Review: Sunday Sessions new unlimited roast at Garden House, Graduate Cambridge
A new Sunday lunch menu, devised by chef Chris Mouyiassi, has launched at the Garden House restaurant at the Graduate Hotel, Cambridge.
‘Sunday Sessions’ introduces an unlimited roast for £35 per person (or £65 including bottomless Bloody Marys, wine or beer), including a choice of meat, plus bottomless Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy.
Main course options are: roast rump of British beef with red wine gravy, slow roast Hampshire white pork belly with Bramley apple sauce, roast corn-fed chicken with thyme gravy, and salt-baked celeriac with Bramley apple sauce for those who prefer a meat-free meal.
Each dish is served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and honey-glazed carrots.
My wife and I went along to sample the menu on Sunday, October 29. In an attempt to ‘save room’ for the main course, we ordered sourdough bread and butter from the ‘snacks’ list and the caramelised chicken liver parfait with pickled blackberry from the starter options to share.
I had never tried caramelised chicken liver parfait before but rather liked it – the pickled blackberries adding a welcome touch.
For the main course, I went for the pork belly, while my wife had the beef. The meat was tasty, the portions were a good size and out of the accompanying sides, my favourites were the Yorkshire pudding, the roast potatoes and the honey-glazed carrots – a great idea for carrots that I might try myself.
When it was time for pudding, we thought we might struggle as the main course was pretty filling, but I chose the Cambridge burnt tart and my wife had the autumn fruit oat and hazelnut crumble with vanilla custard.
I liked the tart but I think I prefer these types of desserts when they are made with fruit. I tried the crumble and must say the ‘autumn fruits’ brought a whole new dimension to the crumble formula, which I had only previously sampled in apple, blackberry and apple, and rhubarb form.
Overall, there is much to recommend on this new Sunday lunch menu – the options are varied, the portions decent and the price competitive.
Tables for Sunday Sessions are available to book now at gardenhousecambridge.co.uk.