A reyt’ good Sunday roast at The Riverside

Hi everyone!

Who doesn’t love good Sunday roast when they’re either a. at home with their parents b. suffering from a horrendous 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! Sacrilege, I know,

Now that I live away from home they’re a luxury that I truly appreciate and one that 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 to head on down and see what they had in store for me.

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 rustic 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 utterly delectable 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 extremely good value for money.

Just look a the size of those yorkshires! No one likes a soggy bottom and these yorkshires were cooked to crisp perfection. The meat was tender and full of flavour and the roast potatoes were cripsy and garlic-y, just how I like them. Beef can often be dry and overcooked, but this wasn’t the case at all. Everything was absolutely delicious.

My only complaint would be that I would have loved for there to be the option of chicken on the menu. I often toy between a nice beef roast dinner or a chicken roast dinner … even a trio of meats if they’re on offer, as it’s nice to have the choice between them. But I admit, I am also a greedy pig, so there is that…

The food was absolutely amazing and for £10 it’s definitely somewhere I’d go back to without hesitation. The roast potatoes in particular were to die for – cooked, as the chef told me, in lots of goose fat and garlic. He’s clearly a man of good taste!

True North Brew Co – well done, you totally 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,

H x

* 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.

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