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Quality Chop House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5248 / 51°31'29"N

Longitude: -0.11 / 0°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 531210

OS Northings: 182344

OS Grid: TQ312823

Mapcode National: GBR M7.FL

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.1XPZ

Entry Name: Quality Chop House

Listing Date: 1 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368892

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/73/392 (East side)
01/09/89 No.94
Quality Chop House


Terraced house, with restaurant. 1890s by Roland Plumber;
restaurant early 1900s with (possibly) slightly later facade.
Buff bricks laid in Flemish bond to upper floors. Glazed
shopfront, canted each side of central mahogany door. Twelve
square lights to each side with central three-light strips,
those to left reading: 'Quick Service' 'London's noted cup of
Tea', 'civility'; those to right reading: 'snacks',
'Progressive Working Class Caterers', 'Best Quality'. Painted
wooden sign over.
INTERIOR: of restaurant: nine bays of oak benches and oak
tables bolted to floor and wall, in two lines with central
passage. Benches with parallel backs and end balusters.
Benches and tables have ornate cast-iron legs. Linenfold
timber panelling with shelf brackets to walls, ceiling and
frieze of 'steleorite' decorative tin panels, central pendant
gas heater. Dog-leg staircase in corner with end scrolls and
turned balusters. Kitchen to rear reached via central door
through oak screen with composite pilasters and sliding glazed
hatch. Probably unique example of early C20 working class
restaurant, surviving complete with all fittings of high

Listing NGR: TQ3121082344

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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