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 Oliver, our Head Butcher 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.

For news from the Butchers & Food Shop click here 

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. Oliver, our 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 AND ANIMALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

BEEF – Ayrshire, Short Horn, Galloway, Longhorn

Aged for at least 28 days sometimes longer.

Beef is pasture-raised and finished from suckler heard. 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 – Jacob, Blackface, Texel, Wendsleydale

All outdoor raised, lamb is aged for 1 week and two weeks for the hogget and mutton.

PORK – Old Spot, Berkshire, Lop, Middle White

All free-range rare breeds and cross-breeds.

CHICKEN – Cotswold White and Gold

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

BBQ BOXES

Throughout the summer months we offer pre-prepared and made-to order BBQ boxes so you can spend less time shopping and more time outside cooking in the sun.

QCH STANDARD BBQ BOX - £40

- 4 x Burgers
- 4 x Chicken Thighs/Drumsticks
- 4 x Sausages (selected by the Butchers)
- 4 x Lamb Koftes
- 4 x Brioche Burger Buns
- QCH Barbecue Sauce or Chipotle Chutney
- QCH Jute bag (cost subtracted if reused)

*Coming Soon* - 'Premium BBQ Box' and 'Standard BBQ Box For Two'.

MADE-TO-ORDER BBQ BOXES - PRICES VARY DEPENDING ON ORDER

Our made-to-order boxes can include any available product(s) from the Food Shop & Butchers such as prime steak cuts, Neil's Yard cheese and our range of BBQ smoking logs.

If you would like to order a BBQ box please give us a call us on 0203 490 6228, email us at shop@thequalitychophouse.com or pop into the shop.

Our Shop

Next door to the Butchers is our Food Shop run by Lucie 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.

We have a big selection of Neal’s Yard cheese and an ever-increasing range of pies, terrines and charcuterie.

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 Certificate

This is a lovely gift that can be put towards butchery classes or shop purchases.  Various gift vouchers are available either for specific butchery classes/wine tastings or just for the shop.

Please email shop@thequalitychophouse.com to order or come in and buy them with us when you are next in.

Butchery Class

UPCOMING CLASSES

NOVEMBER

Monday 3rd November - Lamb
Monday 17th November - Beef (fully booked) 

DECEMBER
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)

JANUARY 2015
Monday 12th January - Pork 
Monday 26th January - Beef

 

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.

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

Cost - £150 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 shop@thequalitychophouse.com for enquiries.

SPECIAL ONE-OFF CHRISTMAS CLASSES

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.

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.

HOW TO BOOK

You can book online here.

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

Tastings

Our downstairs Tasting Room is the perfect venue for a wine tasting or informal event. If you're looking to host your own wine tasting, or looking for us to organise it for you just get in touch and we can book it in.

Wine tastings arranged by us start at £250 all inclusive for up to 10 people.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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