Sam’s Chop House
The acclaimed and atmospheric Sam’s Chop House serves British classics from a kitchen where flavour is king. Part of the Victorian Chop House company, the menu is similar at Mr Thomas’s Chop House and the Albert Square Chop House.
Dishes could include their cornbeef hash (which is easy on the eye and was sold at Sam’s long before corned beef was a foodie fad) and their slow-cooked steak and kidney pie with a proper suet crust, packed with delicious morsels of tender beef and offal.
Everything on the menu, from chip butties to fish and chips, is an exercise in perfection. Customers are lured to Sam’s by its exemplary wine list, fine food and history. Packed with snugs and old wooden panelling, Sam’s was founded back in 1872 by local businessman Samuel Studd and there’s a life-sized sculpture of former regular, LS Lowry at the end of the bar.
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