Lunch at The Oast House

I am BACK and doing better than ever.

I know I explained it in my last post (check it out here) but for those who didn’t read it, I’ve been MIA here and on social because we had family over and then we went to Madrid for a week (posts related to both times coming your way soon!).

We’re back in Manchester now, so things will slowly come back to normal.

If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed lately is our love for going out and enjoying a nice meal on the weekends, and today I’m here to talk to you about our latest foodventure: we had lunch at The Oast House for the first time last Sunday. Here are my thoughts.

The drinks

We started our lunch date with some drinks. I went for The House, which is, according to their menu, an English take on the classic Italian spritz: Tanqueray gin, strawberry liqueur, elderflower and Prosecco with a hint of lemon juice. It was super nice and refreshing, specially with it being so hot outside (are we living in a warm country now??).

Gabs, on the other hand, decided to go for something simpler. He ordered a Californian wine that was also quite good according to him.

The food

Lunch at The Oast House, Manchester

Left: Oast House Scotch Egg. Right: Outdoor-Reared Slow Roast Pork Belly

This man is obsessed with Scotch eggs ever since we first tried them (I think it was during our visit to The Refinery), so of course we had to order it.

The yolk was perfect, the black pudding was perfect, the breadcrumb crust was perfect. Nothing bad to say on this front.

Our server told us they just recently started doing Sunday roast so, of course, we had to order it!

I really loved seeing slow roast pork belly on the menu, as your roast options are usually reduced to chicken, beef and veggies (maybe lamb, if the place is feeling adventurous).

The pork belly itself was beyond good. It was definitely tender and juicy, which is all I ask for on a Sundan.

And the veggies, oh God the veggies.

Those carrots were so good! I could have them as fries with my meal, no joke. Absolutely amazing.

Lunch at The Oast House, Manchester

Halloumi and Falafel hanging kebab, with garlic butter.

After trying this, I can understand why this is their speciality. 

The mushrooms were to-die-for. I feel like I could have had an entire kebab of just mushrooms. That’s how good they were.

As for the halloumi and falafel, the combination was absolutely amazing. I’d 100% recommend taking a bite combining both of these with some of the veggies included in the kebab for a mouthful of deliciousness, you won’t regret it!

The dessert

Lunch at The Oast House, Manchester

Vimto Ice Cream Sundae: vanilla ice cream topped with Vimto jelly, Vimto sherbet and frozen grapes, raspberries and blackcurrants.

I wasn’t really sure on what to expect when we ordered this, but our server recommended it with so much enthusiasm, I just couldn’t say no.

I’d say it’s definitely unique, and if you’re a fan of Vimto, you need to give this one a go.

What I enjoyed the most was the mix of textures that resulted in combining the ice cream, the jelly and the sherbet.

Extra points for creativity for sure!


Overall, we had an outstanding experience and I can’t wait to go back to enjoy some drinks on their beautiful terrace area. Before this visit, I thought all they did at The Oast House was beers and live music, but I’m happy I was proved wrong.

If you’re looking for a nice place for lunch with a good atmosphere and a friendly staff, take a look at what The Oast House has to offer! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed 😉

Now, that’s it from me today, but please make sure to check my social networks for more delicious updates. You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat). There’s a really easy to make poke recipe on my Instagram in case you’re looking for some inspiration, so make sure to check that out!


Thank you so much for reading me and make sure to come back on Thursday to read about my favourite food-related discovery from our trip to Madrid. I’m sure it’ll make you hungry!





    • Michelle
      August 5, 2018 / 8:07 pm

      It was absolutely amazing, thank you!

  1. July 25, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I love the food at The Oast House! Your choices sound amazing 🙂 xx

    • Michelle
      July 29, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks, Ellie. Any recommendations for our next visit? 🙂

  2. July 25, 2018 / 8:15 am

    I like the oast house as well. The kebabs are such a staple. I’d recommend the salt and pepper pork belly one if they’re still making it!0

    • Michelle
      July 29, 2018 / 7:16 pm

      Oh that sounds amazing, I’ll keep an eye out for that one on our next visit x

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