George’s is an elegant dining room and bar in Worsley, Greater Manchester and last week we paid a visit to sample their new spring – summer menu. We perused the options as we enjoyed fresh homemade bread with whipped butter and a glass of chilled Pinot Grigio blush, the perfect wine choice for a summer evening.
The menu is impressively varied with a range of seafood, grill dishes and classics such as George’s burger and battered haddock with duck fat chips to consider. Our meal got underway in style with teacups of langoustine and mushroom bark, an amuse-bouche full of sweet and earthy flavour topped with mushroom tea which added a theatrical flourish. We moved on to starters – a generous portion of pea soup with crème fraîche and pesto oil delivered light spring flavours, while seabass ceviche with elderflower granita, grapefruit and orange was a sensation with the granita bringing in a subtle floral note.
An intermediate course of grapefruit posset with apple granita was the perfect palate cleanser, attractively presented in a crate of ice. Our mains soon arrived – succulent pork belly with sour apple purée, scallop and bacon crumb was a delight and the scallop worked well against the smoky bacon crumb. Roast celeriac and cobnut risotto was another winning spring dish and the cobnuts introduced welcome texture to the smooth and delicately flavoured risotto. Side orders of fries with truffle and parmesan and crunchy spring greens rounded off our mains. The next course was something of a showstopper, with Chef Joe Mcleod treating us to a whimsical pre-dessert almost too pretty to eat – a sweet ‘mushroom’ on almond biscuit soil, with meringue and mirror glazed iced raspberry parfait. This brought together sweet and tangy flavours, for a spectacle which tasted as good as it looked.
On to our main desserts and duck egg, crème brûlée served in duck eggshells was delicious with spiced rhubarb compote, while raspberry iced parfait with pistachio and almond crumb was refreshing.
After a feast of dishes with precise flavours, we settled back with a coffee and soaked up the relaxed ambience of the dining room, where neutral colours and candlelight set a stylish scene. George’s hits just the right note and refined cuisine, great service and a relaxed atmosphere ensure that dining here is a wise decision.
George’s, 17 – 21 Barton Road, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2PD