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Description

Nestling itself into north-east London's quirky Dalston den, Jamaican restaurant & lounge Rudie's is a funky-friendly and happening haunt for Hackney-ites and tourists alike to come catch a slice of the Caribbean as you sample the crafty cocktails and mouth-watering meat feast.

Super chilled vibes flowing from the sweeping Caribbean beaches wash up at this rum shack and jerk meat joint. Soak up a breadth of busting beats and a relaxing roster of reggae tunes as you and your troop tuck into the scrumptious sharing-style platters in store. Using traditional Jamaican cooking methods, the meat is marinated for 24 hours over coal-crammed jerk drums and sprinkled generously with spices and herbs - we guarantee you'll be well and truly lip-smacked by this mighty munch as you're transported straight to the sandy shores of Jamaica.

Offers / Promos 4

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Offer Details Availability
JERK / VEGAN MONDAY: Half Price Half price half jerk chicken and vegan platter per person when dining in for up to 80 guests Monday 18:00 - 22:00
IRIE HOUR: 2 for 1 Cocktails Happy Hour 2 for 1 coctails for up to 80 guests Monday 18:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00
Thursday 18:00 - 19:00
Friday 17:00 - 19:00
Saturday 22:30 - 23:30
BRUNCH: Bottomless Rum Punch For 90 mins unlimited rum punch and one brunch dish for £18pp for up to 80 guests Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
3SOME: 3 Course for £20 30 courses for £20 per person for up to 80 guests Tuesday 18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:30

Info

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No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
Dalston
18 (Children allowed for food)
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JERK / VEGAN MONDAY: Half Price, IRIE HOUR: 2 for 1 Cocktails, BRUNCH: Bottomless Rum Punc …

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
12:00 22:00
18:00 22:00
18:00 22:00
18:00 22:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 23:00
12:00 21:00

Location

Rudie's
50 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB

Area:
East London

Nearest station:
Dalston Junction (Rail)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.00
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.00
Cocktail £8.50
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £6.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £7.00
Bottle of House Wine £18.50
Bottle of Champagne £44.00
Jaeger Bomb £3.00

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This venue serves Caribbean food.

A word from the chef:
A Caribbean-themed menu with a twist, dive into a delicious sharing-style menu of real jerk meat shooting you straight to the shores of Jamaica.

Our Review

Rudie's - London Bar Review

Rudie's - London Bar Review

Telling people you’re eating out in Dalston is a weird experience. ‘Eating out in Dalston are you?’ They roll their eyes. ‘Going to a pizza joint that only serves Hawaiian? Are all the chairs space hoppers? Are the plates made of playdough?...

Read our full Rudie's - London Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Root's Lounge Basement Space 30 30 500 750
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Excellent experience very warm and friendly staff, food was excellent as were the cocktails. Can't wait to go again🌻 Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-14
by on April 17th, 2018
5

I missed the carmaleised plantain that they use to do otherwise service and atmosphere superb. Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-14
by on April 15th, 2018
4

Honestly... there is not 1 bad thing I can say! My 2 friends and I were raving about how fabulous the food was. I wish I could have tried every single item of food and drink on the menu. The servers had such wonderful, cheery, island vibes and I love the coziness of the venue! Well done to you guys. I live in NW but until you decide to have a Rudie's over there - I will be coming back again and again! Awesomeeee Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-14
by on April 15th, 2018
5

The food was absolutely delicious and I would love to go here again Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-13
by on April 14th, 2018
5

Great tasty food and friendly service. Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-12
by on April 14th, 2018
5

Great food and music, reasonable prices. Would recommend the jerk chicken roti all day. Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-10
by on April 11th, 2018
5

I found this restaurant after a google search and was pleasantly surprised as the reviews were good and it has a 5* hygiene rating. Being of Caribbean descent I am always sceptical and highly critical when eating from a Caribbean restaurant. However, I must say the service was exceptional and professional! The cocktails were beautiful with the Jamaica Nice being my favourite! The food was delicious and the portions were substantial. My only gripe would be to have some sort of jerk sauce/ gravy to accompany the jerk dishes but they do have a selection of sauces for you to add to your food. I have to say I loved everything I tried and the bill was reasonable considering we had 4 cocktails.... I shall be back again very soon! Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-09
by on April 10th, 2018
5

