You must know by now that I like going out for meals; it’s one of my favourite things to do, especially when it’s somewhere new.
Manchester is amidst the recent foodie movement, with new places popping up all the time and I for one love discovering new places in the city that is on my doorstep.
You may remember that Jordan and I went to Belgium at the start of the year, but one thing I don’t think we made the most of was the traditional Belgium food (except the waffles and chocolate of course…)
When I found out that a Belgium restaurant had opened in the city, I was very intrigued to find out what that entailed. After a bit of research, we found out that they did a roast dinner fondue, which just seemed like the best idea ever. We booked it for last Sunday and I was so excited to try it.
The restaurant itself is about a 5-minute walk from St. Peter’s Square station, and a couple of roads back from the town hall.
We arrived at the restaurant a few minutes early but were seated straight away. The decor was really cosy with a big log fire burning downstairs. We were shown to our table which was upstairs and was a table for 4 people, which I always prefer so you don’t feel cramped when you’re eating.
The waiter recommended a couple of beers to us, and we went for a trio of smaller glasses so we could try a few different ones. One of my favourite beers was Bruge Zot, which we went to the brewery of when we were in Bruges, so I chose this for one of my choices.
We knew exactly what we wanted when we arrived so didn’t need to have a look through the menu (just as an FYI, they also do a standard cheese fondue and chocolate fondue too!) The table next to us got the cheese one, and it looked amazing – definitely going back to try this!
The one thing I was concerned about was that there wouldn’t be enough food for the two of us because it was a sharing board, but boy was I wrong. It arrived on a board with meat, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding waffles, with vegetables on the side.
And then the pot of gravy arrived…
It was served in a traditional copper pot with a flame underneath to keep it warm, and something to put the flame out in case it became too hot. It wasn’t like normal gravy that we would make in the UK – it was a lot more herby and flavoursome. The meat was cooked to perfection, as were the potatoes and veg, but my favourite part had to be the Yorkshire puddings: To me, they are the best part of any roast dinner, and even better in waffle form!
Overall the experience of the roast dinner was very impressive. I’ll definitely be back for another one soon!