What makes the perfect Sunday roast?

Sunday, 22 January 2017

I know it’s hard at this time of year to imagine any roast dinner now without all the trimmings; honey roasted parsnips, pigs in blankets, goose fat potatoes to name a few. Weaning yourself away from all the goodness that makes your Christmas dinner so amazing, means falling in love with your average Sunday roast is that little bit harder.

Christmas Dinner

Here is my mountain of heaven at Christmas.. and I wonder why I put on half a stone during the festive period.

Today we went to The Broad Chare in Newcastle to try a more à la carte-esque Sunday roast. It’s a refurbished pub down a little side street near the Quayside with an oak bar, painted brick walls, stripped wooden floors and an upstairs dining room.

Booking is recommended as this is a popular hot spot for the classic Sunday Roast, and this is available to book here. We had heard great reviews and as we had just endured a week that began with the dreaded #bluemonday we thought we would treat ourselves.

Upstairs is the most quaint dining area and the atmosphere was great. Families with small children, friends laughing, servers rushing around but all with a smile on their faces. Our table was at the back with its own lil window and rustic shutters pulled back. It felt very intimate but we were also a part of the family vibe.

We ordered the pork crackling with apple sauce which was TO DIE FOR. The meatiest crackling I have ever had and the sauce was full of flavour.

Pork Crackling and Apple Sauce

We both opted for the Beef and it came pretty much straight away. The most tender meat covered in the tastiest gravy. The roasties were pretty spot on, as was the turnip mash. Perfectly paired with a recommended glass of Tempranillo. 

Usually if I was making my own dinner I would pile up the spuds and lash on the sauce, but this just did not need anything else. A perfect amount that left me certainly satisfied.

The Broad Chare

We will definitely be visiting The Broad Chare again in the near future as I already have my eye on the popular scotch egg, the cauliflower fritters and the other bar snacks with attitude. Downstairs would be a great place to chill with friends as they also have a tempting range of house ales and regularly changing guest beers.

What is the one thing you HAVE to have on your Sunday Dinner? 

Yes… around here Dinner is the meal in the middle of the day not lunch, but that’s a discussion for another blog post ;) 

Love Luce x

p.s this review is not sponsored and all views are my own
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