About Mr Thomas’s Chop House
Victorian-style cuisine in central Manchester
A genuine Manchester institution, Mr Thomas’s Chop House has been serving customers since 1867. Nowadays it focuses on classic cooking with a modern twist, resulting in a culinary voyage around the British isles. Inside the grade II listed Art Nouveau building you will find original jade green tiling, traditional light fixtures, and a gleaming bar, all adding to the Victorian charm. This would be a great spot for a business lunch, shopper’s stop-off or cheerful meal with family or friends.
Modern cooking meets British flavours
Mr Thomas’s Chop House sources the best regional ingredients from suppliers who are truly passionate about their produce. European cooking techniques are also used, so the result is classic British cuisine with a contemporary edge. Menu items can change seasonally, but expect starters such as the corned beef hash cake with soft poached egg, pickled red cabbage and fruity Oxford sauce, or the Scottish smoked salmon from Jurg Bleiker’s North Yorkshire smokehouse served with lemon, pumpernickel bread and butter.
Mains might include the 8oz Yorkshire-reared rib-eye steak with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce, the smoked haddock with new potato and leek hash, and the vegetarian pan-fried Caerphilly cheese and leek sausages with ‘punch-neep’ and shallot gravy. Desserts might feature the creamy vanilla rice pudding with brandy and orange-soaked dates, the rich dark chocolate mousse with black kirsch-soaked cherries, and a British cheeseboard.
Central Manchester transport links and attractions
Mr. Thomas’s Chop House is on Cross Street close to the Royal Exchange Theatre, meaning it would be ideal for a meal before a show. As Manchester Arndale is only a four minute stroll away, this would also be a great spot for lunch or dinner after shopping. Manchester Victoria is also close by and paid parking can be found at NCP Chinatown, seven minute’s away.