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#1,180 of 17,221 Restaurants in London
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European, British
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In the hands of owners who respect its history, this ‘progressive working class caterer’ does a fine job of championing gutsy British grub; game is bes...
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Reviewed 16 October 2022 via mobile

Today I went back to TQC for Sunday lunch. It was very good on the whole and I don’t find it expensive there for what it is, but it wasn’t as polished as it has been on my other visits. For eg. I found the...partridge a bit rubbery and hard to cut into and the radicchio was a bit wet having been overdressed. The overall meal was lovely though, the Côtes du Rhône was delicious. The staff are always friendly and I love the environment.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 September 2022

Recent trip to London for first time in a few years and this was on the shortlist to try. We booked in for the £25/3 course set lunch. There are no options on the set lunch but helpfully they share the set menu on their...Instagram page when they change the dishes every two weeks. Before we tucked into the set lunch we shared a 'snack' of chicken liver and foie gras parfait with truffles which was sublime. Comes without crackers so needed for order bread but would have preferred something more crisp and crunch with it. Unfortunately given the extreme heat wave temperatures in London when we visited the chilled watercress soup that we were highly looking forward was sold out when we arrived. Completely forgivable as we went at the very last lunch booking slot. It was replaced with a very good tomato salad with a lovely cheese. Main that week was a bavette steak with side of baby gem, Caesar dressing and dripping breadcrumbs - very good size steak cooked perfectly rare with a nice jus/gravy type sauce. Utterly moreish. We shared a side of their famous confit potatoes with our main. As it turned out the steak even on the set lunch menu was a pretty decent size so the potatoes (also pretty large themselves) were not entirely necessary…..but we were heading to Wembley for a concert and filling up our bellies for the rest of the day. Besides they are completely irresistible. I challenge anyone to look at a picture of them before going or see them on someone else's table and NOT order them! I definitely plan to cook to try the recipe at home sometime (which is in their cookbook) We just squeezed in a Peach Melba dessert before declaring ourselves completely satiated. We loved the atmosphere and ‘historic’ feel of the place and the friendly service. Had read a couple of mixed reviews here on service but we couldn’t find fault. Lovely champagne and wine too. Would return even though a little out of the way! Will likely return on a future trip even though a little out of the way from the city centre (just under 10 mins walk from Farringdon station). Serious foodies and lovers of hearty meaty food will love!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 12 August 2022

I ate here in January with a good friend of mine and it was incredible. I ate again last night and it was just brilliant. The steak is wonderful, the chops are excellent, wine to die for... + those delicious potato bites. Take your wife,...take your partner, take your friends.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch and left disappointed. Our waiter was absolutely dreadful. Very unfriendly and inattentive. Didn’t ask what we wanted to drink, didn’t put in an order for our drinks once we asked. Delivered our starters without the extra bread we had ordered,...etc. Above all, we were very clear that my wife is pregnant and required that her meat to be cooked well down… it certainly wasn’t. The waiter insisted it was, which it definitely wasn’t. He took the plate back to the kitchen and then came back to apologise stating it was indeed not properly cooked. The waitress that then brought back the dish made a remark as though uncooked meat for a pregnant woman isn’t a big deal -> that is a very personal decision to make during your pregnancy. As it relates to the food -> mediocre at best. The pork roast that we ordered was 90% fat and pretty bland. Being totally fair, this is a type of dish that could have been served at any average pub in London. The confit potatoes were good but I would certainly not come back for them alone. Ultimately, good service goes a very long way and unfortunately it was really bad here. Shame as we heard good things. Perhaps another London institution going downhill post COVID given untrained staff. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Really delicious food - the Barnsley chop was tasty and cooked perfectly. Definitely only order one portion of potatoes as they’re a large size! Super service and a nice spot!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

