Sacha Lord hails Manchester restaurant for serving up ‘the best Sunday roast’ he’s had ‘in ages’

Can't lie, it is a banging roast.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 22nd April 2024

Parklife and Warehouse Project co-founder Sacha Lord has hailed a Manchester Sunday roast as ‘the best he’s had in ages’ and he’s by no means the only one showing it some love.

Manchester’s Night Time Economy Adviser has been heavily involved in supporting the Manc hospitality sector of late, especially post-pandemic, bigging up local food spots all over Greater Manchester and even footing the bill on occasion.

Sacha has given his seal of approval to many spots in and around the city centre over the last 12 months but if there’s one suggestion we always take seriously it’s about a proper good Sunday roast.

Posting this weekend, the entrepreneur and recently published author was full of praise for Kala over on King Street, crediting their “great food and superb staff”, as well as labelling it simply “the best Sunday roast I’ve had in ages.” Big words.

Sacha Lord calls Kala ‘the best roast he’s had in ages’ — and lots of people are in agreement.

Social media was quick to follow Lord’s lead in flooding the comments with praise for the beloved Manchester bistro. One person wrote, “best food, service and general vibe in all”, urging owner Gary Usher to “keep fighting the fight” and another simply added: “one of my very favourite restaurants”.


Usher, chef-owner of the Kala, Hispi in Didsbury and the Elite Bistros group across the North West, replied to Sacha, saying: “Was our total pleasure to have you with us mate thank you so much for supporting us and it really does mean a lot to everyone”.

Sacha Lord‘s post also encouraged lots of others online to share their positive stories and recommendations for other excellent restaurants in and around the region. The wholesome content we just love to see.


It’s worked too, as not only have we started noting down tonnes of new spots we’ve never heard of before but it’s also made us want to go back to Kala pronto – come on, how insane do these Sunday roasts look?

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Kala’s had a lot of props from food critics as well, with Jay Rayner summing things up succinctly in his Observer column as far back as 2019 by headlining it: ‘Quietly feeds you well’. If this place is still a secret to anyone, it might be one of the worst-kept in the city.

Like Lord, Usher has often been applauded for going above and beyond when backing the Manchester food and drink scene, recently receiving lots of praise for sticking up for one of his young members of staff after their treatment from ‘vile’ guests in his Chester pub earlier this month.


Well in, Gary – and if you’ve not tried their Sunday roast already, you can now take ours and Sacha’s word for it. Where’s your favourite roast in Greater Manchester?

You can see our full list of the best Sunday roasts in Manchester down below:

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Featured Images – Sacha Lord (press image)/Kala Bistro (via IG)