South Place Chop House

3.8
916 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
With government advice, we are operating a Covid-19 secure management system in our restaurant and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.
The safety and well-being of our guests and team are paramount while co-existing with Covid-19.
Under the current guidelines indoor reservations: are limited to members of two household or support bubble.
Outdoor reservations: are limited to a maximum of 6 people from multiple households following the rule of six.

As the name of South Place Hotel’s ground floor restaurant might suggest, South Place Chop House takes inspiration from London’s traditional chop houses.

The cooking is skilled and gutsy. A refinement of the conventional 18th Century Chop House style, it’s perfect for contemporary tastes and sensibilities, food you return to: tasty & satisfying.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 916 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value for money brunch. Atmosphere was very quiet being just after new year but food and service were impeccable as always.

MB
vipMaryB
London
23 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, not great so I don't feel the need to go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The burger was burned to the ground, highly disappointed with device as well as the food

K
vipKatieluce
London
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was very good - although quite expensive. The advertised menu of weekend brunch on the website was not available it seems. And service was very slow - we sat there for quarter of an hour with no menus, drinks took ages to arrive etc.

C
vipCraig
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

£65 for two full English plus drinks. Items ordered were missing on both plates. Portions were very small. Service was slow.

J
Janeyb44
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This restaurant is clean and comfortable low lit. The staff where efficient but not engaged. They we all from abroad The menu was limited but adequate not cheap alcohol was fair priced the food was well presented and cooked but and was adequate for the price we paid. It was not special so difficult to say it was good value the price is similar to other of this type where the site has no particular draw like a veiw. This means I feel the food needs to deliver a bit more to compete with other places that have something like a veiw particularly if they want repeat visits. I think as part of the hotel it's in it sits as a convenient eating place abd is the same for non residents so a bit bland

MP
MimiP
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was awful and service was really slow. The only thing we actually ate were the chips, everything else tasted awful.

BY
vipB0YC0TT
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service is poor. Stop laying up for lunch and look after your breakfast customers first.

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Sandgrounder
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Hotel restaurant which, particularly given the quality of the steaks and cooking, is poor value for money. My steak was £42 without chips etc and was grainy and burnt. The service was friendly and helpful though.

TM
vipThomasM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We should have known it wouldn’t be good when we arrived at 845 on a Friday night and it was empty. The service was ok, but steaks and lobster were cold, overcooked and must have been in the freezer since before pandemic. The fries were like chewing old pencils. Never again.

S
Sarah
London
37 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely good, great service, business meeting, party of 5.

m
vipmlaw
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Not happy they do not charges accurately and do not acknowledge a mistake - A mackerel pate starter came without the sourdough toast and took ages and two requested to different servers until it was provided and then at then end when given the bill it was shown as an additional charge for the toast - not readily amended and it was only after I insisted they brought me the menu and I could show them that on the menu it was clear it was included and part of the course that they final removed it form the bill - will not be going back there agin

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OpenTable Diner
London
59 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Took my 12 year old son there for for breakfast for a treat. I eat here a lot during the week with clients and food and atmosphere has always been good, hence going here a lot.

My son had the fruit salad for breakfast. £7 for a few strawberries, blueberries and blackberries was very poor. It wasn’t a kids portion but that is what he was served.

Very disappointing.

CB
vipCrisB
London
99 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nothing specifically wrong but was underwhelmed by the food and have had better food and bigger portions that were less expensive within walking distance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here, we shall definitely be back!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favourite for breakfast meetings, great service, delicious food and coffee

K
Kiwixena
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely place, easy to find, wine selection delicious, ok menu, was noisy due to an office party/dinner
I had the lamb pie & my guest had the fish so all in all a lovely meal

M
Meateater
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, the steaks were perfect and we had a wonderful evening.

