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Gillray's Steakhouse

3.8
3.8
798 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Afternoon Tea, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7902 8000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jamie Welch

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Smith: 020 3700 1808

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available<br />access through Marriott County Hall Entrance

  • Public Transit

    <br>Waterloo underground/overground 2 mins<br /><br >Westminster underground 2mins<br /><br>Thames Clipper 1 min

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Roast

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Visit Gillray’s with your loved ones and enjoy our signature Sunday roast menu, combined with shareable sides and a view over the London Eye, Big Ben and The River Thames like no other. Choose between O'Shea's 35 Day Dry Aged Sirloin Steak and Thyme and Lemon Roasted Spatchcock Chicken, perfectly crisp potatoes, Chantanay Carrots, Truffle Cauliflower Cheese, Celeriac and Swede Mash, and of course, a Yorkshire pudding. This offering truly highlights the best of a British steakhouse experience.
  • Hendrick's Free-flowing Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea

    £71.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    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 Hendrick's Gin & Tonic with your afternoon tea at Gillray's Bar with stunning views, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere.

What 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Scenic View

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  1. HH

    HayleyH

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    No atmosphere, food very expensive and mediocre. Waiting staff try hard but not a good restaurant and overpriced
  2. DD

    DeeD

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was very slow. They were out of certain top shelf vodka’s and gin’s. The steak was undercooked. The chicken was over cooked and dry. The Caesar salad, however, was delicious. The worst part of the evening was how warm it was in the restaurant, it was so uncomfortable. The staff said there was nothing they could do. Would not go back.
  3. AS

    AdamS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Expensive for the quality of food. Starters good but the mains disappointed. Somewhat "touristy".
  4. DT

    DavidT

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Marvellous service. All the staff were very attentive and courteous. We’ll done to everyone.
  5. A

    Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    On first arriving the bar area looked lovely with an impressive bar and great views however the seating was worn with cracked leather and missing buttons. We were asked to initally sit in the bar area while we had short wait to be seated. Our table was in the far corner at the window. While the view was spectacular the windows were not clean. The dress code was smart casual however the resturant was filled with hotel guests in lounge wear. Our cocktails and wine were good but the steaks and chips took over an hour to get to us. The steaks were supposed to be medium but were well done and tough to chew. The sides had clearly sat under a warming lamp for far too long, again chewy. The bacon jam was good. We decided to give desert a miss for fear that it would take another hour to arrive. The price was far too inflated for the quality of food and frankly there a far better steaks in London for a third of the price. Not worth it.
  6. T

    Tobl

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    The gap between price performance does not match!
  7. JG

    JamesG

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Can’t fault the staff and the service. They were welcoming and friendly. The food was slightly disappointing. Booked a table for 5pm as was going the theatre but we weren’t seated until quarter past as the restaurant wasn’t ready. Once we ordered the food took just over 30 mins to arrive - which normally I wouldn’t mind if the meal was then amazing but it was distinctly average. It wasn’t worth complaining or sending back but equally it wasn’t WOW and we left talking about the building rather than the food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The staff was very kind and it was a cool restaurant that we booked for our anniversary but my wife has a severe gluten (celiac) and dairy allergy. The staff was great and brought out a gluten free menu and my wife did fine for the appetizer and entree. However, they brought us a dessert for our anniversary that they said was gluten and dairy free but it triggered a reaction for my wife. We’ll be protesting the charge accordingly.
  9. M

    Manyaz1

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    excellent service, my friend's steak was overcooked, they took it and two glasses of wine off the bill with no fuss. Good views & food
  10. C

    Chris

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was pleased by my experience here. I ordered a steak, which was perfectly cooked. The salad and dessert were both excellent. Staff were very attentive and provided great service.
  11. DF

    DomenickF

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would come back, great service bit pricey but worth it
  12. AH

    AndyH

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Overall the lunch experience was very good. However we had a good view over the Thames but was sat next to a cutlery cupboard. Staff were continually topping up the knives and forks which was very noisy when we were trying to have a chat. Waited a ages for our drinks order. Maybe the cutlery cupboard could be moved.
  13. k

    karlm

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great views, great food, love coming to this place
  14. BP

