EmJay and I first dined at Tredwells earlier in the year for dinner with the A La Carte menu; having seen Marcus Wareing on Professional Masterchef, and following the Chef Patron of Tredwells, Chantelle Nicholson on Instagram for some time, I’d been itching to try the Sunday Roast for months!
Boy was it worth the wait!
It’s a set menu, 3 courses for £29 per person. For this you get a choice of starters, roast meat of your choice with all the trimmings (Wagyu beef, Chicken or Fish) and dessert, we also got a really lovely surprise cocktail from the bar staff in between the main and dessert course that tasted divine!
To start, I got the tomatoes with ricotta and pesto. I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes but this was the option I went for as the other options were smoked salmon (I’m not a fan of the smoked stuff), beef (I don’t eat beef) and crab (I’m sadly allergic to shellfish).
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised, the whole dish had so much flavour, the tomatoes seasoned perfectly, the pesto providing an amazing fresh flavour with the ricotta and paper thin croutons bringing a creamy and crunchy texture to eat bite. EmJay got the smoked salmon which he was equally delighted with!
Next, the main course… I got the roast chicken, it’s served with roast potatoes, carrots, huge yorkshire puddings and some bright green perfectly cooked cabbage which was drenched in bacon jam (yes, BACON JAM!).
The meat was served individually and the rest was served in the middle of the table for us to help ourselves. I got bread sauce with the chicken and EmJay got some horseradish on the side for his Wagyu roast beef. We were also given 2 jugs full of gravy and advised if we needed more we could ask our server.
Every bite of chicken with the most crispy roast potatoes and deep, richly flavoured gravy and bacon jam mixed into the greens, it was like a party in your mouth! Filling the yorkshire pudding up with the steamy gravy meant just reminded me of all the yorkies I’ve had in the past which didn’t even compare.
We both agreed, this was one of the best Sunday roasts either of us have eaten, ever.
After the main we were pretty sure we wouldn’t manage the dessert course but we went on and ordered anyway, I got the signature salted caramel soft serve with honeycomb and EmJay the Pump Street chocolate, elderflower curd, and Jasmine tea cream. We had no idea what EmJay’s dessert was going to be and he wasn’t sure about the flavour combinations as he’s never had Jasmine tea cream before but turned out it was delightful! He put it in his top 5 desserts; after the baked Alaska at Duck and Waffle and an amazing stick toffee pudding which we had at a wedding. The salted caramel soft serve was just as amazing as it sounds, the honeycomb provided a delicious crunch and just the right amount of sweetness to counter balance the salt in the ice cream which was served in a brass bowl stayed super cold for long time which meant I could savour it for longer!
Along with the desserts, our server brought out some beautiful after dinner cocktails infused with cardamom, it was such a lovely surprise and they paired amazingly with both desserts.
It’s safe to say we didn’t need to eat again until the next day. We had a great time at Tredwells and we’d both recommend the Sunday roast 3 courses. The atmosphere is great and the staff are attentive and friendly and always ready to go the extra mile if required.
We finished our meal off with some great coffees and then went on our merry way…