The kids and I love a trip out to a restaurant. They’re at an age now where dining out is (nearly) a pleasure rather than a chore. So when The Trading House invited us along to try out their Sunday Roast we jumped at the chance. The city centre location on St Vincent Street is super handy for the shops. It’s not often we go into town, so we did a little bit of shopping (The Lego Store and Paperchase if you’re interested) before sitting down to eat.
The menu is straightforward… Roast Chicken (£11.95) or Roast Beef (£12.95) served with all the trimmings, cauliflower cheese and a Yorkie! There are kids portions available at £6.95 which includes dessert of ice cream. My plus one for the afternoon, Laura, and I both ordered the beef as did the littlest and my son ordered the chicken.
What then appeared before us was a mountain of the most delicious looking food! My son was delighted as his portion was “bigger than [his] head”! Turns out the waiter had ordered him a grown-up meal rather than the kids one as he had said during ordering that he was super hungry! To his credit he finished the majority of his food and had ice cream too. The beef was gorgeous, served with plenty gravy. The roast potatoes and vegetables were lovely too – the potatoes were crisp on the outside but fluffy in the middle, and the vegetables still had a bite to them. The Yorkshire pudding was huge, and I may have had some of my daughter’s one too as she wasn’t so keen on it! One of the highlights for me was the cauliflower cheese… it was sooooo good!
We managed to leave room for dessert. The kids ice cream was very well done. I haven’t seen this anywhere before, and it is such a clever way of presenting a kids dessert…
The ice cream is served in a bucket with a spade to eat it with, and it arrives on a platter of biscuit crumb ‘sand’ with coloured sprinkles which can be scooped over the ice cream! Isn’t that so cute?!! The kids loved it.
As for me, I had the baked chocolate chip cookie dough with salted caramel sauce and ice cream (£4.75) and Laura had the Sticky Toffee Pudding (£4.75). You’ll see in the photo below that the littlest was in for the kill before I had even taken a photograph!!
We left the restaurant very happy, with full tummies! Needless to say we didn’t need dinner that evening. In my son’s own words… it was “awesome” and he gave the restaurant a score of “100 out of 100”.
We had a fantastic experience at The Trading House. The surroundings were stylish, the food was amazing and the creative touches for the children like the menus that they could colour in and the presentation of their dessert made it even more special. The Sunday Roast is great value for money and I would certainly go back again. Next time I won’t take the car as I’d love to try the cocktails – the drinks menu was very impressive.
Disclaimer – we received a complimentary Sunday Roast for four in exchange for this review. As always, opinions are honest and are my own.