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3 South Place , London, EC2M 2AF

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SquareMeal Review of South Place Chop House

A stone’s throw from Moorgate station, D&D London’s first hotel comprises top-floor fish palace Angler and this all-day, 18th century-inspired chop house, replacing what was 3 South Place. Decked out in shiny silver with sloping glass panels and a choice of communal or banquette seating, the restaurant possesses a seasonal menu. Classic starters include London-cured smoked salmon, Dorset crabcakes and Waldorf salad, while the main event is all about the protein: UK meat and game such as Black Angus chateaubriand and milk-fed veal is sourced from HG Walter, a long-established butcher in Barons Court. Fish options such as thornback ray with mussels, or steamed Cornish cod, are sustainably sourced from across the British Isles. Factor in a dessert list which includes a knickerbocker glory and weekend activities such as a bottomless Bellini brunch, and this Chop House is a fun place to be. 

Special offers

Saturday Bottomless Brunch: 2/3 courses £22.50/£27.50

From: 21 January 2017

To: 20 January 2018

Max: 10

2 hours return time. Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sunday Roast: 2/3 courses £25/£30 with bottomless wine for just £10

From: 22 January 2017

To: 20 January 2018

Max: 20

2 hours return time. Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Festive Menu: 2 courses £28 / 3 courses £35

From: 27 November 2017

To: 24 December 2017

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

London Restaurant Festival: set menu with a glass of Chapel Down Fizz

From: 01 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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7.5

Food & Drink: 7.5

Service: 7.9

Atmosphere: 7.6

Value: 6.7

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Luncheon Vulture platinum reviewer 03 August 2016

To be honest, I can't say I was looking for a rapid return to South Place, given a somewhat uninspiring meal a few months earlier, but given the combination of finding ourselves in the City on a Saturday (zzzzzz), plus a revamped menu not to mention 50% discount off food during the first week of its new launch well it all added up to a bit of a no-brainer. First impressions were pretty good; very attentive staff immediately accepting our request to move to a table further away from the revolving front door, glasses of champagne brought to the table as a welcome and a very healthy "buzz" around the room; not what we had expected at 7pm on a Saturday. I have to admit, I could not discern any major changes to the menu and was a bit confused as to why it now has "Chop House" in its title, when there is only one such dish on the menu? That said, all the dishes we ordered lived up to billing with possibly the highest of all compliments paid by one of our party who is constantly in search of a properly executed "black and blue" fillet steak; perfection she declared it. A couple of gripes though; two of our party ordered the Chateaubriand to share and I think we were all a little surprised that it arrived as two already carved steaks on their individual plates; surely part of the theatre of ordering a sharing dish is to have it served and divided at the table? Also, it seems somewhat churlish and greedy to charge customers for sauces and butters (£2.50 a pop) and condiments (£1.95....for salad cream??) But that aside we had a great evening, all the waiting team were attentive and engaging throughout and whilst it still doesn't make it onto my "must return" list, I would have no problem in returning if others in my circle wished to do so.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Sarah G. gold reviewer 14 April 2016

3 South Place is a lovely modern hotel, restaurant and bar with a quirky design. The food is good but not amazing but fine for a quick business lunch. Service is ok but got the feeling they were a bit understaffed for the volume of people in the restaurant. If you want a far more special experience then go The Angler on the top of the hotel which is amazing but quite pricey. It is lovely for drinks after work in the bar but it's not for a cheap glass of wine!

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Luncheon Vulture platinum reviewer 15 March 2016

This was one of those places where whilst I’ve got nothing bad to say about it, I cannot exactly rave about it either. The initial impression on arrival in the reception area is that you are stuck in a sort of “no-man’s land” between a very busy bar and a not so busy restaurant. Fortunately the hotel boasts several bars so we were shown to one where we were able to sit and sip our pre-prandials in relative peace. On returning to the restaurant, there was no discernible increase in custom so it still felt awfully quiet for a Thursday evening in the City. Putting aside the grill dishes, the menu itself is varied and to my mind, reasonably priced but I can understand previous reviewers’ comments about the prices if your taste should run to a steak where prices are all north of £30. We opted for the very reasonable set menu where portions were decent enough that we only needed the two courses at £22.50 each. Our choices of pumpkin soup and crab ravioli followed by slow-cooked lamb and rump of beef were absolutely fine, but this really did feel like we were eating in a hotel restaurant with the whole event being instantly forgettable from an eating perspective. I can’t say I’d rush back and with so many choices in the immediate area there is unlikely to be any need to, but if a friend or colleague expressed a wish to eat there, I wouldn’t have any issue in a return.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Tammy K. bronze reviewer 09 March 2016

good food and service. A regular haunt!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Tammy K. bronze reviewer 15 February 2016

always good - a great addition to London although feels like it's been here a while now!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Hull B. 07 December 2015

Had a fab afternoon with great food, wine and company... would definitely recommend the food. Had a lovely rib eye steak.. was a little expensive £32.00 but was juicy, chunky chips were delish .. pity they didn't serve creamed spinach... but overall had a fab meal.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Keith G. bronze reviewer 17 May 2014

Since the building went up I have been intrigued with D&D's new foray into hotels. when the dinner special came to my attention on Square Meal I thought it great value and an opportunity to try out the new site. I wasn't disappointed very nice informal atmosphere, attentive service, nice buzz from the semi visible kitchen, good food and really excellent value £20 for a two course dinner including a glass of Argentinian fizz, more of this later but now to the food. My companion had the ham terrine with piccalilli and I had asparagus his was generous and tasty, mine was a touch mean but well presented. The initial bread served was excellent. We both had the duck confit which was very tasty and well executed. Finishing with coffee and had managed to drink some fair wine. My only complaint was when I asked to have a glass of red rather than the fizz I was refused, seemed a touch small minded to me! Overall great value and nice to have a great value dinner menu to fill the place after the City goes home rather than a lunch menu in the West End.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

cgp 31 March 2014

We arrived for lunch at 1 pm on a Friday and it was predictably busy…but the noise level was so high I had to head forward across the table to be able to have a normal conversation with my colleague. The food was good and the service friendly & attentive. By 2.30 pm there were only 8 people in the restaurant, but every conversation was audible. The whole room is full of hard surfaces and glass reflecting sound, and nothing to absorb it. This is not a place to go for a relaxed, quiet meal, I'm afraid.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Marianne R. 21 January 2014

I booked this for my boss for a casual lunch and for 2 people, with a glass of wine and a main each it came to over £80! Food and atmosphere good but the prices are similar to Angler upstairs.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Corinne C. bronze reviewer 29 November 2013

We had the offer 2 course meal for £20. The food was delicious. We shared our main. Had the Haddock and my friend the wild mushroom risotto with goat cheese. Gorgeous. Would go again.

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Private Dining Room
Capacity: 10
Private Dining Room
Capacity: 20
Dinner Capacity
Capacity: 80
Reception Capacity
Capacity: 150
Special offers

Saturday Bottomless Brunch: 2/3 courses £22.50/£27.50

From: 21 January 2017

To: 20 January 2018

Max: 10

2 hours return time. Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Sunday Roast: 2/3 courses £25/£30 with bottomless wine for just £10

From: 22 January 2017

To: 20 January 2018

Max: 20

2 hours return time. Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Festive Menu: 2 courses £28 / 3 courses £35

From: 27 November 2017

To: 24 December 2017

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

London Restaurant Festival: set menu with a glass of Chapel Down Fizz

From: 01 October 2017

To: 31 October 2017

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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