Sunday Lunch at Edinburgh Castle Ancoats
Sunday lunch at the Edinburgh Castle in Blossom Street is a relaxed affair with good quality food, and plenty of it.
Our enjoyment began at the bar on ground level, as the DJ shared his collection of classic vinyl including Lou Rawls, Joyce Sims (perhaps you need to be of a certain age) and more.
This chilled vibe set the mood beautifully for our first visit.
The friendly, attentive bar team clearly enjoyed the mood and we were escorted to our table upstairs, which as it happens was adjacent to Chef Ben and his young team busily preparing what was to follow.
Tempted by the dessert options we skipped the starters, good though they looked.
The roast lamb with roast potatoes, vegetables, Yorkshire pudding plus gravy and mint sauce was just right, being pink enough without being too rare. The chicken came with a similar selection of vegetables and a Yorkshire pudding and we opted for a side of mash as well. Side orders are a bit pricey but good.
All were hungrily enjoyed against the soundtrack, which had followed us aloft.
The star of the meal (for me) was the Apricot and Calvados tart with clotted cream. The chocolate brownie was also very rich and satisfying.
The house white at £23 the bottle was very acceptable, so we ordered a second.
Our fellow diners were a nice mix of ages and orientations, all of which contributed to a lovely Sunday afternoon vibe.
Chef ben also took the trouble to wish us adieu, having also checked if we had enjoyed our lunch.
A nice, unexpected touch.
All in all it was a very enjoyable lunch
Paul Schofield for Canal St Media
Published: 17-Aug-2022 (6640)