I am a big fan of Rudies, but every time I come, it's like the chicken has less and less spice in the marinade. When I used to come to Rudies, I'd sweat and feel challenged by the chicken, and you'd find pockets of extra spice in the crevices. The last couple of times I've been, I wondered if my tolerance had been building up or something, but I genuinely think the recipe has been watered down and now it's just grilled chicken (still very tasty, but not what I come to Rudies for). And there was no lime to squeeze over it. What's going on? Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-06
by on April 9th, 2018
3

Staff were excellent However it seems as if the pork had not been authentically cooked in a Jerk pan!!! As the website so boldly claims. Also they said half price EVERY MONDAY, but I went on a bank holiday only to be told that the owner insists that it should not be done on the bank holiday. Luckily the wonderful staff ensured I got my discount. Food was pleasant......but after eating at many places in search of authentic Jerk pork made in a Jerk pan over coal for that AUTHENTIC Flava! Rudies fell well short of the mark. However still A good place to go to keep the variety in your nights out Visited Rudie's on 2018-04-02
by on April 3rd, 2018
3

The food needs to arrival hot not warm. Your bakes were not nice neededsome salt and more sugar. My Jerk roti wrap was too dry, it needed some jerk source on the chicken. The Jerk calamari was terrible. Need to fresh Calamari. Stop using frozen packs of Calamari, when you jerk that it does taste nice, rather taste less. There is not run in your rum cake very dry and stale tasting. The best thing was the drinks and cocktails. Get Jamaica chefs to cook your Caribbean food so it's tastes authentic. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-31
by on April 1st, 2018
2

Was gonna leave 3 stars just for the managers stink attitude but my actual waitress was so lovely I’m gonna give her the 5 she deserves and of course the chefs who’s food was amazing. Ribs were my favourite, so succulent literally fell off the bone. 😍🤤 Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-30
by on March 31st, 2018
5

Food was fabulous and plentiful. A few teething problems with the initial booking - we were a big group. Lovely Michelle sorted it out.The only criticism would be music. No Caribbean vibe. Will visit again though Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-17
by on March 28th, 2018
3

Experience wasn't so great second time around. My guest and I left feeling rather disappointed and don't plan on a return visit. Despite making use of the '3 courses for £20' and '2 for 1 cocktails deals (plus a few extras, the meal came to way more than expected, considering it was just 2 people dining. Food was below-par. I am of Jamaican heritage and the jerk pork had no taste, and the banana creme brulee was not cooked enough- the sugar granules were crunching in my teeth! Maybe I should have complained, but, having queried the bill (we had been overcharged and a new bill issued which, even with the service charge, was still too much) we paid and left, unsatisfied on this occasion. Some might feel that this is authentic Jamaican cuisine, but I feel short changed and won't be back any time soon. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-27
by on March 28th, 2018
2

Another great trip to Rudies! Always have a fabulous time when I visit, amazing food, vibe and staff. Would definitely recommend it! Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-25
by on March 26th, 2018
5

Having visited Rudie's many times, I have to say this visit was a grave disappointment. The food was good but the service was truly the pits. We waited 40 minutes for our first drinks to arrive (after our starters had been eaten!) and the theme continued throughout the night. The highlight was having a waiter shout "Don't touch that!" across the restaurant when he had left what we thought was our main course on our table and walked off to double-check our order. He did not apologise until prompted to do so at the end of the night by my husband and even then, his remorse at having been so rude was limited to "sorry if you thought I shouted--it was loud". Sigh...and there are so many other things that went wrong with the service on the night but I don't have enough space to describe them all. I am sad to say that I don't think we will be returning to Rudie's. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-23
by on March 26th, 2018
1

Starters were on point , Main platter wasn’t seasoned enough although very tender. Rice and peas so so Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-23
by on March 24th, 2018
3

Unfortunately I never found out what our waiter's name was but the mustachioed, curly-haired young man was an absolute delight! Fried plantain I personally like a bit thinner-sliced but the patty and the (tiny) bread roll were lovely. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-16
by on March 22nd, 2018
3

