South Place Chop House

4.2
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£26 to £40
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As the name of South Place Hotel’s ground floor restaurant might suggest, South Place Chop House takes inspiration from London’s traditional chop houses – marrying good food with engaging service and a great atmosphere. The venue has been given a makeover, with stacks of classic copper pans, artwork by Thorbjørn Andersen and a choice of intimate banquette seating as well as larger, communal tables.

At the weekend, this ground floor space becomes a social spot with bottomless brunches on Saturday & Sunday with free-flowing bubbles on option. Sunday also offers succulent Roast Specials.

The cooking is skilled and gutsy. A refinement of the conventional 18th Century Chop House style, it’s perfect for contemporary tastes and sensibilities, food you return to: tasty, satisfying and wholesome.

Special Offers

Set Dinner Menu

Set Menu: 2/3 courses for £22.50/£27.50 including a COMPLIMENTARY glass of house white or red wine

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Daily 18:00-21:45

Red Roast Sunday with free-flowing Bordeaux red wine

Enjoy any Roast with all the trimmings for £20 per person, with an optional free-flowing Clarendelle Bordeaux red wine for an additional £20. To be enjoyed with any roast from the daily offer. Please note that this is the only offer available at this time. 2 hours from the moment of the reservation.

Terms and Conditions: 2 hours return time. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 4 October 2019

Ends: 24 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

Early Birds New Years Eve dinner 2 courses £45/ 3 Courses £60

This New Year’s, it’s always better to be early! Join us between 5pm-6.30pm and enjoy a two-course menu for £45 per person/ three-course menu for £60 designed by Head Chef, Guy Betteridge

Terms and Conditions: We require credit card details for all reservations.
A deposit of the full menu price will be taken per person and deducted from the final bill on the day.
Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:00-18:30

Sunday Brunch - 2/3 courses £22.50/£27.50 & Bottomless bubbles or wine

Sunday Bottomless Brunch and Sunday Roast Specials. Free-pouring Rose wine/ Bubbles for an additional £18. To be enjoyed with a minimum of two courses from the brunch menu (starter & main or main & dessert) or with one of the Roast specials. Please note that this is the only offer available at this time. 2 hours from the moment of the reservation.

Terms and Conditions: 2 hours return time. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 5 May 2019

Ends: 22 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:00

New Year's Eve: 3 courses £75

Celebrate NYE in style with a delicious three-course menu, including canapes, created by our Head Chef Guy Betteridge.
Priority booking for the NYE party available on request.

Terms and Conditions: We require credit card details for all reservations.
A deposit of the full menu price will be taken per person and deducted from the final bill on the day.
Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 19:00-21:45

Christmas Day: 3 courses including canapes & glass of Nyetimber £65

Don’t fancy cooking on Christmas Day? Well let us do the work for you. Sit back, celebrate and enjoy three -delicious courses, including canapes and a glass of Nyetimber for £65.

Terms and Conditions: The only menu available at this time. Includes Tax, excludes service.
We request credit card details for all the reservations. A deposit of the full menu price will be taken per person and deducted from the final bill on the day.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-15:30

Saturday Brunch: 2/3 courses £22.50/£27.50 & free-flowing drinks £18

Saturday Bottomless Brunch. Free-pouring Bellini’s, Bubbles and Mimosas for an additional £18. To be enjoyed with a minimum of two courses from the brunch menu (starter & main or main & dessert). Please note that this is the only offer available at this time. 2 hours from the moment of the reservation.

Terms and Conditions: 2 hours return time. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 5 January 2019

Ends: 21 December 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

Festive Menu: 2 courses £34.00 / 3 courses £39.00

A great way to celebrate the Festive season! We are happy to accommodate large groups.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 25 November 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-15:15 17:45-21:00

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 7:00PM - 9:00PM

What 874 People Are Saying
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M
London
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, good portions and nice food. Lovely ambiance and music not too loud so you can chat.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The bottomless brunch at the Chop House never fails to please however I was disappointed to see that the bottomless option has been changed. I preferred it when there was a choice of red, white and rose wine, sometimes with a fizz option. The food and service was great as usual.