    BrianPaul

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the whole experience, staff where attentive and friendly. I was disappointed with my steak, but everything else was perfect.
  15. CB

    CarolynB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A special occasion meal - and The Chefs' Hat menu delivered. The asparagus starter was fresh and tasty, the trout mains was superb and the knickerbocker glory was the best I've ever tasted! A glass of wine was £9 - lowest price, but very nice. The staff were attentive and polite.
  16. WP

    WendyP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting, watching the river. Very good menu choices. The gin and tonic cured salmon and my fillet steak with sauce were excellent. My husband enjoyed his choices of calamari and squid ink mayonnaise and fish and chips. My only quibble was £4.50 for Pepsi in a small glass filled with ice cubes. Feel it was over priced. Otherwise would definitely recommend for a special occasion as on the expensive end of what we would usually spend.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Dreadful experience. Tourist trap restaurant. Inedible food. Loads of staff standing around doing nothing. Completely disorganized. Took over an hour to make two kids meals, a salad and a burger.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Booked a reservation weeks in advance and given a table at the entrance without a view of the Thames. Server was very nice, friendly, and did a very nice job and had good support around to assist. Food was a major let down, their prime rib was a waste of money. It wasn’t prime, it was fatty but without flavor…not sure how that was possible, the other appetizers and entrees were unmemorable. Was a major let down for an experience that was hyped and recommended.
  19. SM

    SimonM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location Great food and friendly staff and service Issue with an incorrect charge on my Credit Card was quickly resolved
  20. RM

    RyanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute your greeted at the door to the minute you leave the service is superb. The food is unreal & the gins are amazing. Will be back for a third time.
  21. l

    lisam

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Seated right next to till before I asked to be moved as staff just standing around this till, then had to wait 20 mins for our drinks order which clearly had not been ordered. Staff just standing around chatting to each other, would not rush back.
  22. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my partners birthdays and had the most lovely time! Our waitress Vianne could not have been nicer and the food was superb! Thanks for a great time, Karen and Ed
  23. JB

    JulienB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Quite expensive for some ok meet that was overcooked
  24. AM

    AmandaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Steak was over cooked and when we mentioned it to the waitress her response was "no i don't think so". We asked to move tables due to the sun blazing through the window, there were lots of empty tables but they just lowered the blind, however it didn't stop the heat. Overall just looked a bit dated and not worth the money
  25. KS

    KimS

    Key West

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were staying at the Marriott County Hall & thought this would be convenient our first night in London. We were disappointed with several aspects. Once we were seated it took awhile for a waitstaff to greet us. It was also very warm in there. Not sure if the AC was working. The food was good that we ordered, however the lobster I ordered was delayed & we had to ask for the waiter to check on it.
  26. IL

    IheartLondon

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Having previously had a fantastic afternoon tea experience within the library of this Marriott hotel, we decided to try their restaurant Gillrays. However, this was an experience I would not repeat. It was extremely overpriced for what was quite frankly extremely average food. Pre arrival I thought I was going to go for the chefs hat menu, however the menu had since changed from what was shown online. As there was nothing on the new chefs hat much to my liking I opted for the fish and chips from the a la carte priced at £23!! This wouldn’t have been ridiculous had it been the best fish and chips I’d ever had, however, whilst it was not what I could say was terrible, it was certainly the least tasty fish and chips I’ve ever had. The fish lacked any flavour as did the chips which were bordering on a bit dry. The ‘posh’ peas were basically mushy peas with some whole ones throughout. The tartare sauce was not home made, it was from a well known little jar served on the side! On the back of this I decided not to order the sticky toffee pudding priced at £11 in case it was a similar experience I.e. extremely overpriced and extremely average. I do not mind at all paying slightly higher prices for great food but this was not! The other two diners I was with opted for the chefs hat, good value at £28, but the potatoes on the starter were a bit hard, the rump steak (£7 supp) was a bit tough, chips same as above and nothing else served with it. Overall, I feel if you are going to charge these a la carte prices the food should be very good, however it appears here that they think the location is enough to charge these inflated prices. And even the view is only good if you are the right table, so not worth paying this even for a view which you may or may not get. The service was okay but certainly not worth the £15 service charge, and there was no atmosphere whatsoever. This was the least satisfactory meal we had in our whole trip. There are much better places to eat in London!
  27. J

