Our Story

When creating the first Chop House in Leith back in September 2015 we had a mission - to serve the very best of British beef, cooked over charcoal with a real focus on provenance & ensure a sociable dining experience. Today, these values are still very much at the heart of what we do with Chop House Bruntsfield & Market St. also now open.

Chop Houses are a great British establishment that dates back hundreds of years. Originally, they were men only establishments where business men gathered to hatch deals over plates of traditionally cooked meats washed down by fine wines & good ales. Thankfully this ‘men only’ mentality has changed for the better. We’ve adopted the same style of cooking & sociable aspect here at Chop House & we serve big cuts of sharing steaks for that very reason. Sharing a big slab of beef with a selection of sides brings the table of friends & family together. Inspired by the best steak houses from around the world, from as far away as Australia to closer to home in London Chop House was born.

All Chop House restaurants are fitted with state of the art Josper grills and our steaks cooked over charcoal which we believe makes steak taste better. Cooking this way creates a fantastic char to the exterior of the steak whilst the smoke adds even more flavour. 

Our beef is dry aged in-house & our butchery trained chefs carefully cut the beef down, removing the exterior. We could simply buy in pre-cut beef however we feel this extra effort is worth it. Working closely with our suppliers & preparing the beef this way ensures we are giving our customers the very best beef whilst offering full transparency on the journey the steak on your plate has gone through, farm to fork. 

We love steak but we also love great drinks & our bars offer wines from around the world, bespoke cocktails & craft beers. Whether you’re looking for a magnificent Malbec to enjoy with your steak or just a few cocktails with friends on a Friday night our bars will look after you. 

It’s been an exciting few years since opening our first Chop House & everyday we are working hard to ensure we provide you with the very best steak in Edinburgh & excellent customer service.