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The Rose looks out over the Houses of Parliament on the Embankment. They have regular DJ nights.

Ranked #43 of 2091 pubs & bars in London
"A traditional Victorian Public House with the most fabulous views overlooking the houses of parliament and The River Thames.

The Rose is a perfect party venue in London available for a private hire for any type of events including weddings, birthdays or Xmas Parties."

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

11:30 - 00:00

TUE

11:00 - 23:00

WED

11:30 - 00:00

THU

11:00 - 00:00

FRI

11:30 - 03:00

SAT

11:00 - 02:00

SUN

12:00 - 23:00

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The Rose reviews



By Andrew M.

I quite like The Roses atmosphere, but I didn't think much of their beer selection. The food was alright, but all in all I didn't feel that The Rose was much cop.


By Andrew M.

The view from The Rose is pretty amazing when you consider that many London restaurants give you the toilets or the kitchen to look at while you eat. I wouldn't come here all the time as it's not the kind of food I like to eat too often, but The Rose is a nice place with friendly staff and a good vibe.


By Verena B.

We had our Wedding reception at the Rose Pub in February and had an amazing time. The staff were excellent and super helpful in the planning process. You get an amazing view over the river which was pretty special. The food was delicious, especially the starters and puddings were highly praised by our guests. We're looking forward to going back there during the summer and have a few drinks outside! If you would like to stay on your budget and don't go crazy on those Wedding costs I would definitely recommend the Rose to host your Wedding reception!


By Kate C.

We had our wedding reception here August 2013. We could not recommend The Rose enough and had a fabulous time thanks to the wonderful staff, delicious food and great atmosphere. In the lead up the managers were really helpful with suggestions and prompt contact. The staff helped set up the pub in the morning and it looked wonderful. Throughout the day the entire team were helpful and attentive which helped the entire day run smoothly. The Rose offers a menu so guests can choose their own starter, main and desert which was great as our guests could have a choice. So many guests commented on how good the food was which was really pleasing. I had scallops with cauliflower purée, fillet of beef with peppercorn sauce and dauphinois potatoes followed by chocolate brownie with a pistachio parfait - beautiful. We hired out the pub so had both floors and it was good value for money. Views from the 1st floor of the Thames and Big Ben are great. The pub atmosphere meant that it didn't feel formal or traditional but instead buzzy, relaxed and fun like a good ole knees up! It helps that the pub has a license until 2.00 a.m. at no extra cost! We couldn't recommend The Rose enough! Thanks again to the team for making it such a special day.


By A M.

The Venue was perfect for our private party. We all had such an amazing time and everyone commented on the great venue and views of the Thames and Houses of Parliament.. I would highly recommend your venue for any private party. 10 out of 10 for staff, drinks, equipment, food and venue!


By Holly B.

I had my wedding here two weeks ago and we couldn't have been happier with the service, amazing food and the drinks. We had the upstairs room to ourselves and with the sun beating down on the Thames and through the windows of the pub, I think it's fair to say that our guests were more than impressed. They were happy to decorate the room for us on the day with little instruction and it looked absolutely beautiful. Robert the manager could not have been more helpful with organising every detail for the big day, and his staff on the day were all great. Can't wait to visit again to say thanks to all involved.


By Rosstin P.

Shockingly bad. Saturday night; £9 doubles (this is an average pub at best), uncomfortably loud euro trash music, but most frustratingly for this place was the bouncer who refused to close the double front doors. I left at 11pm and he was still steadfastly keeping them wide open, despite the cold and repeated requests from many of the punters. He also refused to speak English, stating he only spoke Polish. However he did manage to tell us that he was hot in his bomber jacket so despite being an abnoxious meathead, must have understood us.


By Claudia S.

We celebrated our wedding at the Rose Pub and everything went great. The location is perfect, near the Thames and with views of the Big Ben. The decoration is very nice and they arranged the tables and the flowers we took for us. We had no problem in changing the set menu and the food was delicious. We had family from other countries and the staff was really patient and helped everyone to feel at home. Us and all our guests were very pleased with their professional service. Thank you guys!


