Sunday lunch is the big meal of the week, isn’t it? So much so it often makes me nervous going out because let’s be honest, there’s nothing more disappointing than a rubbish roast dinner.
Having been impressed by the improvement in the food at Wygston’s House recently we were quietly optimistic about Sunday lunch.
Of course Wygston’s House itself is a beautiful spot. The extended garden into Jubilee Square has seen them packed out since reopening and brings a new dimension to the historic building.
For Sunday lunch you’re seated upstairs and its much more of a restaurant vibe when compared to downstairs and outside. A traditional pub and restaurant feel with notable nods to Leicester’s heritage and the building’s historic standing throughout.
Onto the food and Sunday lunch is priced at 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £23.
The standout starter simply had to be the scotch egg. As someone with a huge affinity for scotch eggs I like to think I spot a good one a mile off and this one was absolutely excellent, with pork, apple and sage sausage meat encasing the perfectly runny egg yolk. It’s worth noting that the scotch egg is available at all times on the bar menu as well, but it’s a treat to have it as a starter option here.
For the main event there’s a choice of beef, belly pork, chicken or a vegan mushroom wellington, and for £3 extra you can triple up and go for all 3 meats. We decided to triple up. Tripling up is an excellent idea because the food is beautiful, however the portion is HUGE.
Firstly the beef is served pink and is wonderfully tender, then the belly pork is cooked perfectly so it’s both succulent but also crispy on the outside. The roast chicken comes served on the bone, which would never be my personal choice but the meat is juicy and flavourful and the portion size ridiculously generous.
Along with the meat comes a portion of beautifully crispy roast potatoes, a veg selection including a tasty portion of perfectly balanced red cabbage, stuffing, Yorkshire pudding, a pig in blanket and a portion of super cheesy cauliflower cheese.
The vegetarian/vegan option is a mushroom wellington with light fluffy pastry and again a very generous portion size. Alongside the vegan options it’s also worth noting that their Yorkshire puddings can be done gluten free for you as well.
Unfortunately we didn’t quite make it to desserts having indulged so much with the main courses, but options include chocolate ale cake, lemon posset, Eton mess, apple & rhubarb crumble or a cheese board.
All in all the Sunday roast at Wygston’s House gets a big Cool As Leicester thumbs up. The staff couldn’t have been more attentive and the menu impressed throughout. We’ve already booked in again!
You can book and table and see the full menu via the Wygston’s House website.
*We received our meal free of charge in exchange for an honest review. We were under no obligation to give a positive review. We have already booked in to visit again as fully paying customers in a non-work capacity.