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 just next door selling a range of British meats and produce from daily provisions to fresh produce, housemade condiments and pies.


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 see the Private Room page.

Our Menus

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

At dinner, our chefs can prepare a bespoke set menu to be shared by the whole table.  Our waiters will be happy to discuss this with you.


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 open next door, 7 days a week. In the downstairs classroom, we offer different classes based around the things we love.

During the festive period we are holding a series of very special one-off Christmas classes which are designed to represent the full range of what we offer. Classes are as follows:

- 'Christmas Poultry Preparation Class'
Wed 25th November & Wed 2nd December, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £160 pp, 8 tickets available per class.

- 'Stir-up-Monday, Christmas Pudding Making Class'
Mon 7th December, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £120 pp, 10 tickets available.

- 'Edible Christmas Gift Making Workshop'
Mon 14th December, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £120 pp, 10 tickets available.

If you are interested in finding out more or purchasing a ticket for any of these classes you can do so here. Gift vouchers can be purchased in the shop or over the phone.

Our butchery classes are run by our Head Butcher. 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 we'll 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 will 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 - £165 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.

You can book online here. 


Monday 30th - Lamb

Wednesday 2nd - Christmas Poultry Preparation
Monday 7th - Stir-up-Monday Christmas Pudding Making
Monday 14th - Edible Christmas Gift Making Workshop 

Monday 18th - Pork

Monday 1st - Lamb
Monday 15th - Beef
Monday 29th - Pork 

MARCH 2016
Monday 14th - Lamb

APRIL 2016
Monday 11th - Beef
Monday 25th - Pork 

MAY 2016
Monday 9th - Lamb
Monday 23rd - Beef 

JUNE 2016
Monday 6th - Pork 

Private Room

For tastings, feastings and meetings. This room is a very worthy venue for your feast.

Click here for more information and to book


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 

For private room enquiries

For press enquiries  

For jobs

For shop enquiries

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:

Demi Chef De Partie

Commis Chef


Bar Back

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

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