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St John's Chop House

21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
+44 1223 353110
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A really friendly place with very attentive and helpful staff. The choice and service were excellent as was the Sunday lunch we had. Proper crisp Yorkshire puds! Good wine too. Well done guys and thank you.

1  Thank mthand2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on a Monday evening with some work colleagues . Service was very good from start to finish . Drinks and food order taken and good choice of largers and beers. Starters was good would recommend the crab cakes . Main course was...More

1  Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at St John's Chophouse this month (May). We started with a sharing platter for three, fantastic, varied and really delicious. The main courses were extremely good, the meat was cooked to perfection, and the special (Venison) was memorable. The service...More

1  Thank Marie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is something of a local legend so expectations were high when we went there. It is a chop house so the emphasis is quite solid British, emphasis on meat, and the menu is perhaps little restrictive as a result. Smokes salmon was had...More

Thank LSO1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were driving around Cambridge looking for somewhere to dine out and at 21:20 we bumped happily into St John's Chop House. We were politely welcomed with smiles all round, seated quickly at a nice clean table in a pleasant setting and offered a jug...More

1  Thank AllKaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a dinner or lunch. Not cheap but in St Johns Chophouse you really do get what you pay for, the food is great, the place is lovely and the service is excellent. Highly recommend.

1  Thank christine s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting quirky building offering a lovely menu with excellent choices. Presentation and service were excellent. We'll be back. You must book as very popular.

1  Thank 797sal
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The food is great. We have a 3 course meal for 19 pounds, and it was worth every penny. The crab cake was delicious and the lamp chops were as well. The interior was cozy and the service was very attentive. We had a waitress...More

1  Thank nflund
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went here for wedding anniversary. The restaurant is clean and warm. Atmosphere not too noisy. Menu offers plenty of choice and is reasonably priced. Staff were friendly and informative. Service was good but a bit too quick- could have been more time between courses. Food...More

1  Thank Dibdobs4
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I think I’ve just had my perfect Easter Sunday lunch. Lamb roast with all the trimmings (& spring greens too - my fave!), followed by rhubarb fool for dessert. I’m already a big fan of the St John’s roast lamb, having eaten here several times...More

1  Thank PaulaBen
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Questions & Answers
13 April 2018|
Response from MaxFreeman | Property representative |
There is no official disabled parking. However opposite the restaurant is Pound Hill which has pay & display parking or you can park on the Pay & Display opposite in Northampton Street, but it is fair to say there is not a... More
30 August 2016|
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Response from Moss1236 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely...very good
9 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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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