Mr Thomas’s Chop House attracts both locals and tourists thanks to an interior that beats the most authentic of Victorian spaces. All lime-shaded tiles and a polished cherry bar, this is the one for a deep slug of Malbec, a single malt and that all important Sunday roast. Part of the same group as Sam’s Chop House which also gets a mention in our line up, there are few better or more atmospheric places to tuck in. Think gourmet, thick cuts of rare locally sourced beef, chicken and pork, served with al dente sweet peas and mushrooming Yorkshires. Basically, if you have only a few days to spend in Manchester and want to sample one of the most authentic, high quality and, crucially, fine-food touting pubs in town, book now.