Gillray's Steakhouse

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Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is the most English of English dining destinations. Set in the County Hall with views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is a homage to top quality beef from O'Sheas Butcher.

You can also enjoy fish of the day, poultry, and local specialities. The Bar features a mouthwatering selection of over 90 gins and an impressive cocktail collection.

Private Dining

Toast the season with the introduction of a new quintessentially English menu in some of the most historic rooms within the former home to the Greater London Council. We opened our doors as The London Marriott Hotel, County Hall in 1998 and the building retains its original features to this day.

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Special Offers

Father’s Day Carvery with a gift for Dad £36 per person

Make this year Father’s Day a truly special occasion by treating Dad to an unforgettable experience including a choice of hand carved roast meats with truffle cauliflower bake, beef dripping roasted Maris Pipers, crispy on the outside – fluffy on the inside Yorkshire Puddings and a Boozy Berry Crumble with Whisky Custard. Oh, and did we mention Dad gets a Gillray’s Beer flight?
Gillray’s Flying Squirrel Pilsner, Gillray’s Sumo American Pale Ale and Gillray’s RoadKill New England I.P.A.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. No a la carte available on this day.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 16 June 2019

Ends: 16 June 2019

Availability: Sun 13:00-16:45

Theatre Menu 2 courses and a glass of sparkling wine for £23

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-16:30 17:00-18:30 21:00-22:00

Sunday Roast: £22 per person

Sample a generous portion of 35 day dry aged beef rib eye roast! Available every Sunday so make it a regular tradition! Pair it with cauliflower cheese, roast potatoes, broccoli, maple glazed parsnips and yorkies and finish the weekend in style.

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

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00

Steak and chips: £15

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00

Free Flowing Gin & Tonic £41/£43 per person

From a set menu. Priced at £41 or £43 on a Saturday or Sunday.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 13:00-16:00

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Thu 8:00AM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:00AM - 6:45PM

What 472 People Are Saying
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Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We arrived at Gillray's at the appointed time but, were asked to wait in the bar. After ordering drinks we were shown to our table. The staff was very attentive at first but, that died off as the night went on. This was very noticeable and undesirable as empty dishes sat on the table long after we had finished. This was distressing since the restaurant was only half full. In the end we had to ask for our check.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were hoping to have a nice Easter dinner after a fantastic time in London.

The waiter got everything wrong. They forgot about one side (with the main meat course being accompanied by nothing but 3 cherry tomatoes) and brought a different one for the other plate claiming they "ran out".

The manager, who had been very educational about a cow's anatomy (free advise: some people don't want to be forced to know what they're eating), first said he would take care of the check. Then he came back negotiating ("I'll take care of the drinks, but not the meat, and you can have a dessert"), which made me raise eyebrows. He asked "wasn't the meat good?".

I'm Argentinian. It was good, but not great. And making people feel cheap on a holiday family dinner is not good.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good voucher but the additional costs were high making the experience quite expensive.

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HD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second meal at Gillray's during our week long stay at the Marriott. The ambience and service are very good, and who can't fail to love the views across the Thames? However, tonight my steak was stone cold and meals were slow to come from the kitchen. Our waiter was very apologetic and we were comped glasses of champagne and desserts, but, still cold steak is cold steak. I also think the choice of music might be more subtle.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very helpful and courteous staff food lovely

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HD
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully appointed restaurant with views over the river to the Houses of Parliament. We had the three course set menu, and it had some interesting and tasty choices at a very reasonable price.

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Responded on 13 April 2019

Dear HelenD, Thank you for providing us such amazing feedback following your visit to Gillray's! We hope to host you again in the near future. Kind regards, Alexandra Stoican Food & Beverage Sales Manager

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London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience from food to service especially Silvia ,Anna and Andrea.

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Responded on 13 April 2019

Dear Anonymous, We are delighted to hear you had such a great experience in Gillray's! Your comments have been passed on to Silvia, Anna and Andrea, who are very much looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Alexandra Stoican Food & Beverage Sales Manager

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

お一人さまのランチ。リーズナブルで満足。

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AM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. The staff were friendly. The view was great and the food was 5*.

