Gillray's Steakhouse

3.9
548 reviews
£26 to £40
Steak
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.
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Experiences

  • Steak & Chips £15

    £15.00 per person

    May 17 - Aug 31, 2021

    An ideal business lunch or short break along the River Thames to taste one of our delicious steaks and chips at Gillray's Steakhouse. Try now our Steak & Chips offer for just £15
  • Taste of Gillray's £25

    £25.00 per person

    May 17 - Aug 31, 2021

    Experience a Taste of Gillray's with this carefully curated menu featuring highlights from our a la carte menu, including a steak with no added supplement! Breathtaking views over River Thames and Houses of Parliament complete your experience - 2 courses for £22 or 3 courses for £25.
  • Father's Day Sharing Double Prime Rib £85

    £43.00 per person

    Jun 20, 2021 only

    Sharing 1kg Double Prime Rib. Includes sides: Salt and Vinegar Chips, Truffle Cauliflower Cheese, Sticky Pear Cider Braised Red Cabbage, Chantanay Carrots, Pan Tossed Broccoli and a choice of two sauces. Minimum of 2 guests per table. Add dessert for £5 per person Sharing for 2: £43 per person Sharing for 3: £29 per person Sharing for 4: £22 per person
  • London Restaurant Festival Taste of Gillray’s

    £22.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Experience a Taste of Gillray's 2 courses for £22, with this carefully curated menu featuring highlights from our a la carte menu, including a steak with no added supplement! Breathtaking views over the River Thames and Houses of Parliament complete your experience ·Min covers (per booking): 1 · Max Covers (per booking): 6 Terms and Conditions: based on availability. Service charge not included.
  • London Restaurant Festival Taste of Gillray’s

    £25.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Experience a Taste of Gillray's 3 courses for £25, with this carefully curated menu featuring highlights from our a la carte menu, including a steak with no added supplement! Breathtaking views over the River Thames and Houses of Parliament complete your experience ·Min covers (per booking): 1 · Max Covers (per booking): 6 Terms and Conditions: based on availability. Service charge not included.
  • London Restaurant Festival Tomahawk

    £85.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    London Restaurant Festival Tomahawk and a bottle of wine to share £85 · Sharing 800 g Tomahawk and a bottle of house wine. Minimum of 2 guests per table. Sharing for 2: £43 per person Sharing for 3: £29 per person Sharing for 4: £22 per person · Min covers (per booking): 2 · Max Covers (per booking): 4 · Terms and Conditions: based on availability. Service charge not included.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 548 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JessicaK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looked after by felicia who gave us excellent service. The food was amazing and a great place to go

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MarcelynN
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend, great service, food and views.

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AmyRose
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very Nice Food, Amazing Service & Beautiful Views.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience2

It’s a steak house and yet they couldn’t get our steaks right. I ordered medium rare and it was as basically brown and my friend ordered medium and hers was well done. They even had little sticks in that said what they were meant to be. I complained and they had offered to do them again but that would have taken ages and my friend an i (who hadn’t seen each other for a year) and didn’t have time to wait for new ones… and like I say… it’s a steakhouse so how did they get it so wrong?
We had ordered from the offer menu but I hate when that apparently means you should have a worse experience.
After a little more back and forth, eventually they took a glass of wine each off of the bill but it wasn’t really the point.
It was boiling in the heat and the windows were filthy so you couldn’t appreciate the beautiful views.
I know the pandemic has hit businesses hard but I think their are some basic things that they need to sort out so that people come and would recommend to others.
As it stands I won’t be recommending or going again.
Waiting staff were nice but it’s a shame about the experience and the fact it was for a special occasion.

CW
CathrynW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and atmosphere. Nicest steak I've probably ever had.
Would definitely recommend.

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MaryAnne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service, food was very average.Bar area had a nice vibe but poor service, lots of young children and families there so very noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was delicious but the service should be improved. I booked for £15steak deal for 2 people but I wanted to get 1 steak and 1 set menu (which is cost more). The staff didn’t let us do that as we didn’t book for set menu, we had to get 2 steaks. How do I suppose to book? 2 booking? 1 for each?

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came here for our anniversary as we were staying in the hotel. We had a great time however it was very pricey - £29 for one steak and that price didn’t include chips or sauce. It was amazing quality though and would recommend. If we were to go again we would share the chips and a sauce as we both couldn’t finish our chips. We waited ages for our bill at the end which was quite frustrating but overall we had a lush date!

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IanC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extremely good; really enjoyed the meal.

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vipSwmm
Buckinghamshire
59 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience. My daughter had steak and the original piece was tough - they changed it for a very nice piece - no quibbles whatsoever. Very good service and Covid regs followed meticulously.

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vipadexis
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a delicious early family dinner at Gillray's. The service was outstanding and the staff were especially helpful supporting us with allergies. Excellent value for money on the London Restaurant Month menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

£40 for two G&Ts. Then seated between two noisy pRtirs on a date when the other end of the restaurant was empty. Asked twice for a glass of wine but never received. Staff were pleasant but looked overrun.

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SM1143
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The staff made me very welcome, the setting is impressive, great views of the Thames, delicious food and excellent value for money. COVID protocols were strong. Sad to see the restaurant so quiet whilst London is in Tier 2.

