Paternoster Chop House

4.3
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2414 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

Sunday Roast, 2/3 courses for £25/£30, + free-flowing red wine £20

Sunday Roast, 2/3 courses for £25/£30, Enjoy free-flowing Clarendelle Inspired by Haut- Brion wine for £20 per person.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 October 2019

Ends: 17 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00

Set Menu: 2 courses for £30, 3 for £35

A set menu selection

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 18 November 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-20:00
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

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

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: 17 November 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 2414 People Are Saying
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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good quality Doubled lampchops, juicy and tender.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

We asked where Fred was! (I’m sure this cannot be the first time this has happened!) we didn’t expect him to be there but being watchers of the first dates show, I guess we were a bit giddy. However, the server told us he wasn’t there and hadn’t been for over a year (we expected this so no great shakes) then he said by all accounts and to let you know he’s not a very nice man. Said he hadn’t worked there long but other staff had said what a nasty man he was.... regardless of if he is or isn’t and I get he has a tv image to uphold, I felt this was of very poor taste and quite frankly he should’ve kept his own thoughts to himself. Really unprofessional. The service in general was nothing outstanding for the prices they charge and whilst the food was nice and tasty; I have had better and with much better service. The fact that they then slapped an £26 ‘discretionary’ service charge on was a kick in the teeth really. In the end we asked them to remove it (something I have never done before) and decided on our own ‘tip’
I appreciate we are in a capital city and prices are higher and I have no problem with paying them, however the service especially leaves a lot to be desired.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice atmosphere but felt the tables were a little too close to each other. Did wait a while for or drinks and had a little delay on a side but the waiter knocked some off our bill for the inconvenience. I had the double lamb chop which was very good. They came out with a candle and piece of cake as a happy birthday for my husband.

Would visit again.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Too bad we missed the roast. But the steak is awesome.

OT
London
34 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I am a big fan of this restaurant. Food is good and service is usually very good.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went midweek and it was very busy and quite loud so not great for quiet conversation which was ok for us as it wasn't our 'first date'. Staff were very attentive especially our waitress, who was very friendly and informative. We did the set menu which wasn't particularly good value when the portions are small plus you need to order side dishes to make up the main course, however food was tasty and by having 3 courses was enough.

AG
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal & service!

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
34 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

CJ
London
5 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

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