Three Greater Manchester restaurants have made it onto a list of the top 10 Sunday roasts in the UK, and one city centre business came in first place – proving once and for all that no one does a gravy dinner quite like us.
The Bull and Bear in Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel was awarded the gong by reviewers Rate Good Roasts, topping the list of 10 and even beating London’s 12:51 restaurant – run by Great British Menu winner James Cochran – to the top spot.
Sharing the news to their social media pages over the weekend, the restaurant, which features a menu created by chef Tom Kerridge (the man behind the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars), said they were feeling “pretty proud” and thanked the team behind the scenes that had helped make it happen.
Tom Kerridge also took to his own personal Twitter to share his pride in Isobel, Connor and the team, adding that it was “great to see them getting recognition for all the incredible work they do.”
The restaurant’s set Sunday roast menu, priced at £39.50 for two courses or three for £46.50, currently features indulgent mains like salted aged pork belly, dry-aged Hereford sirloin of beef, and confit autumn mushroom tart.
Each dish comes with its own selected sides, with additional add ons like crushed black pepper swede, buttered sprout tops, and cauliflower cheese all available for no extra cost.
Puddings, meanwhile, feature the likes of chocolate orange choux with hazelnut, Baileys ice cream and salted caramel sauce, “lemon meringue pie” with blackcurrant sorbet, and a cheese plate of truffled Baron Bigod, quince tart and truffle honey.
Two other Greater Manchester restaurants also made it into the top 10 list this year, with The Bank in Delph featured at number six and Ancoats’ Edinburgh Castle ranking just behind at number seven.
Further afield, the north west performed very well overall with further high performing local entries including The Wheatsheaf Inn in Brigsteer, Cumbria and Crosby’s Mustard and Co.
Ten different elements are considered when rating each restaurant, with that then converted into a percentage overall. As you can see, the Bull and Bear did extraordinarily well with a whopping 95% rating over all.
The only thing that saw them marked down was the price of the roast, but as we know you get what you pay for. – and value is arguably subjective when it comes to eating good quality, well-sourced food.
To see the full Bull and Bear roast menu click here. When the news was shared the restaurant said they still had a few spaces left for this Sunday, but we expect you’ll want to move fast.
Feature image – The Bull and Bear