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“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!”

The Quality Chop House
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Ranked #2,398 of 23,023 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$8 - US$56
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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.
Sydney
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“Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Last week I had the great pleasure to eat from the wine bar menu and to also have a dinner feast at The Quality Chop House.

Food is modern british (nose to tail eating) and very wine friendly. Graze extensively across the clever bar menu and enjoy vegetables such as cabbage simply braised in butter, meat dishes like rabbit terrine or moreish cubes of tongue crumbed and deep fried or a warm lamb salad - food that is very good in its own right, designed to share and to go with and complement the brilliant wines on offer such as a young but approachable and reasonably priced Chateauneuf du Pape.

Choose wines by the glass or bottle from a wide ranging knowlegeable list. Put yourself in the hands of the very amiable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable owners/staff who will, with skill,recommend a wine or wines that will compliment the food you are eating.

At dinner it is a set menu in the dining room with the option of suggested matching wines for each course. We shared a trio of starters (heritage carrots, ox heart and crab rarebit), pollock and then a huge but delicious serving of venison before tumbling home to lemon tart. The wine pairings for dinner are highly recommended and showed great skill and understanding of food and wine and markedly increased the enjoyment of the already excellent food.

Ask also about any special bottles that may open and available to try by the glass including a delicious and well priced dessert wine from 1954!

If you like fresh modern british cooking and are interested in wine I thoroughly recommend spending a lunchtime or evening or both at The Quality Chop House!

Looking forward to returning when next in London.

  • Visited March 2013
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Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Memorable in every way!!”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

One of the best meals I have had for a long time. Was initially surprised to see a no choice Menu, but it was an interesting and imaginative Menu. Each course was brilliant, and every dish served was spot on in tastes and presentation. Atmospheric restaurant, with friendly knowledgeable staff. My only disappointment is that I don’t live nearer. Thank you for a superb and very memorable Meal

  • Visited March 2013
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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“Unique”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

A great little place offering wonderful fresh food at a fare price!
I had mussels in a lovely pesto sauce, razor clams with shallots & a great steak ploughmans! There is an extensive wine list but they also supply compementary water still & fizzy!

Visited March 2013
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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“What a joke”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Overpriced poor service minimal servings £4.50 for 1 prawn that could hardly fill a teaspoon . Don't go save your money go to hix chop house

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London
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“Almost Good”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

Went with a regular dining friend. Really great looking place, with a great atmosphere, a real hustle and bustle even for a Monday night. The deal as explained was £35 a head for what was on the blackboard. It changes every day, so you take your chances. I would say that if you are a fan of decent French home cooking, then most of whats on offer will be to your liking. We had in this order: spicy crab on toast, 'heritage' (what a terrible word for food) carrots, and a smoked ox heart, followed by a piece of Pollock with a sauce, all as starters. Main course was venison with parsnips and cabbage, and pudding was lemon tart. The venison was a little tough, and the pollock was a little bland. Generally it was good enough, although the portions were a little small. The Syrah we ordered was lovely, and the service was excellent. I will go again, as I think this place will improve.

  • Visited March 2013
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