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The Quality Chop House
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Ranked #1,571 of 24,420 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $56
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Description: The Quality Chop House has a long history as a provider of hospitality. Once a working men’s ‘eating house’ it offered nourishment and respite for the weary. It is in this spirit that we’d like to welcome you back through our doors. We are now offering three different dining experiences in surroundings reflecting the beauty and history of The Quality Chop House. The first is our Dining Room, For lunch the menu is simple, small and set. For dinner, we want to feed you. Give us your coat, pull up a pew (quite literally) and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll be offering a 5 course set menu, a progressive feast of our favourite things. You can pick the bottle (but we’ll have some magnums open to pour you a glass while deciding). Our Wine bar & Shop is open all day for on- and off-premises enjoyment. Our wines are fine but our prices are fair. A hand-picked selection from some serious cellars without the serious price tag. And we’ll have charcuterie, cheese and smaller plates on hand too. For tastings, feastings and meetings we offer our Upstairs - A private room for up to 10 people.
Reviewed April 28, 2013

eautiful atmospheric room, lovingly restored, though thankfully with extra padding on the benches (regular attendees in mediaeval churches will have no problems, nor people with short thighs). Booths are shared but are great as a group (we were 5).

The service is high standard. Our request for a different table was handled with aplomb, our waitress loved her job and was solicitous, witty and informative without being intrusive.

£35 for the fixed dinner menu is amazing vale for the varity and standard of food. Mention that one of our party didn't eat seafood resulted in an inventive replacement in the starter, even thougfh it wasn't really necessary (it was several different items of which the stadouts were beautifully cooked and dressed beets, rabitt rilletes and little venison pastries). Pork belly was melt in the mouth, piggy, and memorable. Veal was fantastic - an inspired combination of flavours and textures, perfectly cooked veg and crisp little nuggets of morcilla which had us all digging in the remnants.

Somebody has spent a lot of time and effort in choosing the wine list, which has some gems for very reasonable prices and they offer a mean negroni.

Defintely a place to go back to - I want to try lunch and the bar menu, several times.

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Thank quandoquidem
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We ate here at 1.30 on Friday and two of the chop choices offered on the menu were unavailable. (Note to chef, the meat market is only a mile or so away) The starter was appetising but come on - 3 strips of anchovy and salad for £6.50? Lunch was also spoilt by being placed in a booth next to two 'gentlemen' using extremely coarse language at top volume - ask for a table if you are dining 'a deux'. The food was good British fare, well cooked and presented but no better than a home cooked meal.

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1  Thank lynndy22
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Quality chop house indeed. Up the road from faringdon tube, and round the corner from exmouth market, so very handy for post dinner drinks too ( recommend 5 cc above exmouth arms, for great cocktails). The place has a great old fashioned feel to it with a modern buzz. Yes, the church pews are a little narrow but the vintage crockery, tiling and look feel like an old fashioned chop house. The menu is fixed at 35 quid for that days menu. Exciting but not for the fussy eater given you eat what you get. We didn't mind, few sharing dishes to start, cracking cod fish course, lamb two ways on a platter to share, followed by a stunning desert. The wine pairings were also interesting. Service was great, food great and interesting and price ok. What's not to like. Give it a go and then have drinks at 'the market' ( bar kick, 5cc, Moro, dollar or for a coffee; caravan).

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Thank David W
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

A great place for meat/offal lovers. At lunchtime, the room was bright and airy and the service equally sunny - friendly, efficient and not overbearing. The food was, straightforward, beautifully presented and delicious. A good choice of wine and bottomless bottles of still and sparkling water provided automatically. Two minor quibbles - the pew style seats are rather close together and the tables narrow so not great for long legs but presumably that can be overcome by asking to sit in the bar area. Second, the main course was not quite as piping hot as it should have been when it arrived - this seems to be something a lot of restaurants struggle with. Despite this we thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely go again.

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Thank SallyBettyMary
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

I liked this restaurant, but I didn’t like all the food. The place is quite simple, Staff are friendly and helpful, I think it deserves a special mention.
We ordered the menu with four courses which changes daily. We had deep fried crab balls, longhorn beef with parsnips and potatoes and the meringue with blood orange. Some dishes were a bit too chewy (ox hearts and meringue).
Dinner was around £100 for two with wine.

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Thank MagdalenaFG
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