By Denise P.

We recently held our Wedding Reception here and had the most perfect time. The staff were amazing and decorated the whole place for us beautifully. The Buffet was delicious and plentiful and we made use of both the upstairs and downstairs areas. We wanted a relaxed atmosphere with people encouraged to mix so we had free seating around the pub which worked really well. Would definitely recommend this venue which is also excellently located opp the River Thames and close to Vauxhall Station.


By Jenny D.

We held a function with our business at the Rose pub last Wednesday 12th September 2012 and the hospitality from the staff was excellent. The conference room was perfectly laid out as we had asked and the pastries and hot drinks on request went down a treat. We will definitely be using the Rose again.


By S L.

Appalling. If this wants to be a club, I suggest it calls itself a club so those of us with intact eardrums can avoid it. I'd be offended by music being played that loudly in a club, but in a pub, what's the point? Can anyone tell me? People go to a pub to drink and chat and socailise and interract not to stand around forlornly sending texts because the earbleedingly appalling music prohibits any other kind of communication. I was in there for an hour and my ears are still ringing now. The landlord deserves to lose his licence for failing to grasp the basic function of a public house. Utterly depressing.


By Georgina C.

I also based myself close to this pub for the Jubilee pageant and the staff were great. We were in and out buying Pimms (and using the loos!) and they did their best to accomodate everyone on a very very busy day!


By NEIL L.

Searched the internet, checked the map, found the pub that looked like it would be ideal to base ourselves for the river pageant. Great choice! The pub was very busy, not surprising really. All the staff worked very hard to help everyone have a great afternoon. Excellent range of wines, spirits and beers including some ales. We didnt eat but the food certainly looked the part. So if you are nearby and fancy a drink or something to eat in a contemporary but also traditional London Pub look no further. We will visit again when we are in London.


By Mick C.

Had a great time in the rose, very welcoming ,kids were welcome and could relax with them. Didn't eat but food looked lovely.will defiantly visit again soon


By Jessica W.

The WORST restaurant in London! We heard this restaurant had a lovely Thames River view so we booked for a lunch for the Royal Jubilee. When we got there, the restaurant is across the road from the river and one can hardly see the river from the pub. So don't go expecting a nice view. We paid 40 GBP per person for a horrible 3-course meal. For that price, you can get a fantastic meal at any of the Michelin starred restaurants in London. The food is of cheap pub food at best and just barely edible. Our friend even found a strand of hair in her mashed potato. When confronted, the manager tried to blame us for putting the hair in the food. We will never go back and urge you to stay away as well.


By DUNCAN K.

Went to The Rose on june 3rd jubilee pageant day The Rose was not one of those london pubs that was trying to rip you off. We used the pub as a base all day and kept coming and going from the riverside We found the staff attitude was good although they were busy and trying to deal with customers inside and outside the pub they had first class service and always welcomed you in to the pub They did not try hicking the drink prices and after a couple of rounds knew your order The bar,waiting and staff outside the pub were most welcoming on a abnormal busy day In the evening provided music and played some classics The food that was being served looked good and those diners were complimenting the food. The manager was also very welcoming and great customer service. First time I have been to The Rose but will definitely return to sample the food. Well done on a day were it could have got out Control but they thought about the customer.


By Sue C.

Went for dinner with my daughter we are both vegetarians and there was nothing on the menu for us we asked the waitress what they could offer us the reply a salad pretty sad. However my duaghter had a salad and I had the goats cheese with a garnish of rocket on the side - however when the bill arrived they wanted to charge us £5 for this on the side of my plate which we did not ask for - the Manager was absolutely disgusting and even when the waitress admitted she had made a mistake he still wanted a shouting match. Will never go back and will advise everybody I know to give this place a wide berth which is a shame as the view is amazing but the Manager is shameful hope his bosses read this.


