For a lot of us Geordies, Sunday roasts are the Holy Grail of food. Yummy Yorkshire puddings, lashings of gravy and a great cut of meat. I personally love a homemade roast dinner, can’t beat my mums (I know everyone says this) but when it comes to dining out, Newcastle has a vast selection of restaurants and pubs to indulge in.
Comfort food at its best and what’s more, no slogging in the kitchen. So, when my parents suggested we treat ourselves to dining out last Sunday, the decision of where to go was a difficult one. After seeing a post from the lovely Bekki on Instagram about her boyfriend surprising her with Sunday roast in Sedgehill I had to check it out for myself.
The Impeccable Pig is a bistro-style bar, restaurant and hotel in the little town of Sedgefield in County Durham. When we walked in all I can say is wow! The décor is stunning, and it was like we had been transported into a different world. Booths in the bar are overlooked by the private dining mezzanine which seats up to 20 guests. A grand wooden table is set under the lush lilac wistful wisteria and complimented by the delicate mood lighting. Walking through to the dining area, once again presents a rich texture with bottle green and gold décor. The elegant theatrical theme is enriched with velvet curtains and trimmings which admired with soft elegant floral interiors and blush accessories.
Luckily, we had booked a table because the place was packed with diners. We sat near the romantic faux olive tree tables where couples were engaging in their romantic Sunday plans. The Sunday roast deal at The Impeccable Pig offers 2 courses for £19 or 3 for £22. We weren’t feeling a large three course meal so went straight in for the main event. I went for the Slow Roast Pork Loin which came with crackling on the side. Although I’m not actually a fan of crackling, it would have been preferred if it was crispier instead of being soft. The actual meat though was delicious; melt-in-the-mouth worthy. Other options included Sirloin of Beef, Leg of Lamb, Chicken Breast or Nut Roast. There was even an option for the non-Sunday lunch goers with Beer Battered Fish and Chips.
All roast dinners came accompanied by duck fat roasties, mash, crushed carrot and swede mash, carrots and seasonal greens. A huge Yorkshire pud and even better a mini jug of extra gravy.
The Impeccable Pig and that it certainly was, stunned us with its exceptional service and even more beautiful décor. I don’t usually mention the toilets but on this occasion, I have to. The glamourous toilets were more like a lavish ladies’ powder room with stunning antique mirrors and a blush pink armchair. As many have quoted, “the most Instagramable venue in County Durham.
The dessert course was next up on the Sunday Pig-Out menu. Our choices that weekend included, Strawberry Panna Cotta, White Chocolate Blondie, Spiced Rice Pudding, a Cheese Board selection or trio of ice-cream and sorbet. I opted for the White Chocolate Blondie which came with blueberries through the sponge, pecan praline and black treacle ice cream. I really enjoyed the refreshing fruity flavour of the blueberries in contrast to the rich cake, although I couldn’t taste the white chocolate. Mum went for the Panna Cotta which was layered with shortbread crumbs, balsamic strawberry salsa and sweet ricotta cream. She loved it!
Overall, The Impeccable Pig blew us all away. The food was amazing and what’s better it is served until 8pm on a Sunday evening, and the staff were extremely attentive. The upmarket décor was stunning, and the ambiance of the whole place was beyond relaxing. I had a cheeky look at their weekly menu and the food sounded delicious, so I cannot wait to return.