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Paternoster Chop House, London,

Paternoster Chop House

4.4
4.4
2188 Reviews
£26 to £40
British


We are bringing back the great British Chop House – harking back to a time when meat was king, portions were hearty and provenance was everything. Enjoy larger sharing cuts cooked on open charcoal grills, in Josper ovens or on spit roasts, alongside daily specials inspired by the best the British Isles have to offer.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7029 9400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    In the shadows of St Paul's Cathedral, Paternoster Chop House's traditional, seasonal British menu and covered terrace makes it the perfect venue for weekday lunches, afterwork drinks or for a proper Sunday roast

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Graham: 020 7029 9400

  • Area

    St Paul's

  • Cross Street

    35 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AU

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    <br>St Paul's (central line)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,188 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • City of London

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  1. T

    Tomb

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Booked a table for 2pm with 2 clients and was then told we only had the table for an hour which was quite shocking really. Ruined the whole experience as we had to rush ordering, eating, talking whilst the staff moved tables all around us. Won't be going again

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent and so was the service from Omar.

  3. s

    sharonw

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff very friendly. Food very good and quick service. Not happy with large service charge on bill. Enjoyed our evening there

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Deseederee

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2

    Food was outstanding. Front of house was run like a mad house. Staff seemed super stressed, which was felt by the table hugely. Some drinks never turned up. Had to ask for steak knives with our steaks, when the knives came there weren’t enough for each person and we thought it was too chaotic to ask for more. Super over priced for that level of service.

  6. n

    nickactual

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The quality of the food is excellent, if a little expensive, considering the 2 & 3 course pricing options are anything but fixed price. To get anywhere near a complete 2 or 3 course meal requires significant additions. So that was a let down. The should also make it more obvious on the website & and other media. that they have moved out of Paternoster Square.

  7. E

    Earache

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    Very harsh environment. There was a particularly noisy group there and the noise level was too high we had to move table. Staff were helpful but the design of the place was the problem. Was expensive but good was good

  8. A

    Average

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Whilst the food was good, it was cold and the side dishes came some time after our meal was served. The restaurant was also on the chilli side so we did not have a comfortable night.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The guys here were so friendly. The food was fab too

  10. PH

    PaulaH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Staff were very pushy kept coming to the table while we were talking felt like we were being rushed

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Unfortunately we were rushed and couldn’t fully enjoy the experience. We will definitely go again so that we can savour the experience a bit more. Would be unfair to review, however, the Wagyu beef burger topped with truffle was really good! One comment, as a wine aficionado, the prices of the wine do not represent good value at all.

  12. L

    Londnvisitor

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely food

  13. L

    Lina

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    There were fruit flies everywhere and the food wasn’t great (too salty)

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good and service were great. Would visit again.

  15. M

    Marcella

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Last minute booking but not disappointed. Really great staff and the Sunday set menu had plenty of variety. Free drink to start went down a treat. Offered extras of veg which was appreciated. Will definitely return

  16. H

    Hethers

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice, had the lamb shank, very tasty!! Sitting on the terrace was lovely too

  17. KH

    KieronH

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Food was wonderful but the service... not so much.

  18. AS

    ASAMF

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was amazing!

  19. KL

    KristenL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really nice Father's Day lunch - Dany V was our server. She was fantastic - very helpful with the menu, giving us great recommendations. She was attentive and made our lunch special. The food was amazing - had the porterhouse steak which was perfectly cooked and the pork loin roast which was juicy and tender.

  20. S

    Suzan

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place and lovely service. The team is great and so friendly and are so attentive. The food is quiet tasty but the desserts could be improved. Thanks for a lovely night.

  21. T

    Tintin

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    great place in the centre of the City of London first time out for lunch outside with the whole family from different bubbles since lockdown Great Sunday lunch Good service good value No parking , recommend tube

  22. PT

    ProfT

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Service could be better. Forgot to bring wine to table. Food good but for the price presentation and service needs to be better.

