Chamberlain's Restaurant
Chamberlain's Restaurant

Chamberlain's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chamberlainsoflondon.com/
  • Phone: 02076488690x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Jones
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Fenchurch Street
    Bank
    Monument
    Towerhill
    Liverpool Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Chamberlain's Restaurant
Chamberlain's Restaurant in historic Leadenhall Market has been described as 'perfect fish in the heart of the city'. With our own wholesale fish business Chamberlain and Thelwell, established at Billingsgate in 1947 to supply the best restaurants and hotels in London. Today we serve top quality fish to a number of loyal clients. The restaurant extends over three floors that look out onto the stunning Leadenhall Market with a ground floor restaurant, intimate mezzanine, slightly more formal first floor restaurant, brasserie and basement bar with its original brickwork, high vaulted ceilings and an outside terrace which in warm weather is one of London’s favourite places. Chamberlain’s is available for private hire and offer complete flexibility– from relaxed intimate dining, formal luncheons, presentations or lively parties with music. The unique layout of the restaurant means we can cater for a small private party of 12 on their own floor to a party of 150 using the whole restaurant.
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Chamberlain's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since 4 June 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.3
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
business meals (48)fit for foodies (22)special occasions (19)group bookings (12)romance (8)outstanding value (5)pre/post theatre (5)good vegetarian options (5)brunch (3)sunday lunch (3)child friendly (2)outdoor eating (2)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Amazing fish restaurant
    foodloverVIP
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Fantastic fresh fish served beautifully. Great service and very friendly staff. Will be sure to recommend to friends and return again soon.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Great food and wine - always have great meals here. Service always excellent
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Second time and just as good
    Andrew77
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Have been a couple of times now and the food was just as good as last time I had the scallop and seabass yummy! My date was vegeterian and they had a good selection for her to choose from so she was very happy! The service was also good very discret but always thier when I need something, not cheap but worth every penny
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average, overpriced
    NickT
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Had dinner with a friend a Wednesday night; restaurant was quiet. Waiter reasonably friendly; food service slow; extremely long wait between starter and main. Starter (asparagus) okay; lobster main overcooked, tepid. Side order of broccoli arrived cold and nearly raw (a do like them a bit crunchy but these had hardly seen the steam). Will not return; sad to see such a long standing restaurant offering such a poor quality.
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  • Excellent fish
    JoeB
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Excellent fresh fish as usual. Service can sometimes be a bit over the top and slightly intrusive but it was perfect this visit.
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  • Chamberlain's was great
    MJH1
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Scallops to start followed by special monkfish. Beautifully presented. Would recommend
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  • Bit pricey
    Strats
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    I had the smoked salmon starter which was OK but not very "smoked" and felt cheated on the soda bread which were merely croutons. The skate wing was meaty and probably the best value. All food was well presented but overall it was pricey and probably best for company expenses!
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  • Good value fixed price menu
    NormskiVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    The three courses and a bellini offer for £30 is good value and the food was very good and well presented. The restaurant can be a little quiet in the evenings, particularly early in the week, but there are enough people to stop it feeling empty. It wasn't quite warm enough to sit outside, but it was an option.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    TavistockMedia
    Dined on 18/6/2014
    I took a client of mine to Chamberlain's last Wednesday for lunch, having not been to the restaurant for about 5 years I am delighted to say that the experience was fantastic. My client who is a "Foodie" loved the experience, the service and the food.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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  • Nice but overpriced
    CharliefromworthingVIP
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    I've been to this restaurant once before and have found that both times the food has been decent but not excellent. The wine list is very good and we had an excellent Gavi di Gavi for a cost that was reasonable for the City, however I found the food particularly overpriced for the quality. I'm not going to hurry back here for that reason alone as everything else was fine.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Enjoyable
    welshieVIP
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Food and service were very strong. Salmon and sea bream both great, dessert menu was a little lacking.
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    brunch, business meals, Sunday lunch
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  • Delicious fresh fish
    JoeB
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    If you love fish then this is one of the best fish restaurants in the City
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  • Nothing special
    Paul
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I found the service very slow and food average for sunday lunch...perhaps too busy (too many tables?) and not enough staff. I'll give it another try in a few months to see if they have worked out the kinks.
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    child friendly, Sunday lunch
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  • Very poor service, soggy food
    BroadSword2412
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    Very poor service, soggy food and way over-priced.
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  • Decent enough but unlikely to retur
    greenappleVIP
    Dined on 17/3/2014
    The service was decent. However, I was appalled by one staff member who made so much noise in order to drive us out of the restaurant which I found very rude as we were hosting a client lunch. I will probably not return given the rudeness.
