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Sam's Chop House - Manchester

4.2
4.2
193 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Turn the corner from Cross Street and find this striking and iconic red-brick building which dates back to 1872 and promises good food, good beer, and a great atmosphere. Sam's has a history which spans a staggering three centuries… and we've managed to retain a large part of that history inside.
The cuisine mirrors our heritage, with classic British dishes such as mouth-watering corned beef hash cake, or homemade steak and kidney pudding made with fresh lamb's kidneys. Other dishes have been given a modern twist, hence the comparison to Mrs Beeton for the 21st Century, try our roasted pork fillet, served with purple sprouting broccoli, a sweet apple grain mustard purée & a savoury pig jowl hash brown.
Fine wines are one of the things which set Sam's and our other chop houses apart. The wine list has been judged Manchester's best in many of the city's Food & Drink festivals of the last decade. Compiled and constantly updated by our wine buyer and sommelier George Bergier.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3210
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Private Dinner<br><br />Wine Matching Dinner<br>
  • Private party facilities
    Feel free to email Lawrence direct with any queries via email: lawrence.hallows@vicchopco.com
  • Private party contact
    Lawrence Hallows : 0161 832 1872 x2
  • Neighborhood
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Parking details
    <br>There is street parking available outside the restaurant. This is free after 8pm.
  • Public transit
    <br>Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations are both a 15 minute walk away.<br> Victoria train station is the closest, being a short 5 minute walk. Where you simply head down Cross street and turn left at the coffee shop Pret.<br>
  • Entertainment
    A recent addition to the bar is a life-sized bronze statue of the famous Northern artist L.S. Lowry, who was a regular. He sits quietly, propping up the bar in the spot favoured by the man himself, casting a watchful eye over the customers who come through the door. He has been quite the celebrity, being photographed constantly and yet remaining unfazed by all the attention. Come and take a picture with him – he won"t mind! Lowry's presence has put Sam's firmly on the map as the quintessentially British restaurant in Manchester and is a constant reminder of the history behind the chop houses.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

193 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I visit Manchester three/ four times a year and we always try to go SAMs restaurant at least twice. The menu is excellent and wine even better. George the head waiter is so helpful and charming. As are all the staff . It's a joy to eat there

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  2. SylwiaT

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Having been to Sam's Chop House previously I was disappointed with my meal. I had the famous Corn Beef Hash and it wasn't as good as previously. It tasted burnt and the portion was rather small... The standard of food has been going down hill and I doubt it I will be going back for another meal.

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  3. GaryD

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time, using their August offer. It was packed and it did slow the service down somewhat but we understood. On the whole was a good experience and would recommend

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent new summer menu

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  5. AlexisK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Food was amazing as always. Great value we used 50% off voucher.

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  6. DaveF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever fabulous food. Please bring back the onion soup!

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  7. DeborahM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Really nice menu but we were sat a little bit too close to the bar area with football on TVs, if there could have been music in the restaurant area it may have drowned it out. All in all though the food was good and the service was very friendly and very good.

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  8. JohnD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attend restaurant only once year whilst visiting conference in Manchester, but always find time to eat and drink at Sam's Chop House where the ambience and food take you back to the good old pub days where the beer is good and the food has an old fashioned feel. The selection on the menu is perfect - but go for the Rice Pudding at the end of the meal its a delight.

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  9. DebraB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here with a group of friends for a no fuss quick late lunch, staff were excellent, food very good and good value.

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  10. cheesenonion

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The night of the England Russia game and the restaurant was empty the bar sparsely populated. We were put in a booth that has a large post adjacent the end seat and asked to be moved no problem, we could each have had our own table if we wanted. The service was good full stop. The food wasn't the steak pudding in particular was stodgy the meat dry with hardly any gravy. The pie crust was hard and slightly burnt mushy peas again dry, overall very poor. The dreaded service charge is included, its about time this unrequested tax was removed and not left to the customer to decide whether to pay it. We'll probably catch a drink in the future but definitely try elsewhere for food

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Google Map for Sam's Chop House - Manchester

Back Pool Fold off Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1HN

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00pm Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    <br>There is street parking available outside the restaurant. This is free after 8pm.
  • Public transit
    Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations are both a 15 minute walk away. Victoria train station is the closest, being a short 5 minute walk. Where you simply head down Cross street and turn left at the coffee shop Pret.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    A recent addition to the bar is a life-sized bronze statue of the famous Northern artist L.S. Lowry, who was a regular. He sits quietly, propping up the bar in the spot favoured by the man himself, casting a watchful eye over the customers who come through the door. He has been quite the celebrity, being photographed constantly and yet remaining unfazed by all the attention. Come and take a picture with him – he won"t mind! Lowry's presence has put Sam's firmly on the map as the quintessentially British restaurant in Manchester and is a constant reminder of the history behind the chop houses.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 834 3210
  • Catering
    Private Dinner<br><br />Wine Matching Dinner<br>
  • Private party facilities
    Feel free to email Lawrence direct with any queries via email: lawrence.hallows@vicchopco.com
  • Private party contact
    Lawrence Hallows : 0161 832 1872 x2
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