I always enjoy dining out for Sunday lunch, but Sunday lunch at Nutters is an extra special treat. I’ve reviewed Nutters in Rochdale before but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth mentioning again, right? It’s an award-winning restaurant owned by celebrity chef Andrew Nutter with a menu that uses the only best in local produce. The main evening menu is not cheap but that’s why I love going there for Sunday lunch, which is pretty good value at £23.50 for 4 courses. Although the choices are more limited than with the full menu, there are still 4 options for each course which I think is plenty!
This time I went for a fish starter – seared salmon fillet with spring onion fishcake and tomato and basil salsa, which was very tasty and had lots of different flavour elements to it. It was actually one of the lighter starter options, despite the generous portion size, which is always good when you’re having several courses!
For my main course I went the traditional route with roast sirloin and Yorkshire puddings, goose fat roasties, spring vegetables and red wine sauce. This was delicious and the meat was amazing, but although I don’t regret my choice I did have a little food envy when I saw the slow braised lamb shank with sautéed potatoes next to me. I had a little taster of that dish too, and have to say the lamb was incredibly tender and delicious!
I always judge a menu by the quality of the desserts, and this menu had several amazing-sounding options! Eventually I settled on the apple and cinnamon crumble with rhubarb and custard ice cream and poppy seed and ginger tuile, and I was not disappointed. I think fruit crumble might be one of my favourite things ever, and look at the beautiful presentation! Then came the coffee and petit fours. There’s not much to say about those except that I’m always happy they’re there.
The restaurant is based in a gorgeous countryside setting and although it’s a bit of a mission for me to get there, it’s more than worth it for a treat every now and again. And I think it’s worth mentioning that Nutters has also just won an award for Manchester’s Best Wedding Venue and I can see why. What more could you want for a wedding than a lovely historic manor building, big country grounds, and of course some fabulous food. So there you have it – Nutters, good for both weddings and Sunday lunches.
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