Having recently moved to the Leyton area, pretty much the first thing that we did was suss out the local Public Houses. We first stepped foot into the Leyton Technical a few months ago, and, although their was nothing on the menu at that point, we were blown away by the range of ales and the gourmet bar snacks (proper lincolnshire sausage rolls). Since that moment we have eagerly awaited the kitchen’s grand opening. Imagine our delight when we discovered that we could host our own Sunday Roast from the ‘Host Your Own’ Menu. As a group of 6, we opted for the Slow Cooked Lamb Shoulder, recommended for 4/5 people, at £50 (you have to pre-order this the Thursday before) and two Roast Rumps of Beef at £12 each. The three day wait had us all hankering after a really good roast. We ordered some pre-lunch drinks as the staff keenly chatted with us about how amazing the Lamb looked and that we must report back on how it was. I am pleased to say that we were not disappointed.
The Lamb came to the table first. Served on a huge white platter was an array of carrots, red and green cabbage and potatoes underneath an enormous lamb shoulder. The meat looked tender and succulent. The carving equipment that had been supplied was unnecessary as the it fell off the bone with ease as everyone started to tuck in. A whole plate of yorkshires and the two beefs appeared looking equally as tasty. Silence fell on the table as we tucked into our perfectly cooked roasts. The roasties were spectacular, really crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The vegetables held their form and we converted a cabbage hater, into a cabbage lover. After the mound had been devoured, we found ourselves digging through the fat and bones to find the last morsels of meat. Not an item was left on the platter.
Between us we could only russell up a couple of comments; the lamb came with 3-4 roasties per person, some in the group would have liked a few more, and the gravy was a bit thin and could have done with more oomph (we do like thick gravy). Overall the feedback was resoundingly positive and we will be back to try the Pork Belly.