AA
London
37 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

Food was below average but service was absolutely exceptional! Staff went out of their way to ensure we had a lovely time and I can’t thank them enough :-)

SL
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Merci beaucoup à Camélia la serveuse Française qui nous a été de très bon conseils. Resto sympa.

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l
London
24 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

My sense is they can be chronically understaffed depending on the day
Still it’s very close to the office and usually quick so we keep coming....

HF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brought my partner here for his birthday and enjoyed it very much. The squid was lovely but possibly had maybe abit too much for a starter . Which is good if you have a huge appetite.
The fillet steak was cooked to perfection, my partner even said the steak was up there with some of the best he's eaten!
Pudding, the sticky toffee pudding didn't last 5 mins! Went down very well, overall would definitely recommend this place to anyone, would be nice to extend the menu in some ways, and add some popular starters such as garlic bread and halloumi ect, but other than that, thankyou for your amazing service, very quick and speedy.

l
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

this is actually for breakfast on 6th November but not yet come through- have breakfast here about 3x a week and generally very good. Service was poor today- forgot orders/ late order and general confusion.
Not ideal for a work meeting!

e
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Quit overpriced, visited on a Sunday night. Cocktails in the bar were very well made. Ordered the same round in the chophouse. Old fashioned was great however the signature cocktail was completely different to that of the bar. Different garnish, different taste etc. Needs to looked at, no consistency. Service in the Chophouse good hostess pleasant, waitress was the best part. Didn’t catch her name but Italian I believe. Very informative with specials, allergy information, appeared to be the only staff member guest orientated. All the staff in the bar were too busy talking to the chefs. It was very quiet in the restaurant being the financial area so little to no ambience. However something to watch, noise level from the soul event in the bar over poured the music in the restaurant. Way overpowering if you are looking for a quiet meal. Food quality was ok. Bread was great, burrata was very average. Burgers were not good at all no flavour, no seasoning. The London burger scene is very competitive and I believe they need to justify the prices. Chips were very cold. Not sure what the pickle brought to the dish? Ice cream and Sorbet, decent flavours. Price is never an issue and I was aware of what the price was however I cannot justify those prices for that food. I didn’t mention any of these issues to the waitress as it is not her issue but the management. Would I return, no merely down the above. South place has a lot of competition in the area and will need to watch these issues if they want to remain competitive. Thanks

RT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We had to request drinks after 15 minutes of arriving. No one brought us the menu. When we did order and the food arrived I had to look around for a waiter as I had a butter knife to cut my roast beef. Service was shocking and when the bill arrived I refused to pay the £20 service charge plus the extra bottle of water they added to my bill which was never ordered.
The lady in charged was very apologetic and sympathetic and requested I make a complaint to the management team as she was left with trainees on a busy sunday.
We went as a family to South Place for my granddaughters 16th birthday brunch and to say goodbye to me as I was leaving to go to India the next day.
A very disappointing celebrations.

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value bottomless brunch experience!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5Food1Service5Ambience3

very bloody partridge

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food & bottomless Prosecco really was bottomless! I don’t think my glass ever got to the half full point - was constantly being topped up! We had a few cocktails at the bar afterwards which were also lovely.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and lovely bars to choose from for a pre-dinner drink

a
London
22 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few steak houses in London where I order a rare steak and I get a rare steak ! In my experience elsewhere if I order it rare then I get it medium. Well done !

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Menu not very exciting but great for a business lunch. Good friendly service let down by menu options

k
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food and good service. Well looked after by staff.
Not sure why there is music playing in background when most people are there to dine and talk.

J
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We come for the bottomless brunch every summer since you started it, but this time was the worst experience by far. The waiters were not attentive, we had to constantly ask for our glasses to be filled, we ordered a lobster roll that came as a burger because the waiter failed to mention that you were out of rolls. On this occasion we were truly disappointed and we may not come next summer.

