Harden's survey result
Solid marks again for this sibling to the Cambridge Chop House, in a cute, two-floor seventeenth-century house behind St John’s College, and similarly majoring in meaty mains with ales and wines to wash a meal down. Top Tip – worth heading here for their set lunch menu.
“Always reliable” and with a “bargain set menu”, this no-nonsense eatery, over two floors of a 19th century brick building, specialises in “delicious” meaty cuisine; “staff are eager to please”.
With its “good, solid and nicely presented” food (of carnivorous bent) this 19th century exposed-beam eatery is “an excellent venue for treating student members of the family”; refreshingly, it’s “not overpriced for the area” (especially the “good value” set lunch).
Occupying a 19th-century brick building, this meat-centric eatery is worth remembering. Arguably “it’s not as good as the main Chop House in Cambridge”, but fans find it a useful option thanks to its “well-presented and tasty” fare.
The St John’s Chop House Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This is the worst meal we have had at a Cambridge Cuisine Restaurant - the party consisted of 4 adults, one seven year old and twins aged 2. The children were served first, which was good, and the fish cake was OK but the Rolled Lamb Shoulder has been cooked earlier and kept warm resulting in it a dry piece of meat served with over-par cooked but under roasted potatoes - we had to ask for the vegetable sticks which should have been served with their meals. As for the adult's starters the Smoked Haddock & Crayfish Cake contained little or no fish and appeared to be a fried mash potato ball. The roast lamb was similar to that of the children's meal as did some of the beef,the nut roast appeared to be made from a bought in package and all three roasts contained poorly cooked potatoes - the only decent dish was the Sea bass special. Regarding the deserts the Plum Cake with Raspberry Sauce was straight from the fridge, had a partially cooked base and was served with very little sauce. Had we not been so tired and hot and without the children we would have complained but will certainly not venture there again despite having one good evening meal there previously. Perhaps Sunday Lunch was too much of an effort for them."
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21-24 Northampton St, Cambridge, CB3 0AD
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Mon-Thurs 12 noon - 3pm and 6pm - 9.30pm, Friday, 12 noon - 3pm 6pm - 10.30pm, Saturday, 12 noon - 10.30pm Sunday, 12 noon - 9.00pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm