Chops in the limelight


The humble chop – or should that be the mighty chop? – is having a moment, appearing in the name of two new London restaurants.

The Tandoor Chop House in Covent Garden, which opens on November 28, is described as “the meeting of a North Indian communal eatery and a classic British chop house”.

Its “hearty comfort food” will include dishes such as Amritsari lamb chops, along with naan bread made with Dexter beef dripping.

The company behind it, Ennismore, owns the Gleneagles and Hoxton hotels and is also opening a Mexican streetfood taqueria, Breddos, in Clerkenwell on December 8.

Meanwhile, Chop and Chip in Camden Market is a first permanent site for the mobile food trailer of the same name. It offers “the Flock” (lamb chops) or “the Porky” (pork chops) with potato or sweet potato chips.

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