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The Chamberlayne

4.2
4.2
49 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse

At The Chamberlayne Pub and Steakhouse we are trying to break the mould of the standard gastro pub by concentrating wholeheartedly on sourcing the finest beef in the country via our Smithfield Market based butcher.
Since we opened we have not stopped tasting and analyzing every piece of meat that comes through the kitchen door.
Every cut is taken from an animal that has been hung and dry aged especially for us in our butchers ageing room for a minimum of twenty eight days.
It is with this unequivocal determination, passion and relentless research that we can say that we serve the best UK and Scottish beef in London, whether it be sirloin, ribeye, t bone, chateaubriand or cote de boeuf.

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Menu

Starters

  • Roast Tomato Soup, Crème Fraiche£5.50

    • Welsh Rarebit, Watercress£5.50

      • Salt Beef & Pickles£6.95

        • Chicken Liver Parfait, Red Onion Relish & Toast£6.95

          • Smoked Mackerel Pate with Toasted Sourdough£6.95

            • Three Colchester Rock Oysters, Shallot Vinegar£7.95

              • Devilled Squid & Aioli£8.95

                • King Scallops, Cauliflower Puree & Black Pudding£12.50

                  Salads

                  • Grilled Goats Cheese, Chicory, Candied Beetroot, Hazelnuts£11.95

                    • Handpicked Dorset Crab, Gem Lettuce, Peas, Quails Eggs£14.95

                      • Quinoa, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Toasted Pinenuts & Pea Shoots£14.95

                        topped with grilled chicken breast or salmon fillet

                        Steaks

                        Chamberlayne Steaks are served with chips, radish & mixed leaf salad, roast tomatoes and a choice of sauce: béarnaise, peppercorn, red wine jus, horseradish cream

                        • 8oz Sirloin£23.50

                          • 10oz Ribeye£26.00

                            • 8oz Fillet£33.00

                              • 750g Cote de Boeuf£59.00

                                • 1kg Porterhouse£65.00

                                  • 600g Chateaubriand£69.00

                                    Mains

                                    • Mushroom, Spinach & Tarragon Pie, Greens£12.50

                                      • Beer Battered Cod, Chips, Mushy Peas & Tartare Sauce£13.95

                                        • Chicken, Bacon & Leek Pie, Greens£13.95

                                          • Aged Scotch Short Rib Cheeseburger, Chips & Coleslaw£14.95

                                            • Grilled Spatchcock Poussin, Coleslaw & Potato Salad£16.50

                                              • Roast Hake, Warm Roast Tomato, Green Bean & Caper Salad£17.50

                                                • Chargrilled Whole Seabream, Lemon Butter, Mixed Leaves & Radish£17.95

                                                  • Lamb Rump, Wholegrain Mustard Mash, Runner Beans£21.95

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Mixed Leaf & Radish Salad£4.00

                                                      • Tomato, Shallot & Rocket Salad£4.50

                                                        • Red Cabbage & Apple Coleslaw£4.00

                                                          • Greens£4.00

                                                            • Mash Potato£4.00

                                                              • Chips & Mayonnaise£4.00

                                                                • Cauliflower Cheese£6.50

                                                                  • Macaroni Cheese£7.50

                                                                    Desserts

                                                                    • Chocolate Tart, Sour Cherries£6.00

                                                                      • Bramley Apple Crumble, Vanilla Ice Cream£6.00

                                                                        • Eton Mess£6.00

                                                                          • Treacle Tart & Clotted Cream£6.00

                                                                            • Ice Cream Selection£5.50

                                                                              • British Cheese Selection, Chutney, Homemade Oatcakes£8.95

                                                                                For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                                What 49 people are saying

                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                4.2
                                                                                4.2 based on all time ratings
                                                                                • 4.3Food
                                                                                • 4.2Service
                                                                                • 4.0Ambience
                                                                                • 3.8Value

                                                                                NoiseQuiet

                                                                                93% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                1. SL

                                                                                  SuzanneLondon

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 15 February 2018

                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                  This was our second visit based on the fact that the first was excellent. However, it fell somewhat short in that my ribeye was liberally covered in salt and had to be returned, whereupon I waited so long that the other diners had almost finished their meal. Staff were apologetic and took off the service charge as a concession. We will return but readers should make sure staff know they do not want copious amounts of salt (I guess the chef smokes!)

                                                                                2. JW

                                                                                  JWevans

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2018

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner at The Chamberlayne. I’ve eaten there many times and the food and service is always top notch. A gem of a place.

                                                                                3. d

                                                                                  dippydoo

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 21 January 2018

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Had a lovely meal at The Chamberlayne for my birthday, the Sunday Roast was delicious, the service was excellent and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. The staff were exceptionally friendly and went out of the way to make the afternoon special. They phoned me to move the booking to the restaurant when I had accidentally booked the bar and then they reserved a table in the bar for our group so we could continue the celebrations when we had to give up the table. It is rare to find a place that has excellent food and service at a reasonable price.

