Suri Sunday Roast recognised as one of the top 12 in Manchester
We asked our food writers where they go for a tip-top Sunday roast. Here's what they said...
OK, so we might be approaching summer, but on the off-chance that we're not going to be enjoying three solid months of barbecue weather, we thought we'd better publish this latest batch of best Sunday roasts and be damned!
Over the past few months Confidential hath scattered its food writers far and wide (well, we have been to Wiswell) so that they may report back with tales of teetering piles of Yorkshire puds, seas of gravy and mounds of moo. So here you'll find a dozen of our favourite Sunday roasts in Manchester right now...
Designed as a sharing dinner for two, Suri's Sunday menu includes three starters, a choice of three Mediterranean-style roasts (Jospered beef rump, spiced pork belly, Lebanese lamb or turmeric chicken) and a sundae to finish, all for just £40 (that's £40 in total, not per person, making it a bit of a hidden bargain).
The sharing starter trio included crunchy cauliflower with tahini baked in spices, a perfectly crisp chickpea kibbeh with spiced yoghurt, and soft, aromatic Persian spiced bread. For main, we chose the turmeric Spatchcock chicken served in its entirety on a large sharing board with kale, carrots and mini potatoes and drizzled with a warming sauce. The potatoes were lovely and soft with a pesto-like dressing. Traditional? No. But nothing improved by standing still.
Emily Redding - Manchester Confidential April 2017.
Grand VIP Opening 9th March 2017
We are delighted to announce that after much hard work, sweat and some tears our beautiful new restaurant Suri will be open to a select guest list for the VIP launch party on the evening of the 9th March.
If you werent lucky enough to get an invitation to the launch we would be more than happy to see you from the 10th March onwards where we can share with you the delights of our exciting menu in the stunning surroundings of Manchesters newest and only Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant bar.
Our Launch is out there! – as reported in Manchester Confidential
SOMETIME in late-2015, folk were getting very excited about a food and drink lead revival of Manchesters ailing King Street.
New openings such as El Gato Negro and Quill promised to usher in a new golden era of European café culture for the street once dubbed the 'Bond Street of the North'.
El Gato opened very successfully. Quill closed with a whimper. A few shops have opened (Kiehls, Jigsaw), and a few have moved on (Whistles, Tommy Hilfiger). And that was about that.
Now it seems the streets food and drink renaissance could be back on, as plans for a new King Street restaurant (first revelealed here in November) launching in the empty Quill site begin to flesh out.
Suri (meaning red rose in Farsi... or pickpocket in Japanese... lets go with rose) is billed as a modern new restaurant and bar offering a happy tangle of Mediterranean and Middle East flavours.
The restaurant is the brainchild of former Allied London commercial director, Andrea George, who left a role luring bar and restaurant brands to the city to take a punt opening her own.
"For many years I have wanted to open a Manchester restaurant of my own, having worked closely with other operators coming into the city.
"I have been waiting for the right site and location to deliver this concept and I’m extremely excited to finally be announcing the arrival of Suri. King Street is the ideal destination for us, located in the heart of the city’s business and leisure district."
"The name Suri is taken from the Persian word meaning Red Rose, representing the restaurant’s ethos that beauty extends through our entire dining experience, from the aesthetics to dishes."
George, alongside business partners James Coubrough and Fazenda co-founder, Terence Langley, have installed Chef Guy Callister on the pans, who arrives at Suri with an impressive CV including stints at The Savoy, the London Hilton on Park Lane and as UK Ops Chef for Jamie Oliver’s restaurant group.
"The menu offers a diverse selection of plates, using local suppliers and served in a relaxed and informal style to encourage a sharing culture,” says George, “along with a carefully crafted drinks list for people to enjoy at the bar or while dining."
And there's yet more movement on King Street, this time up the steep end, where Living Ventures continue work to convert the old Grade II-listed Reform Club at 81 King Street into Grand Pacific - due to open in Spring 2017.
Suri is due to open at No.20-22 King Street in early - March - to find out more visit surirestaurant.co.uk