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Noor
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

service was amazing!
the bartender is really friendly and nice and will make you a rocking drink (i had a mocktail)

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for my husband, daughter and her boyfriend and father.. all said the building and decor was beautiful and fabulous views over the Thames all enjoyed the meals also .. definitely be returning again

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Both our steaks were ridiculously tough as mine was overcooked so I sent it back. The second steals was a lot better but still nowhere near the quality of other steakhouses in London. The staff did their best to recover the situation abs were very apologetic. However they did not offer any sauces wiry the steak which is a first.

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ChrisR
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the best, very bare table setting. I also tried to order a cider and the waiter basically tried to offer me beer as if it was the same thing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting with attentive staff. The food was lovely but a little slow being brought out & arrived at the table luke warm. Alcohol is a bit pricy bit that's to be expected in a hotel setting in central London. Overall a nice experience that I would repeat.

LW
LizW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We chose the restaurant because it overlooked the Thames. Not from our table!
There were dirty plates stacked up on the bar. Tables weren’t cleared.
No new cutlery given for each course.
Tired old decor.
No atmosphere. Really poor food- but like a Harvester on an off day.
The staff were lovely and saved the night from being a disaster.

BP
BarryP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was cold and burnt. Short staffed. One chef and poor service. Returned 90% of the food we were served. Shocked that we were handed a bill. Never again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was great and our server was lovely but it was EXTREMELY slow - we waited 15 mins for the card machine even after saying that we were in a rush to leave to get somewhere, and we waited at least 20 mins for them to clear our starter after finishing. A little disappointing given that the restaurant wasn’t that busy! The food was good though (order “down” in steak, my medium rare was definitely a medium) - wine is expensive but their Malbec was gorgeous!

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Easygoinglad
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Asked for medium rare steak.. it came out well done. Chips arrived 15 minutes late and although the staff were great the ambience was like I was waiting to be told off by a head teacher

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RubenC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality, food amazing , very good value for money, stunning views .

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MariaG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was delicious and we even got cocktails included in the deal which was a lovely surprise.
I’m going back!

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KarineA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Gillray's for lunch to celebrate our fourth wedding anniversary and it was also the first time we were in a restaurant since the lockdown so it was extra special! The food was delicious, the service was fantastic and the view was incredible. We would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak and even better location

CA
CATLADY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’m so sorry to complain but the steak was so tough neither of us even ate it. We did get the meal deal but it was actually inedible, we both just gave up.
The chips and sauce were nice.
The staff were lovely but started hoovering right near our table - maybe as we were the only people in there.

NC
NickC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks I’ve had!

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GrandmaLulu
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice, superb food, courteous service, fantastic view

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vipbmorgen
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the large prime rib steak. It was promised at 1kg although it didn't seem quite that big. The taste was excellent and most of the meat was tender. The veg sides were superb, especially the mushroom and spinach plates - wish they were a bit more generous in their portions of veg. The only big disappointment was the ill-conceived fried bone marrow which was served breaded and fried. The marrow was lost in the breading and the loaf of bread that came with it (without butter) was pointless since the fried marrow wouldn't spread on it. Nice Merlot at a reasonable price. Service was very good and the waitress was knowledgable. I would go again.

CJ
vipChairmanJRO
London
127 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gillray's Steakhouse is my regular choice when I have guests visiting, - It's an impressive venue (with great views) in a convenient location, and the service is always excellent. I'm intolerant to wheat, and the staff are always understanding and I'm never disappointed with the food. Highly recommended!

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AndyL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem overlooking the Thames. Great views and ambiance with a quality menu to support this. Attentive staff and excellent food - would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Un bon repas dans un beau cadre

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SimonK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sunday roast was reasonable. We chose the strip loin which was unfortunately hard to cut due to high sided plates. The most frustrating part of the lunch was the spoon orchestra. A waiter was sorting the cutlery constantly which created a cafeteria atmosphere in a restaurant that charges £22 for lunch, not smart.

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vipTamiG
London
33 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a find! I met family and friends for an early dinner at Gillrays and we were very happy with the service and quality of food we received. The location is beautiful. Within extremely elegant surrounds of the Marriott, and our table overlooked the Thames. Just lovely.

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vipLargeBirthdayGroup
London
94 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and setting was lovely.

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dani
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely, lovely experience. My husband and I were there for a pre-theatre meal and our only wish is that we would have given ourselves more time to enjoy it. To begin we were lucky enough to have a table by the window which overlooked the Thames. The ambiance was relaxed and comfortable. We were impressed by the originality of the starter menu which did not disappoint - the bacon rashers were so good! Our mains were delicious as well - my steak was seasoned deliciously and my husband enjoyed the Yorkshire pudding meal. Our late arrival and misjudgment of the time it would take us to get to the theatre meant we needed to eat as quickly as possible and let our server know. She made sure to keep checking on our food and got her manager involved as well. Everything came out perfect and with enough time to quickly eat and make our show on time.

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vipDavidS
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a great place to meet friends and enjoy a Friday evening meal together. Food was excellent however the special T-bone arrived more cooked than the rare we ordered. Service was superb, attentive but not overstated.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

there was no sauce bernaise left in the kitchen!

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NicholasF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice setting with excellent views over the Thames. Service also excellent but fairly quiet and very expensive. The food was all good, but you pay for the setting.

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Gillray's Steakhouse is rated 3.9 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

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