Fantastic authentic food highly recommended!! Friendly service!! Awesome atmosphere!! I’ve dined at Rudies on a number of different occasions, and it’s always been amazing!! I highly recommend it!! Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-18
by on March 19th, 2018
5

I liked the atmosphere, the ambience & the service & I would definitely pay another visit. However, some in my party felt the chicken wings were too hot & the swordfish a little disappointing both in size & flavour. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-16
by on March 18th, 2018
3

Great food and soundtrack to the Caribbean vibes! Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-16
by on March 17th, 2018
4

Food was delicious as was the atmosphere! Only thing that would have made it better is basmati rice rather than long grain! Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-11
by on March 16th, 2018
5

Menu choices could be widened, and the bottomless Rum deal had too many restrictions, everyone has to finish at the same time, single deal no matter how many dining etc Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-10
by on March 14th, 2018
3

Food was lovely - staff was very nice and friendly BUT - only thing that spoilt our day and quite a big put off was we was rushed to vacate the table when we finished our meal for next booking to take there table when they wasn’t even there- we wasn’t even allowed to get a dessert - just seemed they didn’t really care about customers - as long as they got there money for food and to get you off your table to get other customers on the table to earn more money- I think there priorities was very wrong- that’s what seemed there priority so I was very disappointed in that - didn’t even feel as they we completed our visit to the restaurant- it’s a shame because the food was 10/10- so for that reason I still tipped my waiter £10 and also she was very friendly .. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-11
by on March 12th, 2018
3

Enjoyed every aspect of visit to Rudies! Jerk chicken out of this world. The only constructive criticism I would offer would be to include rice n peas in the price of the jerk chicken. But overall, very pleased... Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-11
by on March 12th, 2018
5

really good food, great atmosphere, nice cocktails. the only thing is that you should offer is some kind of sauce or gravy, as i had jerk chicken and jerk lamb, with rice and peas. and it was very dry. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-11
by on March 12th, 2018
4

Delicious well cooked Caribbean food, can’t wait to go back Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-11
by on March 12th, 2018
4

Amazing experience! Excellent food, waiting staff and vibes! The set menu for large groups is very generous portions and we had plenty to take home! Highly recommended, best Caribbean restaurant in London! Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-10
by on March 11th, 2018
5

This was date night for my partner and I (though the waitress thought it was our first date! :)) We both loved the relaxed setting and friendly staff. As a person from Caribbean heritage I struggle to find good restaurants that serve authentic tasting foods. Rudies may have put ‘good places to eat Caribbean food’ on the London map. Our meals came with the spicy kick you expect plus sweet and earthy herb flavours filtering through with each bite. The only thing to let them down was the dirty martini, which was too clean for my taste. We will certainly return for a second helping. Visited Rudie's on 2018-03-03
by on March 4th, 2018
4

visited here on valentines day with my boyfriend. menu advertised as a la carte disappointing it was just a standard menu. waitress was just about pleasant enough but was rushed off her feet. heard great things about the jerk chicken so decided to go for that. our food arrived rice & peas, chicken,, pork. the food was so dry, where's the gravy. I asked the waitress for gravy, she eventually came back with a small ramakin of thick glup from a curry goat stew. Apparently they don't do jerk gravy. it was horrible and did not go with our meal. How do they expect you to eat the food so dry. I also overheard someone else asking for gravy. why do you not provide this on jerk meats. overall I feel this restaurant is all hype, we didn't enough the food which was bland anyway and would not visit again. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-14
by on March 2nd, 2018
2

Food was lovely, the Hurricane Gilbert Cocktail was delightful and the service was awesome and friendly. Lovely spot in a lovely area. The deal is a bargain also. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-27
by on February 28th, 2018
5

Generally I’m a huge fan of rudies. The food is generally authentic. Great service. However we went for brunch and were very disappointed. The staff was clearly knew and not familiar with the menu. The waiters were very quick to take our menus away because they planned on reusing the paper menus. They did not provide us with plates or enough napkins. The food was not up to scratch. Lacked flavor and was not authentic. For instance the jerk chicken and pork were very disappointing. The brunch menu in particular was extremely limited. When we first came to rudies, they menu was much more expansive, the chef came out to greet us and the food was amazing. This left much to be desired. I would recommend hiring a new chef and retraining staff as they were not particularly friendly or helpful. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-25
by on February 26th, 2018
2

