A big hearty meal out would be just the trick to lift our spirits, so we went over to Volta in nearby West Didsbury. We don't actually go out for Sunday dinner that much because with a few notable exceptions they can be generally quite disappointing.
For me, it's these little details that all matter and add up to make the place what it is.
Despite his recent self imposed exile from twitter, (which is a shame as he was one of the most entertaining tweeters out there), I managed to contact Luke for tips and he recommended we go for the Roast platter for two. For £26 you get Roast beef, Pork and Poussin plus all the trimmings to share. The photos below don't do it justice. It was bloody massive, even for us.
It's a winning idea serving a big platter like this with the three meats together. We couldn't manage a dessert, although if we had, I'd have loved to have seen a sherry trifle on the menu. Service was lovely, even Sam the dog* was treated like an old pal. The Sunday Dinner at Volta was just what we needed yesterday. It's definitely one of the best out there. Like the décor, they've sensibly kept the food really simple, but sourced important things like the meat really well. My only real criticism? You're gonna need bigger plates.