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I ordered the beef wellington, it was delicious. Delicious enough to get 5 stars by itself. The only reason i would give this a 4 was because i asked for a white pinot grigio and was given a red wine instead.
Service was great, quickly seated and food arrived quickly.
Four friends went to Sam’s on Friday evening 24th September 2010 to celebrate a 50th Birthday. Having been many times before we knew the food would be exceptional, but on my last visit we did have a problem with one of the staff, who I am pleased to say is no longer there!!
All the staff were friendly and very helpful, we sat in one of the booths and set about making a choice from the tempting menu, I opted for the Corned Beef hash for my Starter, with other starters of the Black Pudding, and Smoked Salmon. For my main I chose the Roast Beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding, and all the trimmings other mains were a Steak, Bangers and Mash and Barnsley Chop all cooked and served to perfection. Desserts I am afraid suffered as we were all full!! But after a 15 min wait to make room, we managed an Ice Cream and a Chocolate Orange which hit the spot and was delicious.
The Meal, and Wine were first class, the staff were so friendly and happy, enjoying many chats and jokes with them, I am afraid I have forgotten their names, I think the most bubbly one may have been Jeannine?
The negative, I guess I have to try and find some, the Salmon portion was quite small but it is a starter and prefer quality over quantity, the door man was not as friendly as on previous visits, (but it was cold outside) but none of this stopped us having a fantastic evening at Sam’s, well done, will be back again soon.
Came here on Saturday to meet with friends before our meal at Rosso - wish we'd stayed here! lol
Drinks were good, not too sure of the price as the boyfriend went the bar! We sat at a table at the back, right near the restaurant - didn't know they did food! It looked really good and smelt fantastic.
The decor and atmosphere was great, like I say we could have very easily stayed here all night.
Want to imagine what life was like in England in the 18-19th cc.? Go no further than Sam's Chop House. Somehow it still conveys the feel of William Hogarth's paintings or Daniel Defoe's novels. As you go down the wooden stairs to the pub area and into the restaurant, you can almost see the scenes commemorated by the English genre painters. A romantic chat over a cup of tea with apple pie and custard, a political debate over a pint, or even a friendly brawl and TLC from an easy girl - all this could certainly happen at Sam's Chop House.
The fact that it is so central and traditional explains why the place is so often crowded. And the food is indeed amazing. Mushroom soup served in a bulky china pot with a crusty bread roll was only the beginning of my gastronomic escapade. It was followed by a delicious pork chop that was helped by a glass of red wine. At the table nearby a group of seven were enjoying their Sunday lunch. As my stomach was getting full with this wonderful traditional English cuisine, I felt more and more like one of those Hogarth's gentlemen, sitting and lazily observing others. I could compose a short treatise on the beauty of the English pub in the style of Laurence Sterne at that moment. I didn't because tea and custard pie arrived, and after that I went home and didn't feel hungry for the rest of the day. And in the meantime my creative spirit was fully subdued by the happiness of my stomach.
Seriously, this is one of the places in Manchester that must be visited. The fact that it is located in the basement only adds to its beauty, mystery, and popularity. And even though you have to march through the restaurant area to reach the toilets, it still doesn't distract from the overall experience. The good news is that Sam's Chop House is close to Exchange Square, St Ann's Square, and Albert Square. Which means that you can easily go for a pleasant sentimental journey in the Manchester city centre after one of the best traditional dining experiences.
We went there recently for my girlfriend’s 30th birthday. If you have ever been to the pub at the front at know how busy it is expect the same in the restaurant. We had booked a table for 9 but there was not one available until 9.30 and had to end up standing in the pub.
Inside the restaurant, the tables are quite cramped but the service and food is excellent. The steak and kidney pudding is amazing! They also do a good wine list with offers available on the board - although they tend to sell out quickly.
If you fancy a relaxed atmosphere, good food and a mix of locals and Coronation Street stars then I would recommend here.
Also, did I also mention, that the bar does a good selection of beer including Leffe on draft!
If you visit Sam’s Chop house be prepared for the enormous portions, believe me you don’t need a starter no matter how nice they sound.
The food is lovely, traditional English type foods such as steak and kidney puddings, pies, mash, gravy, steaks, chops, you get the idea.
The staff are polite and the place has a oldy worldy rustic feel when you step inside.
On the downside the toilets are situated in a strange place, people have to walk right through the restaurant to use them. Also you pay for the large portions, Sam’s Chop house is restaurant prices not pub prices.
Beautiful looking pub, a companion to Mr Thomas’s Chop House just around the corner on Cross Street. This is one of those, sadly increasingly rare, handsome old time boozers, with knowledgeable (and uniformed) staff. Good selection of ale including the real ale menu’s alongside the high powered Belgian pop. The food is absolutely fantastic, real, rugged and homely pub food in a restaurant setting. Indeed the setting reminds me of french bistro (even if you don’t eat there you’ll pass it on your way to the loos). There’s ample seating, but you’ll be lucky to get seated such is the busy nature of the place. In short this is real city pub crossed with a rural, country pub and after a couple of whiskeys in there you’ll be forgiven for forgetting your location as you wander back into the city and not an old country lane. As it’s set in a basement of a building, the lack of views outside your window merely compound this effect.
Sam’s Chop House, fairly swanky pub with a really pricey menu, but the food is top notch. They have a decent selection of ale and it’s always crowded, the popularity speaks for itself really. I’ve never been disappointed!
Food is amazing, but has a hefty tag. Beer selection is very good. Only minor grip is the location of the toilets, as you have to walk through the restaurant to get there. Great atmosphere, and very central location.
Sam’s Chop House is quite simply the provider of the best Sunday dinner in Manchester. I would hazard an educated guess that it is also the provider of the best Sunday dinner in the world. Seriously. The price may seem slightly prohibitive, but it really is so good that I would offer the idea of not eating before or after your visit and making the cost up that way. The roast beef is ideal…excellent meat, spot-on potatoes and a perfect amount (i.e not many) vegetables. The service is friendly and helpful, but I would seriously recommend getting there early as prime time hours are likely to be very busy. Tasty.
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