Nestled in the pretty village of Worsley just outside Manchester, George’s has become an established favourite for comfort food classics and dishes with a fine dining slant - oh and it's owned by Ryan Giggs
he focus at George’s is great produce and the menus cater for a variety of different tastes with steaks, seafood and vegetarian recipes served in the stylish candlelit dining room. The space has a relaxing ambience thanks to neutral tones and an open-plan layout and there is a separate bar area serving an impressive array of wine, gin and cocktails, don’t miss ‘The George’ a signature blend of Botanist Gin, elderflower and apple juice. We perused the menu before settling on a board of homemade bread with whipped butter, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to start – always a winner to get a meal underway.
My starter of King scallop ravioli with Kennett crayfish and chicken broth showed sophistication in terms of presentation and flavour, while Rooster potato skin with smoked goats curd, heritage tomato salsa, crispy onions and truffle mornay sauce was a tempting vegetarian option.
On to mains and there is a good choice available, from classics such as the house George’s burger with smoked cheddar and pulled ox cheek to creations which showcase more culinary flair, such as the wild seabass with brown shrimp muffin, crispy oyster, and sauce Gribiche.
My favourite was the charred and poached halibut with shaved fennel and apple; a refined dish served with an airy seafood velouté. My dining companion enjoyed the roasted pork belly, with honey pork rib and glazed pork neck Alsace bacon, accompanied by a honey carrot purée which balanced out the richness of the meat. Sides of crispy polenta fries and black pepper and parmesan fries rounded off the feast to perfection and a bottle of Gran Hacienda Pinot Noir was the ideal wine pairing, with plenty of red fruit aromas.
We found just enough room for dessert and a strawberry bavarois with Manuka honey and strawberry salsa was light and refreshing, while the millionaire’s millefeuille was more indulgent, with layers of shortbread sandwiched with dulce de leche and served with chocolate sorbet.
The fact that we were reluctant to call it a night after such an enjoyable evening speaks volumes. George’s is a great place to linger over a leisurely lunch or dinner and with a varied menu and excellent service, this is the place to head to for a casual bite to eat or a special occasion.
George’s Dining Room & Bar
0161 794 5444
By Camille Allcroft