Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Venue says Valentine's at Gillray's – indulge in a four course menu including Champagne and oysters on arrival for £95 per person. Bookings essential.

Gillray’s occupies a large site inside the London Marriott Hotel County Hall, facing the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. Get the right seat and you'll be treated to some spectacular views of both, and down the Thames. It takes its name from the eighteenth-century satirist James Gillray, and features some of his works on the walls (though wisely they've omitted 'The Gout', his grotesque take on good-living).

It's mostly about steak here, with T-bones, rib-eyes, fillets and sirloins alongside an imposing-looking 'bull's head' – a butterflied prime-rib weighing in at a kilo. Pork T-bones, Barnsley chops, loins of veal and BBQ spare ribs are also on the grill, plus there are burgers, slow-cooked lamb rump and seared cod with confit celeriac, broad beans and a sorrel and razor clams sauce, too.

Afternoon tea also features, ranging from the traditional to a 'gentleman's' version with unlimited ale. 

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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar says
Named after James Gillray, the eighteenth-century English master caricaturist who gained notoriety satirising the politicians of his time, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar is a quintessentially-English dining experience paying homage to top quality British produce and that other British institution – gin.

Boasting iconic views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar celebrates the best of seasonal English produce, with as much as possible sourced from local suppliers: meat hails from eighth-generation butcher Darragh O’Shea; fish comes from Billingsgate Market; desserts are made using Clarence Court eggs from Cornwall.

Gillray’s Bar offers a wide selection of gins, with a staggering array of classic gins to impress most gin aficionados, including Tarquin’s, Caorunn gin from Scotland and Hayman’s Royal Dock gin. The bar menu also features a dazzling array of gin twists, sloe gins and gin cocktails. Head barman Sam Mitchell can also organise gin tasting classes and gin cocktail masterclasses for individuals, groups or team events.

The award-winning afternoon tea is served in the Library Lounge daily from 2pm to 4.30pm. Steeped in history, the Library at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall is the original members’ library where bookcases made of English oak support the busts of writers and classical figures including Shakespeare, Milton, Agrippa and Plato.
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Venue name: Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Contact:
Address: London Marriott County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
London
SE1 7PB
Opening hours: Open 6.30am-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 7am-10.30pm Sat, Sun. The bar is open until midnight, daily.
Transport: Tube: Westminster tube or Waterloo tube/rail
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £110
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Rosa P

My friend and I came here for lunch and we both had the rib-eye steak and we was truly not disappointed. We both went for the 250g which was cooked to perfection and more than enough with a side. The service was excellent and such beautiful of the river and London. The have a great gin bar as well with I believe over 60 different gins. But before you main the serve you with a traditional yorkshire pudding filled with some melted cheese, which is truly amazing! A great little touch to the venue!

Scott
Staff Writer

Exceptional steak with exceptional views. A little tucked away from the main drag by Westminster Bridge, it's easy to miss as the hotel is set back from the road but don't let that deter you, because Gillray's is more than capable of wowing you! Yorkshire Pudding as a sub for the complimentary bread? Inspired! The truffle and Parmesan chips were another wonderful twist and the steak was cooked to perfection. Worth investigating for sure!

Robert J

Great views, excellent steaks & British food from local suppliers, Great atmosphere & servcie

Sameer R

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT, WITH VIEWS OF THE THAMES AND BIG BEN, IT'S PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASSION!

Lee P

Enjoy a night out with friends and share a steak or simply dine out with your partner and have a Jin drink in the bar later. A guaranteed & complete High-end London dining experience!

Alessia R

Great restaurant with an amazing Restaurant Reservation Department, so attentive and professional.
The location is just perfect and the team unique! :)

Alessia R

This restaurant is Fabulous!!! Especially the Hostess Team are really professional and helpful.

sioned P

The best Steakhouse in London - and to top it up you also get to enjoy the best view in London
Thank you so much Gillray's team

Kelly O

Great view with amazing food, It's a lovely & such an iconic restaurant in London. Love it!

Gemma S

The food, the service, the amazing wine selection and delicious cocktails. Not a bad word I can say here.

Charly Lester
Staff Writer

Beautiful bar area and restaurant with an incredible view.  Great relaxed atmosphere in the bar, with an incredible singer playing piano.  I liked the private members' club feel of the bar - it felt a privilege to be drinking dining in such a unique spot. The sharing Valentine's cocktails and menu are nicely thought-out, and the a la carte menu covers more bases than you would expect from a steak house.  My date said the steak was the best he'd had outside of Argentina.


Lovely option for a third, fourth or fifty-fourth date!


Charly Lester, Time Out Head of Dating 

Sebastian Lombardi

Visited Gillray's last thursday with some friends and I must say it was one of the best experiences we had for a long time. We arrived around 8 and the bar was packed with some great live jazz going on. We were welcomed and asked if we'd like to start with some drinks in the bar or move to the table straight away. Of course we chose to enjoy that nice Singer for a bit and had some great Gin cocktails. We then moved into the Restaurant and where escorted by a lovely lady to our table at the window. Wow ... What a View! The big ben looking at us the whole night and the lights of the other side of the thames adding to this impressive scenery. We started off with some Yorkie's, lovely idea and then had some black pudding with scallops (apparently recepy of chefs grand-ma!) Finally, the steaks came and one was better than the other. I had a porterhouse - perfectly grilled with some lovely sides. All in all I must say it was a great evening. Prices are not cheap but adequed for what you get. Service was just perfect, friendly, personal but not overdoing it. We had a nother drink in the bar before heading back into the streets of london! We will be back soon for sure!

Will Burgess

I visited Gillray's one evening on a whim after walking past the Marriott County Hall multiple times and seeing the 'Bulls Head' steak on the menu - thinking that it sounded like an inviting challenge. The steak itself was incredible - huge, cooked amazingly, tender and - surprisingly - moreish. These steaks are sourced from a private estate, and the cuts of meat are some of the best I have found in London, maybe the country! The other attraction for this restaurant is the massive selection of English gins and gin-based cocktails. These are exquisite, and each has it's own unique twist. Overall, I would highly recommend the dining experience here, and I have to say that this is definitely a restaurant I will return to, probably more than once!

Special Offers

3 courses & a cocktail: £29

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Jan 31 2017