By Pat L.

wow!!!! superb place, shame i haven't find this hidden jewel before. friendly service, extravagant cocktail menu that can compete with best lounge bars, very tasty food (had daily specials), nice music and the best atmosphere in area. well recommended to everyone!


By Lawrence B.

My wife and I, visiting from the States (Kentucky) in June, 2011, and staying in a very nice hotel on the Albert Embankment about two blocks from the Rose, had several evening meals there. The food and service at the Rose was very good on each occasion. We also found the environment to be pleasant and of course the view of the River and Big Ben made for an excellent venue. It was a good and fondly recalled experience for the two of us. Interesting to note that the same meals, as noted in the printed menu, were served differently each evening. We enjoyed our week in London and the Rose was a fine part of that experience. Thanks to the staff.


By Listento W.

I strongly do NOT recommend this place. As we walked in we were served by anything but friendly or polite bar staff. After choosing from a very limited option of lagers on tap, we noticed the beer was flat and kind of tasteless. The few of us that had overpriced cocktails complained saying it was purely sugar and crushed ice on it - either very little or no alcohol at all. I was honestly shocked when I saw flies all over the place (including beer taps, cocktail mixers, etc) what obviously signs for a lack of cleanliness. None of us adventured through the food menu... luckily! As we were seating in the side bar and the place was kind of empty, two of my mates swear they saw a a proper rat running alongside the wall. Disgusted enough we all left the place and promised never come back again as there a number of better bars to visit around the area.


By Heather S.

We went to The Rose for New years Eve, the staff were brilliant,they also only sold a certain amount of tickets, so that the pub only catered for half its normal customers, so it wasn't a fight to get served, plenty of room to dance, a thoroughly enjoyable evening, The only downside if you can call it that, was discovering the spirit of a young girl in the ladies toilet, its not noted for being haunted, and as I work as a medium it would have been nice to have the night off, !, Which is why we deliberately didnt choose a haunted location,for the night, but never mind, it wont put us off using the pub as our place for the night this year,you can see the fireworks side on, so you still see a lot but not as much as if you're facing the eye, but worth the restricted view to not be crushed in a crowd,it was definitely a very enjoyable night,and about a min walk from Vauxhall station,


By Susan K.

Our first time in London. Delicious steaks and drinks. Friendly service. Loved the atmosphere. My grand-daughter left her purse but the next day it was found intact. The staff and manager are very honest. Thanks for the wonderful time.


By Lynn S.

I just had a yummy lunch at this pub. Lovely smart decoration but with a homely feel. Exceptionally fast service and a great tasting veggie burger with some of the best chips I have ever tasted. I'm thinking of going back tomorrow!


By Chris F.

I disagree entirely the service I received was second to none, and the staff were more than friendly to me, very helpful and polite.


By Chris F.

Just found this gem of a pub, its got to be one of the best river side pubs in London. Top grub, Good Value and a lovely warm atmosphere in this beautiful setting - I will def be back again soon A+++++++


By Karin R.

Our group was treated with utter contempt by the managers.

Despite plenty of telephone conversations letting them know when the size of our group shrunk, our agreement to pay a booking fee for the space, and keeping in touch with them about the details, as soon as my party of 40 people began to arrive we were asked to leave because "we're not going to make enough money from you."

Nothing could justify their rudeness, total refusal to compromise or negotiate any reasonable solution (all they would say to my every suggerstion is "you have to leave") and their eventual refusal even to let our guests know about the new location we had moved to.

I was appalled and would discourage anyone from having anything to do with these psychos.


By Julian B.

I strongly advise against going to this pub. The staff completely screwed up the booking for the reservation that my group had made.

When the person who had made the reservation tried to explain that we had agreed to pay a flat fee for the reservation and not to guarantee a minimum drinks order, they demanded that we leave.


By Emma G.

Recommended for a visit. Especially for residents staying at the Park Plaza Riverbank hotel. Very convenient. Food and drink good especially at half the price of the Park Plaza hotel. Worth a visit. Visitors from Ireland


By Darren B.

