Week three of our kitchenless Mid-Renovation Roasts and we had an extra guest at the table – a lost dog called Holly! This somewhat limited our options as most city centre roast rustler-uppers aren’t that pet friendly, unless your pet was a recently slaughtered Aberdeen Angus. Whilst out watching stepson Sunday morning footy, my Dr Doolittle gene kicked in and out of nowhere appeared a very nervous but very friendly black cocker spaniel bitch, collarless and all alone. After a few hours detective work involving an Altrincham vet, a trip to Northern Moor, a change of owners not registered on the chip, Twitter, Facebook and Trafford Buy & Sell, we found ourselves sitting at The Metropolitan in the dog friendly beer garden waiting for Holly’s owners to come and collect their naughtily escaped little girl. Not quite how I expected my day to pan out and Mr M was getting increasingly concerned that he was going to be a new daddy 😉
Isn’t she sweet though, and was totally delighted when her owners arrived.
Finally it was time to eat! We didn’t have to go far as The Met serves up roast dinners a plenty to the yummy mummies and bright young things of West Didsbury. Amazingly Mr M only wanted a snack but I was starving after all that doo-goodery and a roast dinner with all the trimmings sounded perfect. And it was very good. Loads of veg, delicious stuffing and tender meat if a little on the shrunken size for it’s menu description as half a chicken. My eyes are always bigger than my belly though and with plenty of gravy and mash plus three tasty roasties too, I felt suitably well fed afterwards. I love the interior of the Met with it’s cavernous ceilings and open fires, a proper Sunday lunch feel, full of families, kids and the Sunday papers.
At £14.50 for one course, it was more expensive than previous weeks Mid-Reno Roasts, but still comparable with other venues locally. Friendly young staff and lots of people in there we knew made it a very pleasant few hours, it just felt a bit weird then leaving without the dog!
I love seeing your posts about food just as much as I love reading about your reno!! X
That’s nice to hear. I think I enjoy both food and DIY equally :-)))
Really enjoying following your renovation progress, very inspiring! Also loving the food reviews and I highly recommend Piccolinos in West Didsbury for Sunday Lunch, one of the best I’ve had!
Must put that on my list then for sure. Great that what we’re doing is an inspiration, will try to keep it up!