As the cost of living continues to rise it means many people are starting to feel the pinch, however TV chef, Tom Kerridge has announced that from today, diners can enjoy an affordable two-course £15 menu. Available at all of his UK restaurants, including his Manchester branch The Bull & Bear, the two-course menu is £9.50 cheaper than the restaurants’ regular set menu, and there is the option of a third course (starter or dessert) for an additional £7.50.
Having been voted one of the best places for a Sunday roast in the country, The Bull & Bear will continue to serve up hearty pub grub and plenty of comfort food. Diners can expect to find the likes of cottage pie, lasagne, sausage and mash on the menu, alongside traditional desserts including spotted dick, jam roly poly and crumble and custard.
Kicking off this week, the £15 two-course menu will be available on Thursday and Friday lunchtimes at the restaurant within the Stock Exchange Hotel, from September 8 until September 30, and it will change each week. On The Bull and Bear’s bargain set menu this week will be the likes of roasted tomato soup with basil pesto and focaccia; roasted beef and onion cottage pie; and crème caramel.
The chef-patron, who holds three Michelin stars, said: “The aim is to get the excitement and buzz back into restaurants without guests having the fear of spending too much money. A taste of the good times at a fraction of the price. Please come and join us, and most importantly, make a booking in London, Manchester or Marlow.”
This is not Tom Kerridge’s first time offering a reasonably-priced menu as he the chef started a similar initiative during the 2008 financial crisis when “people were very worried about the money in their pockets”. The chef said he launched a one choice lunch menu “that made absolutely no money but filled the pub with noise, excitement and laughter”.
The ‘Back To Work’ £15 set menu is available at all Tom Kerridge restaurants including The Bull and Bear in Manchester, Kerridge’s Bar and Grill in London and The Coach in Marlow from September 5. Booking is advised so reserve your table at The Bull and Bear here.