I’m a home bird, even though my job takes me all over the world there is nothing better than coming home & all the home comforts. For me a massive home comfort is always food, it’s great having the opportunities to enjoy delicious street food in Malaysia, dumplings in Singapore & pizza in Venice. But something just can’t beat enjoying home made comfort food especially now the cold days & dark nights are here. One of my all time favourites is a Roast Dinner, especially with all the trimmings.
So after a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, Simon & I decided to making the most of my weekend at home & head on out for Sunday dinner. Popping into Liverpool we headed towards the Baltic Market located in the old Cains Brewery, an area we love visiting for it’s vibrant personality that easily has you spending you whole day their, passing the hours enjoying the great mix of food & drink from independent suppliers.
This time we headed to one of our favourite bars Dockleaf, we last popped in over the Summer were we were able to enjoy their outdoor seating, drinking ice cold cocktails in the glorious sunshine, well I enjoyed the cocktails whilst Simon made the most of the artisan ales/beers that were available. But this time we decided to venture back to Dockleaf, escape the miserable rain & try out their new Sunday menu.
This time we headed to one of our favourite bars Dockleaf, we last popped in over the Summer were we were able to enjoy their outdoor seating, drinking ice cold cocktails in the glorious sunshine. But this time we decided to venture back to Dockleaf, escape the miserable rain & try out their new Sunday menu.
Heading in we made our way upstairs, actually up 3 flights to the roof which I didn’t even know was there but I absolutely loved! It felt as though it was the real gem of Dockleaf with open space inside & outside that will be lovely to enjoy in the Summer but even now there is a log fire to keep the chill away.
We both chose the Roast Dinner it was pretty obvious that was the only meal we were both interested in & with hungry bellies trust me when I say we were eager to dive straight in. For me a Roast Dinner is all about hearty helpings of food, I love that feeling of being full afterwards that you can then have the perfect excuse to enjoy a lazy Sunday. It was perfect that when both dinners arrived there was a little something of everything oh & we also had side dishes which I obviously had to try.
My beef was pink & tender, roast potatoes were crispy & deliciously fluffy on the inside (so Simon was sold!) Along with steamed cabbage, cabbage came sides of the all time winner pigs & blankets which were so good as there usually only something I eat at Christmas so it did give me a lovely warm feeling. Mustard glazed parsnips an cauliflower cheese all of which was the perfect addition to our dinner, that was simply delicious.
After leaving clean plates you wouldn’t think it was possible for us to want dessert but I have too much of a sweet tooth to say no, especially when I heard desserts were old school jam sponge with custard, I couldn’t refuse. For just £4 it’s safe to say it was absolutely delicious & one of my all time favourites that reminded me of school days. Simon went for sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream considering how quickly it was demolished, clearly a success with hearty delicious food that we all need to enjoy on a Sunday. AA x