                                                                                4. J

                                                                                  Jimbo

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 13 January 2018

                                                                                  overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                                                  Just was not very good, shame we had been told so much the place.

                                                                                5. G

                                                                                  Grace

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 30 December 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Really good food...especially the Chicken Pie and the Chicken Pate. The staff are really friendly and helpful. My husband left his credit card and it was returned to us the next day because the waitress remembered us. Very personal service. Thank you.

                                                                                6. L

                                                                                  Lovetoeat

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 24 December 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great Sunday Roast and yummy desserts.

                                                                                7. KB

                                                                                  KimB1988

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 24 December 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  For the first time of going to the Chamberlayne, I was very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant section at the back was spacious and beautifully furnished and the ability to see part of the kitchen whilst dining was lovely. Our server was really polite and attentive, checking on us periodically throughout the meal to make sure we had enough drinks and the food was to our liking. With the food, it was absolutely scrummy. The only 2 tiny downsides that I would say against the food (as we ordered the Sunday roast) was that (1) the 'gravy' wasn't actually gravy in that it was the merest splash of liquid on a plate that they could get away with using and (2) one roast had no gravy and when gravy was asked for, it was about a 10 minute wait for a small milk jug of gravy. It would have been lovely to have an actual decent amount of gravy as otherwise, the meal was quite dry except for our drinks. Apart from those 2 very small things, the rest of the meal was scrummy - very generous portions which I found refreshing as most other places I have dined at give portions half the size but still charge the same price that Chamberlayne. Pudding was really lovely too. All in all, a great experience for food and drink for the first time at the Chamberlayne. Will definitely be returning there for another occasion as it was definitely money well spent.

                                                                                8. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 16 December 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  The menu has a wide selection and there is a decent wine list. The food is of better quality than other gastro pubs in the area and the prices are comparable. The service is friendly and attentive.

                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 4 December 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Great as always but I can't help but feel squeezed on price. 3 course Dinner for 2 plus a bottle of wine £135.

                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 12 November 2017

                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                  We booked this table for Sunday Lunch, when we arrived at 3pm, we were told there wasn't any beef left, and no vegetables to go with the roast, which was disappointing, given we all wanted Beef for lunch. The bar man was snappy as he was understaffed, and only him serving, when we asked for a bloody Mary he missed half of the ingredients, which meant we had to keep going back to the bar to ask for them. The waiting staff were understaffed also, which meant waiting around for sides and sauces to arrive. When the bill arrived they had added various drinks and pots of gravy and Yorkshire puddings, these should come with the roasts, rather having to pay separately! The food was delicious, but I'm not sure I'd book a table again for a roast, as they just couldn't come with the amount of people.

                                                                                11. D

                                                                                  Delaware

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 12 November 2017

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                  All was OK. Not the best pub in the area. Incorrect order handed over and no free drink while I had to wait an extra 15 mins on top of the 45 mins I had already waited.

                                                                                12. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 11 November 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  Great steak house . Good value for money and wine liste is good as well.

                                                                                13. LK

                                                                                  LK22

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 5 November 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Best roast in North London, great wine selection and the restaurant at the back is perfect for Sundays.

                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 29 October 2017

                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                  Average gastro pub food service a bit ropey quite comfortable seats

                                                                                15. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 26 October 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  The menu is relatively small and not elaborate, but it is still difficult to make a choice as all the options look delicious. The steaks are beautifully cooked, tender and tasty, the venison was tender and delicious, the chips to die for. The service was friendly and efficient. This was our second visit - and it won't be our last!

                                                                                16. c

                                                                                  cherry

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 8 September 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Great place for meat - nice atmosphere ! Thanks for a lovely evening. We have been here three times over the past year and we haven't been disappointed.

                                                                                17. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 11 July 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  We celebrated my husband's birthday there, we went with our four children, even though it's a pub with a lively bar area they were cool with the children , the food was delicious very friendly staff, and they also brought a candle and sang happy birthday, overall a great experience!

                                                                                18. L

                                                                                  Lardo

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 10 June 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  This is out local and it rarely misses a beat. The burgers and steaks are a failsafe and the rest of the menu generally very good. Well kept beer.

                                                                                19. TJ

                                                                                  TerenceJ

                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 27 May 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  We all had red meat and it was of the highest quality. A Porterhouse Steak to die for.

                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 12 May 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Great steaks, very good wine list, even the House wines are very good. Would recommend.

                                                                                21. c

                                                                                  cherry

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 6 May 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  We went out with friends on a Saturday night and we were looking for a good local steak house. The meat was excellent so we will definitely be back. Good service and not too pricey.

                                                                                22. PJ

                                                                                  PJLondon

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 6 May 2017

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Fabulous steak in addition to the other options. Has become a regular choice for a guaranteed great meal. Recommend sitting in the restaurant.

