The food is basically sub standard "pub grub" and certainly isn't worth the prices that are being charged. There are much better options in Cambridge. Presumably the very central location of The Chop House allows them to get away with such a poor offering.
I ordered their home made sausages and mash. The sausages arrived almost black on one side, and raw on the other. When asked about this, the waitress said "oh, we do tend to cook them quite pink". This is a really bad idea for sausages (it's not a steak!), and is a recipe for food poisoning. I sent the sausages back for them to be cooked properly, which meant an additional wait of around 15 minutes for my partner and I. When leaving, I explained to another member of staff (who seemed to be in charge - nut sure who she was) that you should really let customers know in advance if sausages are going to be prepared in such a potentially dangerous way. She didn't seem to accept my points and insisted that although the sausages looked raw, they were actually properly cooked "caused they are home made and cooked in the oven". I'm not sure that I understand the logic behind this argument.
My girlfriend ordered the salmon. It arrived with a very strong "fishy" smell. As anyone knows, genuinely fresh salmon should _never_ smell this strong. It's a clear sign that the fish is old and certainly shouldn't be served to customers. She also said that her dish was greasy and sloppy.
Additionally, when we entered, the general smells of food were quite unpleasant. We should have taken this as a hint! When our own food arrived, everything became clear.
All in all, the Cambridge Chop House on Kings Parade is thoroughly overrated. We will not return, and will certainly tell our friends about our experience.
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22 May 2012
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