It doesn’t feel like spring outside yet, but restaurants are surely taking the lead and bringing some new flavours to the table, and this time we were invited to sample Albert’s Square Chop House new seasonal menu (as you can probably guess from the title of this article).
As usual, we asked for recommendations, and we were incredibly surprised to hear that the crispy pig’s head was fantastic. They did advise us to get rid of that mental image you form as soon as you read “pig’s head” and try it with an open mind.
This is what it looks like:
The texture and flavour were both incredibly unique. I don’t think I’ve tried anything similar before, and the mix of all components on the dish surely blew my mind on every bite.
It was nice and crispy, as you would expect from the name, and every bite was full of yumminess. I’d definitely recommend trying it!
These croquettes were also delightful. All of the flavours came together to provide you with a balanced bite every time, and the creaminess on the inside provided a great contrast against the extra crispy external layer.
I ordered these mussels and chips as my mine, and I loved every single part of it.
The mussels were cooked perfectly, and the flavour they gained from the garlic, shallots and white wine made them so incredibly tasty and tender. If you love mussels, you need to try these.
And because we couldn’t come to a chop house and not try a chop, G went for this classic Barnsley Chop (and shared some bites with me, of course!).
The smell was absolutely fantastic, and even if you were sitting across the table, you could get how incredibly aromatic it was. Now, for the taste, every bite was tender and savoury, with lots of rich flavour, seasoned to perfection. An amazing pick if you want to give their chops a go.
Finally, to finish our meal, we decided to share a sticky toffee pudding.
It was the ideal balance of sweet flavours, while still staying true to the original toffee taste. I’m a big fan of this kind of toffee, as opposed to those that taste more like caramel. It’s a yes from both of us!
Overall, our experience at Albert’s Square Chop House was great. From the staff and service, to the actual food, we have no complaints at all. If you’re looking for a unique twist to these traditional Chop House flavours, this is the place to go (and if you’re in for a classic, they have those too!). But now I want to hear from you, have you been here before? Have you tried their new seasonal menu? What other Chop Houses should I visit in Manchester?
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And if you’re looking for something nice to read, why not check out Tuesday’s post? I wrote about our experience trying raclette for the first time!
That’s it for today, guys 🙂 I’ll be back next week with more yuminess.