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St John's Chop House

21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
+44 1223 353110
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“suet pudding” (30 reviews)
“steak” (67 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21-24 Northampton Street, Cambridge CB3 0AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for a late supper while staying overnight in Cambridge. It is a warm and inviting place with the feel of a gastro pub but the service and selection of an upmarket grill. They were very accommodating to our requests, allowing my partner to...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really would recommend this restaurant. This was the second time we visited and was for our wedding anniversary. We will put in a nice private corner as I have made them aware when I booked via email. The food was very good. I had...More

Thank MDuggan1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in hoping for a table and were rewarded with an excellent meal. We all had 'roast meals' of pork, beef or lamb and all of us were very pleased with the quantity and quality of the food. The price was also very reasonable...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here as a single diner. The service was excellent and the food prepared / delivered quickly. The Barnsley chop was cooked exactly as asked and tasted great. The only thing that let it down was the mash, which wasn't as rich and creamy...More

1  Thank symbol-soup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come here for Sunday lunch, I always consider having the roast beef or the roast pork as quite frankly they always look delicious. But when the time comes to order, I can't stop myself going for the lamb every time. It really...More

Thank PaulaBen
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I went here with a large group after a meeting. They served us quickly and no one was kept waiting for too long while others ate. There was a good choice of food, particularly for people with gluten sensitivity (as one of our party did,...More

Thank Lst21
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Saw this restaurant as I was driving through Cambridge to my hotel. Plenty of room for a table for 2 on Thursday evening. The Suet Pud special was something to die for as was the smoked mash potato. My wife had the Lamb which was...More

Thank CDMLF78
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Late Saturday lunch in April; very nice time. I had the duck special (fab leg croquettes) and lady friend had the sirloin stake (although her "rare" was a little blue, and mademoiselle is a French carnivore!). The chips were Outstanding-best triple cook in ages. The...More

Thank matt p
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I'm a big Cambs Cuisine fan but I must say this is my least favourite out of all the restaurants. I went for a friends birthday and felt like we were locked away on our own upstairs. The service was adequate and the steak was...More

1  Thank Pavlaaar
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Quality food, service and setting. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Well worth the price. House red wine was delicious as was the coffee afterwards.

Thank Tim G
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I'm looking for the best quality roast beef in Cambridge for a critical diner who also happens to be a good cook!
30 August 2016|
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Response from Moss1236 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely...very good
We have just bought a wine tasting voucher and the event takes place at your restaurant (St John's Chop House) we would like to stay over, can you recommend a hotel nearby? Many Thanks
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
Geoff M
Is there parking on site
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
USD 23 - USD 44
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
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.