Food was tasty but the service was crap. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-24
by on February 26th, 2018
3

great food, terrible service unfortunately Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-24
by on February 26th, 2018
3

Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-10
by on February 25th, 2018
5

Excellent service and cocktails but I couldn't say the same for the food. The food didn't taste good at all. Flavours flavours didn't blend and unfortunately I was very disappointed and left unsatisfied. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-18
by on February 19th, 2018
2

Food is good! Service was average Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-17
by on February 18th, 2018
4

Nice but not amazing food. Jerk chicken was a bit plain and not at all spicy. Service was friendly but very slow. Reasonable prices. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-14
by on February 15th, 2018
3

I love Rudies, I’ve been going since it opened. The service has always been great as has the food and drinks. However last night was slightly lacking. It took a while to be served, when we finally Got served the waiter mixed up the drinks order. The water for the table never arrived. It took what seemed like forever for the food to come through. The starts arrived at the same time as the main course. Despite all this, I’ll be back...... it’s juts a bleep that you’re entitled to have now and again. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-14
by on February 15th, 2018
3

Disappointed tbh Had waited a long time to get in and underwhelmed. Tough gig though with two of the party being Head Chefs... Calamari poor - oil old Belly pork on Meat platter not cut up - unappealing Veg platter had no taste Rum cake was not cake?! Was expecting a big slice of cake and got a piddly tasteless thing. Rum punch was not strong enough And the bill too expensive... All in the seasoning and it just wasn’t there 😞 Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-11
by on February 13th, 2018
2

Meal was tastie! Menu deceiving and meal ended up significantly more expensive than expected. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-10
by on February 11th, 2018
3

Fantastic food as usual and the Guinness Rum Punch was amazing. We’ll be back! Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-10
by on February 11th, 2018
5

Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-09
by on February 10th, 2018
5

Jerk chicken needs to be served wiTh some kind or gravy or jerk sauce as it’s dry otherwise ! The starters are all nice . Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-07
by on February 8th, 2018
3

This was my second visit and it was equally as great as the first. Service, food and wine - all top notch! Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-05
by on February 7th, 2018
5

The food was great, but the drinks service was exceptionally slow. Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-05
by on February 6th, 2018
4

Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-05
by on February 6th, 2018
4

Had a great brunch for my dads birthday. Loved the food and the staff were great. Thank you Visited Rudie's on 2018-02-03
by on February 4th, 2018
4

Good times, good service, great company, good food - especially the lamb for which there will definitely be a second, third and fourth round, it was excellently cooked and our waitress's attention to detail was more than I expected. ... It's always a pleasure coming to this venue... Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-31
by on February 3rd, 2018
4

Went for my birthday. Food was amazing and service was really good and fast. The staff there were all very friendly and a really good comfortable athmosphere. Definitely come back again. Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-31
by on February 1st, 2018
5

We left as the lady took 20 minutes before coming over to us and there was only one other couple in the restaurant yesterday. She was also very impatient when we asked about what was in the food and she rudely told us she’d come back. So we decided to leave and dine somewhere else with polite service. Thanks, Ashley Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-28
by on January 29th, 2018
1

Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-28
by on January 29th, 2018
5

Loved it had a wonderful birthday. Staff were very polite and attentive. Couldn’t complain. X Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-27
by on January 29th, 2018
5

First class service from reception to when we left. Had a great meal. The 🌟 star was the sword fish. Flavourful and succulent. Jerk chicken was tasty though a tad dry. Perhaps a few minutes less cooking would make it perfect. Some more thyme and coconut in the rice and peas would take it up to a higher level. In summary my companion and I had a lovely evening and appreciated the music. With the suggested improvements Rudies would be the perfect venue for any celebrations. Joan Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-27
by on January 28th, 2018
5

Great Food ! Busy, small place, but delightful. Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-26
by on January 27th, 2018
3

Not as good as usual. The buffalo chicken wings were crispy and not as succulent as usual. Just to let you guys know! Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-25
by on January 26th, 2018
3

