Paternoster Chop House

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2406 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Paternoster Chop House is more commonly known as the First Dates restaurant, on Channel 4's smash hit programme. Located underneath St.Paul’s cathedral, you can enjoy our outdoor terrace or soak up the atmosphere in our bustling restaurant and vibrant bar.

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 ingredients the British Isles have to offer.

Special Offers

Red Roasts & Free Flowing Bordeaux for an extra £20 pp

Enjoy Free Flowing Bordeaux wine with our Sunday Roasts for an additional £20 pp

Terms and Conditions: To be enjoyed with a minimum of 2 courses from a la carte or set menu.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 21 April 2019

Ends: 13 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:15

Christmas Day set menu: 3 courses £75

Christmas Day set menu: 3 courses £75

Terms and Conditions: Only Christmas Day set menu will be available on the 25th of December. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-17:00

New Year's Eve set menu: 3 courses £75

New Year's Eve set menu: 3 courses £75

Terms and Conditions: Only New Year's Eve set menu will be available on the 31st of December. Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 31 December 2019

Ends: 31 December 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-22:15

Free Flowing Bubbles

Enjoy Free Flowing Bubbles Saturdays for an additional £20 pp

Terms and Conditions: To be enjoyed for £20 per person with a minimum of 2 courses from a la carte menu.
Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 April 2019

Ends: 14 October 2019

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

Set Menu: 2 courses for £25, 3 for £30

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 15 April 2019

Ends: 14 October 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-15:15
Mon-Thu 12:00-15:15 17:30-22:15
Fri 12:00-15:15 17:30-22:00
Sat 12:00-15:00 17:30-22:15

What 2406 People Are Saying
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PC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Toilets were dirty and the soap diapensers broken.

If you are spending 200 quid on dinner then you expect things like this to be a given.

Toilets dirty as well.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and the service was great. Would definitely come back again.

OT
London
31 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location and it was warm enough to sit outside in the sunshine.
The set menu is good value.

The pork fillet with black pudding was superb.

DW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice food and wine with outdoor seating

E
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, quite pricey

JG
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was very good, I was just annoyed I was charged for a mixer with my brandy when I didn’t have one, I was refunded 50pence, which is ridiculous as a fever tree ginger ale would I’m sure be more than50pence, overall though very good.

RN
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an evening meal with my partner to celebrate our 2nd anniversary, food was exceptional service was great, lovely table outside to look at the architecture of St Paul's Cathedral. Lovely ambience not rushed with service I.e great timing between courses, quality food with a reasonable pricing structure. Would recommend to anyone to experience the Pasternoster aka (first dates restaurant)

E
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service, very friendly staff. The food wad ok, nothing special.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and a great place for a lunchtime send off with a good friend. Delicious starter of mint cured sea bass which was perfect for the beautiful summer day. The pork belly was to die for and light. All together a great time and recommended

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience staff attentive not intrusive food amazing. All round great place to eat with a special person.

MR
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service at the table was very good, our waiter was friendly but not over bearing. We had booked the Evening Standard menu which was fabulous and great value.
Tables a little cramped but not too loud. Great venue and food would recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Loved our food and the service was fantastic. Felt that the restaurant was a little cramped and we were next to a particularly noisy table. There’s loud and then there’s LOUD!

d
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Sunday Roast meal here. Food and wine was divine and service was excellent! Our main server was very funny and made our meals even more enjoyable

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weekend away with Adelene my wife, down from Scotland to watch England and Wales at Twickenham

DD
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Meeting a friend for lunch.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We were late even with our 15 mins grace but called ahead to inform from taxi, arrived 8 mins over the cut off time .... receptionist was very rude and unfriendly. Meal was fair but had better, service was hirendous. Husband had to get his own wine from bar as had been sitting 10mins waiting for service to collect. Will not be returning, only went as seen on tv.

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food better than I had expected.

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an experience! From the food to the service, everything was amazing. The service we received from Evalina made our night very special. Will absolutely be coming back

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable evening with great food and a good atmosphere. It was hot in the restaurant. Staff were alway attentive and friendly.

JE
London
72 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with a friend for a catch up. She had the salmon salad and I had the steak and ale pudding. Food was tasty. It was buzzy. It was slightly noisy with a large group behind us. The table staff were helpful and welcoming. I would return

A
London
14 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant a few times, and it never disappoints! One slight criticism is that because First Dates is filmed there, it is looking a little 'knackered' - nothing a lick of paint can't sort...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Average service. The rest was great including the free glass of wine.

RS
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

A great visit to the chop house, the decor is looking a little tired to be honest, but the service and food was great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fast friendly service but could be more attentive and upscale.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff.
Food was served quickly.
Being a vegan, not much choice on the menu.

AH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, amazing wine, amazing service.

We went to celebrate my wife birthday as a surprise and she loved it. We both had the steak and they was both cooked to perfection.

We shall be going again.

Alex

CS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff were excellent, food outstanding, noise level was VERY high.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not the experiance I was expecting. When I booked this months in advance I was excited, however the menu did not live up to expectations. The choice was nothing special, and for what it is the prices were extortionate. Overall, the experiance wasn't good but also not bad. The staff were friendly and attentive which helped avoid the evening being a total disaster.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Except long wait for the drinks at the bar, it was rather fab evening and a great experience. I was rather impressed with timing of the food service. Spot on and the meat, amazing taste, perfectly spiced and good sides.

t
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time,staff where very good and food was excellent

SB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere & very attentive staff happy to talk about First dates how it’s filmed etc....food was very nice & reasonably priced although drinks were quite expensive.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Ordered the rib-eye steak and it was probably the worst I’ve ever had. Great service, but let down badly by chef with no desire to make an impression.

KB
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Highly recommend. Service was below average. We were a party of 6 with kids and waitress didnt put forth much effort, especially since tip was predetermined and already included

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic evening, everything was perfect

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had booked an early seating and it was a nice table by the window. The service was good not to the point where it over intrusive. The atmosphere was a nice buzz for a Friday night. Cocktails lovely and the food was delicious indeed. I would recommend to friends.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the second time I've been in the last couple of weeks and again it was an incredibly enjoyable time. In a group of three, it took us some time to order as we were catch up and not once were we rushed of told to hurry up. A great option and I would highly recommend.

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drawn here by the program first dates, however the real staff are really friendly and the food was great.

P
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We stood at the bar and ordered a bottle of proseco and 2 glasses. We got these albeit the surly barman decided it was for us to pour it! Had to carry it, the ice bucket, glasses, coats etc to reception where lovely lady offered us help & took us to table. Place is lovely, friendly n great atmosphere. Waiter/waitress very good. Black pudding scotch egg and piccalilli wonderful. Fish Pie (a £18 special) was a bowl of peas & a baked potato mash topping with almost no fish at all - poor - even the people next to us commented on it. Place is sold on First Dates & works - but it does fail in certain areas. Go, enjoy - but be prepared for tiny disappointments. Yes we mentioned this there - little interest.

R
London
35 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A little overpriced for the quality of food. One of the dishes was suppose to have samphire and we were told it was in the sauce (the sauce was clear and brown, other than being rather salty there was not other indication that samphire could've been in it). However, they did arrange a small sweet with a candle because it was a birthday so that was a nice touch.

SH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a catch up with an old work colleague, probably a little to cosy setting for the occasion but the service and food were incredible. Eating Keto at the moment and it’s always a challenge to find natural, wholesome, clean food. This place had everything on the meal and all for a fair price considering it’s located in central London.

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