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St John's Chop House

21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
+44 1223 353110
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“suet pudding” (32 reviews)
“barnsley chop” (17 reviews)
“steak” (79 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
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1 - 10 of 602 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked our office christmas dinner here. The booking process was so simple; they sent us an online booking system so that each person could choose their 2/3 course meal in advance (they catered for all dietary requirements). Because we had placed our orders in...More

Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here on our 1st visit. Went for the terrine to start, then had the stuffed butternut squash which was fab. Shared a sweet as we were too full to eat one each. The surroundings were very pleasant, service very good overall...More

Thank Zoe1663
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had never eaten in this restaurant but had walked past it a few times and it always looked busy and inviting so we popped in for lunch on Saturday. I realy liked the restaurant inside: wooden floors, beams, highly polished tables and a real...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite amused by the reviewer below questioning the validity of all previous reviews particularly as there are so many good ones... We had a lovely Christmas Day meal here and would definitely go back next year. We took my partners disabled Grandma with us (and...More

1  Thank Loueth101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly I would like to state that this review is an honest and REAL review of a meal eaten at St John Chop House on 25th December (yes ...that's right Christmas Dinner. I feel one of the most special meals of the year. Usually a...More

5  Thank Natasha E
MaxFreeman, Owner at St John's Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Natasha E, Please accept our apologies for a poor experience on Xmas Day. I am currently investigating what happened on the day and I will be back to you as soon as I have more information. With regards to previous reviews I can guarantee...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having decided as a family to eat out on Christmas Day (not an easy decision to make given our tradition of home cooking), we chose to book a table at this nearby local restaurant. Upon reflection, there were a few 'flag' moments, particularly when our...More

3  Thank foodisgood13
MaxFreeman, Owner at St John's Chop House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear foodisgood, I was very disappointed to read your review. Please accept our apologies for your poor Xmas day meal. As I have already responded to your wife's review (see above) I won't go into to much detail now but suffice to say we will...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As suggested by Harry from Let's Go Punting, we went to St John's Chop House for lunch. It was very quiet. Good service. Both duck starters were very good as were the lamb shank and beef and beer suet pudding. A nice guest bitter as...More

Thank Prarry
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We were a large party of 16 people for lunch and were really impressed with the food and service. Nino our waiter was fab, very helpful and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious, the haggis bites were amazing and the Sunday roast was scrumptious!! Will...More

Thank RuthCarter
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We've visited Chop House on Thursday afternoon. Not being overly hungry, we went for sharing plater which was exactly what we were after! A really good option for indecisive and not overly hungry ones! Especially enjoyed the haggis and cauliflower fritters. We topped it up...More

Thank Pauli Z
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Took our nephew, a starving undergrad for lunch. Ample high quality grub. Traditional food with contemporary accents and very good for all that

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Questions & Answers
30 August 2016|
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Response from Moss1236 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely...very good
8 June 2016|
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Response from Rupert C | Reviewed this property |
I hope this answer isn't too late. Depends what you want to spend, the arundel house is very close with parking. The Hilton city centre is well located and has some parking. Our favourites are the quy mill hotel (edge of... More
Geoff M
8 April 2015|
Response from MaxFreeman | Property representative |
Hi, I'm afraid there is no parking on site, however you can park in the pay and display opposite the restaurant. The road is called Pound Hill and is @ £1 per hour. Parking during the week is not a problem but at the weekend... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 353110
  • E-mail
Just off the beaten track, The St. John's Chop House is a sister restaurant to The Cambridge Chop House. The restaurant is situated in a 200 year old former Almshouse. Split over 2 levels with 5 separate dining rooms it offers a wide range of dining options from an intimate meal in our Reading Room to the party sized rooms on the ground floor. Traditional British food is once again the mainstay, sourced as locally as possible, complimented by a local cask ale and an interesting wine list. Reservations are taken and recommended, especially at the weekend.
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