When you think of The Botanist, you probably think of the extensive cocktail menu, sharing boards and hanging kebabs (more about those here) so I was very intrigued when I was invited by We Are Indigo to try their Sunday Lunch menu.
For the average Brit, there is nothing quite like a Sunday roast with all the trimmings – it’s one of the best food options in my eyes, and one that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside as it reminds me of spending time with my family.
We visited the Didsbury restaurant, which I’d never actually been to before, despite living 5 minutes away… but it was gorgeous and bright inside, and quickly filled up whilst we were there. We were seated straight away and ordered some olives and drinks with the lovely waiter.
Obviously, I’d had a little peruse at the menu beforehand, and decided that because I don’t like mushrooms, I wouldn’t have the vegetarian option (slap on the wrist…) and chose the roast chicken. Jordan had the pork and we decided to share cauliflower cheese and baked courgette, sage and apricot stuffing balls because what is a Sunday roast without eating so much you might pop?
When the food arrived, I was amazing at how big the portion size was – I literally had half a chicken and the Yorkshire pudding was huge! We both had pots of gravy for pouring, which I massively prefer than having it done for you and the food was piping hot.
The roast itself was lovely – everything was cooked to perfection, but the real star of the show was the sides – the stuffing balls were literally one of the best things I have ever eaten in my life ever; they were so flavoursome, and really complimented the whole dish and the cauliflower cheese was delicious: I’ve had some in the past that are a bit too much after a while, but this one was a brilliant addition to the meal.
The Sunday lunch menu is available at all of The Botanist restaurants and is definitely one that is worth the money; the dishes range from £10.95 – £13.95 and the amount of food you get will not leave you hungry!
Have you been to The Botanist for a Sunday roast? What did you think?