The Wild Goose

Calling all fellow foodies based in South Manchester! Who else has visited Altrincham’s latest restaurant concept, The Wild Goose?

This exciting new eatery offers a collection of eclectic, retro & classic dishes; refined and restored with a modern twist.

It’s no surprise this latest bar and restaurant venture is a new concept formed by the same creative team behind the successful Tre Ciccio restaurants, which are based in Altrincham and Ramsbottom. 

I was kindly invited to attend The Wild Goose’s beautiful venue to trial out my favourite dishes consisting of the below shortlist (after careful consideration); recommendations for the full dining experience as follows…

Drinks & Olives:

  • Grapefruit Gin & Tonic (served as a double) upon arrival – highly refreshing
  • Nocellara olives from Valle del Belice, Sicily. Marinated in chilli, garlic & rosemary; very flavoursome.

Ambience:

The Wild Goose exudes a particularly welcoming atmosphere as soon as entering the modern, rustic chic seating area; the decor has been curated by Homebird, which houses stylish stores locally.

The menu being “retro-esque” holds a unique style with a modern twist, bringing back Anglo-French classics, reflected in the restaurant set up as seen in the images below.

Starters:

  • ’Moules mariniere’ – my go-to appetizer of steamed Scottish mussels cooked in white wine, garlic, cream & parsley
  • Pan-roasted scallops with Stornoway black pudding celeriac puree & ‘Thermidor sauce’; the scallops were spot on and placed on the most delicious, well-balanced sauce to compliment the dish.

Mains:

  • Crispy salt-aged duck & bean ‘cassoulet’ with parsley breadcrumbs; duck is my kind of dish but I’d avoid ordering this if not a salt fan (gladly, I am!) The meat was cooked to perfection and delivered a flavoursome finish with being cooked on the bone
  • Roast rump of Herdwick lamb with dauphinoise potatoes & peas a la Francaise; a luxurious Sunday kind of dish…

Dessert:

  • ‘Pot au chocolat’ with Grand Marnier; a dessert heaven for those with a sweet tooth
  • The Black forest gateau also caught my eye and will be a must-try on my return.

Aside from every single pudding looking extremely appetising, I also can’t wait to try out The Wild Goose’s Mezze platter & Chicken Gnocchi!

All in all, this is an exceptional eatery to enjoy excellent service and tasty food in a beautiful, stylised setting. Thoroughly recommend a visit to see for yourself.

OPENING HOURS:

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12-9pm
Thursday 12-9pm
Friday 12-10pm
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-8pm.


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