I reckon I can always order well going into somewhere that I don't know. So if it's some random pub I'll probably order steak pie or something like that. It's pretty obvious stuff, but I'd never order a steak or something they can easily muck up like risotto and never a curry or Thai. Strictly British old school is always the safest bet. In the case of the Chophouse, it was always going to be The Famous Steak & Kidney Pudding (Braised Mill Close farm steak & lamb’s kidney pudding, served with Chop House chunky chips, mushy peas & a jug of gravy, £13.00). I've had this beast in other chophouses and enjoyed it.
I took some photos while waiting. I really like it downstairs in the restaurant, although it has the usual exposed bricks and pipework going on, it still manages to be cosy at the same time. Mum and Dad loved it.