About Sam's Chop House
Classic British dining in central Manchester
Dating back to 1872, Sam’s Chop House was once a regular haunt of famed artist LS Lowry. Nowadays it offers classic cooking with a modern twist, resulting in a culinary voyage around the British isles. The decor is proudly Victorian, with traditional lighting, copper piping and Doulton floor tiles all adding to the vintage vibe. Known for its excellent wine list, this would be a great spot for a business lunch, shopper’s rest or convivial meal with friends.
Regional flavours and seasonal treats
Sam’s Chop House uses fresh regional ingredients from suppliers that the team know and trust. This results in a menu focused firmly on heartiness, heritage and home-grown flavours. Dishes can change seasonally, but expect starters such as the baked Portobello mushrooms ‘Waldorf’ with Ribblesdale goat’s cheese and Bramley apple salad, and the Arbroath ‘smokie’ pot with smoked haddock and twelve-month aged Quicke’s Cheddar from Devon.
Mains could include the famous steak and kidney pudding with hand-cut chop house chips and mushy peas, the pan-roasted Scottish hake fillet with MPA beer-battered native oysters, and the roast winter squash tart baked with Godminster organic vintage Cheddar from Riverford, Somerset. Desserts might feature sticky toffee and date pudding based on a famous Cumbrian recipe and a rich dark chocolate mousse pot with crunchy white chocolate cornflakes. The restaurant’s highly praised wine list has been put together by the in-house sommelier, George Bergier. Quality cask-conditioned ales, including Sam’s Special Bitter, are also available.
H3. Central Manchester transport links and attractions
Sam’s Chop House is close to the Royal Exchange Theatre, meaning it would be ideal for dinner before a show. Manchester Arndale is a two minute stroll away, making this a great spot for lunch or dinner after shopping. Manchester Victoria is also close by and paid parking can be found at NCP Chinatown, a seven minute stroll away.