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Gillray's Steakhouse

3.8
3.8
825 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

7:00 PM


Booked 14 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 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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.
  • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner with Iconic Views

    £450.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Executive Chef, Jamie Welch, has designed a bespoke 4 course menu for the occasion featuring a selection of Gillray’s specialities paired with expertly chosen wines. Indulge in this wonderful feast whilst enjoying live music in one of the London’s most iconic landmarks and revel in the much-anticipated return of the London Fireworks. TIMINGS 7 - 8pm Champagne Reception with canapés 8 - 10pm Dinner 10pm - 2am Live music and fireworks DRESS CODE Black Tie. Pre-payment required for all bookings. A member of the team will contact you to confirm the reservation and take the pre-payment. For further information please contact mhrs.lonch.festive@marriott.com .

What 825 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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. RH

    RonanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They didn't answer the phone - tried 10 times and rang out each time. T-Bone steak quality was very poor for the £56 plus service charge price tag, and too much sinew - hard to cut. Wouldn't go back.
  2. CV

    CigdemV

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Food was served cold and service was bad, we almost been kicked off from our table without any warning with a very bad attitude.
  3. S

    Sport

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Australians looking for a steak in London...... After seeing very mixed reviews (slow service, average food) we were not sure what to expect. Well, we were very pleasantly surprised. Good service, good food, reasonable wine. Possibly more expensive than justifiable but only marginally so.
  4. BM

    BridgettM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The place is stunning and the menu is great, however the seafood was over cooked and chewy but the biggest problem we had was we ordered 3 courses and a bottle of wine asking for it to come slowly. We had our 2 courses pushed out in an hour. It was very uncomfortable.
  5. AR

    ARM50

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fun place, beautiful space, and very good food. The service was a bit slow though
  6. B

    Biscuit

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Steak ok but all food was cold. Chips poor, macaroni side dish rubbery, spinach unpleasant One course lunch for two with 125ml glass of wine £153!!
  7. SB

    SteveB

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Not very impressive. Food was OK. Service was friendly. Setting was tired.
  8. j

    jamiea

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing venue, would recommend the food was good, the service could have been better. We got the wrong drinks, had to chase. overall very good. Will be going back
  9. JM

    JacquiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous food, service and atmosphere, a real treat.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Super service, was running late due to transport issues and the staff easily amended our time slot even in a busy Saturday! Food and drinks was excellent!! Thanks
  11. SB

    SusanB

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great! Love the hotel, bar, and restaurant. Great location as well.
  12. A

    Andy

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Honestly best t bone steak I’ve ever had! Next time the tomahawk is in my sights!
  13. DB

    DarenB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food great ambience only quibble was time between ordering food and being served was a bit long considering it was not busy
  14. MW

    MelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, absolutely wonderful service so friendly
  15. R

    Rygu8gr

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Very courteous and well-presented staff. The wine was superb but the company was lacking full-body and I couldn’t hear all of his notes. Overall a very pleasant experience once again. Will be bringing colleagues here again
  16. TB

    TomB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice setting looking towards Westminster. Service was excellent and good recommendations on wine choice. Annoyingly there wasn’t a T-Bone on the menu however the sirloin was great albeit slightly too well for my liking.
  17. PA

    PAULS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time
  19. T

    Tourist

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. Chips were good, halloumi was good. Steak was more well done that medium / rare. Lots of the drink options on the menu aren't actually avaliable anymore, which is dissapointing having to order your drink 3 times. Serive from our waiter was good. Professional and polite.
  20. AT

    AfternoonT1

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, efficient, friendly staff. Excellent customer service. Food was fabulous, as was the ambiance. I would highly recommend.
  21. TF

    TracyF

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Gillrays should be lovely. However, the food is maybe mediocre at best and very over priced for what you get. If you order a highly priced steak you get just the steak on a plate. The chips come in another tin bowl. The steak itself was ok but nothing to write home about. The fish was over cooked on the fish and chips and I would have thought this was one of the easiest dishes to get right? Service was poor with plates being removed one by one as soon as one diner had finished their starter, which I consider rude to those still eating. The waiter did not seem capable of smiling and did not make us feel at all welcome. There was absolutely no time between courses which meant that as soon as I had finished my starter, the main arrived. Our local pub serves much better food and for half the price. We won't be returning.
  22. SB

    SerenaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent, just had to wait too long for food. However, we did get a discount for this.
  23. R

    Ronb

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The entrance is beautiful, a good starter with some breed. The main course was a Sirlion steak and very dry, normaly I'm not such a complainer but this was too bad. We get a new one and this one was a bit beter. When my doughter gets her desert I saw a mouse running undet the cauch, she didn't believed it but he came back again and I've took a picture off it. I showed it to the waiter and he said, hey there's an old friend. Location perfect but no good experience.
  24. FL

    FloraL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Everyone are extra nice, we enjoy our diner with much
  25. R

    Richard

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We ate early at 5.00pm and the restaurant was quiet. Nevertheless, the one course we ordered took over 40 minutes to arrive and when it did we were very disappointed . The medium rare steaks were medium at best and the beans too stringy to eat and the 'triple cooked' chips were just reheated and inedible. The mushrooms were OK but the special wine sauce was anything but ! The prices were high and it was not close to being good value for money. On complaining about the food we did receive a discount on the meal. This restaurant is trading on its location and letting the food quality slip badly.
  26. H

    Hughwithbeard

    Bedfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Starters came quickly but main course was very slow. I had to ask about it
  27. FC

    FrancisC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. And Michael was very helpful and pleasant.
  28. D

    Dashton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food is fabulous - expensive but you kind of expect that in the location. Individual staff members were charming but as a team they seemed to be more interested in talking between themselves rather than attending to customers. The food took a very long time to arrive even though the restaurant was quiet. There were almost as many staff as customers but almost all of them stood behind the bar talking amongst themselves. This became more annoying as we waited and waited for the food. We probably would return for a special occasion because of the food and location but the rather public display of staff doing very little was off-putting
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great location but your paying for that. We did gin afternoon tea but I wasn’t keen on it being served in a teapot. Food is ok but the cost dosent reflect the quality. Service was brilliant, couldn’t fault the attention they gave us.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food was way undercooked and service was horrid.
  31. HH

    HayleyH

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    DeeD

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  33. AS

    AdamS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

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

    DavidT

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    Anonymous

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  36. T

    Tobl

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

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

    JamesG

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 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.
  39. M

    Manyaz1

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 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
  40. C

    Chris

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gillray's Steakhouse is rated 3.8 stars by 825 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gillray's Steakhouse

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waterloo

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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