Behold a place that totally lives up to its name.
A 19th-century working man’s eating house – revamped as a Modern British dining room and wine bar – The Quality Chop House has been feeding the residents of Farringdon, and those from a little further afield, since 1896. And it was all getting a little ‘meh’, until 2012 when the grade-II listed dining room was taken over by new owners, who overhauled the menu, the service…and added cushions to the wooden benches, in order to make the entire experience more comfortable for diners.
The superb menu here changes daily depending on what’s available, with fish coming in fresh from Cornwall, and bread baked in-house under the strict guidance of expert baker Ben Glazier, using rare grains from Northamptonshire. This results in an impressive and delicious medley of elegant, old-school dishes like whole game birds; Devon crab with Jerusalem artichoke; duck rillettes with sourdough & pickles; and a slab-like Barnsley lamb chop sided by some remoulade.
Washing it all down are two wine menus, a couple of sherries, some craft brews and unusual cocktails, from Rowland’s Cup (pisco, Cocchi Americano and Campari) to the Mount Pleasant (rum, whisky and ginger).
That totally lives up to its name, too.
NOTE: To make a reservation at the Quality Chop House, book online HERE. There’s a private dining room available for bookings of more than 6 people. Butcher and food shop located next door (open 7 days a week).
The Quality Chop House | 88-94 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3EA
Looking for more cocktails nearby? Head to Oriole.