RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1

survey result

Summary

£86
 ££££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The service is always excellent – really warm and welcoming”, at this “nostalgic” and loveable Victorian relic in Clerkenwell: a ‘Progressive Working Class’ institution, established in 1869 and lovingly restored from the 1990s onwards by a succession of owners, of which the latest are Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau. In line with the subtle updating of its ancient and boothed interior, the “classic” cuisine has been “modernised and amped-up a notch” and it offers an attractive combination of “tradition and sheer flavour”. Top Tip – “mince on dripping toast cannot be beaten!”

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You either love or hate the iconic and original (and cramped and uncomfortable) Victorian booths, which are part of the charm of this Clerkenwell institution” (est 1869) , “which has not been a ‘Progressive Working Class’ establishment for a very long time, no matter what it says on the ancient, etched-glass windows!”. Relaunched in the early 1990s in the first stages of Britain’s latter-day food revival, it’s been run since 2012 by Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau and its ratings are going from strength to strength on the back of its “honest, modern-ish take on hearty traditional dishes” (“perfect for meat eaters – huge steaks”) and “unusual and interesting wines”. They run a deli and wine shop next door too, ‘Quality Wines’ which is currently a voguish haunt in its own right, with chef Nick Bramham producing a small menu of trendy small plates.

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You either love or hate the iconic and original (and cramped and uncomfortable) Victorian booths, which are part of the charm of this Clerkenwell institution” (est 1869) , “which has not been a ‘Progressive Working Class’ establishment for a very long time, no matter what it says on the ancient, etched-glass windows!”. Relaunched in the early 1990s in the first stages of Britain’s latter-day food revival, it’s been run since 2012 by Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau and its ratings are going from strength to strength on the back of its “honest, modern-ish take on hearty traditional dishes” (“perfect for meat eaters – huge steaks”) and “unusual and interesting wines”. They run a deli and wine shop next door too, ‘Quality Wines’ which is currently a voguish haunt in its own right, with chef Nick Bramham producing a small menu of trendy small plates.

Summary

£68
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The wooden booths are lovely for privacy if not for comfort” (their hard benches, while “iconic”, are “not really designed to be sat on for two hours or so”), at Will Lander & Daniel Morgenthau’s “snug” but “bum-numbing” Grade II listed ‘Working Class Caterer’ (est 1869), which has been a foodie favourite since it became a trailblazer for modern British cuisine in the early ’90s (and more recently its re-re-launch in 2012). Its meat-heavy menu is “innovative but not showy” and “consistently good” if a little pricey. Recent innovations include an adjacent café and wine shop.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
60

The Quality Chop House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Quality Chop House Restaurant in EC1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Quality Chop House restaurant.
M C
Excellent meat...
Reviewed 1 months, 4 days ago

"Excellent meat"

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Jack N
Delicious food and exceptionally knowledgea...
Reviewed 3 months, 17 days ago

"Delicious food and exceptionally knowledgeable staff. A great evening."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £30.00 £7.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
88-94 Farringdon Rd, London, EC1R 3EA
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3:30 pm

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