Rök Shoreditch

26 Curtain Road , London, EC2A 3NY

Rök restaurant Moorgate London
Rök restaurant Moorgate London

SquareMeal Review of Rök Shoreditch

Rök permanently closed on 26 September 2018


This Shoreditch smokehouse perfectly captures the essence of modern London dining – a target that many lesser restaurants aim for and miss. The stark white walls and dark wood of its cosy, contemporary interior are softened by seriously sexy lighting, discreet original features and jars of colourful home-pickled vegetables that nod to Rök’s Nordic inspiration. The bar dispenses a short list of stylish cocktails, while chefs in the open kitchen expertly haul nearly everything over the coals: from huge scallops served in a pool of smoky, chilli-fired ’nduja oil, to tender smoked beef shortrib, cooked sous-vide, grilled for colour and flavour, then doused in birch syrup. Even a broccoli side dish is char-grilled (exquisitely), then mixed with quinoa and seeds. Dessert, too, is smokin’: coal-roasted peach served with sense-tingling Laphroaig-laced crème fraîche and caramelised almonds. The short wine list contains bottles to match every dish – just ask the passionate, professional staff. 

Rök Shoreditch Location

26 Curtain Road , London EC2A 3NY

Opening times

Mon-Thurs 12N-11pm (Thurs -12M) Fri-Sat 12N-1.30am (Sat 5pm- )

Rök Shoreditch's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 9.0

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Service: 10.0

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Atmosphere: 8.0

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Value: 6.0

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 3

24 August 2017

The food quality was very high and both of our dishes were excellent. The portion size was on the small side and I would definitely be prepared to order sides and starters in order to fill you up.