Thursday 18 August 2016

Sunday Roast at The Grill on New York Street...

Ah Sunday, the day of rest and one day of the week which should definitely be all about taking it easy. One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday is undoubtedly to go out to for a Sunday Roast, but if you are anything like me you probably have very exacting standards when it comes to what you consider to be the perfect Sunday Roast. Potatoes roast to golden perfection, heaps of vegetables, Yorkshire puddings the size of small planets and rich gravy all have to feature whilst of course tender meat takes centre stage. Add a bottle of fruity red to the equation and you are pretty close to my idea of an exemplary Sunday Roast. I was over in Derbyshire at the weekend to see my family, so an invitation to dine at Grill on New York Street* Manchester last Sunday was opportune timing indeed. I like the location of New York Street, a street I was not familiar with before which is just off Piccadilly Gardens and has both The Grill on New York Street and a branch of The Alchemist just along the same street, to take care of a few after dinner cocktails.

For me, The Grill on New York Street is aptly named as it conjures up Manhattan as soon as you walk in with a sweeping restaurant floor, open kitchen and a raised area with cosy booths. The design is contemporary and understated, with polished wood, leather seating and soft lighting which creates a relaxing ambience.

We were led to a booth which gave us an expansive view of the restaurant floor and kitchen, where a busy lunchtime service was underway with the chefs working with choreographed precision. Soon, a bottle of La Serre Merlot was airing as we perused the menu, which boasts a wide range of options including aged British beef steaks and comfort food such as fish and chips

There is even a Bloody Mary menu which you can customise to make your own perfect spin on this classic cocktail. I decided on a starter of calamari with saffron mayonnaise, the tempura style batter was light and the saffron mayonnaise complemented the calamari well, as did a dose of freshly squeezed lime juice.

My dining companion enjoyed a hearty roasted tomato and red pepper soup served with a bruschetta croute and chive oil. The soup had a silky texture and the flavour was rounded off by the tangy bruschetta topping.

On to the main event and from the options of roasted half chicken, beef and pork (with crackling) I chose the chicken whilst my dining companion went for the beef.
The presentation was extremely pleasing to the eye, with gargantuan Yorkshire puddings piled high above the meat, roast potatoes and rivers of gravy whilst extra boats of gravy and dishes of vegetables were served on the side.

The chicken was tender, the roast potatoes were fluffy with crisp edges and the traditional gravy provided the ideal counterpart to the Yorkshire puddings.

 My dining companion enjoyed the roast beef served pink to his preference, which went well with a fiery horseradish sauce.

The dishes of carrot and swede, greens and extra gravy meant that we were so full, but naturally we still managed to find room for dessert. We opted for the apple tart with vanilla ice cream and the sticky toffee pudding. The sticky toffee was a sweet delight with plenty of toffee sauce and the apple tart proved to be a treat with short, buttery pastry.

Our wine selection of La Serre Merlot was a good choice to wash down this Sunday Roast, with layers of plum and blackberry as well as a subtle spice. There was excellent service throughout and this sophisticated environment is the ideal place for a relaxing Sunday Roast, with delcious food served in abundance without any of the dreaded clearing up to do afterwards.

Grill on New York Street 
New York St, 
M1 4BD

What do you all think, do you like having a traditional Sunday Roast and what do you think is vital for the perfect Sunday Roast? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.

Until next time,



*I was a guest of Grill on New York Street, this meal was complimentary. Opinions expressed herein are my own and honest. 


  1. That soup looks so good!

  2. The food looks amazing! Have a great week <3

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  3. Wow, this post is making me so hungry! The food looks amazing and something that both my hubbie and I would love. If I am ever in the area, I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing this restaurant! xoxo, Christine

  4. It looks so chic and inviting! The food looks so amazing! Fantastic photos


  5. That Yorkshire pudding looks very impressive - comfort food at its best!

  6. Great post and photos!

    Bella x

  7. OMG this look so terrible amazing, even much more if you're hungry haha! I love it!

  8. All photos look amazing, dear...especially the food photos :)
    Thanks for sharing this post.
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  9. Nice post! Great photo!♥♥