Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar

Restaurants , Steakhouse South Bank
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Gillray’s occupies a large site inside the former County Hall (now a Marriott hotel), facing the Eye and Houses of Parliament. Be warned, however, that many tables in the restaurant don’t have good views, as they are set far back from the small windows.

Gillray’s majors in steak, Aberdeen Angus raised on English farms. There is a range of cuts both on and off the bone; the one to order if you're brave enough is the 'Bull's Head', a full kilo of meat on the bone. There are other mains as well if you're not a steakavore, and starters are mostly fairly simple presentations of well-chosen British produce. The oysters, at £9 for 6 or £18 for a dozen, are notably well priced for a restaurant of this type.

Breakfast is solid stuff and priced in accordance with Gillray's presence in an expensive London hotel. The Sunday roast rib of beef, by contrast, costs just £17.57 including a Bloody Mary. (Why £17.57? The satirist James Gillray, who gives the restaurant its name, was born in 1757.) The bar presents some interesting items, especially its excellent list of gins and a long list of cocktails that delve deep into history. And you can usually get a comfy seat. 


Venue name: Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Address: London Marriott County Hall
Westminster Bridge Road
Cross street: Westminster Bridge Rd
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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Average User Rating

4.9 / 5

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Robert J

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

Sameer R


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

Steak and chips for £15

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Dec 31 2016