Tourists in need of a Dickensian fix and pinstriped traditionalists of the carnivorous kind flock to this lost-in-time City chophouse, mentioned in The Pickwick Papers and nowadays a culinary redoubt for old-school meat-and-potatoes Britishness. The wainscot-panelled interior is a picture of sepia-tinted period charm, while the menu is consistent with the setting – think devilled whitebait or soup to start, followed by a mixed grill, Barnsley chop or perhaps Cumberland sausage with mash and onion gravy, plus hot puds and savouries to round things off in thoroughly Beeton-esque style. Wine choice is limited, but if the house offerings aren’t to your taste, there’s always beer or cider from Sam Smith’s. You’ll Google in vain for a website or any means of booking online: ‘We don’t have anything electronic here,’ admit the staff cheerfully.
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