George’s Dining Room
It might have a contemporary feel and Modern British menu, but George’s is steeped in history, housed in a traditional building overlooking the canal in picturesque Worsley Village, and named after the nearby church’s Victorian architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Food-wise and head chef Jake Rossington has hand-picked some award-winning butchers and master fishmongers to supply the kitchen with locally sourced produce to dish up the best of British, with a sometimes international twist. As such, the menus are updated regularly, and for spring we noticed an ingredient of the moment in the selection of starters: cured chalk stream trout served with poached rhubarb, a grapefruit and chilli dressing, crème fraîche and wholemeal croute. The fresh, sophisticated theme was revisited with a vegetarian and gluten-free dish of whole burrata with asparagus shavings, salsa verde and fresh peas, tendril shoots and pea oil. Over on mains, and the grill is popular, with three types of steak steak (fillet, sirloin, ribeye) and a swordfish steak, all served with Parmesan chive chips, watercress and balsamic dressing, and a choice of sauces, including brandy peppercorn. There’s also the likes of corn-fed chicken and saddle of lamb, cider-battered sustainable fish and chips with mushy peas or curried chickpeas, or, at the vegan end of things, organic spelt “risotto” with glazed and smoked chicory and morels.
For sweet treats, there’s plenty, but we’re torn between the passionfruit tart with yoghurt sorbet and pink peppercorn marshmallow and the mint parfait of aerated milk chocolate with dark chocolate gel and pistachio. Oh, and it’s owned by Ryan Giggs. Stop it.
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