The Chop House
Shop 301 & 305, L3 Mira Pl 1, 132 Nathan Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui
+852 2295 3200
Spiked shakes, colossal burgers and tangy barbecue-smoked ribs are on the menu at The Chop House – the casual grill house from the meat experts at Wooloomooloo Group.
The most accessible of Wooloomooloo’s concept venues, The Chop House is a social hub – somewhere visitors can come at any time of day for a cold beer and delicious gastropub bites.
The industrial chic setting boasts wooden tables and flooring, steel bars framing the glass windows and mood lighting to take the space effortlessly from day to night. To one side lies one of Tsim Sha Tsui’s best-kept secrets: a more than 450-square-metre outdoor terrace, framed in lush green planters that create a kind of secret garden. On sunny days, it’s one of the best spots this side of the harbour to while away the afternoon.
To that end, there’s plenty of food and drink to keep you fuelled from afternoon to evening. With a name like The Chop House, it’s no surprise that meat is the main item on the agenda. You’ll find a selection of steaks, lamb
cuts and pork chops, alongside slowroasted chicken and the signature smoked baby back ribs, tender and falling off the bone with a tangy barbecue glaze.
Want to sample it all? The mixed grill platter will have you sorted. It is a meat lover’s dream with Australian beef tenderloin, lamb cutlets, pork sausage and lamb sausage. Pair this with a side of crispy sweet potato fries, creamed spinach or truffle potato salad for a barbecue feast.
The Chop House’s name belies its focus on surf ‘n’ turf, and non-meat eaters can rest assured that the seafood options are just as drool-worthy. There are the jumbo garlic prawns that come covered in a bright tomato sauce on a bed of saffron rice, and the classic gastropub-style fish ‘n’ chips served with malt vinegar and a well-balanced tartare sauce.
The menu even reaches as far as pasta dishes, including spaghetti bolognese and a creamy tagliatelle with fresh mussels, as well as a handful of vegetarian items.
Wash all of this down with a cold beer, premium cider or a glass of pinot grigio. There’s also a selection of cocktails and smoothies, the latter of which can be spiked with Jack Daniels, Bacardi rum or Frangelico hazelnut liqueur for a cheeky twist. Outside on the patio, a fully stocked bar encourages sipping from dawn to dusk.
With a philosophy of a ‘back to basics’ grill house, The Chop House is where you go when you have a craving for steak, burgers or simple bar snacks and beer. It’s the neighbourhood hotspot you want on your street corner, and with the restaurant’s plans to expand within a few years, it’s likely that it will be.