PB
PBrow
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For a restaurant suffering the restrictions currently imposed, one might be forgiven for expecting a heightened level of service and attention to detail. Sadly, quite the opposite. Waiting at the door for a long while whilst watching people doing nothing significant - obviously serving comes first but they were just pootling about.
Then no-one took our breakfast order. Sat like lemons for ages, eventually flagged someone down. They didn't have salmon for the salmon and scrambled eggs so asked for it on toast. Were constantly having to flag people down for any kind of service, more coffee, water had to be asked for...
Toast arrived with no butter or question of butter being preferred, my guests benedict looked decidedly sad for itself as if it had been on the pass for a while, the scrambled eggs themselves were decidedly average.
Overall...a very poor experience - in marked contrast to the Ivy, where they are attentive, friendly, serve good food and create a welcoming environment. I would heavily recommend looking elsewhere than South Place Chop House.

CL
vipChristineL
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Staff very friendly and helpful. Choice on menu not extensive but the food was very good. Service excellent the venue emptied around late afternoon and then some evening clients arrived but by 20:00 hours the restaurant had emptied again but given the current pandemic overall it was a good atmosphere.

JE
vipJEFoodie
London
82 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I did a business breakfast. The food was good. I had the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and my colleague eggs florentine. It was tasty and the service was friendly and good

j
vipjillc
Edinburgh
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Staff really amateur
Asked what we wanted to drink before we’d sat down
Mains arrived whilst still eating starter
Plate taken away before one of us had finished!!!
Wine glass really dirty
Shame as burger wasn’t bad & sourdough bread starter lovely

R
vipRini
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

I got two tinny fish cakes with a bit of green salad on the side, that’s for £19. I had to ask twice if that was a starter or main course. Even by London standards that’s a rip off!

DD
DD66
London
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch with free flowing Prosecco. Great afternoon. With brilliant service. Food was excellent too. Thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon. Waitresses were very attentive. Didn’t have an empty glass once.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here once before and loved it so I went again. I was disappointed that only an hour after opening for dinner they were already out of ribeye but the filet was also very good. The Apple rhubarb crumble was absolutely delicious as well. I’ll be back again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening with a great friend. Had the Evening Standard menu. The Flat Iron steak was delicious - soup a little boring! Enjoyed it with a delicious Malbec. Very good, attentive but not intrusive, waiter.

CH
CharlieH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I thought the restaurant's decor and atmosphere was really lovely. The table was a good size for the party of 5 we had. The menu had some lovely options, however I felt that the size of the dishes we ordered varied greatly, although this wasn't reflected in the price. For example, the chicken pie was quite small at £18, and the pork dish was enormous and only a couple of pounds more expensive. I also thought the service was quite slow, especially considering we arrived quite early at 12.15pm.

Overall, it's a convenient option for a business lunch.

l
viplvn123
London
26 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service has just massively gone down hill. They seem to completely fail to log attendance (about 5 x in a row now)
I’m a frequent attender because of work breakfasts but now get a no show email nearly every time i go

If it continues will just find a new place to go.

MC
MariaC
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Been a few times and the food has always been very good but it was really disappointing this time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Way overpriced for a small plate salad and 2 glases of wine

m
mlht
London
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very disappointing- when booking I opted for the deal menu - which wasn't offered to us.

MB
MrBrambley
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was fine, nothing special. Long wait between courses, and waiter made a mistake with the order. No rush to go back.

B
Burt
London
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch reasonable food and nice atmosphere.

MS
vipMagS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Very noisy: loud music coming from the bar + other music in the restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Very poor service and food to match.

CJ
ChristopherJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet unexpected meal out after Christmas. I’ve been
here many times and the food is always delicious !
The steak perfect and the vegetables too

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great steaks, lively bar ... very good Good indeed for a restaurant associated with a hotel. Worth going even if you don’t stay at the hotel.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

All round good place to eat, wholesome and hearty.

f
francescaf
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Breakfast with friends on a damp rainy day - we were welcomed and made to feel at easy - the baby in our group was well looked after and offered a highchair. Very patient and helpful. Food great, ambiance great. Thank you will be visiting again. Francesca

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and efficient service that catered to our special requests as well.

FAQs

South Place Chop House is rated 3.8 stars by 916 OpenTable diners.

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.