Wave Image
Don’t see your city? Drop us a line and let us know where you’d like us to go next.

Send Us Feedback

Thank You

We’re always looking to make The Infatuation the best platform to find restaurants, and we appreciate your feedback!
LDN

Guide

8 Lamb Chops You Should Be Eating Right Now

From sizzling tandoori chops, to a charred and juicy pile straight off the ocakbasi. Here’s where to get your hands dirty with a chop or three.

Written by
8 Spots
Launch Map
8 Spots
Launch Map

Lamb chops are beautiful things. Fat ones, thin ones, sizzling, or scorched. Lamb chops are practical. They don’t need utensils - those sometimes required, but often inhibiting, fiddly middlemen - they’ve got a rib-shaped one built in. Lamb chops are versatile. Cover them in olive oil and salt and squeeze some lemon on top. Rub them in a Kashmiri marinade. Just stick them under the grill. Lamb chops, they’re beautiful things. And this is where you should be eating them in London.


THE CHOPS

Karolina Wiercigroch

Brigadiers

££££
Indian  in  City
££££ 1-5 Bloomberg Arcade

You know the butterflies you get when someone you like texts you? They’re absolutely nothing on the pure, unbridled, stomach-clenching excitement you’ll feel as Brigadiers’ sizzling tandoori lamb chops approach your table. Less of a chop and more of a - what’s the technical term? - fuck off hunk of meat, they are undoubtedly the best lamb chops in London. Soft, charred, pink, and thick with a garam masala-heavy rub, you’ll savour every juicy mouthful.

Karolina Wiercigroch

Gunpowder

££££
££££ 11 White's Row

In our office we don’t have debates about Oasis or Blur or The Fast and the Furious vs Furious 7. We debate Gunpowder’s kashmiri lamb chops vs Brigadiers’ tandoori lamb chops. Back and forth, to and fro, all roads leading to one place: hunger. At the end of the day, they’re both really, really, head-noddingly delicious. The Gunpowder ones above, Kashmiri style, are magnificent specimens. Thick with a coat of spiced yoghurt marinade, the meat collapses into your mouth. It sort of succumbs to your salivation, blackened bits left on the bone, and all.

Karolina Wiercigroch

Morito

££££
££££ 32 Exmouth Market

There’s something quite elegant about Morito’s lamb chop. All there, alone, sprinkled with paprika, on a tasteful terracotta plate. Can a lamb chop be chic? Can a lamb chop look like it belongs at the Met Gala? Does anyone want, or need, the answer to these questions? Yes. Yes to everything. And yes to one more Chic Chop © from Morito. Sometimes with cumin, sometimes with anchovy butter, sometimes with other stuff, it’s always good.

Giulia Verdinelli

Blacklock

££££
Steaks  in  Soho
££££ 24 Great Windmill St

If you drink enough £5 cocktails and squint just the right amount, then Blacklock’s plate of chops looks like a glistening, tall, intricate, and beautifully rendered fat-covered crown. It would be a truly magnificent head adornment, if their skinny lamb chops weren’t going straight into your mouth. At £4 a pop these perfectly crisp and pink chops are up there with London’s best and best value, and make sure you get some green sauce on the side.

Karolina Wiercigroch

Lahore Kebab House

££££
££££ 2 Umberston St

Lahore Kebab House is a certified legend of east London. The roomy Pakistani restaurant in Whitechapel has been making tadka daal, karahi chicken, biryani, and of course, lamb chops for going on half a century. Call them skinny, call them slender, call them whatever you like - you’ll be able to put these away in large quantities. The rub is of the thick, yoghurt variety (our favourite kind) and full of garam masala, chilli, and lemon.

Mangal Ocakbasi

££££
Turkish  in  Dalston
££££ 10 Arcola St

There’s no lack of chops being grilled over an ocakbasi around Stoke Newington and Dalston, but Mangal 1 have long been our go-tos when we’re craving straight sizzling meat. All things lamb are excellent here. The sweetbreads are rich and flavourful, while the chops are somewhere between thick and skinny - a medium chop, if you will - and are grilled to a perfect pinkness. It’s actually worth letting them sit for a second or two, just so you get maximum chop-soaked-flatbread for later.

Kariolina Wiercigroch

Tayyabs

££££
££££ 83-89 Fieldgate St

If there was a museum of London’s lamb chops (why isn’t there a museum of London’s lamb chops?) then Tayyabs would surely be the equivalent to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. But with far fewer bones, obviously. The sizzling lamb chops from this famous Punjabi establishment are so famous that one has even been sent into space. Taste-wise they’re not quite otherworldly but nor are they down to earth. Reddish with marinade and spices but always on the medium rather than the rare side of cooking, you’ll find yourself coming back for more and more.

The Guinea Grill

££££
SteaksPub  in  Mayfair
££££ 30 Bruton Pl

The Guinea Grill treats its meat with the same focused affection that you treat a new pair of trainers for the first two weeks. In fact, it tends to treat everything with a fastidious kind of love. The Guinness is incomparably good versus almost any other tap in London. The chips are crisp, golden, and unmistakable potato-ey. And the chops are the kind you imagine caused Henry VIII to check out early. They’re the fat, plump sort that are scarred with grill marks, fat charred, leaking pink onto a pristine white plate.

You'll need a better browser for that!
Upgrade to Chrome and start finding Restaurants.