Sunday Roast at The Blue Pig

The Blue Pig is a bar and restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and as I walk past it on my lunch several times a week I’ve been eager to try it out. It has a unique style, not least because of the big blue pigs hanging outside the door and inside from the ceiling, and the décor is a quirky mix of Art Nouveau with a Berlin café bar vibe and that cool Mancunian Northen Quarter edge!

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I was looking for somewhere to have lunch on Sunday, and as they claim to serve the best Sunday roast in Manchester I decided to try them out. Now I should say that I’m not really in a position to confirm or deny their claim as I haven’t tried any other Sunday roasts in the city (yet), but as I have now officially tried the Blue Pig Sunday Roast I thought I’d share my experience.

My first thought was that it was great to see 4 choices of roast on the menu – braised beef, lamb, pork belly and a vegetarian option – and at £12 I thought it was pretty good value.

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Served in ceramic roasting dishes the very generous servings included several slices of meat (I went for the lamb, which was delicious), a large glazed parsnip and several carrots (all cooked well and not at all crunchy, which I would HATE!), bubbling cauliflower cheese served in separate ramekin dishes, broccoli, roast potatoes (which for me could have had crispier edges, but were probably healthier this way), a giant Yorkshire pudding, and they weren’t kidding when they said there’d be “shedloads of gravy”. There is nothing worse than restaurants being stingy with their gravy!

Like I say, I can’t really compare this to anywhere else in the city centre yet, but it was a fab spot for lunch as it’s so near the shopping area of Manchester and the food was reasonably priced and homely. It’s worth stopping by, and I may even try something from their weekday menu another time too.

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