Friday, 17 December 2021

Quality Chop House

Meaty temple

Bone-in ribeye 800g

As far as casual British joint, I would rate Quality Chop House to be one of the finest places in London. The restaurant has really mastered the art of cooking meat and is one of those restaurants I would enjoy heading back to every once in a while. Strangely enough, whenever I visit Quality Chop House, I usually round up a group of friends and booked in its private dining room and enjoy its feasting menu, so actually I have little chance to check out what its regular menu is like. My recent visit was a great opportunity for me to try out dishes that normally would not feature on the feasting menu.

Middle White shoulder croquettes

Brixham turbot - head and collar

The turbot fish head course is an ambitious dish from a British restaurant, but it has been done at a really high level. The turbot was really moist and flaky. It had a nice balance of lemon and salt flavour which really enhanced the freshness of the fish. It was the first time I ordered a beef steak from Quality Chop House and turned out I have missed out in the past. The giant 800g bone-in ribeye was simply stunning, it had a beautiful inviting smokey and buttery aroma, and the meat was so tender, seasoned to perfection. As far as steak goes, don't think I have encountered something as good in the UK.

Brussel sprouts, bacon and chestnuts + potato

Pecan tart, clementine ice cream

I was really surprised that Quality Chop House's steak game is right up there with the very best. In fact, I would rate it to be a nose above the likes of Goodman and Hawksmoor. The other strength of the restaurant is that they are very good with other dishes as well. From fish, small plates to side dishes, the kitchen somehow really know how to get the best of all the lovely British ingredients using traditional British cooking method. I got to admit, the benches in the main dining room are super uncomfortable but that is something I wouldn't mind as the cooking was totally worth the trade-off.

Food 4/5

What I paid:
£120 with wine

Average cost without drinks and services:

88-94 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3EA 

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