    James

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I think our server was in training and tried to give benefit of doubt. Excited about the Gin Bar, but he had limited knowledge and told us they gin 🤦🏼‍♂️ We had to ask several times for refills; not attentive. Food was great but overpriced. Nice views and doors to outside but many flies were in the building around our table.
  28. SW

    SiobhanW

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Firstly I’d like to acknowledge Carla who was a wonderful receptionist working there. Her team were polite, friendly and professional. I was a solo diner and their service was top. Unfortunately the food just wasn’t up to scratch. For starter I opted for the calamari which disappointingly, was very chewy but the squid ink dip was nice. I went for the roast dinner, sirloin steak. I asked for my steak rare which is was but this unfortunately was the only good part of lunch. The potato’s were anaemic, stale and reheated. The Yorkshire pudding again tasted and looked reheated. I’m a huge fan of truffle but in the cauliflower cheese it was just overbearing. The broccoli was bland and soaking like it had been nuked in the microwave. Carrots were nice and crunchy allbeit bland as was the swede and celeriac mash. The gravy was unseasoned and tasted cheap. It was so disappointing and for the first time I didn’t eat nor finish. Again I cannot fault Carla, she apologised and removed the roast from the bill. She informed me that my comments would be relayed to the kitchen to prevent it happening again. Hopefully the kitchen were just having an off day. The 3 stars are purely based on service not food.
  29. LD

    LaraD

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Cesear salad with steak wasn't great but good view and atmosphere
  30. PS

    PattiS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good experience! Good food and service and kind waiters who sang Happy Birthday and brought a yummy dessert to our granddaughter!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Was looking for a late lunch place in the city around the area we were going to be at and found this place with a wide availability. The picture looked good and we decided to try. The place is sooooo hard to find. It’s a nice place aesthetically wise. They were training a new guy…poor guy was so nervous. Let’s start with the drinks are so overpriced and not a wide selection of cocktails or beers. I had the squid starter plate. It was okay, way too salty. Same with my dish, I hate the sirloin stale…once again WAY too salty. The Parmesan Garlic potatoes were really tasty. I would not recommend
  32. m

    mikel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making my partner's birthday memorable. Thank you for the warm welcome and excellent food service. Steak and side disshes are all awesome. Staffs are friendly and very accomodating. Keep up the good work. In Gods willl, we will come back when we visit London again.
  33. S

    Sally

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really lovely evening, great location and good food
  34. MM

    MartinM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak in London Really very well prepared Tasty as well First time I did not used salt and pepper Perfect
  35. k

    karenh

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting, and easily accommodated my dietary requirements. The food was well presented and service was excellent. Drinks a little expensive
  36. AS

    AlanS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing bullhead steak cooked to perfection chicken dinner was great no complaints whatsoever and staff were lovely
  37. A

    Adam

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very disappointing experience. Theatre menu was booked for 5.45pm, however food was so slow to come out, we had to rush our main course and hurry out, without getting a dessert. The main took nearly an hour to come out. They then charged us as if we did have 3 courses, even after trying to explain we didn't have time for the dessert. Eventually, they took the extras off the bill. Furthermore, the steak was very average and they forgot to bring out the sauce.
  38. a

    andyb

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service friendly staff . Good food
  39. AR

    AshokR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptionally good. Service was class. The most importantly they attended to all my kids needs. Great F&B team and the energy was brilliant. It is my nth visit but always exceptional service by the team. I am Titanium member with Marriott and Gill rays never fails to surprise me in a good way :)
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The views of the London Eye and Thames were lovely plus an excellent lunch - the food was expensive but terrific

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Gillray's Steakhouse is rated 3.8 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gillray's Steakhouse

London Marriott County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Additional information

  • Area

    Waterloo

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 07:00–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–16:45 Dinner Daily 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Afternoon Tea, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet Parking available<br />access through Marriott County Hall Entrance

  • Public Transit

    Waterloo underground/overground 2 minsWestminster underground 2minsThames Clipper 1 min

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jamie Welch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7902 8000

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Hannah Smith: 020 3700 1808

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