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Review: The York Roast Co., Chester

Hmm, an offer to sample some enticing festive fare at The York Roast Co in Chester? And festive fare involving Yorkshire Puddings? Let’s face it, we were never going to turn that one down. Words and photos: Tori Erskine.

If there’s one thing I really love the most about Christmas, it’s undeniably THE FOOD.

The shops are filled to the brim with festive favourites, and of course the restaurants and cafes dish out their sparkly new Christmas menus.

This week we were lucky enough to be invited to go and try The York Roast Co‘s new Christmas Specials on Bridge Street, Chester.

It was my first time ever visiting, and after trying the food I felt ashamed that after seven years in Chester I’d never been before!

Giant Yorkshire Pudding

Mike the manager was really friendly and talked us through the new festive choices. There are two options to choose from: the Christmas Wrap is your ultimate Christmas dinner, with freshly roasted turkey, stuffing, pig in a blanket, mulled cranberry red cabbage, gravy and if that doesn’t sound delicious enough, it’s wrapped up in a GIANT, CRISPY YORKSHIRE PUDDING.

The second choice to choose from is the Festive Wrap, which sounds just as amazing as the Christmas Wrap. A giant sausage, Christmas vegetables, stuffing, mulled cranberry red cabbage, cranberry sauce and gravy. It’s of course, wrapped in the signature giant Yorkshire pudding too!

Christmas treat

Both were amazing and the perfect Christmas treat, but the Festive Wrap was definitely my favourite. All the ingredients used in the specials were fresh, unlike in some food outlets that serve vegetables that you can tell have been sitting under a hot lamp for too long!

If you’re with a friend I definitely recommend getting the two to share, so you can try both, or if you’re just really hungry, try them all on your own!

Roasties and gravy

No Christmas dinner would be complete without roast potatoes, and they were the perfect side along with a huge portion of gravy, which was the perfect accompaniment.

We also got to try York Roast Co’s Crackling, which I’ll be totally honest, isn’t my favourite food in the world, but my other half reassured me that this one was one of the best he had ever tried.

At just under £7 for the wraps, these are the perfect quick and tasty treat, as well as the comfort of a full Christmas dinner. Along with the sides we were absolutely stuffed, so you can be assured you will be filled up for the rest of the day after a visit.

Inside the restaurant itself, you can see it has recently been refurbished. It’s bright inside with a few tables and a food counter, so it’s the perfect place to go if you’re after a quick bite to eat, or fancy something a bit different from your usual lunchtime ham sandwich.

I’m already hoping York Roast Co. are open on Christmas Day so I can get another Festive Wrap.

You can find out more about The York Roast Co. here.

About Angela Ferguson (151 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine wearechester.co.uk. I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a presenter at Flipside Radio.

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