R
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Lovley cood6. Best sausage roll ever and delicious fish

e
London
50 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The bottomless brunch is great value. The acoustics aren’t great as you are drowned out by everyone shouting. Food was good.

M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Appalling from the moment we arrived. Table booked not available “we’ve given your table away”

Business breakfast for 3 at 8am.
Restaurant 40% occupied. You’d think they could serve breakfast? Think again.

Water offered not delivered to table.
Staff looking harassed and running around.
Food was adequate. Salmon and eggs. Specifically asked for properly toasted toast; of course warm bread arrives. (1 slice) Asked for wet eggs; of course dry scramble arrived.
Salmon nice but portion tiny.
Then asked for quick order of same for a additional colleague and this didn’t show up l, at all.
Lots of yelling and running around at the pass in the kitchen area (we were close and could see the chaos)

Complained and lots of apologies but required refund. That was messed up with us being charged twice. Endeavoring to sort that out now.

** addendum; refund received promptly. F&B Manager Matteo, stepped in and resolved the situation, Very professional, helpful and took care and critically, said sorry and asked us to come back, which we will. Good manager with the right approach to situation. Thank you Matteo.

CB
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Reliable spot in a good location. Food is basic but service and ambiance make it a good option for a work lunch.

RG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect and the service was outstanding. The group I was with thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening. The food was excellent and wine recommendations were perfect.

PH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were there celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and we absolutely loved everything! Food, service ambiance all top class!! Thank you!! Xxx

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Portions small and didn't equate to the final bill, not good value for money. The chicken was dry and the steak cold, misrepresentation with the triple cooked chips. Overall we whole party were not impressed and won't be returning.

r
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

For the Evening Standard deal yes but would not recommend for a special event and some dishes were definitely better than others. Bizarre conversation with waitress about a dessert where we were assured it contained dark chocolate when it clearly was white chocolate.

JF
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

It used to be fantastic, not any longer with a review of a dinner, brunch and breakfast.

JF
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

It just to be a top-notch place, however not any longer considering the food.
(Review after having dinner, brunch and breakfast.)

GS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service would highly recommend

FT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff attentive and friendly. Good food well seasoned and great cocktails. Relaxed atmosphere with a nice ambience

SC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great and good value. Had the evening standard offer. It was a bit too noisy because of the bar with the music loud. For a friends catch up would’ve preferred a light background music so that we could hear and not shout.

J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service at a reasonable price. We enjoyed our visit.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was good but as a non meat eater they had run out of their seafood special even though it was only 2pm and the restaurant was empty. I would however go again as what I did have was good value

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant.
The staff is amazing and the food is good.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, great service and good atmosphere. Slavena and Camelia are really attentive and friendly.
The food came perfect. We had two steaks. Really tasty.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and lovely food

N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and excellent service

KP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The steak was badly cooked
However The squid however was fantastic

And the service was great . One of the managers Keeva was great , making up for the poorly cooked steak.

TW
London
21 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its rather amazing to watch this restaurant come to life over a lunch period during the week. But it never gets uncomfortably loud, just buzzy, in a good way. The menu is very diverse, from things you might expect on a dinner menu (lobster) to a hearty lunch time offer (serious burgers) to something light, yet still filling (great selection of salads). Add to that an always impressive wine list and its a great place to do business over lunch or impress a friend/colleague/client. I've been for dinner before and can now add this is a lunch time go to restaurant as well.

And while it did get busy, the service never suffered. Food was quick to be ordered and quick to be served but never felt rushed.

JC
London
16 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Love this place but we waited a long time to have our order taken, then a while for it to arrive. It was a Tuesday lunchtime so not the busiest day of the week. It just seemed like there were not enough staff for the number of tables. We ended up spending less than £20 each which is great for us but from a business pint of view that took 1:30 minutes. Good business?

VM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent Customer Service ! Very attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere ! I will definitely be returning !