Call it a mistake or call it a blessing booked this restaurant without reading much reviews about it. Have to admit I was very lucky to find (personally) a hidden gem close to the Farringdon station. Once we arrived at the restaurant we found it...almost packed up, which is already an indication of the quality. Excellently served by the staff we were offered a set Menu which was very reasonable in price and vast in the choice. Definitely recommended to anyone who wishes to have a filling Lunch to ease your hunger. BTW, whatever you order, make sure you all the sauces which accompany each plate, they are an explosion of flavours.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

Go back in thyme and you get to the butcher shop that is now the Quality Chop house with an updated menu and fine cuisine. Once you get past the wooden benches, which either are, or are meant to look like original, the drinks and...food come. The cocktail I had with Gin and strawberry was very moorish so I had two! The parfait of chicken liver and foie gras was delicious and then I had the Turbot as a mains. The turbot was perfectly cooked and delicious. The surroundings are like going to your local and its obviously a neighborhood gem. The staff were knowledgeable and very curteousMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 May 2022

What a shame that we had a disappointing experience. The Sunday lunch meat was very good but spoilt by the overall experience. We arrived early and was told that they could not seat us … understandable but when we returned, the tables we were offered...had been empty when we arrived. Our starter came before our snack and drinks. Then we waited for at least 40 minutes for our main course to arrive whilst other tables (who arrived after us) were served. I had to remind the waiter. I believe we were forgotten. When food came there were no serving spoons making it difficult to serve. No one asked us how our food was until they came to remove our plates. I was not impressed. The senior waitress did all she could to apologise and listen to my concerns. The worst thing about the experience to top it all was the really uncomfortable seating … church pews, not something we wanted to sit on for a long time waiting for food to arrive. We will not return.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022

We had a fantastic meal last night, the meat was amazingly tender - we ordered a pork and lamb chop which was cut beautifully to share. The confit potatoes were a perfect accompaniment, as was the romanesco. And to finish, olive oil ice cream -...who would have thought it works as a thing, but it really does! Many thanks to Ashley and his team for looking after us.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 April 2022

Called in on the off-chance to see if they could find me a table for Sunday lunch, as I hadn't booked. Although they were very busy, they quickly found me a table. I ordered the roast beef with a glass of Bordeaux. Both were excellent....The meal cost £42, which might put it beyond some budgets, but it was well worth it. Delicious food, excellent service.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 March 2022

Somehow when paying £38 for a pork chop ( no sides) you don’t want to be told when arriving at the restaurant that you have to eat and be gone in 2hours. Somehow getting the bill (£350 for three people) before finishing our coffees (...no time for dessert) appeals to some people. Not me, I won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 7 February 2022

Had a lovely sunday afternoon at the QCH yesterday - the wine was delicious and the food was fantastic - I'm never one to throw this phrase out lightly but I do believe it's the best Sunday roast in London! A little niggle - we...arrived and walked in and were not greeted by anyone for a while, we were just standing in the middle of the restaurant and it was a little awkward. I get it, it was sunday lunch and it was busy - the staff were all attending tables but a quick look up and 'i'll be with you in a min guys' wouldn't have gone a miss - just so you know where you stand. After that, the service was exemplary and we had a lovely afternoon, will definitely be recommending it.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 2 December 2021

Firstly the good bits. Food - if you like meat then this IS the place. The Duck starter was good and the Barnsley Pork Chop was delicious! The wine list although not cheap was packed with delights. Service - casual but efficient. Now for the...not so good bits. Menu - Limited especially when it comes to sides with only 2 available. Seats - Church pew style. Cramped and upright these were not comfortable. Ventilation - the whole place smelt of fat The bill was considerable (almost 3 figures per head) and for this i expect more.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021

I visited with my daughter yesterday for the first time. The food was so tasty, best roast I’ve had out ever. The service from Rahul was excellent and his knowledge of food and wine impeccable. Thank you.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 31 October 2021

Great place probably my N.1 in London. The food and the flavour are outstanding. The staff are super friendly.

Date of visit: October 2021
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