For most of the population, the only cure for a hectic week and perhaps one too many drinks on Saturday night is a beautiful Sunday roast.
Lucky for us northerners who are very much accustomed to the combination of meat and gravy, Manchester is home to a plethora of fantastic Sunday dinners, but this week, I happened to find the roast that knocked all my previous experiences out of the park.
In case you are unaware of The Counter House, it is fantastic all-day restaurant and bar that aims to promote wellness, sustainability and locality in everything they do. They bring their A-game to everything they do from cocktails to brunch to dinner and everything in-between.
Clear your calendar, a Sunday trip to The Counter House is on the cards, and their Sunday menu features an eclectic mix of Brunch dishes, Small & Large Plates and the obligatory Sunday Roast to suit everyone’s needs.
Focusing on the roasts however, there’s a choice of three. Roast beef, an enormous half roast chicken (which is beautifully charred and tender) or a lovely Nut Roast for anyone who doesn’t partake in the meats.
Served up with a side of fluffy and crispy roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, carrots, savoy cabbage and my favourite – parsnips – it was basically happiness on a plate.
A cheeky little side of Cauliflower Cheese (£3) on the side is always a Tighe family requisite and I’m pleased to say that The Counter House offers a wonderful, creamy bowl of the cheese and veg delight andI’m still thinking about 5 days later.
They are now taking bookings for groups of 4 or more and I expect it will be pretty busy when you visit this launch weekend (and every weekend hereafter) so I’d suggest you get yourself booked in before going to avoid disappointment.
The Counter House, 35 Blossom Street, Manchester, M4 6AJ