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St John's Chop House

21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
01223 353 110
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Ranked #35 of 506 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $44
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Just off the beaten track, The St. John's Chop House is a sister restaurant to The Cambridge Chop House. The restaurant is situated in a 200 year old former Almshouse. Split over 2 levels with 5 separate dining rooms it offers a wide range of dining options from an intimate meal in our Reading Room to the party sized rooms on the ground floor. Traditional British food is once again the mainstay, sourced as locally as possible, complimented by a local cask ale and an interesting wine list. Reservations are taken and recommended, especially at the weekend.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We shared the lamb shoulder (£37 for 2) and the house recommended red. Spartan surroundings with good atmosphere and astonishingly good melt-in-the-mouth food! Great value and typifies the best of British food. Very much what one dreams of but so seldom finds!

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Not the cheapest place to eat but well worth it if a special Occasion, The portion size was good and the beef was cooked as I wanted first go. As I do not drink Alcohol I was please to find Elderflower Press. their was a large group of us, and the staff did a great job.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited here on the off chance and well worth a visit. The whole premises is spotless, from attention to detail at the table, to hair spray and deodorant in the lavatories! We had the 3 course meal as we were early eve diners and it was delicious! Looking forward to returning again

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São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is like The Cambridge Chop House (but Cambridge Chop House is my favority one), nice place, good food, nice steaks, you must have lunch or dinner there.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stopped in for a break at a slightly odd time, in between lunch and dinner service. Luckily they were still serving. We only had a small snack, but it was really good and the staff very nice too. Prices are a bit on the high side for what it is, but the smoked chicken salad was delicious, and their... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What do you want to know? Location Accessibility Staff/service Decor Ambiance Oh yeah...food Drink Price Anything else?...erm... Yes, this might seem long but you'll surely not read a more thorough review. Just skip to what you want to know. Well, let's start with... LOCATION - Okay...if you're getting a taxi then the location is great. Enjoy a meal then follow... More

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Guildford, UK
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant gets full marks for its personal and friendly service, accommodating us as numbers changed through the day and keeping us happy while a suitable table was found. I thought the drinks we were offered while waiting might be on the house - but that was expecting too much. The upstairs restaurant was a lovely setting for a celebratory... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was for a special family birthday. The staff looked afer us very well and did not rush anything they just let us have a good time. The food was good and even though there were 16 of us with different meals all the food came out in good time and was well cooked. Thee prices were OK especially considering... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We combined the early evening dinner with the main menu across three of us and thought all the food was very good, particularly the beef Wellington. The service was friendly and flexible -two of us were late and the waitress accommodated our requests with a smile. We will definitely return!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was in Cambridge to met an old friend from University whom I had not seen for 54 years. He was staying at St Edmunds College and we wanted to walk to a local pub, so St John's Chop House was the obvious choice. We arrived at 11.40am and were surprised to find it shut. However, it opened at 12.00pm... More

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