Rudie's

50 Stoke Newington Road , London, N16 7XB

2 reviews

37 Caribbean Hackney Dalston

  • Rudie s Jamaican restaurant east London
  • Rudie s Jamaican restaurant east London

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SquareMeal Review of Rudie's

Bringing Jamaica to Dalston, Rudie’s is a laid-back, good-looking, jerk-focused joint. The smoky aroma of jerked meat being grilled hits you upon entering the casual, light-filled room. Two stylish, palm tree-like wooden installations catch the eye, while reggae provides aural stimulation. Dutiful staff explain the menu: bammy bruschetta is cassava pounded into a hard, starchy patty and scattered with salt-cod; mini patties contain jerk chicken, curried goat, vegetables or lobster; calamari gets the jerk treatment with a coriander and lime dip. We chose the ‘Ya Man!’ jerk platter, with chicken, pork and lamb, served with various hot sauces (and boy some of them are hot). Moreish slices of lightly spiced, tender lamb sat alongside super succulent chicken and melt-in-the-mouth pork. A rum cake dessert was delicious though somewhat pricey (£10.75 if you add a shot of £4 rum), while the bar provides fun via a stellar range of rums, cocktails (sugary, fiery) and international wines. The ‘tek it easy mon’ ethos clearly appeals to East London’s cool cats, as Rudie’s is full most nights of the week. 


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Bottomless Brunch: £18

From: 24 August 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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9.0

Food & Drink: 9.5

Service: 8.5

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Lorna B. 11 July 2016

Rudie's, how should I start. It's the type restaurant that you could easily pass without a second glance but you would be wrong to do so. Although the exterior does not say very much in the way of stand out and slap me in the face - don't pass me by - you'd be very wrong not to go inside! The decor is simple but the two wooden light features that reminded me of coconut palms are very striking. The restaurant has a relaxed and easy ambiance and we were greeted almost immediately on entering and shown to our table. Menus were brought and we were given a few minutes to make our choices. My husband had spicy chicken wings, I had the spicy prawns. These were accompanied by festival and my prawns were on a bed of green leaves. Both dishes were really, really spicy so if you don't like hot, you will need to let the chef know or check whether they do a mild dish. Both dishes were very tasty and although I am not a fan of extra spicy I really enjoyed my prawns and my husband polished of his chicken wings! For our main I had, shoulder of pork accompanied by sweet potato fries. My husband had sword fish steaks with a side salad and festival. Our meals arrived on wooden platters with sides in small pails. We were offered plates but we declined. The pork was very tasty but I have to say I was not impressed with the mild banana sauce that accompanied it. It did not compliment the pork which was excellent. It melted in your mouth and was not fatty! The fries were crisp and hot. The festivals were different to what I am used to but as my husband always says 'it can eat'. My husband's only complaint about his meal was that it was not enough, he felt the size of the swordfish steaks were too small, he said 3 would have suited him fine. We had one small issue with our meal that was rectified very quickly. On the evening we visited the swordfish meal had a special promotion, it came with a glass of wine. My husband did not receive the wine with his meal so the cost of one of our drinks was deducted from the meal to make up for the omission. We had a lovely evening and would recommend this establishment and it's friendly staff for somewhere to have a delicious meal. Oh, and the service was quick we did not have to wait long between courses and they also do takeout!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Hanna O. 03 May 2016

I really enjoyed the food at Rudie's. We sampled a lot of the dishes, and they were all great. The salads were super fresh and tasty and the jerk chicken was fantastic. We also had some cocktails and they were fresh and exotic. I will definitely come back. It was not too expensive either and a great choice for larger groups.

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Special offers

Bottomless Brunch: £18

From: 24 August 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.