Mr Cooper’s, The Midland Hotel’s modern British Brasserie, has launched a new Sunday dinner menu, with head chef Rebecca Richardson adding a range of new dishes focussing on using the best seasonal British produce, alongside utilising the hotel’s in-house butcher.
We were invited to sample the Sunday menu, which has seen a number of new dishes introduced across the starters, main courses and desserts.
We started Sunday dinner with the ‘Pan Fried Scallops’, which were bold in taste, balancing sweet and peppery flavours with a smooth and creamy texture. We also opted for the ‘Gin Cured Scottish Salmon’, which was fresh, light and totally tasty – and very well paired with the beetroot and fennel finish.
Using the highest quality Yorkshire Black Angus and Limousin Cattle, the grill section includes numerous cuts such as T-bone, Ribeye, Chateaubriand and English Tomahawk, while the roasts include Roast Topside of Beef, Half a Roast Chicken, Pork Belly and Roasted Squash.
We duly selected the Roast Topside of Beef, which was delectably soft and chewy, placed atop a bed of perfectly cooked vegetables and béarnaise, red wine and bone marrow jus – which was rich, fruity and plumby. We also opted for the Roasted Squash, Spinach, Pinenut and Gruyere Pithivier, served with Sunday garnish and a creamy roasted vegetable gravy. The pastry was exceptionally moreish, while its wholesome contents were equally satisfying.
The jewel of any good Sunday dinner, both dishes were served with a home-made Yorkshire Pudding, majestic in size and texture.
Desserts are plentiful, with Rebecca’s Allotment dish taking centre stage – Chocolate soil, choc cherry kirsch mousse, marzipan carrots, strawberry sorbet, baby toffee apples and micro basil mint. Of course, we ordered this melody of decadent treats. Other sweet treats include slow cooked pineapple, coconut crumble with grass ice cream, and chocolate peanut butter cheesecake, crunchy honeycomb and vanilla ice cream – we ordered two of the latter, because chocolate peanut butter cheesecake.
Rebecca, who joined Mr Cooper’s as Head Chef in May, said; “We’ve implemented a number of changes to our Sunday menu as winter approaches, adding in a lot more dishes and breaking it into sections. Roasts are so popular, they deserved their own section and we decided to introduce from the grill into our Sunday menu so that diners have a lot more choice.
“There’s always a fantastic atmosphere in Mr Cooper’s on a Sunday and with some truly wonderful produce and fantastic flavours, we’re confident there is something to suit every palette.”
Mr Cooper’s Sunday dinner is Available every Sunday from 1pm-7pm, call 0161 235 4781 or visit the website to book online. While booking is recommended, walk-ins are also welcome.
Read more about our previous trip to Mr Cooper’s Manchester.