We're feeling the love - we've had rave reviews all over town. Here are a few highlights...
|AREA MAGAZINE||THE GUARDIAN||FOOD MONTHLY|
"This is what Richmond has been missing: a restaurant of glamour and sophistication, serving
good food, in relaxed and uncomplicated style. My advice is to visit Rock & Rose and escape
into another world."
~ The Richmond Magazine
"Style is indeed eternal at Rock & Rose, and their bold statement of 'food, passion and glamour' seems to say it succinctly. This modern European restaurant in Richmond is a most welcome addition to those who look for an exclusive dining experience in Richmond-upon-Thames. Gleaming black furniture, designer chandeliers and funky rose-patterned wallpaper lend unmistakable chic, drawing a very trendy and upmarket crowd inside."
~ Restaurant Guide
"One of Richmond's better eateries, Rock & Rose is a stylish restaurant serving a range of innovative European food. Decorated in an opulent style, Rock & Rose is ideal for those who enjoy a classy eclectic menu stuffed with moreish modern international dishes."
~ Where's Best
"The punk-glam vibe and delicious fare have kept yummy mummies, stylish students and local trust-fund fashionistas coming back for more. Signature dishes include the grilled lobster linguine, cheese salad and the Rock Burger with all the trimmings and shoestring fries. It that's not enough to convince you, Rock & Rose also have up to 25 bottles of wine for under £20. It would be rude not to."
~ Book And Dine
"Proprietor Lorraine Angliss may have turned Annie's into one of Chiswick's best neighbourhood restaurants, but with Rock & Rose, she pulls it off with added sparkle. Shocking pink tones, vast flower displays, candlelight and even a bespoke Swarovski crystal-studded Louis XVI-style chair lend a definite feminine sensibility to the bold decor."
~ The Guardian
"This eclectic restaurant located on the Kew Road has truly surprised Richmond's restaurant scene. The whimsical decor at Rock & Rose reflects the iconic eatery's mantra - 'Food, Passion, Glamour' - and the dining room is awash with edgy flock wallpaper, designer chandeliers and baroque black furniture."
~ Time Out
"'Funky, upmarket decor, complete with rose wallpaper and chandeliers' helps win acclaim for this 'glam' newcomer as a 'great addition' to Richmond. Fans say the food is 'good' too."
~ Harden's London Restaurant Guide
"This restaurant will ruin Richmond for you. It brands itself as 'Food, Passion, Glamour' and it does not disappoint. It's a rarity to find such a uniquely quirky-yet-glamorous setting in this part of town - the land of characterless chain restaurants and pubs. Once you've been to Rock & Rose with its decadent gothic interior (pink wallpaper, black chandeliers), fine cocktails served by even finer bartenders (now we see where the 'passion' bit comes in) and stunningly delicious food in surprisingly big portions, you'll never be able to look at a Wetherspoons 2 for £5.95 meal deal again."
~ Itchy London
"From the team behind Annie's in Chiswick, this beautiful and cosy restaurant might be described as 'opulent' and 'feminine' - although 'stunning' is probably nearer the mark. It's a place with oodles of character and pizzazz: shocking pink tones abound, with vast flower displays and even a bespoke Swarovski crystal-studded Louis XVI-style chair to boot."
~ Square Meal
"Food, Passion, Glamour is the restaurant's mantra and this certainly holds true with delicious food and delicious surroundings, this really is unique."
~ All In London
"The goats cheese salad was particularly delish, and the chicken bang bang was zingy and flavoursome."
~ Peach Trees and Bumblebees - http://www.peachtreesandbumblebees.com
"Inside you are treated to a décor best described as eclectic as everything from the leopard print chairs to the urn of palm fronds, to the pink and black striped prints give the place a real jazzy and chic feel.
My whole seabass coated in chilli, ginger, spring onion and Thai basil was dramatic in the extreme. The fish fell from the bone, the Thai-infused spices warmed through every mouthful and with a side dish of rice it was fit fora king."
~ Bedford, Isleworth and Chiswick Chronicle, Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Chronicle and Hounslow Chronicle
"Bursting with blooms and bulbs, the similarly spring-themed menu at Richmond bar and restaurant Rock and Rose will delight green-fingered foodies."
~ Foodepedia, http://www.foodepedia.co.uk
"This mouth watering selection leaves you spoilt for choice and will keep you returning time and time again just to work your way through it!"
~ If Not Now Then When - http://ifnotnowthenwhentravel.wordpress.com
"Rock & Rose is bursting with character. Owner of the chain, Lorraine Angliss, certainly has an eye for creating stylishly quirky, niche, destination restaurants. We also saw some pretty enticing cocktails coming out from the bar, including glasses brimming with martinis and several vibrantly coloured interesting creations."
~ Kandabites - http://www.kandabites.com
"Rock & Rose is full seven nights a week and it is obvious why... it is Richmond's hottest restaurant and bar, the place to eat, drink and have a good time." ~ Thoroughly Modern Milly - http://www.thoroughlymodernmilly.com
"There's a real buzz, with vintage Motown competing with animated conversation from well-heeled and casual (but made-an-effort), young-to-middle-aged locals who eat, drink and be merry without veering into the obnoxious."
~ ViewLondon - http://www.viewlondon.co.uk