Yesterday I decided to make use of my birthday voucher for Nutters – a restaurant owned by celeb chef Andrew Nutter and boasting some great award credentials as well being highly recommended by a friend! After researching all the different menu options we decided to visit on a Sunday as the Sunday lunch set menu seemed like relatively good value at £23.50 per person (I thought the evening menu looked a little pricey).
The Nutters Sunday lunch runs from 12pm until 4pm (with the last sitting at 3:45pm), so on Sunday afternoon we drove out to rural Rochdale to the restaurant within a historic manor building which sits happily on a hill in countryside grounds full of autumnal trees. The restaurant itself is very nice inside, with areas of wooden beams and brickwork, chic white leather and chrome décor in the bar area, and a lovely conservatory area where we were seated, which had a really lovely view over the grounds.
The menu had a really great selection of options, with four choices for each course, and all put together from local produce. There was also a really good selection of wines and spirits (my boyfriend was pretty excited by the selection of brandies and decided to try a rather extravagant cognac).
So, on to what I ate:
To start I had goats cheese pithivier with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, which was extremely tasty! Then I went for the traditional roast beef dinner, while the boyfriend went for crispy pork belly with black pudding beignets. Again this was delicious, but I’m always partial to a roast dinner! And then on to desserts… I was extremely excited by the choice of desserts and could hardly pick between them! In the end I chose the orange fudge and white chocolate cheesecake with a ginger biscuit crumb (heavenly) and he went for an apple and walnut crumble with flapjack ice cream. Then to finish we were presented with coffees and petit fours. Not bad at all for £23.50 and food that tasted really quite special!
It’s also worth mentioning the really good service we received – we weren’t rushed at all and were there about 2 hours in total, but it didn’t feel like we were waiting to be served either.
This was such a lovely treat for a Sunday afternoon and I’d definitely recommend a visit!