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#1,236 of 15,132 Restaurants in London
Travellers' Choice2023
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€7 - €52
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European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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A landmark London restaurant with a history dating back to 1869, this ‘progressive working class caterer’ champions quality British produce, with the f...
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

One of the best Sunday lunches I’ve ever had! Attentive staff and great food at a very reasonable price! What more could you ask for? I will be back!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Fabulous set lunch as always .. celeriac soup with burnt butter; Galway mince with fabulously dressed watercress and a side of confit potatoes.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023

I thought this was very much “okay” for the money that we spent - nearly 600 quid for four of us - the food was good but for 600 quid!!!!! I mean !!!! Value for money ? Absolutely not - and from start to end...with the waiter hovering we felt that we were on a time line from beginning to end - would I go again? Absolutely not!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

The QCH was recommended to me by a friend so I went ahead and booked. To be honest, I’m not sure why they recommended it and I will struggle to recommend it to others at the moment. I might have to have another visit then...decide. The menu changes daily and whilst the one on the day wasn’t what I’d expected for a chop house, it certainly had some items you’d expect, plus some you wouldn’t. Neither myself or my dining partner were up for a 400g chop (or 800g bone in steak), nor the 40 - 60 min wait that came with them so we opted for “Yorkshire game, trimmings - Pheasant £28 | Mallard £34”. I opted for pheasant whilst my friend chose the duck. The menu was short on the description of them so we asked the waitress if they came with something. What she described sounded good, although she did say there were 3 sides with the dish, which seemed a bit much but we went with it. We didn’t order starters, which was a good decision. We consumed some tasty red wine whilst catching up on what has been going on in our lives so I’m really not sure how long our mains took to arrive but they looked slightly odd when they did. Presentation was unpretentious but also a bit confused. The pheasant (or Duck) were simply laid on the plate, another 1/3 was occupied by a jam-like substance (can’t remember what it was nor what it tasted of), and the other 1/3 was occupied by something else I can’t remember! On the side was a watercress and onion salad, what looked like a mini-shepherd’s pie (served in a mini-saucepan), and a plate of warm bread sauce with salty crisps to dip in them. I have to say the little mini-pie (it wasn’t a shepherd’s pie) was good, as was the bread sauce. The main plate of food was underwhelming though. I don’t think it helped that the steak knives we had were blunt - well I hope they were - but the pheasant was hard to cut through. It was at least cooked though. My friend’s duck was just about dead. She flipped it over and the underside was very red - bloody red - and cold. We asked the staff to cook it more thoroughly. They took it back and brought it back around 5 mins later but for 5 extra mins of cooking, it was barely warmer and still quite pink. Trying not to be one of ‘those people’ my friend lived with it, but it was still tough to cut through. When the plates were cleared, my friend fed back on the duck, which the waitress was very apologetic for. A couple of minutes later the presumably manager came over and apologised and asked what the issue had been. My friend explained again, which was again met by an apology and an offer to right the problem. We ordered dessert, a tasty pear tart, that went down very well at the end of the meal. When the bill came we thought the desserts may have been free of charge but they’d actually taken the more expensive duck option off the total. We were both unsure on what to take away from the evening. The service was excellent throughout. Dessert was good too. I think perhaps the main courses were just dishes that didn’t really come off in reality. The chef probably thought it all looked good on paper but the presentation was odd. The whole course was confused; almost trying too hard. I think I might go back in a few months and try something from the more traditional chop house options and then decide.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

Experience didn’t disappoint. Asked the staff for recommendations and they were extremely knowledgeable. Had a mix of game, fish and meats. Cocktails also good. Staff were pro and made the difference. The small game pie side with Parmesan topping was a game changer !

