Gillray's Steakhouse

3.9
605 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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  • Free Flowing G&T Afternoon Tea

    £55.00 per person

    Jul 9 - Oct 3, 2021

    What is more quintessentially British than Afternoon Tea? And what better view to get in London than those of the Houses of Parliament or London Eye. Gillray's Bar has it all and offers you now a new twist on the English Classic. Enjoy unlimited Gin & Tonic with your afternoon tea at Gillray's Bar with stunning views, excellent service and a cosy atmosphere.

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 605 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9
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SRRM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Resturant was quite empty and even though, the food took almost 1 hour to arrive.

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a day out in London and the evening at Gillrays was the perfect end to an excellent day

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janeyBeck
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

For the money we paid, the steak wasn’t amazing. It was overcooked. We waited 10 minutes at the table before menus were given to us and then we had to ask for them. We also had to ask to get a drink as we weren’t asked that either. The view was lovely but other than that we were quite disappointed.

GB
GrahamB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately the toast was brought with a hair in it although it was swapper right away.
The one pan breakfast was nice however it was barely warm.
The service was professional and formal but you wouldn’t call it warm and friendly.
Ok I guess but when I’m paying over £50 for breakfast for two I expect better.

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simranp
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak cooked to perfection with lovely wine. Really enjoyed the vibe in this place.. staff were extremely friends will definitely return.

DL
DianeL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Nice food and amazing location, I felt the decor was very dated and atmosphere a bit dull , for such a great location and view / location the restaurant ambiance was very dated and a bit dull , Windows very dirty no music and very brightly lit which made it feel a bit like being in a cafe. Food was good but very pricey for portion sizes and presentation . Staff were very friendly and welcoming . Could be an amazing place with a few changes .

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CharlotteR
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked the table and I stipulated it was for a birthday
We arrived and my booking reference wasn’t even taken
The head waitress was cold and un inviting
The restaurant was dirty tables sticky mirrors filthy
Menu was limited and ridiculously over priced
A fillet steak was ordered and this came with NOTHING no garnish and had to order chips at £5 to go with this
Staff were standing around laughing and talking with each other and polishing cutlery etc in the middle of service even carrying boxes of milk through the restaurant A definite no no. This should have all been completed prior to service.
A dirty un kept restaurant with wires hanging down in a bad state of repair
Staff hugging each other etc etc.
A very poor show indeed. Not worthy of a 2 star experience
Don’t come here and expect good food and service as you definitely will not receive it
Covid rules not adhered to.
So very disappointed

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Cleanoff
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was no where near what I expected for this level of resteraunt.
Food; starter was superb, steak was mediocre to poor again notexpected for this restaurant.

SJ
StephenJ
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We only has breakfast but it was cold and tasty like like it was leftovers from the night before the service was not very good and we all felt like we were being rushed

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BenH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was really slow when they could see we had finished and needed the Bill but the food was great

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice food.good service. Just a shame the wine had a 240% mark up on retail. I know they have to make a profit but £58 for a £16 bottle of wine is a bit much.

JP
JohnP
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is outstanding. Views over the river and beautiful surroundings. Steaks were the best I have tasted fir a long time. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Great experience, amazing views of London. Very good service.

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Hattiebeanhead
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The reason I chose this restaurant was because it apparently offers a £15 steak and fries. We were offered two menus (after asking), neither of which offered the deal . The same deal that is emblazoned across the window of the bar!
The medium rare steak was over done. The brie desert was tired.
The bill came to just under£100.
Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing time great food great service top barman will definitely be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food only warm service good plates felt like eating from a dig bowl

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AranG
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Wouldn't go again, was over priced and extremely cold, staff were 100% polite but didn't have that restaurant feel. Never visit again, food was served on a steel plate type something I'd use to feed my dog, yet charged 40£ for a steak. G&T £25 + £3.95 (DOUBLE) well over priced you could get a bottle for that price.

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Rich
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, food was fantastic and we are glad we booked

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ZoeM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Afternoon Tea with free flowing gin and tonic. Absolutely fabulous!

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Kitgs
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Central London prices, hotel restaurant food. Great location with Thameside views.

LJ
LeeJwilde
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Over priced average food .
Basic food with no sauce or veg on offer .

Would never pay £45 for 10oz ribeye steak based on the level of food we were served .

Everything is extra , we dont mind paying for high end food but this place is toby carvey at best .

