2 Booth Street, Manchester M2 4AT
Sunday Roast Dinner, 26th August 2018 2.00pm
“A walk along the banks of the Bridgewater Canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world.”
1761 Restaurant pays homage to Manchester’s great past. Drawing inspiration from the Industrial revolution and that warm Mancunian spirit which it so notably represents. They offer brunch, lunch, dinner & drinks with the sole aim of giving a fantastically British experience. Guests can enjoy their modern take on classic British dishes in luxurious old style glamour.
Not only do they ensure their ingredients are locally sourced, they also donate meals to some of Manchester’s most disadvantaged and needy people through their 'eat a meal, give a meal' partnership with Foodinate, which runs in their restaurant every Monday and Tuesday.
We were a party of 6 people, visiting Manchester PRIDE and looking for somewhere to eat a Sunday Roast, as a vegetarian the Sunday Roast options can be few and far between - quite often the gravy is made with meat juices, or the potatoes are roasted in non vegetarian fat. So when I googled online and saw they offer not only vegetarian but vegan roast dinners I knew we had to visit.
On arrival we were greeted and seated by friendly, engaging staff. We sat on a long table in a lovely room (see photo). The other tables were busy too, always a good sign.
We started by sharing a couple of starters - (Vegan) Houmous & Olives with beetroot tortilla chips and buckwheat bread, it was delicious, so much so we had already tucked in before I took a photo!
Next came the Vegan Roast - I'm afraid my photo doesn't really do it justice but it was so tasty, just the right proportion and came with a gravy jug, so if you like lashings of gravy this is the place for you. ‘Sheeze’ and Onion pie – good Mancunian fodder!! All the meals were served with Roast & Mash potato, carrots, parsnips, cabbage and the all important gravy. Much to the delight of my sons & daughters, a complimentary bottle of House Wine was given with every two roasts/mains ordered which meant three bottles of wine - I did partake in a glass of rose which was really nice, not sure why I was so surprised but sometimes 'freebies' are not always the best. Apparently the red wine and white wine were good too!
Talking of wine, I couldn't help but capture this funny quote on the wall, after all who doesn't like a glass of champagne?
One of our party had the Chocolate Brownie for dessert, unfortunately it was a little burnt on the bottom, still edible but on mentioning it to the waiter he promptly removed it from the bill. We had coffee and settled our bill which came to £18 per person, which for a starter, main course, coffee and wine I thought was reasonable for such a great venue, relaxed ambience and in the city centre.