This was the second time coming here. Food was much better the first time. Good service. Food needs little more flavour. Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-14
by on January 15th, 2018
3

Amazing food, service, ambience and awesome music. All soul. Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-13
by on January 15th, 2018
5

Great atmosphere, lovely staff, not the best value for money but the Steamed Fish was great! Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-13
by on January 14th, 2018
4
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Great food, atmosphere and staff- Michelle and deanna made my birthday special and my guests loved the service and food also. Definitely will come again :) Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-06
by on January 8th, 2018
5

Good customer service and good atmosphere. One critique would be that some of the food was too salty though... Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-07
by on January 8th, 2018
3

Good customer service and good atmosphere. One critique would be that some of the food was too salty though... Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-07
by on January 8th, 2018
3
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Very nice food and the rum punch was amazing Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-06
by on January 7th, 2018
5

Came to Rudies to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere and music playing was great but I was a bit let down about the food. I ordered the Likkle Ochi Platter for my main but wasn’t that impresssed! The swordfish was very dry and the grilled jumbo prawns were a bit mushy. Maybe a different type of fish such as salmon or sea bass would be better as part of the platter. I had also ordered the ribs for my starter and was expecting a finger bowl to clean my fingers but got lemon wipes instead. The type of wipes tha you would get in your local chicken shop!! Visited Rudie's on 2018-01-05
by on January 7th, 2018
3

Authentic food, vibrant atmosphere, staff very pleasant and food prices reasonable. Had a lovely time. Will be back again very soon. Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-31
by on January 2nd, 2018
5

Reallly great service , good food and amazing cocktails ! ! Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-31
by on January 1st, 2018
5

The food was fantastic, my Mum and Dad were celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. My dad is a very fussy eater we couldn’t believe how much he enjoyed the food. Amazing, the portions were huge will be recommending to al our family and friends. The staff were very accommodating and friendly, customer service excellent. Thank you all at Rudies for making our parents special day amazing.😊😊😊 Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-23
by on December 24th, 2017
5

A lovely evening! Good atmosphere from the start of our evening until home time. The staff were very accommodating, approachable and helpful. My booking was for a family Christmas meal. There was a choice of two menus which seemed great as they catered for both vegetarians and meat eaters. What was not mentioned was that it was a sharing menu. Not great when you have a Vegan, vegetarians and meat eaters mix! We found the sharing menu was great for the meat eaters who could eat both meat and veg option. Sadly 3 veg platters to share amongedt 12 adults, 5 of whom were vegetarians was not enough. Meat eaters were not offered separate vegetables so had no choice but to take from the vegetarians platter. Meaning less for the vegetarians! A suggestion would be that additional vegetables are offered for example carrots, broccoli, parsnips which are not part of the vegetarians option. Compliments to the chef who prepared a wonderful vegan dessert that was not the usual fruit salad. Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-17
by on December 19th, 2017
3
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Great as always. Good atmosphere good service and awesome food. I couldnt recommend it enough and look forward to the next visit Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-16
by on December 17th, 2017
5

The rating is based on the fact that guests who attended the meal were upset at being turned away, after being advised that there was no reservation. The evening went fairly well, but the confusion over the booking and the fact that the guests had been turned away did not help. This was our second visit to the restaurant, where the visit was quite satisfactory. Generally service was good and the food was good also. Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
2

I went there with my family, all 9 of us had the most amazing food, the staff were very attentive and friendly. The place was extremely busy but that didn't stop them from giving us the best service. Everything about this place is great. Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-09
by on December 10th, 2017
5

Had a lovely evening, food was delicious as always. Visited Rudie's on 2017-12-01
by on December 2nd, 2017
5

It would have been nice to have a longer table for my dads birthday party instead of 2 seperate tables.We still had a great time and food was lovely. Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-25
by on November 29th, 2017
4

Had a great time at Rudie's. We were a party of 11 and on arrival were seated downstairs and looked after by staff especially our waiter, she was great. The food was very good. Loved the small patties, especially the vegetarian ones. We had the sharing menu and had a good selection of foods. Only down side, the jerk chicken wings were too hot. All in all a good night was had by all. Would go again. Thanks Rudie's Dawn Renard Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-25
by on November 28th, 2017
4

