The Quality Chop Shop

88-94 Farringdon Road
EC1R 3EA

Monday-Thursday > 11am-7pm
Friday > 10am-8pm
Saturday > 9am-6pm
Sunday > 11am-5pm

Telephone: 0203 490 6228

shop@thequalitychophouse.com

The Quality Chop House restaurant and wine bar opened in 2012 with a focus on the best produce we could find in Britain. All our meat was sourced whole-carcass from the farm and butchered in the restaurant, all our dishes were made with the best the season had to offer. After a year’s trading, we grabbed the chance to open up a Butchers and Food Shop next door and opened in December 2013.

All our meat comes straight from the farm and is butchered by our Head Butcher Richie and his team on-site. Our Food Shop sells dishes from the restaurant along with cakes, sweet treats, pork & family pies, as well as considerately sourced cheese, charcuterie, fruit & veg as well as your daily staples. We hope to see you soon.

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Our Meat

The sourcing of our meat follows the same principles as everything we have ever served in the restaurant. It comes from one of the 4 or 5 farms we work directly with. These small-scale producers are from Yorkshire, Galloway, Suffolk, Hereford and Leicestershire. All animals are butchered on-site before being aged appropriately in our cold room.

Full carcass allows lots of flexibility in terms of cuts. Our head butcher loves to chat about old or new cuts and sharing ideas about what to do with them. 

If you want a specific cut please ask and chances are we can cut it or have ready for your next visit.

BREEDS & ANIMALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Beef: Aged for at least 21 days often longer.

Beef is pasture-raised. Breeds vary but are all beef breeds with no dairy crosses.  What is most important to us is the diet and rearing which have in our opinion the most significant impact on flavour.

Veal is rose from dairy breeds, Ayrshire and dairy Short Horn.

Beef over 30-months old is occasionally available. This has a wonderfully intense flavour. Please ask if you are interested in this.

Lamb / hogget / mutton: All outdoor raised, lamb is aged for one week, hogget and mutton for two weeks.

Pork: All free-range rare breeds and cross-breeds.

Chicken: Proper free-range breeds which are hardy enough to have roamed for 75 days. Dry-plucked and game hung for 1 week.

Our Shop

Next door to the Butchers is our Food Shop run by Robby our Shop Manager. We sell some of the dishes we make for the restaurant for you to enjoy at home, but also more day-to-day stuff like milk, eggs, fruit and veg. We make sandwiches every day and a hot sandwich every Friday lunchtime.  On Wednesdays we have hot sausage rolls on sale by the inch, and on Thursday mornings we have hot bacon sandwiches available.

We have a big selection of Neal’s Yard cheese and an ever-increasing range of pies, terrines and charcuterie. And that's not forgetting *THOSE* Confit Potatoes which are now available to buy in the shop for cooking at home. Cooking instructions are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gSub3npXKU 

Our pastry chef will always have a few cakes, tarts, biscuits or chocolates available for you. If you’re looking to have something made specially for you please email shop@thequalitychophouse.com

We also offer off-site catering. Should you be interested in larger quantity orders for work or a special occasion please phone or email us. Please note, pre-orders require 72-hours notice.

Gift Vouchers

This is a lovely gift that can be put towards butchery classes or shop purchases. We provide vouchers for butchery classes to the value of £165 and Shop / Butcher & Restaurant vouchers to the value of £10, £20, £50, and £100.

To order vouchers please call us on 0203 490 6228 or alternatively you can buy them over the counter in the shop.

Classes

UPCOMING CLASSES

FEBRUARY 2016
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 

BUTCHERY CLASSES
Our butchery classes are run by our Head Butcher Richie. 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.

HOW IT WORKS
The course will last for 2 hours and afterwards you walk next door for a sit-down 3-course dinner in The Quality Chop House restaurant.

Cost - £165 inclusive.

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

HOW TO BOOK
You can book online here. 

Hampers

Our hampers are now available in the shop and we like to think they make a perfect gift. In creating our hampers we have focussed on our most popular items and house-made produce. Hampers are available for purchase in the shop and can be pre ordered by calling us on 0203 490 6228 or emailing us on shop@thequalitychophouse.com

QCH Classic Hamper - £75
Includes: QCH Pork pies (x2), a jar of QCH Piccalilli, a jar of QCH parfait, a packet of QCH confit potatoes, a bag of Qrunchies a QCH Christmas pudding, QCH brandy butter, QCH mince pies (x4), a QCH mulled wine spice bag and a QCH jute bag.

QCH Party Hamper - £95
Includes: a box of Spanish beer glasses (x6), a selection of craft beers (x6), a large QCH pork pie, QCH terrine (200g), conichons, saucisse seche, Tunworth cheese, a packet of Ship’s biscuits, cornichons, QCH piccalilli, QCH jute bag.

QCH Quality Hamper - £155
Includes: Truffled tunworth, Stockan’s Orkney Oatcakes, walnut salami, QCH parfait, QCH soda bread, Hansen & Lydersen smoked salmon (250g), a pair of Universal Zalto glasses, a bottle of NV Ville de la Reine ‘Blanc de Blanc’ Grand Cru, a packet of QCH salted caramels (x6), a packet of QCH chocolate fudge (x6), hamper box, QCH jute bag.

Contact

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

Our nearest tube is Farringdon, which is 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.

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