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

A really disappointing experience. The food is absolutely extortionately priced. £50 for a 300g sirloin steak on it's own is absolutely outrageous. Only three options of sides to go with your main course choice and they were beetroot salad, cavolo nero and potatoes. Only one...of those is a half decent accompaniment for a steak. No sauce either. And to top it off - I wasn't even asked how I would like it cooked. There are myriad of great steak places in London - why would you go here? The service was also really poor. The menu, rather passively aggressively, tells you that chops will take 40 - 60 minutes to be served. When we simply asked on what side of the scale it would be for our table, we were told "it's a bit late in the evening to be on a schedule." It was 8.30pm. Overall this is a really over priced place with poor service. No redeeming features. Won't be going back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

Poor service, good food. Paying £50 for a steak, you’d think the waiting staff would at least ask how you would like it cooked- not so. One of several disappointing interactions with a surly member of the waiting staff. This is an expensive restaurant where...the service falls far short of expectations, leaving you feeling fleeced.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023

We are from the US went to many fine restaurants during our week-long visit to London, but this was our best overall dining experience. All food choices were delicious -- my wife and I shared a chateaubriand steak done perfectly -- the servers were friendly...and attentive, and the authentic Victorian-era setting added a truly unique touch. We enjoyed talking with the manager Ashley -- a perfect host whose passion for quality dining was reflected not only in our dinner that night, but in the thoughtful restaurant recommendations he made for the remainder of our London stay. We enjoyed comparing notes on some top NYC restaurants too. We were treated by everyone as honored guests and it greatly enhanced an already superb meal..More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 September 2023 via mobile

I was on the hunt for the best Sunday roast. The quality chophouse came highly recommended, and despite the fact that I did not have a reservation, which is highly recommended, they were able to squeeze me in. The roast lived up to its billing!...And as good as it was, the signs may have been better. The service was great and the atmosphere enhanced the whole experience.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 August 2023 via mobile

We were a group of 4 that visited on a Friday evening. The location is a bit out of the way if travelling by tube. It’s a buzzy, casual venue although larger groups of 4-6 people are seated in narrow booths which are rather uncomfortable....Our group ordered the chicken liver parfait, pollock, scallops, turbot, bone in ribeye, confit potatoes and the runner beans. The food was really good, we enjoyed each item we tried, albeit the blueberry and the trifle desserts were a bit less exciting. Service was friendly and reasonably paced, but it was sometimes hard to catch our servers attention. The bill for the 4 of us came to £400, of which £140 was spent on drinks. In conclusion, very good food at reasonable prices, but the seating arrangements and dessert selection hold them back from getting a 5 star rating.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023 via mobile

Had a nice meal for Sunday roast. Lost a star as we had a reservation and still waited over 40 min for the table. Very hard to do with little kids when nothing is open around the area. Seats are small as others have reviewed....The lady at the front was so nice though but our waitress looked exhausted and we barely got her attention throughout the meal. Appears they have a staffing issue. The tall gentlemen seems to not have as much to do and when we asked for things he told us that he’ll mention to our waitress, which he never did. I actually felt bad for the staff because they all seemed overworked. Regardless, it’s a great meal but I would probably try another place with better service. The only one that was amazing throughout was the south Asian lady at the front.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023 via mobile

A truly exceptional experience. The food was excellent and the cocktails sublime however the service was the most remarkable part of the evening. The staff were friendly, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable; I can’t think of a time whereby I’ve encountered a better serving team. I...would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023 via mobile

One of the Best Sunday Lunches I’ve had in ages. Food and service excellent. It’s a strange place and from the outside started to wonder if we had made a mistake. However once inside everything was fine. We had the Roast Lamb, yum

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023

What a nice discovery ... Apparently it is well known by journalists. From the street, it is very difficult to imagine that behind the door, you will get such a quality food ... But getting into the restaurant, you understand. You see the kitchen (which...for me is always a good sign ... : nothing to hide). The menu is for non english speaking is perhaps a bit complicated but the waiter can easily explain. Excellent food, excellent quality, and wine list gives a lot of choices. Everything is fresh ... and homemade. Try in particular the pork croquettes and the fish with creamy shrimp sauce. Peach melba as a desert is delicious. Well clearly expensive but worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023 via mobile

Pros (1) Steak was done very nicely (2) The small dishes like the black pudding were interesting and tasted very good (3) Service was good and friendly Cons (1) Table and bench a bit of a squeeze

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hi there, I'm afraid we do not allow dogs into the restaurant. Many thanks for your question, - The Quality Chop House
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