                                                                                23. CT

                                                                                  CharlesT

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2017

                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                  Excellent food and very efficient, friendly and helpful staff. The bar area was very noisy but they were considerate and moved us to a table in the much quieter dining room part of the establishment

                                                                                24. J

                                                                                  Juju

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 14 February 2017

                                                                                  overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                  It was the first time we went to The Chamberlayne. The service was good and friendly. But I felt like they were rushing us in making a wine choice. We ordered the starter and main and the gab between the dishes was very short.. again we felt rushed in eating. But the food was very good and we enjoyed the big selection of fish dishes! All in one good. But it would have been nice to have a bit more cosy atmosphere as the set up felt a bit improvised. But would recommend it for non special occasions tho.

                                                                                25. AB

                                                                                  AlisonB

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 11 January 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  I hadn't been to the Chamberlayne for a while as they had had the same menu for years, but delighted on my return. The chargrilled sea bream was exquisite as were the scallops. Just a shame they have removed the steak bavette off the menu as the steak alternatives are very expensive. The staff are just fab.

                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 1 January 2017

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  An amazing Sunday roast with top rate produce.

                                                                                27. J

                                                                                  James

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 31 December 2016

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                  Great steak

                                                                                28. GS

                                                                                  GraemeS

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 3 December 2016

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  Truly excellent venue, The food was really well presented, prepared. The service is friendly and the staff are extremely helpful. We will definitely recommend the chamberlayne and look forward to returning again soon. The Steaks are clearly the main specialty and compare very favourably to other well known stark establishments.

                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 3 December 2016

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                  Great food, burgers and steaks, not really a pub anymore, but good beers on tap and classic look

                                                                                30. FF

                                                                                  FranF

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 27 November 2016

                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                  Delicious food, gravy to die for. Great atmosphere too but the good took a while to come, I guess because it was very busy. Will definitely visit against though.

                                                                                31. TJ

                                                                                  TomJ

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 26 November 2016

                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                  I've gone for drinks in this pub many a time as I used to live in the area. I was always very fond of it as a place to drink. Never did get to eating there before but on my 40th birthday I decided to go with a couple of friends to eat. None of us were disappointed. Love the easy mix of drinking venue and eating venue. The food was great and the staff, although they have changed over the years, are always friendly and boyant. Loves it.

                                                                                32. L

                                                                                  Laurenl

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 13 November 2016

                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                  Best Sunday roast I've ever had in a restaurant. The desserts we chose weren't that great however I would be more than happy to come back again and try a different option! : ) will definitely have this on my regular restaurant list from now on

                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 6 November 2016

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Great place- the service was fab from the minute I placed the online booking when they called to check where we wanted to be sat. Really attentive all afternoon on the day and the food was great

                                                                                34. SC

                                                                                  SarahC

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 2 October 2016

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                  Went for a Sunday roast and really enjoyed it. The ambience was great and the food great too. Overall a lovely experience and friendly staff. Would go again

                                                                                35. e

                                                                                  eatinpeace

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  26 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 8 July 2016

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                  When my friend and I arrived, the place wasn't busy and we were seated straight away. The staff was frendly and helpful. We ordered steaks. The steaks were very good but the sides were not very nice. I sent the spinach back as it was stewed spinach which seemed microwaved, floating in watery cream. I was given greens instead. I left those as they were tasteless. No one asked me if everything was OK. There was no adjustment on the bill and no offer of at least taking off the side. I haven't been there for a long time because when I used to frquent the place they always messed up something. Nothing has changed. It could be a great place but either it has to be cheaper or they need to up their standards.

                                                                                36. LB

                                                                                  LioneB

                                                                                  Yorkshire

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                  Dined on 20 June 2016

                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                  A diamond in the rough is how I'd describe the chamberlayne. Staff are friendly and helpful but maybe not quite professional. The food if you're a fish or steak lover is delicious. French bistro, fresh flavoursome and nicely presented. The decor however lacks sophistication or personality. This could be, with a few considered touches a little gem.

                                                                                37. TR

                                                                                  TeresaR

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 15 May 2016

                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                  Just adequate standard of food , Good portion size, slightly disapointing veg with the roast beef. Average sticky toffee pud.

                                                                                38. s

                                                                                  stuffed

                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                  55 reviews

                                                                                  vip
                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                  55 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 14 May 2016

                                                                                  overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                                  Delicious food within a strange environment!

                                                                                39. C

                                                                                  Coconut23kat

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 11 March 2016

                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                  I had a very nice steak and sides were also good. If I had one complaint the peppercorn sauce came in a tiny jug! Would have liked a bit more. It was a bit noisy in the dinning room but great food. I will be back.

                                                                                40. S

                                                                                  Seany

                                                                                  London

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                  Dined on 6 March 2016

                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                  Although we had booked a table for Mothers Day and expected it to be busy, the pub was exceedingly busy and noisy. We were offered a table in the main bar but chose not to stay ... another review had mentioned to specifically book the restaurant (a small room at the back) so bear that in mind ...

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