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27 reviews of Mr Thomas Chop House in English
This is a cosy, traditional style Victorian pub on Cross Street.
Its always pretty busy, full of local folk, office workers and the odd tourist. The drinks are a little overpriced in here though, but its a little slice of tradition on an otherwise fairly modernised stretch in the city centre, so this is not that surpriizing.
Despite the lack of room inside, out back is a huge beer garden, that on a sunny Manchester evening (hahahaha! Joking aside, there are sometimes sunny evenings in Manchester!) you will struggle to find a seat out here.
THe house wine is passable, they have the usual spirits and mixers available. the best thing about this place is all of the traditional Victorian features. Quite nice.
Wandered in here on the off chance last Saturday night. Great interior and a bouncer who was civil made an immediate impression.
We only had drinks and as I didn't get the round in I can't comment on whether the prices were through the roof but purely for the look of the place I'd go back and check out the menu.
Have been here before due to its pleasant old fashioned decor and proximity to the theatre. Had a vague feeling it was pricey, but it's now moved into actual rip-off territory. At 5pm on Tuesday 13th April I paid £8.30 for a pint of Guinness and small G&T. I'm not sure of the breakdown, but whatever way you look at it that's more than you'd pay in 99% of London pubs, an airport, a corporate hotel and so on. Yes, no-one is forcing you to go - but it's undeniably a blatant rip off for unsuspecting customers entering a plain city centre pub in Manchester with neigbouring pubs charging just over half that. Avoid.
Last ate here in 2008. Fantastic food, excellent friendly service. offers a slightly more formal dining experience than it's sister pub Sam's Chop House. Fantastic example of Victorian Pub so worth a look just for that but also has a great atmosphere of it's own. Good range of ales and good wine menu for diners although can be pricey for the range. Very tasty locally sourced meat dishes. Overall would recommend. Can get pretty busy
Not long been in for maybe the fourth/5th time-I cant fault this place,its got a genuine victorian decor,decent food & beer,and being too small for its popularity kind of adds to its ambiance i think.
Faultless food and super shiraz!!
Super choice on menu….but would recommend evening bookings for fri and sat night….as we have not been able to get in…..had to go to sister pub…Mr Sam’s (around the corner)
What it loses in its size it more than makes up for in its ambience. A good range of beers and wines available with excellent food served up at a special area at the back of the pub.
I wholeheartedly agree with what others have said about this place: that Manchester doesn’t have enough like it!
This is a gorgeous pub and restaurant, very cosy, homely, clean and with lovely food. It is reasonably priced with a great choice of menu, if only there were more places like this. This is a lovely place to go out for a family meal and I would recommend it to anyone. It is a little bit small but I think this adds to the cosy feel, it is like having a nice cooked meal from your own Mum. Definitely worth a visit, I have been several times with friends and family and have never been diappointed. I give this a huge 5 stars.
Lovely, lovely lovely! If only Manchester had more old places like this. The building is great, the interior is lovely with its tiles and old bar and the food is pretty good here too. I had a mushrooms on toast starter here once and it was fabulous. If you have visitors to Manchester, take them here.
Homely and traditional. Have a proper slap up pub meal with a difference. The victorian feel of the place makes you feel like you could be a king/queen back in the 18th century, dining on good honest food & fine ale untill your belly aches!
Mr Thoms is a wonderful little pub, you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time when you go in, due to the victorian decor. It’s lovely and cosy in the winter and food is top notch. In the summer there is seating out the back in St Ann’s Square. Definately worth a visit.
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Andrew Hunter, 15 November 2008:
Excellent pub in the heart of the city. I meet here every week for lunch with a friend and I can’t help but get their specially prepared hash every time. I find the atmosphere very pleasant and the staff have always been friendly. Have been there occasionally at night and found it to be a bit too crowded though.
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