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Gillray's Steakhouse

3.9
3.9
768 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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Booked 8 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.
  • London Restaurant Festival Theatre Menu

    £24.00 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    Our menu is seasonally written to offer the best of the British countryside and larder. We offer the very best in quality produce and work tirelessly to ensure that our produce is sourced sustainably and responsibly.
  • London Restaurant Festival 3 courses Menu

    £28.00 per person

    1 Jun - 30 Jun 2022
    A menu seasonally written to offer the best of the British countryside and larder by our Chefs.

What 768 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South West London

    Scenic View

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  1. m

    mikel

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  2. S

    Sally

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Really lovely evening, great location and good food

  3. 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

  4. k

    karenh

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. a

    andyb

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service friendly staff . Good food

  8. 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&amp;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 :)

  9. 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

  10. S

    Stoney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thanks for a lovely evening guys, everything was perfect. The fact you remembered my daughters birthday topped it off. Will return in the near future 100%

  11. CG

    ClaireG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Nice food, fantastic service. Restaurant could do with a good clean, tables a little shabby and windows very dirty. For the price you pay, you should get a nice clean place to eat. A little tired I'd say.

  12. SH

    SandraH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was just amazing as always. We have to eat at Gillrays ever time we visit London never disappoints. The service is always fantastic nothing too much trouble for them. Imre our waiter last night treated us like royalty, he is a great guy. Will see you again first week in August.

  13. NJ

    NJdad

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The food was excellent - service was just a little bit slow, but not terrible. The views and the food were really great.

  14. EL

    ELAINEB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most delightful waitress, I think her name Anna completed our lunch. She really made our afternoon special being kind, approachable yet very professional & in a genuinely friendly manner. Well done to her & thank you

  15. LA

    LAProducer

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    The "view" from this restaurant is WAY over-hyped in their advertising. It's not nearly as good as they say - not to mention the windows were filthy and we could hardly see outside at all. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, but the menu is very limited and the steaks were average.

  16. DE

    DrinkEatHappy

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Really tasty steak and we found the staff friendly and helpful even charging my phone for me. Very enjoyable meal and a place I’d return too. Not so keen on the bar but then again we came for the food and that’s personal choice. Attentive manager who clearly aimed to please.

  17. C

    Charlie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Waited 40 mins for our food to arrive. Steak was very overcooked and chicken was dry. Vegetables were the highlight!!!

  18. CP

    ClareP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We were disappointed that the steaks and burgers came with no chips, sauce or garnish and everything had to be added making them very expensive. The burgers were delicious though.

  19. AB

    AlessandroB

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    It was unacceptable that at 7:30PM there was no bull's head. no prime rib and few other cuts left

  20. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was fantastic, views over the Thames are amazing. Service was a bit slow to start but food came out in good time.

  21. A

    Ana2018

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    A gem hidden in a beautiful historic building. The food was excellent and the waiter, Miss Iulia/Sofia was excellent in customer service. She advised on the food choices and wine. Try the trout fish and the fish&chips. The noise was loud and I This is something I didn’t enjoy.

  22. SS

    SeemaS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We waited a long time to be served our drinks and then when we moved to the restaurant area, the ordering took a long time, the food/flavoring were standard, overall we had heard good things about Gillray but the experience was below expectation.

  23. J

    John

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal. The streaks were great, the service was great and we looked at Big Ben the entire meal.

  24. PB

    PaulaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely for an intimate date night - food was delicious

  25. CD

    CoralD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the restaurant great food and service very good

  26. AT

    AndrewT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ran out of dessert

  27. SE

    SER89

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service was great - our waitresses were very accommodating. My boyfriend loved him meal, he got the rump steak with triple cooked chips. My meal was the chicken and salt and vinegar chips. It was ok. Chicken was a bit dry but I understand that’s how roast chicken can be so would be nice if a sauce or gravy was served with it. Wasn’t too keen on the vinegar powder on the chips. Only got those as they ran out of sweet potatoes. Overall the experience was lovely! My boyfriend really enjoyed himself which was the main thing as it was his birthday (which he go a lovely little surprise for with our waitress serenading him with their angelic voices)

  28. CI

    CaptureItSarah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Wonderful location with great views of the river and the Houses of Parliament. Lovely décor inside and comfortable seating. We were with some friends from overseas and wanted them to have a special experience in a location where we could have good conversation. Felicia our waitress was absolutely superb - friendly, helpful and really made the experience 10/10. She is a real gem. Food was good, excellent quality and plenty of variety.

  29. GC

    GlennC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely place to eat. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. We had a lovely waitress too.

  30. TM

    TonyM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent location food and service the staff were very friendly

  31. M

    Missy279

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    For a hotel of this branding and star rating I expect MUCH better coffee. Service is ok. Food is ok. Expensive for the experience. Certainly not good enough for me to recommend or return. You can do better elsewhere IMO

  32. J

    Jamie

    Hampshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Not in keeping with the hotel and would not go there again.

  33. RB

    RobB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, wine and very friendly & efficient service staff. Cost high but still enjoyed the meal and experience.

  34. d

    dani

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    This was our second visit to Gillray’s. We were seated promptly with a lovely view of the river and we had prompt service for drinks and meal order. Everything came out as it should have. Service dipped after that. Our dirty dishes were taken away and we had to flag our server down after about 20 minutes to ask for a dessert menu. We had to flag him again to get our order in. We asked if it came with ice cream (the brownie) and he immediately replied yes. Low and behold, no ice cream came out and we let the person who dropped it off know that we would like 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. This came out promptly in a small ramekin. 1 VERY SMALL scoop of ice cream. This was fine as we only needed a little but we were very surprised to have been charged £4 for it!! We had tickets to a show and I couldn’t take the time to complain about this at the time but, sadly, the last bit of our experience during the meal really let your restaurant down. We expected a little more attentiveness considering the caliber of restaurant we were dining at.

  35. FP

    FranciscoPaez

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The place is beautiful, the food is great and the service is beyond good! Had a brilliant meal and can not wait for next time :) ah, having the gin bar in there is a massive plus! Great times! Thank You to the whole Gillray’s team.

  36. JK

    JamesK

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely location. Good great and service was efficient and friendly. Would recommend

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and an amazing staff!

  38. PW

    PennyW

    West Sussex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Lovely place very relaxed and great surroundings, food was very nice and ok priced, drinks on the pricy side. Sadly two of our steaks were not cooked as requested and had to be returned to be cooked more which meant by the time we got them back out sides were cold and our fellow diners had nearly finished their meals. Other than that would recommend.

  39. PG

    PaigeG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my mothers birthday. Everything from start to finish was exceptional. Food was delicious Service from staff was more than we had imagined. All staff were friendly, happy and welcoming.

  40. KC

    KarynC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We were expecting an excellent steak house. The service was slow even though it was more than half empty. The starts were ok, but then the steak was over cooked which for a supposed Steak house was really poor, the quality of the meat was poor too. There was no garnish, just a pile of lukewarm chips. The senior member of staff told me to just eat my chips whilst they recooked the steak which is hardly the sort of service you expect. Totally plays on its location. Going to a local pub for a meal would have been far better quality and service, it was below average and for the price really not acceptable.

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 3.9 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

June 2022
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Booked 8 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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