Food was great but some of the things we ordered didn't come so a few hiccups with the service Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-24
by on November 25th, 2017
4

Service was quite poor. This is the 3rd time I have dined at Rudies. The service was extremely poor the last time but I thought I would give it another go. Not much improvement. It's a shame as the ambience and food are good. Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-24
by on November 25th, 2017
2

Pros: Great atmosphere and food in general. Cons: Chicken wings waaay too hot (we don't eat food like that in JA!) And our large group was very squashed in the seating provided Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-18
by on November 19th, 2017
3

Great food great service! Nice one Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-14
by on November 15th, 2017
5

Delicious Jerk chicken Sunday roast. Keep going back for more! Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-12
by on November 14th, 2017
5

Birthday gathering down the pan Chicken was dry and unauthentic and took ages to come! Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-11
by on November 14th, 2017
1

Great place to eat - good food / atmosphere Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-11
by on November 12th, 2017
5

Lovely food. Lovely vibe. Friendly staff. Definaltley back for more Visited Rudie's on 2017-11-11
by on November 12th, 2017
4

We couldn't have loved it more. The food and cocktails were amazing!!! Get the real jerk platter and the dark and stormy cocktail. Great restaurant. Will definitely be going back. Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-29
by on January 31st, 2016
5

The food was really good at Rudies, especially the Jerk Chicken. Staff was very attentive but some staff did not have good knowledge of the menu (I think the waitress was new). My only complaint was that the 2 for 1 cocktails did not have much alcohol. I will go back again. Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-16
by on January 24th, 2016
4

Really enjoyed our meal at Rudies! Lovely staff, decent food and amazing homemade hot sauces! I would say its ever so sightly overpriced but I'd still recommend! Calamari and goat patties were divine! Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-15
by on January 17th, 2016
4

We had a wonderful meal at Rudie's and we'll definitely be back! The Jerk Calmari was out of this world! Also, half price Jerk chicken on a Monday is amazing value! Make sure you come hungry..... Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-11
by on January 13th, 2016
5

Sorry Rudies, 4 stars not 3 Arrived at Rudies for my birthday lunch with my friend, the waitress greeted us with a welcoming smile. She was attentive to us throughout which was quite nice. The food was great. My favourite was the cassava...with saltfish, it was well put together, the salfish was not salty and the fresh tomatoes gave a refreshing burst to compliment to the dish. The curry was good and the rice and peas tasted very home made which was a big plus. The mango salad and coleslaw was one of my favourite, the salad combination worked well. We were there for nearly three hours(not observing the time limit) but was so comfy we forgot. Complimentary drinks for my birthday was a nice gesture. Thanks Rudies, I will certainly recommend and will visit again. Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-06
by on January 8th, 2016
4

Arrived at Rudies for my birthday lunch with my friend, the waitress greeted us with a welcoming smile. She was attentive to us throughout which was quite nice. The food was great. My favourite was the cassava...with saltfish, it was well put together, the salfish was not salty and the fresh tomatoes gave a refreshing burst to compliment to the dish. The curry was good and the rice and peas tasted very home made which was a big plus. The mango salad and coleslaw was one of my favourite, the salad combination worked well. We were there for nearly three hours(not observing the time limit) but was so comfy we forgot. Complimentary drinks for my birthday was a nice gesture. Thanks Rudies, I will certainly recommend and will visit again. Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-06
by on January 8th, 2016
3

The venue has a nice ambiance with a good mix of background foot tapping reggae tunes. Our waitress, exceptionally attentive.. Staff were friendly, patient and helpful. Overall costumer service very good. Food portions relatively small although full marks on presentation. Conclusion on our dishes. Jerk burger: 6/10. It was ‘just’ nice. No better or worse than burgers in Gourmet Burger Restaurant. Jerk calamari: 6/10. It was ‘just’ ok. Somewhat scraggily in appearance giving the impression they were ends made good of. Dippin sauce was nice. Sword fish steak: 8/10. Of what there was of it. It was very tasty but not enough for others to sample even a tiny piece without being left with an empty plate Pork shoulder: 6/10. Wasn’t really that jerky and again portions far to small. Pickaninny size. Sides: 6/10. Rice and peas: Light and pleasant enough though a little bland, lacked traditional flavors coming through.. Tyme. Coconut and ting.. Happy Hour Cocktails: Very nice but over loaded with ice in titchy glasses. Thought it was a slightly over priced. Service charge is optional so thought it was a little cheeky to include it in the total of the bill. This aspect could potentially spoil a reasonably delightful dinning experience. Would we go back. Yes. Would we recommend Rudies to family and friends yes... But would recommend Shades Red Van Man Take Away box food of Falkirk Street in Shoreditch first . Their Jerk chicken is the best yet. Sooo yummy.. Visited Rudie's on 2015-12-29
by on January 5th, 2016
3

