My friend and I went here on a whim and with no expectations, but were intruigued by its billing as London’s oldest chophouse (it opened in 1757). It is certainly was an experience…I *think* a good one overall.
A few pointers:
a) they will not seat you until your party is complete,
b) bookings can be made but a good proportion of the clients are walk-ins,
c) you need to be decisive when it comes to ordering and you need to take the offered sausage on the side,
d) beer is the only acceptable beverage, and
e) you will be crammed in on a banquette with all the city workers you thought had been made extinct by degree-laden, sharp-suited, quadrilingual, triathlon-running bankers.
Whilst eating, I suddenly remembered an article in which Nigel Farage ate at the place and it all made sense; essentially we had gone on a trip to the 1980’s. That includes the canteen-style English food.
No complaints about my sausage or my friend’s lamb chop though!
Rating: OK (Stick to the grills and chops)
Value for money: Fairly priced