Britain is a country known for its traditions and the most prevalent tradition we collectively partake in has to be the Sunday Dinner. Every family has its take on this dinning ritual and ours is to go out to eat a Sunday roast (so it was only fitting we dragged my parents along).
When Sunday comes around we have to admit we are usually struggling with a hangover and the only thing that gets us out of bed and ready to face the day is the thought of a Sunday Roast; so we were excited to try out the the Refrectory at the Principal Hotel in York. It offers an extensive Sunday menu in a relaxed setting in the exquisite glass roofed dining room.
The menu offers 3 courses for a very reasonable £21.95 or two courses for an equally reasonable £17.95 if your appetite isn't as large. The Men Commandments opted for two as we were sufficiently full after our main. So whilst the price is pretty standard we can confirm the food is anything but!
I started with a beetroot and goats cheese salad which was a light and delicate to kick off proceedings. For our main we opted for a salmon roast (it didn't come with (in our opinion) an essential Yorkshire but we were quickly brought on when we asked). The meal was a sort of half way house between swanky top end roasts and traditional, all too often high end establishments serve up tiny portioned attempts in an attempt to make the humble roast look elegant. The Principal knows the roast isn't an elegant but rather a hearty affair, it's presentation is good but it doesn't scrimp on portions.
So whilst January may seem never ending at least our never ending mission to find the best roast is now over!