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Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Plying its trade since 1872, this is a beloved local icon – much like LS Lowry, whose life-size bronze towers over the bar – owing to its superb, hearty British fare (the corned beef hash is a “heart attack on a plate, but what a way to go!”). As we went to press, it was closed for refurbishment (due to add outside space) with the reopening date uncertain, but their spin-off Mr Thomas's Chop House should help to tide over the gap. (In the meantime, we have retained their historical rating).

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“LS Lowry at the bar” in the shape of a life-size bronze statue of Manchester’s greatest artist – and “local Lancashire grub: what more is there to say?” This stalwart institution has served up classic dishes and traditional hospitality since 1872. “The beef hash remains one of my favourites and I will have a heart attack halfway through it one day, I’m sure!”

Summary

£51
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“LS Lowry at the bar” in the shape of a life-size bronze statue of Manchester’s greatest artist – and “local Lancashire grub: what more is there to say?” This stalwart institution has served up classic dishes and traditional hospitality since 1872. “The beef hash remains one of my favourites and I will have a heart attack halfway through it one day, I’m sure!”

Summary

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With a menu of “great-tasting British classics” (“corned beef hash is my absolute favourite”), this Manchester institution (est 1872) is a place of pilgrimage for those of the city’s trenchermen who like their traditional scoff with no fancy, poncey, modern nonsense. It was a regular haunt of the city’s great artist, LS Lowry; his life-size statue in bronze is by the bar.

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Sam’s Chop House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sam’s Chop House Restaurant in M2, Manchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sam’s Chop House restaurant.
Robert M
Now reopened and feels like it has never be...
Reviewed 5 months, 27 days ago

"Now reopened and feels like it has never been away. Pubby in the bar, and comfortable in the restaurant, with pleasant service. The traditional northern English food is well cooked and very enjoyable, though not something to eat every day if you're planning to live long and prosper. The extensive ranhge of wines by the glass is a nice touch,."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.50 £15.50 £3.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Back Pool Fold off Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1HN
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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