The Handbook
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Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar, Westminster Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

Restaurants, City of Westminster

  • Capacity: 108

Named after James Gillray, the 18th-century English master caricaturist who gained notoriety satirising the politicians of his time, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar is a quintessentially English dining experience paying homage to top quality British produce and that other British institution – gin.

Boasting iconic views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, Gillray’s Restaurant & Bar celebrates the best of seasonal English produce, with as much as possible sourced from local suppliers: meat hails from eighth generation butcher Darragh O’Shea; fish comes from Billingsgate Market; while desserts are made using Clarence Court eggs from Cornwall.

Gillray’s Bar

Gillray’s Bar offers a wide selection of gins, with a staggering array of classic gins to impress most gin aficionados, including Tarquin’s, Caorunn gin from Scotland and Hayman’s Royal Dock gin.

The Bar menu also features a dazzling array of gin twists, sloe gins and gin cocktails. Head Barman Sam Mitchell can also organise gin tasting classes and gin cocktail masterclasses for individuals, groups or team events.

Gillray’s Bar was originally the Member’s Reading Room and was altered in the 1960s to become the Chairman’s Reception Room. The section along the crescent, which today is Gillray’s restaurant, was created from five offices, which also included the Chairman of the Council’s Office. These offices were originally accessed by separate doors from the corridors outside.

Afternoon Tea

The very popular afternoon tea is served in the Library Lounge daily from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Steeped in history, the Library at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall is the original members’ library where bookcases made of English oak support the busts of writers and classical figures including Shakespeare, Milton, Agrippa and Plato.

After a day’s sightseeing and exploring London, visitors can sit down, relax and soak up the atmosphere while feasting on a range of pastries, tea and sandwiches, such as the Dry Gin Cured Salmon and Caper butter sandwiches.


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You might not know but..

Named after James Gillray, the 18th-century English master caricaturist who gained notoriety satirising the politicians of his time

3 things to try when you’re there

• Our cuts of steak – locally sourced from O’Sheas butchers
• Try a gin cocktail; we currently have over 100 gins behind the bar
• Our Signature Yorkshire Pudding Club is incredible