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Responded on 13 April 2019

Dear AlannaM, Thank you for the brilliant review! The team in Gillray's is looking forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Alexandra Stoican Food & Beverage Sales Manager

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b
Warwickshire
203 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I keep going back here and it never disappoints. Their steaks are good quality, cooked well. Wine is bit pricey, but you are in a lovely hotel with a great view

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 13 April 2019

Dear Bobb, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback on your Gillray's visit. We do hope to welcome you back n the near future! Kind regards, Alexandra Stoican Food & Beverage Sales Manager

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a
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The music was a distraction some of the time.
Would be good if they changed the menu more regularly and got rid of some of the less appealing ingredients.
Service is outstanding.
We did find chewing gum underneath the table top which was unexpected.

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CJ
London
122 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I am a regular at Gillray's Steakhouse, and often entertain guests here when they are visiting London. They never fail to be impressed by the location, the décor, and the views. The food is always good, and the service is (usually) impeccable. The restaurant was experiencing some (uncharacteristic) issues on this particular evening, - but the waiting staff dealt with it professionally, and (without us asking or complaining) they knocked-off the cost of our side dishes and a couple of our drinks as an apology. This was appreciated, and has ensured I'll be back again soon. Definitely recommended.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible place! Played rock music over dinner, service and food a shambles

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London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and value for money!

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, nothing too much trouble. Definitely be going again

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b
Warwickshire
203 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very relaxing - I was on my own, and the waiting team were helpful, attentive and charming. I am terrible with names, but I think it was Anne and her colleague especially.
Good to see the high standards I have seen before there are still in place

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 18 March 2019

Dear Bobb, We are delighted to read your lovely comments! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Team

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London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bar tenders were fantastic and quick as well as lovely company prior to my meal with my girlfriend

Mohammed the manager who looked after us made sure everything was as we wanted and our server was fantastic and quick. All staff were polite and very professional.

Let's not forget the steak and oysters are to die for.

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 18 February 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to provide us such glowing feedback following your recent Gillray's visit! Mo and his team are very much looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. Kind regards, Alexandra Stoican Food & Beverage Sales Manager

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JS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was appalling. Didn’t ever finish starters before main course came. Waiters kept the main course out and waiting until we finished starters resulting in cold and dry main courses

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B
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service terrible no food after 1 h and 20 minutes and we had to chase the waiter to get him to bring the bottle of wine we had ordered which came after 40 minutes we had been seated. This was a per-theatre dîner which we mentioned to our waiter as we were seated. Seeing that the food was not coming we chased twice. Each time the waiter told us the food would be there in 5 minutes. We had ordered flat iron steaks so nothing complex or slow to cook... we left without eating diner, frustrated and disappointed. This place is just terrible.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food on the whole was satisfactory, but the service certainly needs to improve. Long waits for everything.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was slow the steaks not good a poor experience

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p
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all courses cooked to perfection - an amazing find in central London

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O
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It's a pity such a nice restaurant, in a nice place, in a nice hotel, to make such mistakes with the service.
The meat was delicious and correctly cooked BUT it came on our table COLD. The 3 out of 4 dishes.
The manager was helpful and took care of it at the bill. The service wasn't anything special, inexperienced and the receptionist had lost her smile. Nice location and ambiance. A pity, indeed...

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PP
London
30 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My wife and I were disapointed with out visit to Gillray's Steakhouse. We booked the pre-theatre menu but it doesn't have a steak on it so we looked at the al a'carte and chose a rump steak and the fish and chips. The fish chips were fine but the large steak was overcooked and very chewy. So we complained to the 'manager' as we had previously had a problem with our waitress understanding us - and with her knowledge of the menus! The 'manager' handled our complaint very well getting us a glass of champagne and offering another steak though warning it would take sometime. When it finally arrived it was still overcooked and it came without chips. Finally, the bill came which wasn't as expensive as it should have been thanks to a discount we were given.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the waiters was french. Helped us a lot to understand the menu. Very classy restaurant in a very classy place. Really nice.

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 15 January 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for the lovely feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Team

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CE
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely restaurant in a great location. We got the theatre deal which was such a good deal. Staff were all really nice, friendly and helpful. I want to go back when I have more time, and don't have to dash off to the theatre.

