Restaurant profile - George’s, Worsley
PUBLISHED: 21:08 12 November 2015 | UPDATED: 21:08 12 November 2015
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George’s in Worsley, co-owned by Ryan Giggs, is a destination dining spot you really should experience, writes Kate Houghton
Cheshire has it’s more than fair share of great places to dine, but if you’re looking for fine food and a great atmosphere you really should check out George’s, in Worsley, just a short hop round the M60.
Owned by Ryan Giggs with long-term friends Kelvin Gregory and Bernie Taylor, the trio have sought to create a venue where diners can be sure of that perfect balance of amazing food with a relaxed, ‘come again’ atmosphere. It’s a tricky balance to achieve, but they have achieved it in style.
We started with cocktails in the bar area before moving through to our table, where food heaven awaited. The autumn-winter menu is a delight of seasonal goodies, and my sweet potato soup with Garstang Blue rarebit was scrape-the-bowl-clean delicious. A wild mushroom ravioli was packed with earthy flavour and packaged in perfectly al-dente pasta, but the piece-de-resistance has to be the Red Wine Poached Baby Monkfish Tail with Chive Risotto. I have no idea how, but head chef Andrew Parker has brought together two key ingredients you would never have imagined might work in harmony and created a dish that obsesses you from the first bite. Try it, soon as you can.
Pretty puddings followed, of course, and finished the meal in elegant style, with the presentation delivering as much delight as the flavour.
The directors are keen to make plain that George’s’s (named for Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and not for that other famous United player) isn’t simply a fine dining destination, with a ‘classics’ section on the menu offering burgers, fish and chips and a fish finger butty I imagine is a cut above whatever Captain Birdseye and Mr Warburton might combine to create. Sundays are also a very big deal at Bernie’s, with families descending on the restaurant from breakfast till dinner and around 300 Sunday Lunches being produced by busy, skilful chefs.
Book yourself a culinary treat now, it won’t be your only visit, I assure you!
17 - 21 Barton Road, Worsley, M28 2PD.
0161 794 5444| georgesworsley.co.uk