My Ladies & I have been itching to taste the avant-garde cuisine & we're not disappointed except no curry goat, 🙄 The vibe is congenial, cocktails good & food very good... will bring our own containers to take away coriander sauce!! Finally, team (proprietors) @ Rudie's you have very bright future & expansion prospects.... Best, 🙏🏼 Visited Rudie's on 2016-01-02
by on January 4th, 2016
5
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Fantastic lunch at Rudies. I'd been a couple of weeks before for dinner and wanted to go back for more delicious calamari, jerk chicken, sweet and spicy sauces and of course rum cocktails! Food full of flavour, really accommodating staff and great atmosphere. Love it. Visited Rudie's on 2015-12-22
by on December 24th, 2015
4

Rudies is the place to be! Fantastic owners, great atmosphere and absolutely exquisite & authentic food! The Peppa shrimp is my absolute favourite - and I challenge everyone to give it a try! Love Rudies, love food, love life!! Rudies deserves its place as one of the top 10 authentic restaurants in london! Fantastic!!! Visited Rudie's on 2015-12-11
by on December 15th, 2015
5

Fantastic variety of food and a great atmosphere! Went with colleagues and we all enjoyed ourselves. Minor complaint that the staff were a little slow and weren't sure which dish was vegetarian etc. Would fully recommend it to anyone! Visited Rudie's on 2015-12-09
by on December 11th, 2015
4

Absolutely loved it. From the decor to the atmosphere. The service, the cocktails and the food everything was superb! Although I'm not of lover of spicy food the Jerk pork was amazing, melt in your mouth with just enough heat to let you know you were eating jerk without making your ears burn! Would highly recommend the bammi bruschetta, and salt fish bakes. Although the curry goat was off the menu on the night the oxtail fell off the bone! Flavours to savor Will definitely be visiting again very soon because on the menu needs to be sampled! Visited Rudie's on 2015-12-04
by on December 6th, 2015
5

The food was fantastic. A great fusion of fine dining and Caribbean food. The service was brilliant too. It was polite, quick and incredibly efficient. My only snag was that the food and alcohol is quite expensive. But it's a real treat rather than an 'every weekend' dining experience so it's worth it every once in a while. They'll just need to maintain high standards of service and food to justify some of the pricing. Visited Rudie's on 2015-11-13
by on November 18th, 2015
4
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Nice atmosphere, polite staff but it suffers from the same old Caribbean restaurant problem I.e slow service and running out of popular dishes. Jerk chicken nice, bakes were microwaved so impossible to cut with a knife and fork. Way overpriced. Visited Rudie's on 2015-11-06
by on November 8th, 2015
3

Food was OK. Platter was quite big but I paid £45 for some grilled meat 1 beer and 1 rum and coke. Too expensive for what is essential caribbean street food. Won't be going back. Disappointed as I was hoping to really like it. Visited Rudie's on 2015-11-05
by on November 7th, 2015
2

Underwhelming . If you are of carribbean heritage you will laugh this place out of town. Goat curry was bone curry , not a sprig of thyme in sight. Ackee and salt fish lame and limp with no taste . 4 slices of jerk lamb 14 quid . Only decent thing was the calamari . Thank god I road tested before recommending to others. I have no idea what Grace Dent is chatting about . The hour and half table time makes the place a massive swerve especially if you are into proper West Indian food . Cocktail were decent. Rest all hype Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-31
by on November 2nd, 2015
2

Fabulous cocktails nice atmosphere - music was good people even singing at their tables but the food lacked a bit of seasoning for me personally would go back for the drinks and desert. Great people there though Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-10
by on October 31st, 2015
3

