Archive for November 1, 2009

Small Place that is Big on Character! Mr Thomas’s Chop House

Posted in Architecture, DESIGN, LIVING IN THE PAST: NOSTALGIA, OUT AND ABOUT MANCHESTER, PAST PLACES with tags , , , on November 1, 2009 by echostains

Mr Thomas's Chop House

We went for a meal in Mr Thomas’s Chop House, Manchester the other night.  I’ve  passed this place many times, even went in for a drink once, but I’ve never eaten in there.  The pub/restaurant size is deceptive.  The 1867 building is a long and narrow, giving the impression of a tiny bar at the front.  The restaurant goes on and on though…..

inside the restaurant

This place still enjoys a busy  atmosphere and still retains it’s original Victorian decorative arches and tiles.   Although it looks miniscule from the outside, it is actually  licensed for up to 175 people !  The building was originally a  Georgian townhouse of slender shape and has the distinction of being one of the first buildings in Manchester to have a  cast iron frame.

Mr Thomas himself

The food is good too!  It’s pub grub of course, but the presentation and the thought that has gone into the menu is wonderful.  The preparation time  for their famous Brown Onion Soup is 36 hours!  But don’t worry you won’t have to wait that long, lol!  We will go again, maybe try Mr Sam’s Chop House (nearby).  By the way, it does serve chops too!

Mr Thomas’s Chop House is situated at 52 Cross Street Manchester

HERE is the website

Of course it’s not all drinking and eating you know!  We do take in an exhibition from time to time.  Read my review of ‘Angels of Anarchy’ at Manchester City Art Gallery HERE