Paternoster Chop House

4.4
2400 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

We are bringing back the great British Chop House – harking back to a time when meat was king, portions were hearty and provenance was everything. Enjoy larger sharing cuts cooked on open charcoal grills, in Josper ovens or on spit roasts, alongside daily specials inspired by the best the British Isles have to offer.

Support Paternoster Chop House during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2400 people are saying
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Lina
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience3

There were fruit flies everywhere and the food wasn’t great (too salty)

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service were great. Would visit again.

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Marcella
London
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute booking but not disappointed. Really great staff and the Sunday set menu had plenty of variety. Free drink to start went down a treat.
Offered extras of veg which was appreciated.
Will definitely return

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Hethers
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, had the lamb shank, very tasty!! Sitting on the terrace was lovely too

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KieronH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was wonderful but the service... not so much.

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vipASAMF
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!

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vipKristenL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice Father's Day lunch - Dany V was our server. She was fantastic - very helpful with the menu, giving us great recommendations. She was attentive and made our lunch special. The food was amazing - had the porterhouse steak which was perfectly cooked and the pork loin roast which was juicy and tender.

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Suzan
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and lovely service. The team is great and so friendly and are so attentive. The food is quiet tasty but the desserts could be improved. Thanks for a lovely night.

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vipTintin
London
38 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

great place in the centre of the City of London
first time out for lunch outside with the whole family from different bubbles since lockdown
Great Sunday lunch
Good service
good value
No parking , recommend tube

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ProfT
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Service could be better. Forgot to bring wine to table. Food good but for the price presentation and service needs to be better.

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EilidhS
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great and the cocktails were very nice.

The service was quite slow and we waited about 45 minutes for our first drink to arrive.

We weren't very close to a heater but they did provide blankets which was great.

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vipLadyC
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food & good service but a bit pricey at almost £100 per head!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was delighted to be coming out to eat after lockdown and was, before lockdown, a long standing regular of D&D restaurants including PCH. I was also excited to be seeing PCH’s new location. Unfortunately the experience was somewhat disappointing. For whatever reason we were initially seated under the only heater that did not work. When we were moved there was also a lack of outside heating at the second table (and the outdoor gas heater was not running at full power). There were warmer tables (including ones that became empty while we were there) but for whatever reason we were told we could not be moved to them (despite spending, between four of us, almost £700 on dinner). Maybe those other (mostly younger patrons than us) were friends. Who knows. Finally, the food. Whilst tasty enough, 100g of fish for a main course (£32 turbot), most of which was bone (I cook turbot at home, I’m astonished they found a piece of the fish that was so full of bones), is really unacceptable.

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vipAnne
London
28 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not sure I like the new location and room, quite industrial and smaller. The terrace is bigger which helps during the current situation! However the food and service were excelent and the covid precautions making it a pleasant experience

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DaveyP
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great wine, lovely food and giving circumstances a very well run restaurant

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AdeN
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant may have moved down the road but the food and service is still bang on. Special thanks to Hannah and the team for the great welcome and service.

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DeanS
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Its no where as good as the old restaurant and the food was cold
But the cocktails was very nice and still using the old photos of the old restaurant on the web page its lot smaller and first dates don't use this place anymore

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vipLibby5
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing - Covid regs were really good. Cant fault this place - went with my extended bubble as a single person living alone- most table were in two's, and very very well spaced out. It was my 50th and they made a very odd time extra special. thanks so so much ..

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
58 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My Sister is a big fan of the tv programme ‘First Dates’ so we chose the restaurant to celebrate her birthday as this is where it is filmed.

Food is very good, fantastic service and they made a real fuss of my Sister.

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service
A great place to dine

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markp
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

The restaurant is closing and it really showed! Food was reasonable but unfortunately everything else was a real disappointment. Certainly not like the First Dates restaurant! It was my wife’s 50th birthday and unfortunately it fell well short of expectations!
Didn’t help that we had eaten at the Asia Ivy earlier in the week which was brilliant!

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MichaelaV
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and very good value. Staff friendly and attentive

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AliceM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, perfect for a special occasion given it’s a little more expensive. Complimentary dessert saying “happy anniversary” would a brilliant touch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner celebration here, and what a treat it was, from the delicious snacks all the way through to the desert.
Service was great, and the birthday surprise was fantastic.
Definitely would go back again.

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chetnap
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was lovely and service pleasant. It was very quiet and there was no real ambience in the restaurant which was a shame!

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OpenTable Diner
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Relaxed brunch, buzzing atmosphere. Value for money on the unlimited bubbles!

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XanaB
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Managed to get a last minute table and really well accommodated for. Busier than expected for COVID measures but still felt reasonably safe. Food was divine and the staff were lovely.

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vipAlang
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took a friend and we had a enjoyable evening . staff were polite and helpful. Had the steak which was excellent. i would defo recommend the house Red too. i will revisit in the spring.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Due to covid the meal is rushed. Book earlier than 8pm.
Staff were lovely

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for a birthday/date thing. Nice food and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I can’t fault the service, every member of staff was outstanding. I just felt the porterhouse was on the average side, a little cool and slightly tough. Maybe I’m just getting old, but didn’t come away thinking that was outstanding value overall either.

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mikejburn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Lunch booking and didn't seem too busy. Sat outside, prompt, friendly service. Starter was great. Then we waited and waited and waited. Server came over after about 30 minutes and said mains were nearly ready, and gave us a glass of complimentary wine by way of apology, but it was still another 10 minutes. Chicken Kiev finally arrived soggy, partly burned, and really disappointing. Poor experience, especially given the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a super day so we were able to sit outside and it was glorious. Lovely food and service highly recommended

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BurntSteak
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience4

i guys,

Unfortunately for me I was served a well overdone steak by a moody gentlemen when I requested it medium rare. He took the excitement and the whopping price tag of 95 pounds from me with service charge included I kindly let go.

I work round the corner and thought I was in for a treat but sadly me and my guest were left unsatisfied , drinks etc staff are great. Will attend for usual drinks!

Regards.

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Himi
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Went for Sunday roast. Sides were great. Brilliant Yorkshire puddings. Lamb was very fatty and chewy-not the greatest.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic day in London, followed by the best experience at Paternoster Chop House. Such good food and service.

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TimR
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service. The right amount of banter to make it fun. An excellent steak and Truffled butter that made Keto manageable. The terrace was lovely in the sun.

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Meikameeks
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and location. They are working quiet slow to ensure there is minimal contact with guests which unfortunately has you waiting a long but the food all arrived hot. Steak was slightly undercooked for medium but the flavours were amazing! Set menu was very poor but ordered from the standard menu for a little but more.

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JayS
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great vibrant location attentive and friendly staff but most importantly great tasting steak

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sarakalidou
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I was there with my husband. We, in particular, did not liked the food. I mean it is okay but nothing especial. I also have to precise that it was the ''eat out'' last day and it was very busy, maybe that is why. Even so, it should not be the case.
A part that the service was impeccable, the waitress was very nice and talkative.
But I wont return there, sorry

FAQs

Paternoster Chop House is rated 4.4 stars by 2400 OpenTable diners.

Paternoster Chop House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

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