Second time there best food eaten in a long time and staff are friendly love it love it !!! 100% Cnt wait to go the lobster was georg and pork was mouth watering and cocktails tummy !!! well done !! Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-22
by on October 24th, 2015
5

Really disappointed in this restaurant. After making a reservation the waiter looking confused as we mentioned the fact we had made a reservation. proceeded in separating a table just as we stood at the doorway . We were guided to our table which wasn't far as we had only stepped in the door way. As I mentioned this being the table at the door Overcrowded seating and placed next to open door. That was not shut at any stage despite late in the evening. Being of Afro Caribbean heritage I looked forward to some home cooked Caribbean food. Sadly I was left with a severe nasty taste in my mouth. After having a starter iof ackee and salt fish bakes. I can only say it was totally tasteless like our whole meal for the evening. The Ackee and salt fish had clearly been heated up in side of the bakes giving the food a spongy texture.i clouding the bakes. Due to it been warned up in a microwave. Ok we thought and waited for a main meal with anticipation My husband ordered curry goat and rice and peas. And was presented with two tiny bowls which reminded me of the kind of tiny bowls you wash your fingertips in. Ok my strapping husband was clearly not going to fill his belly on baby's portion size bowl. So he proceeded to eat his facial expression said it all as he ate a few morsel of his dinner. Where's the condiments which believe me were strictly needed which were no where to be seen on any tables. I thought ridicolous I'll have a try. But after sampling I thought maybe we made a mistake an ordered some form of casserole. As I can only assume they had run out of any form of seasoning being the most important Ingredient curry powder. Ok I thought no way can my choice be as bad as my husbands. I grinned over to him as the waitress brought over my meal . Quarter jerk chicken and sweet potato fries. I was presented with a mini chopping and placed neatly in the centre four tiny pieces of cubed chicken. Quarter jerk chicken !!! I don't think so. Taste sadly missing once again Would I return back to this over priced so called Caribbean restaurant sadly no. if you want a real taste of cooked carbbean food stick to your mothers meals !! Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-17

Reply from Rudie's

It was very disappointing to read your review of your recent dining experience here at Rudie’s. We appreciate all customer feedback and strive to ensure we provide an enjoyable experience for all our diners. It’s unfortunate you did not feel comfortable with the table you were allocated, however if a dinner requests to be moved to another table we are more than happy to oblige where this is possible, did you ask? We take any feedback regarding the quality of our food offering very seriously as our reputation is built on the quality of our fresh produce and flavorsome Jamaican classic & inventive dishes, such as the very popular Ackee & Saltfish Bake. Our open plan kitchen allows dinners to see how our chefs skillfully and lovingly prepare every dish using many traditional techniques, there’s not a microwave in sight! Rudie’s is a small plate / sharing style menu with menu options for small or large portion for many of our dishes. In this instance both the Rice and Peas & Curry Goat were available in the larger portion size. The chicken comes in portion sizes of quarter, half and full in order that we can cater for all appetites. We have proved very popular since opening in September with positive feedback far outweighing any negative feedback we have received. We do hope that you will try Rudie’s again in the future and we would be delighted to hear your feedback in person on that occasion.
by on October 19th, 2015
1

Stylish, modern, decor. Service very good, Food - Excellent, traditional fare with a twist, varied/interesting selection of starters/mains, done to perfection. Cocktails brilliant, not pricey. Music amazing! Truly great experience! Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-13
by on October 15th, 2015
5

Friendly service and charming modern decor. Food was a little on uneven on opening night, but they delivered where it counted. Jerk chicken tender, flavorful and smoky. Jerk pork had a brilliant crisp skin. Both salads really great, refreshing with very well balanced flavors. We started with patties that were tasty but unpleasantly, tough having been deep fried to amahogany color. Side of rice and beans was a little dull. Grilled corn a little undercooked. Visited Rudie's on 2015-10-05
by on October 7th, 2015
3
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Great food! Brilliant tune selection to accompany the meal...staff are attentive and clued up on the menu....extensive cocktail list was very tempting but it was a Monday night. Will definitely return!
by on October 7th, 2015
4
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