There is no denying that George’s Restaurant and Bar is set in a picturesque setting! Having never visited Worsley before, I truly was taken with the location, overlooking the Bridgewater Canal and Bridgewater Way – with a gorgeous bridge, adorned with Christmas lights too. It simply was stunning!
The stylish restaurant offers, mouth watering modern British cuisine across several different menus and even a children’s menu – though smaller portions of adult meals (for half the menu price) can also be ordered for children. There is plenty of space in the pleasantly decorated restaurant and at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon, we didn’t find it to be too busy – it was comfortable and made for an even more intimate atmosphere.
What did we eat?
We started our very refined mum and daughter meal with a selection of homemade breads and whipped cream, alongside Chicken Liver Parfait with an apple chutney and roasted nuts accompaniment served with toasted brioche (£7.95). It was absolutely divine and the mixture of the apple chutney and roasted nuts worked so well together. A total fusion of tastes that lead perfectly onto the main meal.
From the children’s menu, the choices were: Pizza, Fish Finger Butty & French Fries, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Sausage & Mash alongside Burger & Fries – all for £6.50, which I found to be reasonably priced. Mini Me naturally ordered the burger which was well presented and very quickly hoovered up – always a good sign! There was lettuce and slices of tomato, adding a salad aspect to the burger.
The adult A la Carte menu is packed with winter warmers such as roasted Pigeon, Pork Wellington and Butternut Squash Risotto, however it was the Pan Fried Sea Bass with Roasted Tomatoes, Orange Compressed Fennel Salad and George’s Patatas Bravas (£16.95) that stood out and I am glad that it did. The sea bass literally melted in the mouth, with the patatas bravas certainly adding spice to all the flavours. I was a little unsure of the fennel salad until I tried it, such a suitable hint of orange that worked perfectly.
With a typical array of children’s desserts to choose from including jelly and ice cream and a selection of ice cream, Mini Me chose the Chocolate Fondant Volcano – which has actually been designed by a pupil from a local school, with 50% of the £2.45 price tag being donated to the school PTA. It does take around 12 minutes to prepare, so you will need to wait for this dessert! With a melt in the middle chocolate pudding, decorated with physalis, honeycomb and ice cream, the pudding really did get the thumbs up from Mini Me… she didn’t even share!
George’s is named after local architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and owned by Ryan Giggs and friends is well worth a trip to if you are looking for something a little different. Taste buds are definitely tantalised and the staff are absolutely wonderful and on hand to offer suggestions. The meals are very reasonably priced for the quality of food served – absolute kudos to George’s head chef Mike Brand for preparing such fantastic menus!
From a child’s point of view, the food is lovely however do not be expecting any kids packs in order to keep children occupied. It is totally understandable and in-keeping with the ambience of the restaurant, however it is not surprising when children will want to pretend to be pirates with the napkins!
There are quite a few menus on offer at the restaurant which can all be checked out at www.georgesworsley.co.uk before you visit!