School For Scandal, Manchester’s new tattoo inspired dining experience is situated on First Street, serving up a world of fusion cuisines. The venue promises creative cocktails and an all day menu featuring delicious burgers, tacos and grills. They also happen to serve up the best Sunday roast dinner in Manchester.
Some may remember this space from its previous form as The Laundrette, from which the menu has retained many of its most popular dishes. Neapolitan pizzas remain a staple, along with succulent burgers and grilled meats, however, prices are thankfully a little more accommodating.
Encompassed by a stunning outside terrace, the light and spacious inside space is graced by high ceilings and full-length windows. Intricate yet modern tattoo-work adorns any space which will allow it; from the walls and windows to the menus. With a focal bar which is opulently dressed in luscious green flourishes and draping foliage, School For Scandal is outrageously decadent…
Which brings us to the Sunday Sessions. Chilled live music provides a vibey soundtrack to a deluxe roast dinner. Guests are invited to kick-back into a plush velvet booth every Sunday from 2pm, and select their Sunday roast dinner from a special menu.
Choose from Roast Sirloin Beef (we had ours cooked ‘pink’), or Chicken. This is served with giant yorkies, roasties, carrot and swede mash, cauliflower-cheese, tenderstem broccoli and lashings of rich, juicy gravy. For the vegetarians among you, School or Scandal offers an Edamame, Pea and Mint Roast. This is also served with all the trimmings, but this time a boat of flavoursome vegetable gravy. Seasonal and full of fresh nutrients, the vegetables were cooked to the perfect texture.
No matter how big the Sunday roast dinner, the wisest always leave room for dessert. We’d recommend leaving a fair bit at School For Scandal. With a tempting array of treats, choose from Glazed French Crullers, a Sticky Toffee Pudding or a Knickerbocker Glory. We opted for the Chocolate Fondue for two. Not for the faint hearted, this consisted of a decadent board of velvety delights, made up of rich, chocolate brownies, sticky toffee pudding, toasted marshmallows and traditional cruller.
As a creeping winter draws closer and moods shift towards comfort and cosiness, head to the newest addition on First Street for your homely Sunday roast dinner fix.
For the full and unadulterated menu, head to www.schoolforscandal.com