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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 #34 of 508 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Booked a group of 7 in advance. Lots of small rooms Asked to move rooms because of a loud group having a reunion. No problem. Excellent range of good food. Good traditional ale.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Price-wise perhaps not an everyday place but if you're lookijg for something special, this is it. The service was excellent, attentive but not overly so, and the food was magnificent. The suet pudding (steak and kidney when we went) was just melt in your mouth and the venison haunch cooked to perfection, as indeed was everything else. A good and... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First rate English cuisine. Very stylish and professional. Great wine list. Gets very busy. Ancient building. Meaty.

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Brisbane, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Over he last year have organised numerous work dinners here in the room upstairs. The staff are friendly, professional and really do enhance your evening. Nothing is too much trouble. Matt the manager is awesome. Oh and the food is Amazing and the wine menu excellent. Honesty go you won't be disappointed!!

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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