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  • LUNCH
    IanZee
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    On the whole Lunch was average, starters were excellent, we had the scallops, but the majority of our group went for Fish and Chips which was not on the upstairs menu and was definitely below average, heavily over greasy batter and the fish was slightly under cooked on mine and my collegue's fish was raw in some parts. It was taken off the final bill. I appreciate this was simply an off day for a very good restaurant but nonetheless it needs to be shared.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fantastic value
    TobyM
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    Absolutely fantastic value set menu. faultless service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very freindly staff and nice food
    Andrew77
    Dined on 28/2/2014
    Went for dinner with freind the staff where very helpfull and food was good and very tasty
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate from the Evening Standard
    Nikkita
    Dined on 27/2/2014
    We ate from the Evening Standard set menu - 3 courses for £30. Great value, great food and excellent service
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Good place for evening city dinner
    choirofdream
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    We really enjoyed the fish of the day, service was excellent and staff very helpful in providing tips on bespoke options in the future.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expert staff, excellent food
    Hamish
    Dined on 19/2/2014
    Expert staff, excellent food and attentive service. Good value for money in that part of London, and a very rewarding occasion.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chamberlain's
    anon
    Dined on 13/2/2014
    Fantastic setting, great service, delicious food ... what more needs to be said? We went for the set dinner and were not disappointed. Plenty of bread for the hungry, amazing pork pie starters and a great cheese board. We will definitely be back soon to try the lobster thermidor and dover sole!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chamb
    Sammy
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Go for the food and service. Be prepared to work off the calories sinful without a good exercise to treat the discipline
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had dinner on a Friday
    Stuart
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We had dinner on a Friday evening when my parents came down to London. The 3 courses and a Bellini for £30 is great value and the food is exceptional. We will wait for another occasion to return and eat from the a la carte. Highly recommended.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fish restaurant
    BarnsB
    Dined on 24/1/2014
    The fish dishes we had were excellent, faultless and so was the service. Disappointment with dessert and wine, especially compared with our previous experience of Andrew Jones, admittedly several years ago, when he was the head chef at Artisan. There his cuisine was divine. Obviously the brief at Chamberlain's is very different from the one at the Westbury Hotel, so the comparison may not be entirely justified. Seating at Chamberlain's is not comfortable: the chairs provide little back support, and the decor is rather dated (e.g. the orange-brown colours).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Meal
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 23/1/2014
    Ate for the first time at Chamberlain's with friends. Nice ambience and friendly staff. The food was very tasty - minor criticism was that the bread rolls didn't seem fresh/were a bit hard as did the biscuit that accompanied the dessert - otherwise I would have scored them 5 out of 5 for food. The rest of the meal was delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Nikkita
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    We had the set menu with 3 courses & champagne for £30. Great food, great service and very good value for money, in a great location in Leadenhall Market. For dessert, we both chose the cheeseboard, and I was defeated..............generous portions!
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    bbsw
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    went with my partner for the second time to Chamberlains , really enjoyed the first visit and wasn't disappointed this time we planned to have the 3 course and belini deal which is great value as my partner had smoked salmon and venison loin I couldn't resist paying for a la carte menu and enjoyed a perfectly cooked grilled dover sole and sublime lemon cheesecake for pud. Service was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Fish
    NormskiVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This was our first time at Chamberlains and we were celebrating our anniversary. The fixed price menu seemed to offer good value, but we chose from main menu. Excellent lobster and great monkfish which was a special. We'll come back and try the fixed price menu another time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, discreet
    Duetto
    Dined on 26/11/2013
    Excellent service, discreet and prompt. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Special of the day was monkfish - very nice indeed. Ambience ok but lacking in warmth probably due to lack of diners. Food pricey but it is in the City and not out of kilter with other restaurants of similar quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good standard of food
    JRM1
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Set in the Leadenhall market so nice for tourist if looking for good food has a more relaxed bistro downstairs. All dishes where well executed but a little on the small side. Loved the pudding of figs and stilton with a port sauce every thing I like for desert on one plate, worked very well. Had some good wine by the glass.
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  • Business lunch on a wednesday.
    ABZLCY
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Business lunch on a wednesday. Fairly quiet but a good atmosphere inside and the location in Leadenhall market always adds to the overall experience. Good service provided by a relatively young & inexperienced waiter who was kept tightly on course by the Maitre D'. Good quality Lobster Bisque followed by a large and delicious skate wing washed down by a glass of nice but relatively inexpensive savignon blanc. If you enjoy fish this is a great place to eat in the city. Slightly pricey but worth the money.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food in iconic London
    crow
    Dined on 17/10/2013
    fantastic food in iconic London setting, right in middle of Leadenhall Market. Not cheap but worth it. my favourite business lunch spot
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Another lovely evening in
    AWAWVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Another lovely evening in Chamberlains - really good food (we chose from the toptable menu) and excellent service. Would definitely recommend.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since 4 June 2014
    • Average Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambience3.5
    • Service4.1
    • Value3.2
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Chamberlain's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Went on a Friday, restaurant
    Barry
    Dined on 13/9/2013
    Went on a Friday, restaurant quiet. Service was excellent and staff friendly and helpful.
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food - enjoyable evening
    Cogent2001
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    The food/Service was good. unfortunately we were the only people in the place, which lacked the ambience. I can imagine that during the day/mid week exclude Friday that this place is busy with City folks having business lunch and dinner.
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    business meals, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was good but very
    RLF1
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    The food was good but very slow. Waiters were attentive.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming!
    MoonlightVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Great service, and a real effort to go out of the way for us. Food was good value too.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Southerner
    Dined on 19/7/2013
    I have never been disappointed by the food and service at Chamberlain's. Located in Leadenhall Market, it is great to have a fish restaurant maintaining the traditions of simple but good fresh fish in this historic area.
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  • Brilliant service, lovely
    Xede
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Brilliant service, lovely atmosphere and great food, we have a wonderful Friday evening there
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    I would recommend this to a friend.