Chamberlain's Restaurant

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269 reviews
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Seafood
Chamberlain’s Of London is a seafood and fish restaurant offering private dining and event catering in the City of London.

They have been serving the very best fish and seafood in Leadenhall Market for over 16 years.

The restaurant is co-owned by fourth generation fishmongers Chamberlain and Thelwell and Executive Chef Andrew Jones both bringing there area of expertise to make Chamberlain's a truly exceptional experience

They proudly say that what is served to you directly comes from boat, to Billingsgate, to kitchen, to plate.

Using this exceptional produce their talented team of chefs create dishes for our fish restaurant that reflect nature’s harvest from around the British Isles in both modern tastes as well as the classics.

Chamberlain’s is famous for their Dover Sole from Brixham served on or off the bone, grilled, pan fried or poached in Champagne sauce.
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London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Not great for vegetarians

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived at 9.07 for a 9pm meal and were told we were too late and the restaurant was closed.

CG
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I like the restaurants that are tucked away in Leadenhall Market. There is an air of "secrecy" about them! We chose the set menu which, to be fair, was a tad limited as they tend to be but the food served up was delicious. The addition of a free Prosecco delivered to our table in those delightful 1950's champagne coupes as opposed to modern day flutes enhanced our dining experience. Chamberlain's still has a touch of the "old world" about it which, for me, makes it an ideal choice for a celebration or anniversary. The head waiter was charm itself and popped over to top up our wine glasses at appropriate intervals. Would perhaps choose a la carte for another visit. A very enjoyable evening from start to finish.

PA
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We had the set menu, which gave us good options.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely brilliant dinner. Quality service and food won’t let you down.

a
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great bonhomie but some food underwhelming. If menu was a wider choice it may be more attractive.

DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, location, value. Bit noisy but ambience good.

N
Surrey
40 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well known to all of us. High quality menu and excellent historical City location. Side dish ordering was confused with some incorrect items, but not a big deal.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good, sea bass was well cooked and sauce was very nice, but nothing out of the ordinary. Nice place in the City, very cool location, perfect for lunch but might feel a bit empty for dinner.

t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience from beginning to end. The waiters were attentive and very courteous, and the food was just fantastic. 10 out of 10 for this lovely restaurant.

g
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and in a great location

RG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the set lunch menu. The selection of dishes on offer was fine; the quality of food was very good. Would particularly recommend the fish in tempura batter.
I would say good value considering the location and overall ambience.

C
London
46 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Long standing Leadenhall Market favourite - always reliably good seafood

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice set menu. The curry was amazingn

BM
London
41 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good as was service. Good place for seafood although felt overpriced for what it is.

OT
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a brilliant meal. Lobster bisque was amazing

JB
London
39 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - service a little slow

SM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Too slow for business people. There are better alternatives in Leadenhall Market.

B
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great range of fish dishes all perfectly cooked. Upstairs was quiet and calm!

TF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for the offer and had a great meal. Loved the starter particularly, a creamy lobster soup (can't recall the dish's proper name!). Nice touch having an amuse bouche.

ST
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding lunch. The set menu offers fantastic value and genuinely tasty food. Throw in unexpected amuse bouche and petit fours and this was quite memorable. Attentive yet unobtrusive service to boot.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I dined at Chamberlain's with a friend and we had the set menu deal which was very good value for money. The fish was excellent and the service very attentive. We will definitely go back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went there for Valentine's night.
I had thought they were fully booked for the night because in the week before we went the restaurant called me, texted me and emailed me to check that we were still coming, but it was virtually empty. It felt a little intrusive as to my mind if I book and give contact details then that should be enough, and I shouldn't be disturbed at work with phone calls.

We did have a good evening and enjoyed the meal but it felt a little old fashioned, stuffy and over- priced. The staff were very nice and professional but at times seemed a little awkward and overattentive possibly because it was so quiet so there was a little too much hovering. It felt like a place trying a bit too hard in a city full of innovative food experiences and relaxed dining.

If you are going to pay that much for a special night it needs to feel special and to me it didn't. I am trying to think whether it was just not to my taste and possibly it might suit an older crowd used to more traditional dining who want a quiet place for a chat.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Superb fish, in a wonderful atmosphere. Great location.

JO
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good location in the city. Reasonable value given its location.

l
London
48 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow ... what t a treat! Perfect Sunday brunch, the bloody Marys were so good, an excellent creamy prossecco. The lobster omelette did generate food envy around the table - stunning, although the Crab risotto was so flavoursome and comforting, a joy. We all ordered fish and chips, crispy batter and beautifully fresh fish. the best tarter sauce. The highlight was the excellent welcome and attentive service from Stefan, we felt thoroughly spoiled. A lovely experience, cant wait to return!

JR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice place. great service and ambiance. we were a group of 5 people and we were looked after very well. The minc e pies t the end of the meal were fab!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mixed fish grill in the City

LL
Buckinghamshire
56 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I booked a table at Chamberlain's to celebrate my husband's 70th Birthday. The staff were very attentive and when we arrived there as a birthday card on the table. I had pre-ordered a bottle of champagne which took a while to arrive at the table. The food was not as special as I had hoped and very pricey for what we had. I chose a wine for the table, only to be talked into choosing one over £20 per bottle more. Quite embarrassing as it was a very special occasion. It was in a lovely setting although lacked atmosphere as we were the only table occupied in the downstairs restaurant. So overall it did not live up to my high expectations and I was somewhat disappointed. Sorry!

A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quiet, spacious and atmospheric - a wonderful ambience enhanced by a friendly, attentive and efficient staff. Seafood that tastes as if it really is freshly procured at the market on a daily basis. I will be going back when I find an excuse to do so

C
Kent
89 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The fish in this restaurant is very good, the service was decent and the setting is very nice. More of a business meals place than anything but still worth going to even if you have to pay yourself.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Business lunch shortly after the restaurant reopened and we were treated to a glass of bubbly to celebrate. Both of us had the skate wing which was perfectly cooked and with delicious accompaniments. Service was attentive but I have marked them down slightly only because one of the side dishes was incorrect. This was, however, rectified very quickly and we were not charged.
Very nice meal from a favorite lunch time venue in the city and I will certainly be back.

l
London
109 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Impressive restaurant in the beautifully restored Leadenhall Market. Fish is the thing to go for here and there is a good variety available. There is a reasonable wine list and the complimentary bottle that came with our offer was of a good quality.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and professional staff, well-presented food and lovely setting - recommended for a date or nice lunch

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Didn't manage to make the restaurant due to a flooding incident

L
London
71 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Pleasant service, good food, good buzz. Been a few times and will continue to consider it for fish dishes

ME
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For fish lovers. Great choice and caring service. Perfect venue for a business lunch. Good selection of fish alternatives too.

c
London
28 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Dependably delicious City dining
Quite expensive but a changing menu of fresh, delicious food. Enough classics for the fussy eaters and some more inventive things too. Good for vegetarians

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good place for a business meal. Very fresh fish. Good service and was able to be in and out in just over an hour

T
Dorset
14 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good location in Leadenhall Market with nice surroundings.
Great food and the set menu was a good selection of dishes and reasonably priced. The staff were generally attentive and pleasant.
Only slight issue was the draft downstairs (it was a very cold evening) which made it quite chilly at times, but it didn't spoil the overall meal experience

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