Roast Of The Week: Rosemary Roasted Lamb Shoulder from Edinburgh Castle

It’s time for another Roast Of The Week and we’ve found ourselves back at Edinburgh Castle.

By Ciara Martin | 13 March 2020

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We heard whispers that the guys over at EC were offering up a damn good roast and we can now confirm – this is correct.

The newly-renovated Edinburgh Castle sits just off Ancoats’ Cutting Room Square and is slowly but surely becoming everyone’s favourite local. We headed over to try this Roast we’ve heard SO much about.

I’m one of those people who doesn’t really have a preference on my Sunday Roast meat (sorry!) but after careful consultation with our office Sunday Roast connoisseurs, these guys will not budge that lamb is the best and only meat for the job.

In the words of Alex Watson – Lamb can handle spice, it can handle being medium-rare and most importantly it can be melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Edinburgh Castle has really upped their Roast game with this one. Their Rosemary Roasted Lamb Shoulder comes with a roast garlic minted jus alongside crispy duck fat potatoes, sweet glazed carrots, creamy buttered greens, a lovely big Yorkshire pudding and plenty of gravy. Lovely stuff.

The best part though is the optional sides, which offer a bit more of a twist to your traditional Sunday Roast.

This black thing is actually a Roasted Red Cabbage, don’t let looks deceive you – it is truly delightful.

There’s also a creamy Spring Onion Mash which comes with smoked cream and black pepper.

I love a pudding after a Sunday Roast – I only ever get one when my Granddad comes round to my mums and she whips out the plates that match (granted it’s only usually a Tesco Viennetta or £2.50 Trifle, but I love it regardless).

Spoilt for choice, there’s 3 desserts and a Cheese Board to choose from on Edinburgh Castle’s Sunday Roast menu to finish you off. We opted for the Triple Chocolate Gateaux Cheesecake.

Served with a delicious coffee crumb and creme fraiche ice cream – you need this in your life.

There are 5x types of Roast on Edinburgh Castle’s Sunday Menu, have a peep at the menu below and get booked in!


Rosemary Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Venue: Edinburgh Castle
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 12pm – 8pm
Cost: £18


The Edinburgh Castle, Blossom St, M4 5AN