Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Address: 52 Cross Street, Manchester, M2 7AR, England
Telephone: 0161 832 2245

- Mid-range

4.3

Soak up the atmosphere in this must-visit historic Manchester pub.

Lovers of traditional British pubs will be excited by Mr Thomas’s Chop House. In a narrow townhouse on Cross Street, stepping into this Victorian building is like being transported back to the days when gentlemen wore top hats and ladies wore petticoats. I love the black and white tiled floor and the green-tiled arches.

Food and drink
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Service
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Food and drink
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Value for money
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Ambience
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Location
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Food and drink

Like the setting, the food is traditional and British – think fish and chips with mushy peas (£12.95), steak and kidney pudding (£12.95) and, for the vegetarians, Mr Thomas’s Vegetarian Black Pudding Hash (£9.99). The tasty menu is complemented by a good selection of wines – I am always surprised at how good this choice is. Mr Thomas’s is the perfect place to eat on a cold winter’s day, but the menu may be a little heavy if you are after a light bite.

Ambience

The narrow bar area is always busy and contains a good mix of locals and after-work drinkers. The restaurant area has more breathing space but the same preserved-Victorian decor.

Service

I have always enjoyed a high level of service here, although staff can be stretched at busy times.

Location

Slap bang in the middle of Manchester city centre on Cross Street. Pop in here for a hearty lunch mid shopping trip or enjoy a meal after a day exploring the city centre.

Price advice

Mr Thomas’s Chophouse isn’t the cheapest pub in the city centre to eat in – mains average £12.95 – but the Express Menu (served Monday-Friday noon-3pm and 5pm-7pm) is a bargain with two courses for £9.95 and three for £12.95.

Branches

The Victorian Chop House Company own another historic pub just around the corner called Sam's Chop House (Back Pool Fold off Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1HN). See the website below for details.

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Shopping
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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