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“nice restaurant shame about the butcher's next door”

The Quality Chop House
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Ranked #2,329 of 22,671 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.
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“nice restaurant shame about the butcher's next door”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

we loved the quality chophouse in the 80's so were pleased as locals to see 'meatballs' decline and the opening of what appeared to be a serious stylish restaurant with an interest in the history of the chophouse plus a refined wine list. we have eaten here a few times now and enjoy its grown up ambience and menus reflecting the seasons. The simple chop and glass of wine lunch is great albeit on the small side. However i'm not to happy with the butchers shop next door as I've been treated like a complete moron by the staff.
i cook a lot , i know about food and i love it....i asked what sort of pork is it ? its free range was the unfriendly reply? i had of course meant middle white, gloucester old spot etc i was ticked off for referring to the terrine as pate , actually its neither its more like a pressed meat....plus i was actually charged 20p for a chicken neck , cannot believe the mean spirit of the staff there (bearded! of course de rigeur in this area / i rest my case!) . we tried the sausages and they were so salty they were inedible, will stick to Gazzano's across the road , also half the price ! its a shame as its a lovely shop but will avoid it in future as don't wish to be humiliated!

  • Visited March 2014
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Josie S, Owner at The Quality Chop House, responded to this review, 14 March 2014
Dear Mrs Rossi

I was very sorry to read your review of our butchers shop, the fact that you felt humiliated is very upsetting to hear and really not our intention. We know the providence and breads of all our meat and I am sorry for not conveying it to you and coming across as unfriendly. With regard to the sausages, we regularly taste the sausages and we make them all using strict recipes. If you could let me know which ones you had I can look into it.

We appreciate your feed back and hope very much that you will give us another try.

Kind regards,
The Quality Chop House Team
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wanted it to be better.”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Two of us popped in without a booking and the waitress on duty immediately gave us a table. A rather uncomfortable seat; wooden benches. Service was good and friendly. The food? Well, it was just food; nothing that will draw me back here. The recommended wine was good. Maybe we just caught them on an off night, but all in all it was an 'ok' experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“No choice, but good food.”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I'd read another review about this place that said the choice was small. In fact, there was absolutely no choice whatsoever! We got a series of small but nice starters that were not complex but were well-delivered. That was followed by a pork main which was very good. We had the recommended wine with each course which worked well. The cost without the wine was pretty reasonable (£35 pp) but with wine it came to £300 for 4 people!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Mat-Ingram
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Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Brilliant !”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Visited for lunch with 4 friends having previously arranged a special feasting menu with the chef. Every aspect of the welcome, the service, the presentation and best of all the food was of the highest standard. This is more than just a restaurant - this is for those who cherish a special moment and love their food.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ian G
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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

Dinner with colleagues. Super well executed multi course set menu orgy of seasonal fayre. Good informal yet well informed service. Lots of nice touches.

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Thank melvus
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