Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

London-City and East London

3 / 5

May 11, 2018

Sleek steakhouse restaurant with a great view of St Paul’s, Paternoster Chop House serves up a local food menu, unique cocktails and inspired wine list.

Paternoster Chop House is the antithesis of your regular steak house restaurant. Long gone are the dark and moody dining rooms with weighty tablecloths and heavy colour schemes, and in their place stand light wood tables, a curved marble bar, bistro-style chairs and sleek red leather banquettes. It all adds up to an ambience of modern class and elegance, while still being laidback and lighthearted.   And this is to say nothing of Paternoster Chop House’s location, right next to imposing St Paul’s Cathedral, which can be admired longingly from the restaurant’s outdoor covered and heated terrace (perfect for enjoying even on less-than-balmy London days). The seasonal food menu is, as you would expect, meat-heavy, with a few tempting fish and vegetarian options thrown in for good measure. Mondays are particularly fortuitous days for Paternoster Chop House’s customers, as they offer a special homemade pie menu, along with a selection of bottled wines available at retail prices. When it comes to drinks, the cocktail menu is where it’s at, featuring a wide range of signature pours like the Summer on Square Mile (vodka, sauvignon blanc, apple juice and passionfruit puree) and the Rum, Spice and All Things Nice (dark rum, mandarin cognac, apple & lime juices, fresh figs and black peppercorns). The wine list is extensive, and even includes a worthy English selection, but not quite as extensive as the range of liqueurs and spirits, of which there are many (both premium and mainstream).