Sothern Eleven was one of my favourite places to eat in Manchester.
When I have visited there we normally ordered, the pickle spears, baby Gem lettuce, and a bowl of olives to start then struggle with what to have for a main until finally just going for the combination platter to get a bit of everything.
So on Saturday evening we arrive and order our staple starters and main. We have not been there for some time (probably 8 months)
So the starters arrive…. WOW what has happened. The pickle spears are the same BUT the olives are now covering in some sort of sauce, why would anyone want to eat an olive in BBQ/Hot sauce??!!??!
The baby gem lettuce used to come with a large bowl of blue cheese dip made with black sticks blue cheese which was fantastic, I would have had a fight with my own mother for the last bit, it was that good!
Anyway the abomination that was the blue cheese dip that was served this time was foul, and you only got the smallest amount possible, quite literally 1 table spoon full.
So it was with a very heavy heart that I was expecting my main meal.
When it came it was EXTREAMLY disappointing, they have taken to serving the food in a metal tray with the chips in a tin cup, not sure what they are going for but to me it was like eating in a American prison, which I am 99% certain is not what they were going for.
The pulled pork was nice, but again a very small portion and no-where near enough BBQ sauce. The belly pork was good but on 3 of our platters they had bones in them, would that not make it a rib?? Again there was not enough sauce making the meal taste quite dry.
The beef brisket was ok but again we only got 2 slices which left us a little flat.
The drinks were fantastic and I have a horrible feeling that slowly this restaurant will turn into yet another cocktail bar. The bar area has already been made larger……..
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go back to the old way of doing things and bring back the black sticks dipping sauce!!!!
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