I was impressed by En Place's August pop-up so I was intriuged to try their take on Sunday lunch. I'm not particularly bothered by Sunday lunch in the way other people are. I do occasionally fancy it but I don't feel the need to have it every week. I would also never pick beef.
So a beef roast dinner by En Place was going to push some boundaries for me!
This being En Place though, we didn't just have a roast dinner. There were snacks, a fish starter, pudding and sweets to finish all for £35 per head. This pop-up was held at Two Cats' stunning restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter. Two Cats serve 'New Baltic' cuisine and I need to get myself there pronto.
I need to talk about the tea first. It came in a cup so you could drink it but I saw some people use it as a gravy. I really enjoyed it as a drink as it meant I could pick when to have the flavour whenever you chose. The puree added moisture to the meal.
The meat melted in the mouth and the purees were really delicious. It didn't win me over to beef but I did enjoy it. Some greens would have been nice though!
This was a great take on a classic roast dinner. I'm still not going to order beef for my roast but I'm completely sold on dab!
En Place haven't announced another pop up but keep an eye on their twitter @_enplace
Afterwards we had time to pop in and see the newly (that day!) opened New St Station. It's pretty splendid. I love how light, bright and airy it is.
Photos by Edd.