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Guernsey
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Two portions of cold steaks, cold sauce all served on a cold plate. Serving staff were pleasent and apologetic and offered replacements, but I decided to skip and try somewhere else. My wife finished hers as she was hungry. To their credit they didn't bill for her steak even though she finished it. They did charge for an extra beer which I didn't notice until afterwards.

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PG63
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast there twice during our stay. On both days the food and service were excellent. Monday morning was quieter than Tuesday but the experience on both days was excellent

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Shauny
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very nice and tasty.. how ever the steak could have been warmer as the chips were red hot

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent restaurant, location and ambience perfect, probably much quieter due to covid, food superb. Overall can't fault it.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Plates would have been nice. Warm china plates, perhaps with the hotel logo proudly displayed. Sadly the steak was served on a metal (?) dish, which did not retain heat. The steak was therefore cold before it was finished. The side dishes were served on white enamel/blue piping camping dishes, so popular in pubs. These did not retain warmth either.
After our meal, we requested somewhere quiet to sit and enjoy our wine, and were ushered back to the bar, to sit 'wherever we liked'. Luckily, we got a padded settee, but the bar was not all that quiet, as might be expected. Upon leaving, we passed by two peaceful areas, with oh so comfy seating, perfect for peaceful, after dinner contemplations.
Buckets of crayons are provided for the children. Not a promising sign.

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MichelleT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We visited this restaurant about 4 years ago and it was outstanding so re booked, unfortunately we were disappointed attention to detail wasn’t as good and the level of service has dropped. When we visited before we felt special and nothing was to much trouble this time was the opposite we left feeling s disappointed don’t think we will be back! Sorry

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Jules
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Couldn’t review food as after waiting 25 minutes for the wine we’d ordered and no food order taken so we left. No apologies or attempts to rectify the situation were made when we advised the staff of this.

It wasn’t full by any means but was noisy due to a group of 8 scruffy and rowdy people coming in without a reservation then subsequently leaving due to ‘not liking steak’ after the waiter had spent ages fussing round them and ignoring other diners. (Smart casual dress? Definitely not).

Lighting was awful and there was no atmosphere. The whole place felt soulless and depressing and wasn’t at all what we’d expected. With the vast choice of excellent restaurants around I feel Gillrays really must raise their game.

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OliviaF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 out of 10, I would highly recommend. The everything about the restaurant was amazing and the service was on point.

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TCfamily
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Great location with views over Westminster bridge. We had two good quality steaks, one was cooked well and one was not great. The place seemed a bit tired and it was empty at peak time on a week night. Not what I would have expected with it being connected to a hotel. Service was ok but although the staff wore masks there was just not a friendly feel we had got from other restaurants recently, you could tell they didn’t want to be there. There were about 5 tables occupied and we noticed two of the others complaining about steaks aswell which made the atmosphere terrible. When paying around £70 for a steak and given the location I expected a lot better.

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None
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service were excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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AlanW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Lovely setting with fantastic views.
Staff were generally helpful although trying to clear plates when most of the party were still eating was annoying.
Advertised 100 gins but didn't have the initial two that we asked for.
Good quality food for a reasonable price - lack of attention to detail made it feel like an expensive occasion.

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BillB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Lovely bar and good food. Prices are ok for London. Staff very pleasant and helpful but rushed off their feet. Could do with more staff. The musak was a bit loud and some odd choices. I left my hat and reception staff were very helpful and efficient. They found it and left it in reception to pick up next day. Excellent.

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Terri
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice meal, good service and lovely surroundings...

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LoopyLoo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. My daughter said it was 100% the BEST burger she'd ever had and I agree. Lovely staff. Slightly on the expensive side, but def worth it for the quality and the superb view of The London Eye!

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SuzyP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was immaculate, it was my sons birthday and they made him feel very special!

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KarenP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overlooking the Thames this is the perfect spot for a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
43 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic choice. Took advantage of set 3 course meal, delicious and jokingly asked for best seat in the house. See photo.

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KeannaR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff where amazing and couldn’t do enough to make our engagement even more special really appreciated all they did.

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LeeF
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Full English breakfast looked more like a Sunday dinner
£16 per person and a £10 service charge wouldn’t recommend it but the hotel itself was amazing

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Gillray's Steakhouse is rated 3.9 stars by 605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.