Mr Thomas's Chop House
Steeped in history, the Victorian decor and steady buzz of custom and music at Mr Thomas’s Chop House – or Tom’s as it’s known locally – create a natural ambience that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Why not relax in a booth and unwind on a wintery evening, or sit in the suntrap outdoor seating area and while away a summery afternoon?
Food at Tom’s is wholesome and satisfying, and generous portions make any menu selection a winner. We were tempted to share the Great British charcuterie board, but I spied the corned beef hash cake being delivered to a nearby table, and couldn’t resist ordering it for myself. It was delicious and proved a great start to a wonderfully British meal. We moved on to classics, selecting crispy battered fish and chips with homemade mushy peas, and locally sourced bangers paired with creamy mash and rich gravy. Sweets are equally timeless, with Eton Mess and a stellar cheeseboard proving to be the perfect way to round-off a meal while soaking up the atmosphere and what remained of our bottle of wine.
The bar at Tom’s is an attraction in itself, drawing in pint-seekers to sample an outstanding range of beer and ale that pits guest beers alongside a host of usual suspects. Handily, the wine list features a pairing guide, so you’ll easily be able to complement your dish with your libation of choice.
Whether it is a locally sourced, well-crafted meal you are after, or a showcase of modern British cuisine to impress visitors to Manchester, Mr Thomas’s has something for everyone.