The Quality Chop House

88-94 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA

To book:
0207 278 1452
or online reservations 

Restaurant & Bar
Monday – Saturday
12–3pm / 6-11pm


The Quality Chop House is a Dining Room, Wine Bar, Butchers & Shop on Farringdon Road just around the corner from Exmouth Market. It was opened in 1869 and has been 'The Quality Chop House' ever since.

We take reservations for both lunch and dinner. 

Our Butchers & Food Shop is now open just next door. It sells a range of British meats and produce from daily provisions to fresh produce, housemade condiments and pies. 


This Christmas our Food Shop & Butchers will be stocking a wide range of delicious items to help towards making your Christmas Day 2014 truly memorable. You can now pre-order items such as turkey, geese, game birds, beef, lamb and pork roasting joints, stuffing, Hansen & Lydersen smoked salmon, cured meats, terrines, Neal's Yard British cheese, condiments, pigs- in-blankets, sausage rolls, seasonal vegetables, truffles, gingerbread, mince pies, Christmas puddings, Pump Street chocolate boxes, dried fruit and nuts, brandy butter, jars of preserves and festive sweet treats to name just a few.

To place a Christmas order we recommend that you pop into the shop or if you are unable to order in person you can place an order by calling 0203 490 6228 or via email on Please note that items do have different lead times so ordering as far in advance as possible is advised. Our Christmas order cut off date is: 17th December 2014.


To make a reservation please call 0207 278 1452 or you can book online.

We take reservations for lunch and dinner.

If you are interested in a table for more than 6 we have a Private Dining Room that seats up to 10.  For more information please give us a call.

Christmas Trading

Over the festive period we will be serving up our last meal of the year, Sunday lunch on 21st December and will re-open in the new year, Friday 2nd January.


Our Menus

We write 3 menus each day based around the best produce delivered that morning. 


Our Grade-II listed dining room is still configured to its original design from 1869 with the original booths for parties of 3-6. Next door we have another room with plenty of individual tables for 2 which can be booked any time of the day.

Reservations are taken for both lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and lunch on Sunday.


We have around 135 wines which we feel reflect the world’s most interesting wine regions and styles - old, new, established, iconoclastic, white, red, pink, orange... We do not have a specific focus and we are a broad church. 

At the lower end of our list our wines have been sourced from small producers and smaller, lesser well-known importers. At the top we hope to represent some of the world’s best wines and winemakers at very good prices.

We publish a new wine list every month and search up and down the UK and beyond for old gems hidden away in forgotten cellars to put on our list which you might not see elsewhere. We are yet to print a list without a spelling mistake.

In 2014 we were named ‘Best Small Wine List In Europe’ by The World of Fine Wine magazine.  We also offer several special fine wines by the glass using the Coravin wine preservation system.


Our Food Shop and Butchers is now open next door, 7 days a week. Downstairs, we run our butchery classes.

In the downstairs classroom, we offer different classes based around the things we love.

Our butchery classes are run by our Head Butcher Oliver Seabright. The class focuses uniquely around whole carcass butchery. You will learn the principles of this art and get a feel for all the different cuts of the beast.

The classes will be made up of 8 students and based around lamb, pork or beef. For each we will start by talking about the carcass and generally about the species we are working with, for example different methods of rearing, how to assess quality when buying and some different breeds and their importance.

Then Oliver will show you how to break the carcass into the main primal cuts talking about the different characteristics of the pieces. You will work in a small group initially to break an animal down each getting the chance to have a go. After that we will move onto the next stage further breaking down the primal cuts into pieces ready for cooking. Here each of you will prepare and work on cuts separately with guidance.

Finally you be given cuts take home and cook for yourself.

The course lasts for 2 hours and afterwards you head next door for a sit-down 3-course dinner in The Quality Chop House restaurant.

Cost - £150 inclusive.


A more tailored class can be available on request for trade professionals or corporate clients. These would be held mid-week. Please email for enquiries. 


During the festive period we are holding a Three-Bird Roast Butchery Class (Turkey, Duck and Chicken) with our Head Butcher and a Christmas Pudding Making Class with our Head Pastry Chef. Beyond simply being an opportunity to celebrate the festive season with friends and colleagues (and mulled wine) the aim of these one-off classes is to send you home with something very special to cook and enjoy on Christmas Day. In the case of the Three-Bird Roast class you will leave with enough to feed up to 20 people! 

The one-off Christmas classes are structured like workshops meaning they are very hands-on with a focus on production. As such these classes are not followed by dinner in the restaurant. Instead we will be serving festive snacks and drinks during the class.


You can book online here.

Or please choose which you are interested in, then give us a call on 0203 490 6228 or email Or pop in to the shop and book with us in person.


Monday 1st December - Beef
Wednesday 10th December - Christmas Pudding Making (£120 pp / 1hr 30mins from 1830 - 2000)
Monday 15th December - Lamb
Monday 22nd December - Three-Bird Roast Butchery (£220 pp / 2hrs 30mins from 1200 - 1430)

Monday 12th January - Pork
Monday 26th January - Beef

Monday 9th February - Lamb 
Monday 23rd February - Pork

MARCH 2015
Monday 9th March - Beef 
Monday 23rd March - Lamb 
Monday 30th March - Pork

APRIL 2015
Monday 13th April - Beef
Monday 27th April - Lamb  

Private Room

For tastings, feastings and meetings. This room can sit up to 10 and is a very worthy venue for your feast.

You can have our 'Feasting Menu' for £60 or the night's Dining Room set menu is also be available.

In December we offer three seasonal menus, a £45 3-course a £65 5-course or a £70 Game tasting menu only in the Private Room. Please find the menus below.

For more details please call 0207 278 1452 or email


88-94 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3EA

Online Reservations here

Restaurant: 020 7278 1452
Butchers & Shop: 0203 490 6228  

Restaurant & Bar
Monday – Saturday

Butchers & Shop 
Open 7 days a week 

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We are located on Farringdon Road just around the corner from Exmouth Market.

Our nearest tube is Farringdon, which is an appetite-inducing 5–10 minute walk up Farringdon Road towards Kings Cross.

For a map of how to get to us from Farringdon station please click here

Alternatively, Chancery Lane and Kings Cross are both a 10–15 minute walk away.

The easiest way to reach us from central London may well be by bus. The 19 and 38 both stop off around the corner on Exmouth Market and the 63 goes past our front door.


We are currently looking for the following positions to join our team:

Shop  Assistant 

Please email your CV or give us a call to discuss an opportunity with us. 

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