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p
Dorset
15 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a fixed price 3 course meal. The choices were very good, steak cooked perfectly. Very nice deserts. The lovely experience was tarnished by the adding of 12.5 per cent to our bill. When we paid we didn't have the odd 25p so rounded down. The staff came over and asked us in front of everyone for the 25p. A service charge is not compulsory but based on good service.

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a
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We miss the yorkshire pudding as the aperitif but otherwise cuisine is good if a little fancy in some areas

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 15 January 2019

Dear Anne, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback following your recent experience in Gillray's. Your comments have been shared with the team and we are looking forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Team

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DF
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best fillet I have ever had! The food was absolutely superb!

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 15 January 2019

Dear DFit, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your steak and we are looking forward to hosting you again in the near future! Kind regards, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Team

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m
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Meal took nearly 3 hours due to painfully slow service even though there were several empty tables behind us. The steaks were paper thin (1/4 inch for a rib eye - no kidding) and cooked to shoe leather done-ness even after asking for medium rare. The "manager" when asked about the steaks and long wait was rude and pompous...after long discussion he dropped the charge for two of our meals. We witnessed him "negotiating" with at least two other tables for similar problems. It seemed to be a regular occurrence that they just accept as normal. The staff obviously don't respect the manager. It was visible. Could be a great place with skilled management. Alas, that is missing. The appetizers and non-steak items were very good. The chef can cook. I think if the chef had better ingredients (steaks), and if the front-of-house management was replaced it could be a good place.

The hotel that Gillray's is in is fabulous and this restaurant is damaging the hotels reputation in my opinion. Too bad.

Gillray's Steakhouse
Responded on 15 January 2019

Dear Mattsanf, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback following your recent experience in Gillray's. Our Restaurant & Bar manager has contacted you via email to discuss further details of your visit. Kind regards, Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar Team

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Really no class place. Weather in service, food and anything else. Service late and unprofessional.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch deal is well worth it at only £15 for the steak and chips. Great service (haven’t been to a restaurant yet that let’s you select a steak knife!).

Would definitely return!

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S
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely venue and the staff were very friendly. It felt really special so I would recommend the venue

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was a little hard to find but once in the restaurant was nice with a lovely view.

We went for the set menu which when I booked said it included either a G&T or a bellini but when we arrived we were told it was either sparkling wine or a bellini which was a bit disappointing.
It seemed to take too long for them to take our orders and then we found out only when we ordered that one of the starter options wasn't available. However the pate starter was delicious and presented beautifully so that was a plus.
Mains were mixed - my fillet was delicious and beautifully cooked, while the risotto was, sadly, decidedly bland.
Desserts took far, far too long. I opted for the bakewell tart which was way overcooked and I simply couldn't eat the pastry.
Overall I would say the food was good for the price but the service was very poor - particularly as they weren't overly busy. If this and the desserts could be improved I would go again.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good for dates . Excellent view, service and value for money

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C
London
22 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We booked the pre-theatre menu which is good value and comes with a cocktail. Having read the reviews we made sure to book early which was fortunate as a very large Christmas party arrived a little after we did. Service was good though other tables had to leave before their main course - possibly returning after the theatre to finish. The room was busy with later afternoon tea being served so quite noisy but the view of the river made up for that.

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AO
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Buen servicio, pésima calidad de alimentos.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They seemed rushed off their feet so we had to remind them of a few things - glass of wine, desert....

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Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Eh. If this is the best beef that England has to offer, as the description states at the time of this review, then I recommend the fish.

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

First visit and will be the last. Our reservation was for 8.00 24 November 2018. When we arrived we were shown to our table the lady was not very polite no one explained the menu nor were we told there would be a delay on food. Half an hour passed still no food still no explanation. Took at least 40 minutes before someone apologized and brought us complimentary bread 3 small pieces for 2 people which they should have done in the first place. It was over an hour before we got our food and it was OK not amazing. Sides very small ordered spinach very overpowered by chili. Also my husband ordered a Gin and Tonic took 15 minutes for this to arrive. We did get 20% of the payment but unfortunately it was a little late. This could have been sorted from the start they could have informed us straight away and maybe brought the bread out earlier and maybe a complimentary drink would have helped. I was not the only one complaining do not expect such bad service from any restaurant. Its a shame because its a lovely restaurant inside very decadent just the service and staff let it down.

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