Woodhead Restaurant Group comprises 3 restaurants, a wine bar and a shop all located in London.

We started with one restaurant (Portland in 2015) and added a few more into the fold over the next three years, driven by the talent of our teams rather than any grand expansion strategy.

Below you can find out plenty more about what we do and links to all our sites but if there’s anything you want to discuss with us personally about the company or your experience at one of our venues our emails are below.

If you’re interested in working with us, we would love to hear from you

William Lander & Daniel Morgenthau

Owners, Woodhead Restaurant Group
Email William | Email Daniel

The Quality Chop House celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2019.

We are hugely proud and humbled to be the custodians of this institution – although its history isn’t leant on too much. Our menu is contemporary whilst simultaneously respectful to and proud of the site’s ‘meaty’ past – in fact, we even opened a butcher’s next door!

Our head chef Shaun Searley has been on the pass since day 1 of QCH’s current incarnation in 2012 and is passionate about working with the best suppliers we can find in the British Isles.

Located just off historic Exmouth Market on Farringdon Road, the Chop House is open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner. In addition, we open on Sunday lunch for a very special roast menu.


We opened Portland in January 2015 with the aim of opening a great neighbourhood restaurant but, thanks to an incredibly-talented opening team, things got a bit smarter than we initially thought we would be and the restaurant gained a Michelin star later that year which we are very proud to have retained ever since.

We try to offer the best contemporary example of fine dining in London – this doesn’t mean cloches and tablecloths (we don’t own a single one of either!) but the finest produce we can find cooked with precision and a high level of technique. Our team is led by Executive Chef Stuart Andrew who has been with our company since the first day and his team in the kitchen is led by our Head Chef Chris Bassett.

Portland is open Tuesday to Saturday for both lunch and dinner.


We opened Clipstone in the summer of 2016 aiming to be a great neighbourhood restaurant and the ambition is still the same today. Our menu has evolved and our sourdough has got even better but the core ambition and the key personnel haven’t changed – our head chef Stuart Andrew has been running the kitchen since the day we opened.

We like to think of Clipstone as our most accessible restaurant in terms of pricing and offer – nestled on the corner of Bolsover St and Clipstone St, five minutes walk from Regents Park, with lots of natural light, outdoor tables and the smells of our bread oven wafting through the breeze.

Clipstone is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner with additional heated and covered tables on our outdoor terrace.


To step through the doors at 90 Farringdon Road is to enter the pantry of dreams…

Shelves spill over with the best store cupboard essentials, fridges are stacked with pies, soups and ready meals, the central table is piled high with the freshest fruits and vegetables from local farmers and the markets abroad. And, at the centre of it all, our butchery block is manned by our master butcher, ready to carve, chop and dole out expert advice and friendly banter.

Located next door to The Quality Chop House, our shop has evolved over the years to include a daytime cafe serving lunch Monday to Friday before transforming (Wednesday to Saturday evenings) into Quality Wines where an ever-changing blackboard menu compliments a broad and exciting selection of fine wines by the bottle and glass.


Quality Wines began life as a wine shop but quickly morphed – with the arrival of head chef Nick Bramham – into one of London’s most exciting food and wine offerings (and you don’t need to take our word for that).

Open early evening from Wednesday to Saturday, the blackboard menu changes weekly with a mixture of small plates and larger main courses, often with an eye to classical cuisines and techniques.

Not to be out-done, the wine offering is both eclectic and broad with exciting finds and unusual pairings abound both by the glass and by the bottle.


Private Dining & Events

For that special occasion, we are lucky enough to have two beautiful private dining rooms within our group of restaurants.

At The Quality Chop House, what was once the proprietor’s living room has become a decadent dining room flanked by ceiling-high windows that look out onto Farringdon Road. At Portland, our downstairs dining room adjoins our wine cellar creating the perfect room for a group of up to 12 guests.

However, there’s no need for you to come to us. Our Woodhead Events team specialises in bespoke catered events of all sizes and can tailor a menu to your space and requirements bringing some of (we think) London’s best chefs to your home.



If there is one driving force, one ‘secret sauce’ behind all of our restaurants, it would be our people.

At Woodhead Restaurant Group, we pride ourselves on being a career-focused employer with industry-leading benefits, and an intense focus on the health & wellbeing of our teams.

If you have a passion for food, wine and great hospitality then we’d love to hear from you!