As sure as the British pillar box is red, the monarch appears on our pound, so too all over the UK on Sundays, an institution takes hold of the kitchens in homes and restaurants.
I’ve no idea when cooks, chefs and families started this but its one of those good old English traditions that grips our nation.
Pubs and restaurants up and down the country turn out the Yorkshire pud, the topside and vegetables worthy of the great British title of Traditional Sunday Roast.
Right in the heart of Manchester stands Artisan. This beautiful industrial themed establishment is welcoming, warm, spacious and offers probably the best Sunday Roast ever.
The character of this well designed restaurant takes inspiration from the industrial revolution.. and I love it!
It’s spacious, clean, roomy airy and loads of light from all the floor to ceiling windows.
The brigade of kitchen staff that work from the open service area demonstrate professionalism that you expect from a military kitchen. The meals are piping hot, not luke warm or just ok .. but steaming hot. This is a very busy kitchen that shows skill, flare and passion from everyone connected to Artisan.
For just £9.95 a head, diners are given a choice of a whole chicken, topside or ham along with roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, cauliflower, sweet potato and swede mash and shredded cabbage. All this together with lashings of gravy, stuffing, horseradish and mustard make this just an incredible meal.
I’m really privileged to have eaten in some fantastic restaurants, whose culinary skills are hard to match, but Artisan has set the bar when it comes to their traditional Sunday Roast.
The veg was so well seasoned that I just had to ask how this was cooked. I was told that the veg was blanched first and then tossed in butter whilst being seasoned.
I can’t wait to go back. The food here was delicious, memorable and incredibly good value for money.
So stop whatever you’re doing next Sunday, take the family and friends and go and enjoy a Sunday lunch like you’ve not tasted before.
For more information take a look at the Artisan website.