Who doesn’t love good Sunday roast when they’re either a. at home b. on a hangover or c. all of the above?
I know I do, but unfortunately coming from a family with a vegan brother, a Dad who works mostly abroad, and a Mum who isn’t a massive fan of them means that Sunday roasts in my family household were limited to mainly one day a year – Christmas day!
Now that I live away from home they’re a luxury I truly appreciate, albeit not one I often indulge in.
So when The Riverside in Kelham Island invited me and my other half to a blogger’s Sunday Lunch event* I couldn’t wait (irrespective of the hangover I also found myself with that day).
I hadn’t been to The Riverside for a Sunday roast since my first year of university, and it’s changed a lot since then. In fact, it’s recently been taken over by True North Brew Co who run a variety of familiar venues in Sheffield, many of which I’m sure you’ll know.
The venue houses dark, wooden interiors and stunning oriental style pictures on the walls upstairs. The floral crockery on the far wall contrasts nicely to give an old, yet modern feel to the place.
But less talk on interior design and more on foooood!
As you can see from the menu below, there’s the option of roast beef, roast pork with stuffing, or a five nut roast vegetarian option.
The roasts themselves come with greens, absolutely delicious roast potatoes, humongous Yorkshire puddings and gravy. Yum!
Me & my greedy other half “doubled up” on the meat for an extra £3 and so we were absolutely stuffed by the end of the meal. For £9.95, or £12.95 as ours would have been, there is a really substantial amount of food so it’s great value for money.
My only comment would be that for me, I would expect there to be the option of chicken on the menu for a roast dinner – that would’ve been my first choice, always!
The food was absolutely delicious and for £10 it’s definitely somewhere I’d go back. The roast potatoes especially were to die for, cooked, as the chef told me, in lots of garlic.True North Brew Co – well done, you nailed it!
Where are your favourite restaurants and pubs in Sheffield for a Sunday roast? Leave me a comment on here, or tweet/instagram me (@thesheffielder) your recommendations.
Until next time,
* Me and my other half were kindly gifted with a free roast dinner from The Riverside for the purpose of review. All views stated are, as always, my own.