Not one to rest on their laurels, George’s Worsley keep guests coming back for more with a weekly changing themed menu every Monday. Available from 6-10pm on participating Mondays, the changeable set menu offers a different nation’s cuisine each time, giving perfect reason to return and try alternate options.
Set to entice visitors to try something new, each menu is available as part of a set deal, with selected starters at £5, mains at £10 and desserts at £5. Monday nights also see some cocktails on offer for £5 and discount deals on prosecco and wine of 25%. Certainly tempting to stay out on a school night and join the Monday club.
On our visit French was the flavour of the night, with dishes sticking to traditional persuasions and making an exciting change from the areas array of pub lunch offerings.
The first starter sampled was the quintessentially French Frogs Legs. A refined choice not to all tastes, the Frogs Legs gave sparse amounts of meat (to be expected due to the size) and were served crispy in a batter. When eating expect to encounter slight amounts of cartilage and eat from the bone. Accompaniments were kept simple with a supporting side of Pearl Barley and Herb Oil, which gave more definitive flavour to complete this dish.
It wouldn’t be a French menu without a good dose of bread and our option came served beside a bowl of Camembert with Red Onion sauce. Extremely cheesy, the bread had hinted flavourings before the Camembert was added. Served in three parts you can portion accordingly to suit your cheese desires (presumably lots).
The first main to be tried was the Beef Bourguignon, which included tender beef strips in a rich red wine gravy. Served with Smoky Mash and accompanying vegetables, this dish was familiar to a typical British Hot Pot, served even in a makeshift pot. The Beef was flavoursome and delicious in a comforting way befitting a home-cooked meal, with the mash complementing texture and taste in a creamy and understated way.
The other main sampled was the Coq Au Vin, Chicken in Wine to you or I. Marinated in a tasty wine sauce and accommodated with crispy leeks on the side, this main was similar to the Beef Bourguignon in its warm and familiar sense despite being a French dish. The Coq Au Vin was served with boiled and sliced seasoned potato on the side which proved to be a delicious addition.
The piece de resistance of any meal, dessert is always worth saving room for and our review felt this particular menu was worth saving room for.
Dessert started with the Praline Parfait, which came drizzled in dark chocolate sauce and sprinkled with hazelnuts. Subtle in flavour, the accompanying chopped berries added some needed liveliness to this sweet. The presentation was Instagram-worthy, complete with decorative flowers.
The final dessert was the Cherry Souffle, served like the mains in a metal dish befitting a tiny pan. With sorbet and pistachio ice cream on the side, flavours had been clearly selected to create a taste explosion when consumed together. The texture was gooey and smooth, melt in the middle consistency throughout making for a morish delight.