The Crown & Conspirator
South Bramhall’s Crown & Conspirator is a Cheshire Pub Co gaff, so you’re promised a warm welcome, an honest pint, a fine glass of wine or a classic cocktail, and food that’s “crafted and cooked by our knowledgable, local chefs who take pride in knowing local palates”.
A modernised comfy village pub, there’s a range of fresh seasonal dishes dishes that cater to the vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free eaters of Greater Manchester as well as those who just love a good bit of meat. Classic British plates include fish and chips with mushy peas and tartar sauce or pork belly with Anya potatoes and thyme-roasted root veg with apple and pan juice gravy. Taking inspiration from a little further afield are the likes of Korean-style sticky beef noodle salad and chicken shish kebab with mejadra rice and flatbread, tzatziki and chilli sauce. There is schnitzel – very big in the capital right now – there are Buddha bowls; there are fish dishes in the shape of sea bass, chorizo and red pepper risotto or monkfish and king prawn thermidor, and there’s even a Maccy D’s-inspired fillet of fish barm listed under light lunches and sandwiches. The kids are OK, too – and the children’s menu stretches beyond just fishfingers and includes buttermilk chicken and 4oz steak and chips, because this is Cheshire, after all. Sunday lunch is all about (but not exclusive to) the roasts – on this front there’s sirloin of beef, cooked pink, with Yorkshire pudding, pork loin with crackling, Cheshire turkey with stuffing, or a mix of all three meats, all served with roast potatoes cooked in goose fat, traditional Sunday vegetables and proper gravy. There’s also nut roast, with vegetable stock gravy, or you can share a whole roast chicken for two, or a nice bit of shoulder of lamb.
Alongside a snug dining room, there’s also a secret botanical-themed garden and a “secretive” upstairs space for groups and parties. Basically, there’s something for everyone.
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