  23. ES

    EilidhS

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was great and the cocktails were very nice. The service was quite slow and we waited about 45 minutes for our first drink to arrive. We weren't very close to a heater but they did provide blankets which was great.

  24. C

    Chris

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food & good service but a bit pricey at almost £100 per head!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I was delighted to be coming out to eat after lockdown and was, before lockdown, a long standing regular of D&D restaurants including PCH. I was also excited to be seeing PCH’s new location. Unfortunately the experience was somewhat disappointing. For whatever reason we were initially seated under the only heater that did not work. When we were moved there was also a lack of outside heating at the second table (and the outdoor gas heater was not running at full power). There were warmer tables (including ones that became empty while we were there) but for whatever reason we were told we could not be moved to them (despite spending, between four of us, almost £700 on dinner). Maybe those other (mostly younger patrons than us) were friends. Who knows. Finally, the food. Whilst tasty enough, 100g of fish for a main course (£32 turbot), most of which was bone (I cook turbot at home, I’m astonished they found a piece of the fish that was so full of bones), is really unacceptable.

  26. A

    Anne

    London

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Not sure I like the new location and room, quite industrial and smaller. The terrace is bigger which helps during the current situation! However the food and service were excelent and the covid precautions making it a pleasant experience

  27. DP

    DaveyP

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great wine, lovely food and giving circumstances a very well run restaurant

  28. AN

    AdeN

    London

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant may have moved down the road but the food and service is still bang on. Special thanks to Hannah and the team for the great welcome and service.

  29. DS

    DeanS

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience5

    Its no where as good as the old restaurant and the food was cold But the cocktails was very nice and still using the old photos of the old restaurant on the web page its lot smaller and first dates don't use this place anymore

  30. L

    Libby5

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was amazing - Covid regs were really good. Cant fault this place - went with my extended bubble as a single person living alone- most table were in two's, and very very well spaced out. It was my 50th and they made a very odd time extra special. thanks so so much ..

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    62 reviews

    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My Sister is a big fan of the tv programme ‘First Dates’ so we chose the restaurant to celebrate her birthday as this is where it is filmed. Food is very good, fantastic service and they made a real fuss of my Sister.

  32. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service A great place to dine

  33. m

    markp

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 October 2020

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    The restaurant is closing and it really showed! Food was reasonable but unfortunately everything else was a real disappointment. Certainly not like the First Dates restaurant! It was my wife’s 50th birthday and unfortunately it fell well short of expectations! Didn’t help that we had eaten at the Asia Ivy earlier in the week which was brilliant!

  34. MV

    MichaelaV

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was very tasty and very good value. Staff friendly and attentive

  35. AM

    AliceM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant, perfect for a special occasion given it’s a little more expensive. Complimentary dessert saying “happy anniversary” would a brilliant touch.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a birthday dinner celebration here, and what a treat it was, from the delicious snacks all the way through to the desert. Service was great, and the birthday surprise was fantastic. Definitely would go back again.

  37. c

    chetnap

    London

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food was lovely and service pleasant. It was very quiet and there was no real ambience in the restaurant which was a shame!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Relaxed brunch, buzzing atmosphere. Value for money on the unlimited bubbles!

  39. XB

    XanaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing restaurant. Managed to get a last minute table and really well accommodated for. Busier than expected for COVID measures but still felt reasonably safe. Food was divine and the staff were lovely.

  40. A

    Alang

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Took a friend and we had a enjoyable evening . staff were polite and helpful. Had the steak which was excellent. i would defo recommend the house Red too. i will revisit in the spring.

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Paternoster Chop House is rated 4.4 stars by 2188 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AU London, EC4M 7AU

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    35 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AU

  • Area

    St Paul's

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–4:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    St Paul's (central line)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7029 9400

  • Private party facilities

    In the shadows of St Paul's Cathedral, Paternoster Chop House's traditional, seasonal British menu and covered terrace makes it the perfect venue for weekday lunches, afterwork drinks or for a proper Sunday roast

  • Private party contact

    Rachel Graham: 020 7029 9400

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