Steam & Rye

147 Leadenhall Street , London, EC3V 4QT

Steam & Rye

SquareMeal Review of Steam & Rye

Casey Jones meets the Fourth of July in a theatrical display of flag-waving and railroad imagery at this brash bar-restaurant – there’s even an art deco locomotive charging out of one corner. More confident than subtle, Steam & Rye nevertheless provides a memorable setting for the “delicious” crab-shack cuisine. As well as USDA grain-fed Nebraska beef, there’s a choice of large or small lobsters from the Josper grill, plus smoked pulled pork and 1kg barbecue ribs. Sides of corn bread, onion rings or mac & cheese echo the American theme, as do “generous” portions. A crowd-pleasing round-up of brownies, sundaes and the like concludes matters. The short wine list has a New World bias and plenty of Champagne at prices to suit deep City pockets; alternatively, try one of the “amazing” and colourfully named cocktails. Some find the place “noisy” and opinions divide on the efficacy, or otherwise, of the service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Fenchurch Street Station 327m

Bank Tube Station 422m


Address: 147 Leadenhall Street , London EC3V 4QT

Area: Monument Tower Hill Aldgate

Opening times

Tue-Fri 12N-2am Sat 5pm-3am

Nearby Landmarks

City of London Club 157m

Merchant Taylors' Hall 167m


Telephone: 020 7444 9960


Cuisine: North American

Private Dining: 35, 45, 1, 150


Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 7.8

Atmosphere: 8.8

Value: 7.8

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Graham A. bronze reviewer 11 July 2014

Lovely restaurant, really nice food

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Nicola H. 23 May 2014

My fiance and I went here after work as he loves American food and he absolutely loved it in there, especially the 1kg pork ribs as they were delicious, the onions rings were not too bad either, in fact it was all really really tasty, we would go back in an instant. The only downside is that its a bit noisy in there but i suppose it is more of a bar anyway.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Diana S. 19 February 2014

Very slow service. Allow extra time for your dinner. Amazing Cocktails!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

RR 13 December 2013

Delicious food with generous portions and efficient service. The cocktails are original and very well thought out – I would definitely return.