Rowley's Restaurant in Jermyn Street has been a little pearl for decades. With new restaurants coming and going this is the place which deserves to be here for another 30 years! I went to Rowley's Restaurant for a Christmas meal after I went here last year.
The management has changed and you can tell. The new Head Chef is Uwe Schwarzenholz and the improvements are big. I have always known Rowley's as a more gentlemen, male orientated restaurant (because of the famous steak and other dishes) and I was surprised to find the menu lighter and fresher.
Rowley's Restaurant is still heavy on the meat side but with lighter garnishes. I also spotted very good fish dishes and even vegetarian dishes. Also, some nice salads have been added. The decor of the back restaurant and toilets is dated and needs updating, but overall with the old butcher shop front it's very romantic especially in the evenings with dimmed lights and the little oil lamps on the table.
Also, the service has improved, with the new manager Carlos (a very friendly Spanish chap). He will answer any of your questions promptly and is charming. He also informed me that the decor is being updated over the New Year and that everything else will also get updated during the next year. I can only say fantastic food in a fantastic place.