables at its heart but with a fresh focus on fermentation and cooking over fire. ROVI also features a large central bar with cocktails based on seasonal spices and house shrubs, and a dynamic low-intervention wine list from small producers.

We've teamed up with farmers who are passionate about growing great produce while respecting the environment. Fruit and vegetables will be come directly from biodynamic Brambletye in Sussex, and from Organiclea, a cooperative in East London.

In the center of the room is our bar which is reservable for guests dining with us over the age or 18, or 16 if accompanied by an adult. The rest of our seating is a mixture of standalone and communal tables which can be be converted into a semi private area for up to 10 to 12 guests. To host your event in this area please contact us directly.

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SD
London
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it. Would recommend

Decor is so nice and well thought out

MB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, super tasty and colorful. The products are local and seasonal, we loved everything!

AW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience5

One unexpected criticism when eating with you this week was the delivery of food. I have eaten at Rovi on a number of occasions and it is one of my favourite restaurants. On this occasion, the food was all delivered at the same time - everything. The dishes could not only fit properly on the table and we had to ask for some to be taken away and brought back later. I was entertaining clients, and the sense with this mass delivery must have been "lets get out of here quickly". I will make a point of asking for the food to be staggered next time I come to you, but I thought it worth mentioning because there was no consideration for the presentation of the food - or for the enjoyment of the wonderful dishes you offer and the was unnecessarily fast.

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Annette

L
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Nice to see vegetable focused menu!

AL
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service ok, food was nice but served cold. Overall we were disappointed.

AF
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! The restaurant was very busy, but we were under no pressure at all to vacate our table after 1.5 hours. The staff were very helpful and well informed. The food and cocktails were delicious. The is my 3rd visit and I will be going back again soon!

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Decent food, service could improve.

HW
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice ambiance, interesting people, excellent service, terrific menu

RM
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food fine.
So loud it made the experience unpleasant- why should we need to shout? Also, several very young children screaming added to the adult drunken noise

Took far too long and several reminders to receive our drinks

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice touches related to the special occasion. Food delicious.

HF
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was excellent; all the staff were attentive without being over fussy. My small plate, octopus with chick pea was disappointing as it was so heavy handed with the spices my lips tingled and the octopus was just a not very tender texture. My main dish of swede pie was delicious while my husband’s pork chop was very chewy although the cabbage was very good. So the food was not as consistently good as we had hoped and did not really justify the prices. Our coffee came with no small petit fours or biscuit which was also disappointing

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a vegan and business lunch. Great relaxed and attentive staff. Thank you

E
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience1

I booked the table at Rovi for Sunday lunch with my boyfriend having loved following Ottolenghi's recipes for a while. On arrival at our booked time the entrance to the restaurant was so busy with people waiting for their tables that we had to wait outside in the rain. The two ladies working on the reception desk were so busy they were not extremely welcoming. The food however was great and we opted for two of the smaller plates for starter followed by two mains and dessert. Would highly recommend the octopus and burrata. It is such a shame that we didn't like the atmosphere of the restaurant which came across more like a busy cafe than a mid-expensive priced restaurant.

JJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, beautiful space. Would recommend!

N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We arrived a bit early for our seats at the bar, and were directed to a waiting area with menus. However, no one check in with us for about 20 minutes, so we didn’t have a chance to actually order a cocktail as you might expect with this modern waiting arrangement.
Our seats were ready about ten minutes late. Usually not a big deal but it is actually relevant here...

Food was fine, although a recommended dish was sold out for the night. Had to ask for a wine menu.

We were expressly counselled by our waiter to order four items between the two of us and not five. I appreciated the care at first.
After eating our first and second rounds of food, we looked at the menu we had been counselled to keep by our waiter but upon making a decision about ordering another course, someone from the wait staff came up to tell us that the kitchen was closed.

What the hell? You told us to wait and see about ordering more? Also in what world does a kitchen not give out notice that they are closing? We should at a bare minimum not still have food menus if those items are not available. That happens at the sleaziest bar.

It might seem like small issues but it affected our meal in multiple ways. Would we have ordered a bottle of wine? Probably not.
When you’re at a restaurant which encourages tasting, this is part of the decision making process. One of my dish choices would have been different if I knew that I needed to fill up on that course.

We also witnessed many plates of hot food coming out of the kitchen after we were told it was closed, furthering frustrating us. I understand they may have been ordered before us, but no one explained anything to us. And judging by the speed with which our first course arrived, much of the food is prep related and simply assembled for service.

A woman seated beside us was clearly involved in the restaurant and received better service from everyone over the 45 minutes she was there than we did over our whole meal.

SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the design of the restaurant and the atmosphere was buzzy without being too noisy.
Everything we ordered was delicious. The portions were quite small so you do need to order quite a lot but the whole idea is to taste a variety and share.
The wine is expensive with no house wine as such but the Italian white we ordered was perfect with our food.
The service was excellent and friendly with good advice about the menu.
In the end there were 4 of us rather than the tree we'd booked for and they were able to accommodate us.
we will be back!

N
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, interesting flavours and great fun we loved our visit to Rovi.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great place !

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, really fantastic service and all in a lovely relaxed, cosy contemporary venue.

JE
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day meal.
Fantastic service throughout and the food was incredible.
Highly recommend a visit.
Can’t wait to go back.

L
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Food was good, but poor value for money. The burrata and steak were particularly good, but the sauces in general were bland and tasteless (and for £15-20 for a small plate, you expect it to be excellent). However, the wine selection was good and muscat dessert wine was particularly delicious! Overall, great atmosphere and good experience if you’re happy to fork out a bit over the odds.

E
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant with delicious food and very friendly service.

HW
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will be back to try the rest of the menu!

G
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, innovative food. We went late in the afternoon and even though the restaurant was going to close soon we never felt hurried.

YU
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We had a nice lunch here despite going on a very wet weekend when it was quiet. The service was bit hit and miss. We had the set menu but they forgot to bring one of the dishes then took ages to get it and instead of letting us choose which puddings we wanted they brought a random selection of their choice. The food is very good however and great value. We had enough left over for lunch the next day.

RW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We have gf, sf, df diets. This proved difficult. As a result the modified dishes were not tasty, were poor value and we could have no dessert other than fruit. Our Portuguese waiter was very good. My wife and I both then suffered from upset stomachs, which rather surprised us as we are so careful about what we eat. Hope this helps.

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Buzzy vibe and slick decor, but the service couldn't really keep up, almost felt like they were in-training. Food is good, but no better, and you have a nagging feeling you are another step towards Otto's next million.

PK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as I knew I would be in London for a few days, I booked dinner. Even though I was on my own, I felt totally welcomed and comfortable. The food is amazing. I loved the meal and the service. Thank you!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It’s hard to have a business meeting squashed between two tables. It’s a bit too tight.

t
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always, first time at the bar, the service was OK but not as good as at a table. The food was perfect, well presented and the flavors just flowed, one of my favorite places to go in London

AC
Ruhr region
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great idea of having fermented and nice grilled options as well, but service too rushed.

a
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating and we were not rushed.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable at Rovi - the atmosphere was lively - great decor with lovely flowers and greenery dotted around to help with privacy and ambience.
The food was delicious!

TS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have wanted to try one of ottolenghi’s restaurants for a while now and it was everything we expected and more, the service was great the staff helpful and knowledgeable and the food was fantastic.

A
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, great breakfast menu and lovely environment in the heart of the West End.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place!

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M
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food that meets all expectations in a vibrant setting

S
London
3 reviews