Mr Thomas's Chop House

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Mr Thomas's Chop House May 31, 2010
Mr Thomas's Chop House is an absolutely incredible restaurant near the Royal Exchange Theatre in the centre of Manchester. It specialises in traditional British Food, which is very good indeed. The food is well prepared, looks fantastic, and is made of absolutely the best ingredients.

I know you might think you don't like British food, especially if you are not a fan of red meat, but the problem with British food is often that it is badly prepared from cheap ingredients, and then people think all British food is like that. It isn't. The food here is wonderful.

I had onion soup and mushroom Wellington, and my boyfriend had corned beef hash and chicken livers. The corned beef was a total revelation, and I have never ever seen corned beef that good. It was light, and creamy, and the beef was recognisably very good quality beef rather than the unrecognisable stuff you often get. The onion soup was perfect, and you needed a knife and fork to get through the crouton.

The wine was nice too, and the service was great despite there being a couple of large groups in that day. You can also go to the bar to have a drink, even if you aren't going to eat, and the bar staff are lovely.

The other real attraction of the restaurant is that it has almost unspoiled, unchanged Victorian decoration. There is a huge hardwood bar, and the walls are tiled with marvelous green Victorian tiling. It's like eating in a giant green hobbit hole, in a good way.

There is even an outdoor seating area, for the rare times it's warm enough to eat or drink outside.

Three courses and a drink came to £30 each.
"like eating in a giant green hobb…
Seating outside at St Ann's Square
The bar
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