The main attraction of The Rose for me is the view. Rarely in London do you get the chance to enjoy a pint whilst taking in some scenery, yet this is exactly what The Rose offers as it overlooks the Houses of Parliament and the Tate Gallery. Only 5 minutes from the tube station, well worth a swift visit after work or a longer session at the weekend.


By Richard B.

Had snacks and a drink on Wednesday night and loved the pub and atmosphere, however, the mandatory rather than 'discretionary' service charge doesn't sit well with me as the bill arrived with no breakdown. Usually I would like to tip in cash as the servers then don't get taxed on it but this way I'm not sure how much they get. Couldn't get through on the phone today either!


By D.

It's very convenient for me to go The Rose! The Rose is close to work, has a nice view, reasonabley priced food during lunchtimes and a very nice crowd on Thursdays and Fridays nights.


By S.

I used to enjoy a nice pint of Star on a Friday night at The Rose but it must have changed hands recently. The service has deteriorated markedly, with long waits to be expected regardless of the number of people waiting at the bar. The beer quality is now so eye-wateringly dire that the last few pints I sank there ate their way through my shoes when I spat it out.

I don't even want to mention the poor value for money, food quality or pavement/road terrace debacle that now signifies the Rose in my once benevolent and trusting mind.


By E.

A faux-chic pub that may be a bit over-dressed for its Vauxhall surroundings. It carries all the gastro pub trappings, but The Rose feels wrongly pitched for its surroundings.

The Venue
There’s an incongruity between the street presence and interior layout at The Rose on Albert Embankment near Vauxhall station. With its black canopy and paintjob exterior it can feel a little ominous on a stretch of road that is already quite bleak and grey, even with the Thames to the other side of the street. Inside is surprisingly bright though, with a small island bar on a cream tile floor and the interior given the typical shabby chic, gastro pub facelift. It’s all dense oak tables, twinkly chandeliers, gold-framed mirrors and lilies in tall vases. It may be a bit predictable, but it does look good. The upstairs dining room is a treat too, with views out over the Thames and the Houses of Parliament just about in view if you strain.

The Atmosphere
Service is awkward, to say the least. Some members of staff can appear a bit worse for wear as the evening draws on and you wonder who’s having the most fun – them or the punters. They also push for food orders when you may just be stopping by for a quick drink. This is despite having regulars who slur at staff across the bar or sit sulking with a pint in the corner. The clientele doesn’t seem to match the appearance of the pub. Since The Rose sits on a traffic highway rather than a residential neighbourhood, the flow of custom is irregular. However, the most is done to reel them in, with regular sports screenings for big events and seasonal offers to take advantage of.

The Food
Despite best efforts to maintain a gastro pub image, you may not feel like eating here during the week. If you do though, you’ll be rewarded with some pretty decent classic dishes such as fish and chips (£9.50) or steak and chips (£14.50). Chips are more like skinny fries though, which may be a sad sight for pub grub traditionalists. The menu does take some more fancy twists and turns though, with main courses like butternut and sage risotto (£8.95) and sharing dishes such as salt and pepper crispy squid (£4.95). And Sundays offer you the chance to get ROaStEd (see what they did there?), with roast dinners at £12.95.

The Drink
Draught lagers are in happy supply here, and a few adventurous additions on keg make The Rose a bit different – joining Carlsberg, Staropramen and San Miguel at around £4.10 a pint is Spanish Mahou (£4.40) and German Benediktiner (£4.90). Wines match the gastro pub angle, and you can expect a strong selection of whites, reds and roses, starting at £4 a glass. There’s even a cocktail menu, and although they don’t seem to be in huge demand you can order a few variations on the Martini (£6.50) as well as Champagne and short cocktails.

The Last Word
The Rose feels sadly out of place, to the extent that the custom doesn’t match the content. And staff could do with falling in line with the gastro pub agenda a bit more. It seems like the upstairs dining room is where the most is to be made of The Rose.

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