Paternoster Chop House

4.2
2543 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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 the British Isles have to offer.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2543 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipProfT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service could be better. Forgot to bring wine to table. Food good but for the price presentation and service needs to be better.

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EilidhS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and the cocktails were very nice.

The service was quite slow and we waited about 45 minutes for our first drink to arrive.

We weren't very close to a heater but they did provide blankets which was great.

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Christine
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & good service but a bit pricey at almost £100 per head!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was delighted to be coming out to eat after lockdown and was, before lockdown, a long standing regular of D&D restaurants including PCH. I was also excited to be seeing PCH’s new location. Unfortunately the experience was somewhat disappointing. For whatever reason we were initially seated under the only heater that did not work. When we were moved there was also a lack of outside heating at the second table (and the outdoor gas heater was not running at full power). There were warmer tables (including ones that became empty while we were there) but for whatever reason we were told we could not be moved to them (despite spending, between four of us, almost £700 on dinner). Maybe those other (mostly younger patrons than us) were friends. Who knows. Finally, the food. Whilst tasty enough, 100g of fish for a main course (£32 turbot), most of which was bone (I cook turbot at home, I’m astonished they found a piece of the fish that was so full of bones), is really unacceptable.

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vipAnne
London
26 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not sure I like the new location and room, quite industrial and smaller. The terrace is bigger which helps during the current situation! However the food and service were excelent and the covid precautions making it a pleasant experience

DP
DaveyP
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great wine, lovely food and giving circumstances a very well run restaurant

AN
AdeN
London
22 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant may have moved down the road but the food and service is still bang on. Special thanks to Hannah and the team for the great welcome and service.

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DeanS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Its no where as good as the old restaurant and the food was cold
But the cocktails was very nice and still using the old photos of the old restaurant on the web page its lot smaller and first dates don't use this place anymore

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vipLibby5
London
21 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing - Covid regs were really good. Cant fault this place - went with my extended bubble as a single person living alone- most table were in two's, and very very well spaced out. It was my 50th and they made a very odd time extra special. thanks so so much ..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
51 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My Sister is a big fan of the tv programme ‘First Dates’ so we chose the restaurant to celebrate her birthday as this is where it is filmed.

Food is very good, fantastic service and they made a real fuss of my Sister.

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MelanieS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service
A great place to dine

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markp
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The restaurant is closing and it really showed! Food was reasonable but unfortunately everything else was a real disappointment. Certainly not like the First Dates restaurant! It was my wife’s 50th birthday and unfortunately it fell well short of expectations!
Didn’t help that we had eaten at the Asia Ivy earlier in the week which was brilliant!

MV
MichaelaV
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and very good value. Staff friendly and attentive

AM
AliceM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, perfect for a special occasion given it’s a little more expensive. Complimentary dessert saying “happy anniversary” would a brilliant touch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner celebration here, and what a treat it was, from the delicious snacks all the way through to the desert.
Service was great, and the birthday surprise was fantastic.
Definitely would go back again.

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chetnap
London
29 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was lovely and service pleasant. It was very quiet and there was no real ambience in the restaurant which was a shame!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
23 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Relaxed brunch, buzzing atmosphere. Value for money on the unlimited bubbles!

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XanaB
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Managed to get a last minute table and really well accommodated for. Busier than expected for COVID measures but still felt reasonably safe. Food was divine and the staff were lovely.

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vipAlang
London
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a friend and we had a enjoyable evening . staff were polite and helpful. Had the steak which was excellent. i would defo recommend the house Red too. i will revisit in the spring.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Due to covid the meal is rushed. Book earlier than 8pm.
Staff were lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday/date thing. Nice food and atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I can’t fault the service, every member of staff was outstanding. I just felt the porterhouse was on the average side, a little cool and slightly tough. Maybe I’m just getting old, but didn’t come away thinking that was outstanding value overall either.

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mikejburn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Lunch booking and didn't seem too busy. Sat outside, prompt, friendly service. Starter was great. Then we waited and waited and waited. Server came over after about 30 minutes and said mains were nearly ready, and gave us a glass of complimentary wine by way of apology, but it was still another 10 minutes. Chicken Kiev finally arrived soggy, partly burned, and really disappointing. Poor experience, especially given the cost.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a super day so we were able to sit outside and it was glorious. Lovely food and service highly recommended

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BurntSteak
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

i guys,

Unfortunately for me I was served a well overdone steak by a moody gentlemen when I requested it medium rare. He took the excitement and the whopping price tag of 95 pounds from me with service charge included I kindly let go.

I work round the corner and thought I was in for a treat but sadly me and my guest were left unsatisfied , drinks etc staff are great. Will attend for usual drinks!

Regards.

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Himisha
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went for Sunday roast. Sides were great. Brilliant Yorkshire puddings. Lamb was very fatty and chewy-not the greatest.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic day in London, followed by the best experience at Paternoster Chop House. Such good food and service.

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TimR
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. The right amount of banter to make it fun. An excellent steak and Truffled butter that made Keto manageable. The terrace was lovely in the sun.

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Meikameeks
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and location. They are working quiet slow to ensure there is minimal contact with guests which unfortunately has you waiting a long but the food all arrived hot. Steak was slightly undercooked for medium but the flavours were amazing! Set menu was very poor but ordered from the standard menu for a little but more.

JS
JayS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great vibrant location attentive and friendly staff but most importantly great tasting steak

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sarakalidou
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was there with my husband. We, in particular, did not liked the food. I mean it is okay but nothing especial. I also have to precise that it was the ''eat out'' last day and it was very busy, maybe that is why. Even so, it should not be the case.
A part that the service was impeccable, the waitress was very nice and talkative.
But I wont return there, sorry

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KateZ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was so so. Honestly, if you're not ordering the steak, don't bother. Steak is tasty, fish cakes, fish n chips was ok, but not worth the money, even with the discount.

TG
TomG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our family visit to Paternoster Chop House and enjoyed the "Eat out to help out" menu . Great service - thanks.

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AndyStrummer6clashcity
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Came down from Glasgow having booked this restaurant day before. Absolutely loved it from the location to the food , service was excellent even though it was really busy our food arrived quickly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be visiting again.

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Anom
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Overpriced even with a discount. Only popular due to filming there of First Dates. We won’t be returning.

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johnp
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night would definitely recommend, food and service was all fantastic

JD
JadeD
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Was nothing like what you expect on the tv . Not a place you go as a couple . We was made to felt like our custom was not wanted . Poor service we had to ask for our drinks and ask for our food as tge waitresses walked past . Noise level was so loud we went around 5.30 and it was so dark in there. Weatherspoons is more quite than this restaurant dont waste your time.

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MelissaF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All amazing can’t fault it :)
Food service cocktails all amazing.

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AlishaT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Arrived when it was quiet. Was seated very quickly our waiter was lovely and made sure we have everything we needed! Would recommend! Will be returning

MM
MMMMM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Poor service but food was good

FAQs

Paternoster Chop House is rated 4.2 stars by 2543 OpenTable diners.

Paternoster Chop House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.