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Quality food, great atmosphere and the service was excellent. Can't recommend it enough!!
Would recommend this restaurant lovely food and friendly staff and lots of gin
Good food good service, warm and friendly staff would highly recommend
Always have a great evening with friendly staff and great food
Hops and Flops! We had been waiting to try Hops and Chops for sometime after having some great meals at The Smoke Pit in Northampton town centre. We decided to go today for a Sunday roast dinner. It's impossible to completely slate Hops and Chops, for starters, their selection of craft ales and gins was very good, similar to their sister venue in the town centre. In terms of taste, the food was also superb. But that's as far as this place goes, I can only imagine the owners of Hops and Chops invited residents of St. Crispin Village to help create their menu, as the portion sizes were embarrassingly minuscule! If the cuts of lamb were any thinner, they may as well have been purified. I ate the trio of meats at approx £18.00 and my friend had the roast pork belly at approx £15.00, My partner had a burger (which she said was okay). My main recommendation if you eat here is to avoid the trio of meats, for the higher price, you get a reduced amount of meat, It was glaringly obvious that in order to shave cost, they were shaving the meat! My friend who had the pork felt his portion was small and mentioned that the serving should have been on the menu as a taster, or a starter. We received half a bowl of vegetables between two, a Yorkshire pudding that would have been rejected by any regular Yorkshireman and gravy in a small ramekin as thin as dishwater. The real kicker was the carrots and parsnips, they tasted unreal, absolutely delicious, but you had less than a quarter of a standard carrot or parsnip sitting out your plate! We mentioned to the waitress at the end that the food didn't represent the price we paid, she just said she would pass the feedback to the chef, someone else came to collect payment. Approx £75 spent in total. We are now back at home cooking a second dinner, a real shame. We came from the other side of Northampton today, knowing that there were places on the way that served a fantastic roast dinner. Would not return, ever. Almost a scam.
Hops and Chops was recommended to me as I was looking for somewhere different to take my partner for a birthday lunch. We weren't disappointed - knowledgable and friendly staff and a great menu with plenty of choice. Good selection of craft beers on tap and the decor is pleasantly different. It wasn't busy for a Saturday lunchtime so we've decided to try it out one evening as I'm sure the atmosphere would be different.
Really enjoyed our visit to Hops and Chops this evening thank you. All our meals were delicious and the service was great. 5 of us were celebrating a 10 year olds birthday and the team were very happy to help with a suprise cake delivered to the table with candles. Great to see you’ve replaced your plastic straws with strengthened paper ones, well done.
As always Hops and Chops was pretty full, but we were seated quickly and got rapidly stuck in to trying to decide what to eat. The service as always was exemplary and the staff always seem to have a smile on their faces. The food was subzero as always, although today the sauces seemed a little thin and watery. But a very minor issue in an excellent meal. As always looking forward to the next visit...
Another great meal at Hops and Chops with the family. Everyone chose various steaks and were all very pleased with our choices, seriously great steaks. I’m on slimming world and they kindly served veg without butter & oil so I could still enjoy my and stay on plan. Great service as usual, thank you, we’ll be back again soon.
Great little place but can get quite noisy due to the low ceiling. I was excited to try it out as I'm a fan of sister establishment, 'The Smoke Pit' in Central Northampton. To be honest, it's the little sister to Smoke Pit and is like a decent restaurant as they serve a slightly wider array of food. With the name as it is, I got the meat that I was expecting, but the craft beer is limited to only 2 beers on tap (2/3 pint only) and lots of overpriced bottles, rather than having a wide selection on tap - one bottle was priced at over £7 (not sure of the size as it's not given). The food arrived in decent time, well presented and tasted great (my medium rare Rib Eye was a bit more medium than I'd have liked but I'll just order rare next time). Would recommend for a more intimate setting than Smoke Pit but I'd ask to be seated somewhere in one of the corners, especially if it's busy!