The Quality Chop House celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.

We are hugely proud and humbled to be the custodians of this institution – although its history isn’t leant on too much. Our menu is contemporary whilst simultaneously respectful to and proud of the site’s ‘meaty’ past – in fact, we even opened a butcher’s next door!

Our head chef Shaun Searley has been on the pass since day 1 of QCH’s current incarnation in 2012 and is passionate about working with the best suppliers we can find in the British Isles – a passion which spills through onto the shelves our next door shop and butcher. Next door we also have a wine bar and wine shop – a natural progression from our obsession with wine which manifests itself on our award-winning wine list run by our co-director James Fryer. You will also find a blackboard of that month’s fine wine cellar finds at very reasonable prices.

We love running this unique restaurant (yes, even those Grade-II listed benches…) and are honoured it is so often chosen by our guests as the spot to celebrate something special – should this be the case please don’t hesitate to let us know when making the reservation.

We hope to see you here soon,

Will Lander & Daniel Morgenthau


Tuesday to Saturday : Lunch – 12-2.30pm | Dinner: 6-10pm

Sunday : Lunch – 12-3.30pm


Bookings are currently available from the 14th of July.

We are currently not accepting cash as payment. We accept all major credit cards and contactless payment.

There may be some instances where tables of 4-6 will be accommodated in our upstairs private dining room in order to facilitate social distancing. Should this be the case then we very much hope that you enjoy the relaxed and airy atmosphere of this beautiful room. But equally please do let us know if you have a preference for dining in one of our restaurant booths.

Large Parties
For larger parties we have a private room that can accommodate up to 16 guests.  Please see the ‘Private Room’ page for more details, and to book.

Private Room

Private Dining In These Strange Times….
Our Private Dining Room is open and bookable but somewhat modified in order for us to ensure we follow current government guidelines on group socialising.

From re-opening until the end of August, our private room can be booked provided, as stated in current government guidelines, that each reservation is either no more than 6 guests or from no more than two households.

Should you be interested in booking in the Private Dining Room for a date beyond August, we are working in the hope that restrictions may, by then, be more lenient and reservations can be made for up to 16 guests from any number of households you wish! (of course should things not have changed by then, we will of course be able to modify or cancel your booking should you wish).

In the meantime, we hope that our private room and its offer of secluded and separate dining is just the thing you might be looking for as we take our steps back into eating and drinking with the people we love…

Our offer
In our Private Room, you will have one waiter who looks after you throughout the duration of your meal.

We only offer our ‘Feasting Menu’ (see sample here) at £54 per head and it can be modified to suit all dietary requirements.

Our Wine List and Magnum List are available to choose from in advance and our head of Guest Relations will be in touch as soon as you have booked your lunch or dinner to discuss how we can make the event most bespoke or ‘contact-free’ to suit your requirements.


Your Wellbeing

How we are making our dining rooms safe

We have taken the following steps, above and beyond the 1 metre gap between tables and all other government guidance, to ensure you can feel as relaxed as possible while dining with us.

1. Masks – all our Front of House staff wear masks

2. Air filtration – all our dining rooms have been fitted with brand new IQAir air purifiers equipped with a hospital-grade HyperHEPA filters.

3. Air flow – our front doors in all dining rooms will be open all day allowing for maximum circulation of fresh air. All our dining rooms are additionally fitted with a ‘fresh air’ air conditioning system.

4. Your table – your table will be set, prior to your arrival, by colleagues wearing disposable gloves and your menus will already be on the table ready for you.

5. Staff wellbeing – we take and record the temperatures of all our colleagues before each service.

6. ‘Contact-free dining’ – we are aware that for lots of reasons, each of our guests will have a different view on the level of interaction they would like with our teams during this unique period. For those who want to keep this to an absolute minimum we can offer ‘contact-free dining’ whereby your table will be set with everything you might need for your lunch or dinner and nothing, other than your dishes from the kitchen will be touched by anyone other than you. To find out about options for pre-ordering with contact-free dining please email the restaurant.

We appreciate some of this may seem to jar with the informal but professional hospitality we have always tried to define ourselves by. However, we feel the first step has to be to make our guests and our teams feel as safe as possible. With this achieved, our guests can see our restaurants as a place to relax and enjoy the type of hospitality and escapism that restaurants should always offer but have been unable to over the last few months.


The Quality Chop House
88-94 Farringdon Rd.
London, EC1R 3EA
Tel: 020 7278 1452
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @qualitychop

We are always on the lookout for talented hospitality professionals to join our growing team.
Please send your CV to [email protected]

Photos by Andrew Montgomery