If I could only eat one meal for the rest of my life, as hard of a decision as it would be, I would have to choose a roast dinner... Maybe it's a Northern thing, but nothing beats roast potatoes, meat and loads of gravy.

I've lost count of the amount of times I've eaten out for a Sunday roast, some have been delicious, some not so much, but none have made it onto the blog until now. It might just be me, but even though I find a roast the tastiest food going, they never look very appealing do they? For this reason I'd never really considered taking photos of my dinner and writing about it, that was until I sat down last weekend in Canteen and Cocktails, Norton.

I ordered the Sunday Dinner Platter with two meats, I chose roast chicken and pork served with crackling (the third option was beef brisket) which came with all of the trimmings; roasties, parsnips, creamy mash, seasonal vegetables, yorkshire puddings and C&C secret recipe gravy. It was also supposed to come with cauliflower cheese, but I asked for it without and until I edited these photos I didn't realise I was supposed to get yorkshire puddings, they must have forgotten to put them on my platter, which is a shame because I love a yorkie or two! All can be forgiven though, as what I did get, was amazing.

Aesthetically, I'm sure you'll agree, this is the best looking Sunday roast ever. It's also up there with one of the tastiest I have ever eaten (and I've eaten a lot!)
The meats were both cooked beautifully, juicy and packed with flavour and the crackling served with the pork was just right - I could have eaten a lot more! The roasties and mash were great too and both perfectly seasoned. I was a little disappointed to only have two roast potatoes on my plate (I love me some carbs) but the pot full of lump-free mash made up for it.
When it comes to vegetables, I usually give them a miss but the roast parsnips were so soft and sweet that I couldn't resist eating them all, and it was the same story with my carrots, they were the best I've ever tasted. I ate a few green beans too, but left the broccoli as I'm not a fan.
Lastly, the secret recipe gravy... I'm going to need to find out what the secret is, because it ticked all of the boxes; meaty, salty (even slightly spicy) and the perfect consistency.

For only £10 for all of this food, I couldn't have been more impressed as I enjoyed every mouthful.

Elodie had her food from the children's menu and selected the chicken goujons with chips and tomato sauce. If I hadn't been eating such a delicious meal myself, I would have been seriously jealous! I pinched one of the goujons as the portion size was so large for her (definitely getting our £5 money's worth with the drink included) and it was really tasty. With just one bite I could tell that they were freshly made goujons with really fresh chicken and panko breadcrumbs and the chips were lovely too - very impressive.

If you're not a big fan of Sunday lunch, I can wholeheartedly recommend the burgers and meat dishes served at Canteen and Cocktails too. It's the kind of place that you can really feel at home in, the drinks are always flowing and the staff are great. For more photos of the beautiful interior, check out my post from when I visited last year.

For those of you further North, there is also a branch in Newcastle serving the same menu - I'd recommend calling to book though, you don't want to miss out.
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