I’d been pretty unwell in the run up to my lunch at the Chop House and this was probably the first time I’d ventured out in a week – that tells you how highly I rate Chop House – worth leaving your death bed for!
This was my first time at the Market Street location and I was impressed by how spacious it was, it’s really well designed, making a small space feel very cool indeed.
Having previously had the Short Rib Scotch Egg and Tempura Prawns, I decided we should try something different. We ended up with the Squid, I was a bit disappointed though, despite the squid being really fresh and well cooked, it was crying out for a bit of seasoning and a squeeze of lime. The Hot Chicken Skewers made up for it, these were tender and coated with a moreish hot sauce, there was a blue cheese dip on the side and a fresh little carrot and coriander salad.
This was a meal that built up as it went and our Hanger Steak & Chips special (just £12 at lunch) was delicious, full of flavour and the iron kick I needed. I went through two pots of the peppercorn sauce as I polished off the lot. The fries were almost like those crisps you get, super thin and crispy.
We hadn’t planned to have dessert but all the best things happen spontaneously, including the EPIC Coal Roasted Pineapple Sundae featured at the top. The husband wasn’t for sharing and we nearly came to blows over the last bit of smokey pineapple.
The Hanger Steak deal is great value. My advice? Share a Short Rib Scotch Egg to start (it’s fabulous) and definitely have the sundae to share to finish!