Quality Chop House

92-94 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3EA

Dating to 1869, this Grade II-listed Farringdon dining room offers quality in both name and nature. Indeed, the value-quality ratio here is notably high, offering some seriously good drinking at very fair prices – which is what you might expect from a venue co-run by Will Lander, son of wine writer Jancis Robinson and restaurant critic Nick Lander.
92.8
Value
94
Size
92
Range
94
Originality
94
Service
90

Food Type: British

Glass Price: £ 6 (125 ml)

Phone number: +44 (0)207 278 1452

Description

 

Indeed, the value-quality ratio here is notably high, offering some seriously good drinking at very fair prices – which is what you might expect from a venue co-run by Will Lander, son of wine writer Jancis Robinson and restaurant critic Nick Lander. Numbering around 70 wines, the list is, in the restaurant’s words “a broad church”, without specific focus but ably reflecting some of “the world’s most interesting wine regions and styles” right now.

At the time of writing, a £21 per bottle of Château Thenac from Périgord may be the best red in town at that price point, helping tame chef Shaun Searley’s generous, protein- led dishes, which may include Hereford mince and dripping toast, as well as confit potatoes.

The list is simply laid out, easily navigated and unintimidating – despite comprising a collection of fairly serious producers – frequently refreshed and delivered in one of the most atmospheric and friendly places to dine in London: a potent combination. 

Expert Picks

Lassaigne , ‘Vignes de Montgueux’, NV, Champagne - France - sparkling - £79

Andreas Bender, 2015, Dajoar, Mosel - Germany - white - £36

Force Majeure, 2016, Cinsault Rosé, Swaziland - South Africa - white - £38

Weingut Ziereisen, 2012, ‘Gestad’, Baden - Germany - red - £75

Château Carignan, 2012, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux - France - red - £34

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