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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
12:00 AM
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Paternoster Chop House

4.3
2149 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date (265)
  • Special Occasions (211)
  • Good for Birthdays (186)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Steakhouse
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Hours of Operation
LUNCH
Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 3.30pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 3:30pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 3:30pm

DINNER
Monday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 10.30pm

BAR OPENING TIMES
Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 12.00am
Saturday: 11.00am - 12.00am
Sunday: 11.00am - 6.00pm

Bar food menu available in the bar area, Monday to Friday: 12pm - 10.30pm and Saturday Bar: 4pm - 10.30pm.
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Phone number
020 7029 9400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jose Lopez
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Private Party Facilities
In the shadows of St Paul's Cathedral, Paternoster Chop House's traditional, seasonal British menu and covered terrace makes it the perfect venue for weekday lunches, afterwork drinks or for a proper Sunday roast
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Private Party Contact
Katarina Jobbagyova : 020 7029 9400
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Public Transit

St Paul's (central line)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Set Menu 2/3 courses for £23.50/£27.50 per person

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 19 February 2018

Ends: 19 August 2018

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

Free-Flowing Bordeaux Wine: £15

£15 per person when you order two dishes from the A la Carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 8 February 2018

Ends: 31 March 2018

Availability: Sun 11:00-15:15

A Life of Pie: Pie, Beer & Side, £20

Choose a main course pie with a matched side dish and bottle of beer for £20, from our 'Life of Pie' menu, every Monday.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 4 September 2015

Ends: 31 March 2018

Availability: Mon 12:00-15:30 17:30-22:30

Bottomless Brunch

£15 per person when you order two dishes from the A la Carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 15 April 2017

Ends: 31 March 2018

Availability: Sat 12:00-15:00

What 2149 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.3
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3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidN30 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent and tBle service was really good and price was also reasonable.

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KH123 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Such a lovely place to come. Came for my boyfriend’s birthday and they treated him so well - surprise dessert and make him feel special. Definitely going to come again.

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RogerH 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

In London for a city break. Booked here because my wife loves "first dates" which is filmed here.

The food was excellent and the whole experience was great . Very good value for central London. I would recommend and re visit.

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TracyH 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Recently celebrated my husbands birthday here which was our first visit for lunch and it certainly will not be our last. The service was warm and friendly, the food delicious and great value for money with the set menu of three courses and the atmosphere vibrant. A lovely touch when his dessert was delivered it had "Happy Birthday" in chocolate piped around the edge of the plate, a very nice personal touch. A very enjoyable and relaxed meal. Look forward to returning soon.

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ErnestL 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Th food was excellent, although very pricey as well. The atmosphere could be a bit quieter but that doesn’t take away from the “first dates” surrealism. I would definitely come here again (after saving up a bit)

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DharyllR 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful little spot to have dinner, alot smaller than it seems on TV but very interesting.

Lovely food and the staff are welcoming and friendly, would definitely return.

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Kareng 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Took my Mum and Dad for a lovely meal as they were down visiting. Service was wonderful, the waitresses really made an effort to be friendly and helpful... and laugh politely at my Dad’s rubbish jokes. Food was delightful, especially the duck and port pate!
Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Chop House is a great city venue. The service is attentive and the food tasty and well presented.

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SeanW 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Took wife for her 50th Birthday Excellent
Our Waitress Was Extremely Attentive

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DeanL 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great service and recognised the birthday girls with a special dessert from an email on the booking and didn’t need to ask which was great. Salad probs could have been a bit fresher on the starter.

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OpenTable Diner (Glasgow)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Came in for Sunday lunch and was not disappointed. Both the beef and the lamb were delicious and the roast potatoes were cooked to perfection. Only problem was that my fussy dining partner doesn't really do green veg except for peas and unfortunately there wasn't a pea on the premises. It took a couple of minutes discussion to agree with the waitress that we could substitute the veg for another side order. Seemed such a trivial request that could have spoiled our lunch but at least it worked out ok.

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ClaireG 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

All the staff were friendly and couldnt do enough for you. I mentioned it was my partners birthday and they made it very special for him, we had a fantastic time!

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JoBar (London)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely brunch on a Sunday💕 Great service- lovely virgin Bloody Mary and a fabulous eggs florentine.... was also highly jealous of my 7 year olds fries ( so much so we ordered a side plate!!)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

Fab service..... the Italian waitress with glasses should feature in first dates ..... she is wonderful !!!!! And made our evening on 17th feb ..... would recommend going

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ScottA 
2.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

We had a table for two booked for 20:30 on a Saturday night, the restaurant was packed.
We had a drink at the bar and then waited and was taken to our table slightly late which wasn’t a problem.
Our table was sandwiched between two other tables of two. The tables where so close together we could barely get between to sit down!
The started came after quite a wait and it wasn’t great. When the main came the Chateubriand was over cooked and was like a piece of leather. It was completely inedible. We complained and said that we didn’t want an alternative as by this time it was 21:45 and we just wanted to get out.
Overall the service was poor, the food was terrible and overall the place felt like a canteen.
I would definitely not recommend this restaurant, aside from it being on the TV it doesn’t have a lot to offer.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

Lovely restaurant, friendly helpful staff. Found the menu quite limited but I am quite fussy. Companions really enjoyed it also.

Beautiful location as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Berkshire)
4.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

We were rushed into our seats had a very over seasoned salad (salty) with goat's cheese overall mediocre pub food offering

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ScottA 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

I absolutely loved this place and it was perfect for valentines weekend and made very special as it was the restaurant from the first dates program

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VivienneS 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

First time here and we loved everything. Staff were so friendly and the food absolutely amazing and we were both surprised at how reasonably priced everything was. A service charge is added to the bill but we left a further tip on the table as it was so nice to have such a pleasurable experience from start to finish. Well done to everyone your restaurant and staff are amazing.

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JulieG 
5.0  Dined on 17 February 2018

Fantastic lunch with my husband. We were in London from Yorkshire for the weekend as a Xmas present from me to my husband. The food was amazing and really enjoyed the free flowing prosecco!! Great atmosphere. Would definitely visit again.

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