The Quality Chop House was founded in 1869 and has been in business ever since. Although the name and much of the interior remains the same, it’s unlikely it has ever been as good as it is now. The heritage-protected building is split in two; on one side is the dining room, where you can settle in for daily set menus celebrating the best of British produce; and on the other is the bar where you can just grab a hunk of cheese and some salumi or sit down to grouse with all the trimmings.
As the name suggests, chef Shaun Searley’s menu focuses on rare breeds and choice cuts, which are aged in house and selected daily from their butcher shop next door. The list strikes a nice balance between classic and left of center, with natural dons like Bruno Schueller and Radikon sitting alongside the likes of Frédéric Mugnier and Domaine Tempier. Grab a glass of Laurent Cazottes’ Poire Williams or Dupont Calvados to finish and there’s no doubt you’ll leave happy.