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St John's Chop House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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.
US$23 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took our parents for a meal and both have mobility problems, the staff were very helpful in placing us downstairs with plenty of room for walking sticks etc. The food is delicious and we had the option of both the early menu and the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 10beryl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the early evening menu which is great value with enough choice to please most people. The general ambience is point, friendly and not rushed. My steak was superb, my wife said she would struggle to improve on the fish pie recipe. We would...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RogerP219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly and welcoming. We had a cosy table in the corner upstairs. This was Burns Night with a limited choice but the Starters (Scotch Egg) (Cock-a-leekie Soup) and Mains (Haggis) (Mackerel) were all stunning - full of flavour, freshly cooked and delicious. Desserts...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jak Jak G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a surprise birthday supper for my 16 year old son in one of the private rooms. The service and help from the staff was first rate and Tomas the GM couldn't have been more helpful in ensuring we had a very successful evening....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Nice place, overall great food- steak was delicious and cooked to perfection. Thank you Chef! Would come back for the food. Starter platter to share was very yummy. Dessert was nice -sticky toffee gorgeous but custard was really lumpy which was weird. Staff were very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jadekd2009
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A very pleasant historic building with very good steaks. Nice menu with a good wine and beer selection. The service was attentive and friendly. Reasonably priced for the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Came to st john's chop house for a relaxing meal with my partner. Greeted with a big smile by I can presume the manager, was shown lovely table by the window to watch the world go by. Server came very efficiently after a moment to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LoveTravel766216
Reviewed 1 January 2019

After visiting for a New Year’s Eve dinner with the family, we all had Rib eyed steak at £27 per person and was very disappointed how chewy and bland it was. We complained to the manager who deducted £20 off the bill but not satisfied.it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank colgatetoothpaste
Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

We just had a lovely Christmas Lunch for 3! SO much food and all delicious. Sonia our waitress was lovely and really accommodating. We will definitely be returning!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Daena N
Reviewed 22 December 2018

We were really excited as a company to be going to St John's Chop House as the website boasts high quality meats. The reality though was that the meat that was served was fatty and gristly. We had to send two dishes back because they...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Matthew S
MaxFreeman, Owner at St John's Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Dear Matthew S, Please accept our apologies for a poor meal. I understand the steaks were changed for you but that of course is not ideal. The team at The St. John's Chop House have been made aware of your comments and their responsibility towards...More

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1 August 2018|
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Response from christinesI1607QG | Reviewed this property |
Good access and Stephen Hawking was a regular.
13 April 2018|
Response from MaxFreeman | Property representative |
There is no official disabled parking. However opposite the restaurant is Pound Hill which has pay & display parking or you can park on the Pay & Display opposite in Northampton Street, but it is fair to say there is not a... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from Moss1236 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely...very good
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