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 Butchers Steve, John and Matt 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 

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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 28 days.

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 such as milk, eggs, fruit and veg. We make a range of 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.

We offer 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 range of cakes, tarts, biscuits or chocolates available for you. If you’re looking to have something made especially please email shop@thequalitychophouse.com

We offer off-site catering and would love to discuss your requirements, whether its for a work event, dinner party, birthday or other special occasion please do phone or email us. Please note, pre-orders require 72-hours notice.

We also sell a small range of homewares, such as Jane Sarr crockery, London Honey Co bees wax candles, Louise Sheeran prints and we are the only UK stockist of Hedley & Bennet aprons.

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

MAY 
Monday 23rd - Beef 

JUNE 
Monday 6th - Pork 
Monday 13th - Beef
Sunday 19th - Father's Day Steak Class
Monday 20th - Lamb
Monday 27th - Beef

JULY
Monday 4th - Pork
Monday 11th - Beef
Monday 25th - Lamb

AUGUST
Monday 1st - Beef
Monday 22nd - Pork 

BUTCHERY CLASSES
We offer a unique opportunity to discover whole-carcass butchery with our Head Butcher.  You will spend 2 hands-on hours cutting a meat of your choice, followed by a 3 course set dinner in The Quality Chop House restaurant afterwards.

Cost: £165 

HOW IT WORKS
Unlike other classes, ours explore our whole carcass approach to butchery. You will learn the principles of this art and get a feel for all the different cuts of the beast.

Classes are made up of a maximum 8 students and based around lamb, pork or beef. We will start by talking you through the carcass, the species you are working with, different methods of rearing and how this influences the character and flavour of the meat, how to assess quality when buying, different breeds and their importance.

We'll then show you how to break the carcass into the main primal cuts, showing you the different characteristics of the pieces.  Working in small groups, you will each have the chance to have a go. After that you'll further break down the primal cuts into pieces ready for cooking, each of you working separately with guidance.

The evening ends with a sit-down 3 course meal in our next door restaurant based around the meat that you have worked on, and as a parting gift you will be given the cuts that you have prepared to take home and cook for yourself.

If you are attending the class alone, you may like to invite a friend to join you for dinner afterwards.  The butcher's set menu is £29.  Please just let us know at the time of booking the class so that we can reserve you a suitable table in the restaurant. 

FATHER'S DAY STEAK CLASS
Sunday 19 June, 12.00 - 13.30
This father’s day we are putting on a special steak butchery class for all the dads out there.

Our butchers will welcome your dads with a drink, and then show them how to break down the large central part of a beef carcass - known as a roasting - where the forerib, rump, sirloin and fillet are found.  Once the carcass has been broken down, the dads will to roll up their sleeves to cut, bone out and prepare the rumps and sirloins.

Like all of our classes, this would be a brilliant gift for any dad who’s interested in the provenance of meat, the art of whole-carcass butchery, and who’d like get stuck in and learn a new skill.

Cost: £150

And why not book a table in our next door restaurant for lunch with your dad to really make a day of it.  We’ll be serving up lots of lovely steaks alongside our regular a la carte menu.

BOOK A CLASS ONLINE HERE


PRIVATE CLASSES
Tailored classes are available on request for private parties, trade professionals and corporate events. Please email butchers@thequalitychophouse.com for enquiries.

 

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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