The Cambridge Chop House

1 King's Parade, Cambridge, tel: 01223 359 506

This restaurant opened late last year, but is already a Cambridge fixture, with comfort food running from steak and kidney pud to a mutton Barnsley chop

Paternoster Chop House

Warwick Court, Paternoster Square London EC4, tel: 020 7029 9400

St Paul's makes a fitting backdrop to this City chophouse, where chef Peter Weeden turns out fare from Gloucester Old Spot brawn to Mendip lamb hotpot

Mr Thomas's Chop House

52 Cross Street, Manchester, tel: 0161 832 2245

Opened in 1867, this is still a favourite Manchester spot with its real ale and real British cooking, including rare-breed pork chop and black-pudding fritters