The Great Chase

(139 Reviews)
No 316 St.John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4NT
British, Halal
A la carte menu

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Pre Theatre Menu

Last order into the kitchen at 18:30

Opening hours

Wednesday: 17:30 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:30
Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00.

Restaurant description

The Great Chase has a look that blends the antique and the modern, with rustic touches and wood block tables. Using the finest meats, seasonal game, seafood, and vegetables, contemporary twists are added to traditional favourites.

Head chef Radek Nitkowski (formerly of Dean Street Town House and Cambridge street Kitchen) brings fine food and excellent eating to unpretentious surroundings. With dishes like the free-range chicken breast with asparagus, croquettes and spicy miso aioli, or the mozzarella, heritage tomato, Ogliarola olive oil and pistachio, the compact Great Chase menu shows off a strong British core with pan-global influences, summing up the essence of multicultural London.

The pedigree of the kitchen at Great Chase London is backed up by a non-alcoholic bar that serves an excellent collection of fine teas. Cordial alchemist and sommelier William Wragg spins his magic to create some surprisingly punchy alcohol-free concoctions. The Tayberry Spritz, made with a Tayberry and Rose cordial (courtesy of the Gimlet bar, and made using ingredients from their own garden) and the Bees Knees Fizz, made with black pepper and lavender vinegar mist are particular favourites.

Find The Great Chase Clerkenwell a 6-minute walk from Angel Tube Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Great Chase
4.6
(based on 139 reviews)

95%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (16)
  • al fresco (7)
  • breakfast (32)
  • business (17)
  • child friendly (28)
  • dinner (110)
  • entertainment (10)
  • large parties (10)
  • lunch (71)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (30)
  • romantic (50)
  • trendy (58)
  • value (32)
  • views (4)
  • By Rizwan Q from London
    7 July 2019

    Great food.....drinks had a quirky twist....sunday roast was excellent. Givr it a try :)

  • By Mohammad F from London
    29 June 2019

    Overall, the food was very tasty and nicely presented. I felt the portion sizes were just right. One thing I did notice was that although the meals are well presented, I ordered a side of french fries which appeared to be the big standard frozen fries I can get from any take away chicken and chip shop so maybe having hand cut potato fries would fit in more with what you guys are trying to achieve. I felt the drink portion sizes were small and pricey considering they are non alcoholic. I also felt there weren’t enough sweeter drink options available. The desserts menu could be worked on as the selection wasn’t great. To conclude, the experience was personal, different and quirky.

  • By Irena G from Vienna
    14 June 2019

    We chose this restaurant because we wanted to eat halal steak. We ordered two sirloin steaks medium rare. Unfortunately, one of the steaks was too thin and therefore too well done and dry. The staff, who was very friendly, apologized but we would have expected a little more, maybe a desert on the house or so. The rest of the food was very nice and also the cocktails were very tasty.

  • By Ayaz A from London
    13 June 2019

    Lovely fine dining with fantastic service and sumptuous food. The slow cooked lamb shank with harissa sauce and a bunch of trimmings was to die for, as was the pecan brownie with mango sorbet and ice cream!

  • By Saadia J from London
    12 June 2019

    Excellent

  • By Muhammad K from London
    30 May 2019

    Food was great and service was brilliant. Would definitely recommend a visit.

  • By Sadrul A from London
    29 May 2019

    The iftar dining experience was excellent, how an iftar should be. The scheduling of the evening worked well and everything came out in good time and tasted delicious. The steak was cooked to perfection and the sauce and mushrooms went well with it. I have previously been to the great chase for Sunday roast and I would highly recommend this place. Great service great staff.

  • By Dewan C from London
    23 May 2019

    Amazing

  • By Tufail K from London
    22 May 2019

    Absolutely incredible experience at The Great Chase. Everything was impeccable from start to finish. The food was delicious and was everything my friend and I expected and much more! Very friendly and knowledgable staff who are really helpful too. I cannot recommend this place enough!

  • By Juliana W from London
    9 May 2019

    Food was brilliant! Particularly loved the starters, the attention to detail in presentation and the imagination behind each dish! Thanks for the attentive service too.

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The Great Chase
No 316 St.John Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4NT

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