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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.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks

Offers

London Restaurant Festival: 2/3 Courses Set Menu £19.25/£21.87pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Sun-Thu 12:00-16:30 17:00-21:00, Fri 12:00-16:30, Sat 12:00-16:30 12:00-16:30

2/3 Courses Set Menu £19.25/£21.87pp

What 535 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.0
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3.6
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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)

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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
12 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.

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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.

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LizW
London
7 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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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
29 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
2 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
82 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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DavidS
Vancouver
20 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
12 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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LetiziaA
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Extremely poor service, not great atmosphere and nice food.

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ArtAficionado
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined here several times. It is a consistent establishment when it comes to service and food. I chose them for proximity to the South Bank Center. The wait staff did an excellent job of providing me a full service meal that got me out of the restaurant with plenty of time to comfortably make curtain call.

CJ
vipChairmanJRO
London
127 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I've hosted many dinners at Gillray's Steakhouse, and myself and my guests have always been been impressed. On this occasion however, the restaurant didn't quite meet it's usual high standards... The filet steaks that we wanted were unavailable (fair enough - they'd sold out), so we ordered rump steaks instead. However, a while after ordering the waiter returned sheepishly, to announce that the chef wasn't happy with the quality of the meat, so could we order something else (again, unfortunate, but I appreciated the chef's honesty - we went for sirloin as our third choice). The food when it arrived was as delicious as ever (although the wrong sauces were paired with the wrong steaks). The service was very slow - I was happy that the restaurant was quiet and we were not being rushed through our meal, - but one of my guests complained that he was frustrated that there was no waiter to call over, and made a small scene when a waiter eventually appeared. The restaurant was good at catering for the wheat-intolerance of one diner. The bill was £281.19 for the five of us - which was more than I felt was fair bearing in mind the difficulties (and on checking the receipt after I'd returned home, I noted that I'd been charged a random £1.50 for a bread roll (we hadn't ordered or received any bread rolls).

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous place was amazing and very nice staff ! Steak is fabbb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food honestly was average. It was good but not great. It took a while for our meals to come out. I have been in town for almost a week and had better meals.

We ended up choosing this spot since we are staying at the Marriott and have an early flight out the next day. We wanted to grab something close by so we chose Gillray’s.

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not up to Gillrays usual excellent standard of service or delivery the food was overcooked and the menu Boeing and long delays fir drinks and coffee

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Took the wife for our anniversary having had a good meal here before on my own.the ribeye was probably, if not the worst steak I,ve ever been served in a restaurant,nearly cold and mainly fat.the sides and desserts were fine.the manager was very apologetic and took the steaks off the bill and gave us complimentary drinks so I have no issue with that or the staff who were lovely,polite and friendly.it did,nt completely ruin the afternoon as we still had a nice time.i would visit again,but that meat,they can and should have served better.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service - ran out of gin...... chips were cold. Fixed the problem but too late!

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Hyggeandsea
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Starter of squid was a little cold and broccoli was had some darken marks on them.

Steak was nice, maybe a little overdone for medium.

Service was not very attentive and had to ask for bill twice even though the restaurant was not very busy.

Beautiful restaurant but needs improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Slightly cold temperature and music was a little quiet. Amazing service and food, was a brilliant overall dinner and wonderful evening, thank you very much.

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Brad
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was quite excellent and the atmosphere and view stunning. Strongly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate our 11th anniversary. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

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MikeS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent but the occasion was spoiled by a waiter who was snotty about me asking for the Theatre menu without specifying that when I booked the table. We both went a la carte but not because of him

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Gillray's Steakhouse is rated 4 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.

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