Quality Chop House

Quality Chop House

| Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

The Quality Chop House, which has been open since 1869, at one point looked in danger of disappearing forever before it was lovingly restored by Will Lander and Josie Stead. Now it's both a restaurant and wine bar featuring menus that are created in the morning based on what's been delivered. Come for the very best of British cooking, or just as easily pop in for charcuterie or wine or to pick something up from the adjoining butcher and deli.

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Test Driving Quality Chop House - 150 years old and still going strong in Farringdon
Hearing the Quality Chop House was celebrating its 150th birthday with a special anniversary menu, it seemed a good time to head back to Farringdon to rekindle...
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Restaurant details

92–94 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3EA
Nearest tube: 
  • Farringdon
Telephone number: 020 7278 1452

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Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 5
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on August 25, 2013
"The Chop House wants its hearty good intentions, with its “heart in the right heritage place”, to carry over its amateurishness in the kitchen. This is food made without much craft or élan, and it relies on its ingredients and the goodwill of its customers to veil the stuttering dumpiness of the dishes." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Oliver Denton Metro Estimated score
Reviewed on August 09, 2013
"The main event was one of the Chop House’s signatures, Longhorn mince on dripping toast. It arrived without fanfare, or expectations, but it was certainly the star of the meal. It reminded me of eating home-cooked bolognese from a hot pan, and not wanting to share." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on April 02, 2013
"I wasn't completely floored by Quality Chop House, it is after all just a solid British eatery serving familiar dishes for not very much money, but it slots so happily into the London dining scene it's like it's been here for the best part of 150 years." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by March 02, 2013
"Great service, great room, great food from a chef who must be loving his work, great wine list (beautifully chosen, brilliantly written) and an owner who comes from formidable stock and is letting nobody down." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed on March 02, 2013
"We don't love our historic restaurants and cafes enough... The new custodians of the Chop House are gleefully aware of the treasure on their hands. It gladdens the heart." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Tracey McLeod Independent
Reviewed on December 08, 2012
"The welcome is equally warm for everyone, but the Quality Chop House is probably best suited for people who really care about what they eat and drink, and want to do it in the company of others who feel the same." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on November 19, 2012
"It's like smart Islington dinner party food; on our visit, mackerel pâté, a dense fish soup, roast venison and chocolate-and-chestnut cake, with cheese costing extra. Uncomplicated and competently done, but a bit pricey; you're paying a premium for the best seats." READ REVIEW