The new Sunday Roast at Escape to Freight Island

By Beverley Uddin Khandakar

Sunday Roast up on the terrace, from Carnival at Escape to Freight Island

The new Sunday Roast at Escape to Freight Island

Sunday Roast up on the terrace, from Carnival at Escape to Freight Island

Classic roasts with a twist from Carnival, and curated specialty cocktails from The Jane Eyre, hosted up on the terrace inside Escape to Freight Island, with a special table service

Reinventing Sundays at Escape to Freight Island, the inspiring urban landscape has introduced a new Sunday Roast menu from Carnival, one of the latest collaboration concepts to join the visionary food market earlier this year, headed by critically acclaimed chefs Richard Turner (ex-Hawksmoor) and Sam Grainger.

Carnival will present its take on traditional Sunday Roast with a twist, with a choice of two courses for £25 or three courses for £29. Adding a special table service element to the offering, guests can expect a warm welcome and service as they get cosied up on the intimate terrace space inside Escape to Freight Island, adjacent to The Jane Eyre’s bar in the sky.

Start with refreshing and light options of Celery and Beenleigh Blue Cheese with Waldorf Salad; Confit Duck Leg with Red Cabbage Ketchup; or Chilli and Aged Cheddar Churros with Pickle Dip.

Followed by star of the Sunday show, with roast options of Slow Roasted 34 Day Aged Rump of Beef, served pink; Roasted Porchetta stuffed with peach, sage, and pancetta; Mrs Kirkham’s Cheese and Onion Pie; or share *The Beast of 1kg Porterhouse Steak and Cauliflower Cheese (surcharge applies). All roasts come served with all the trimmings including Orange Glazed Carrots, Summer Greens, Roast Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding and Gravy.

Dessert options include Sticky Toffee Pudding with Clotted Cream and Miso Toffee Sauce, or Grilled English Strawberries with Elderflower and Honey Mascarpone.

Additional snacks and sides also available for extra feasts. Snacks include Batard Sourdough with Caramelised Cauliflower Butter; and Short Rib Nuggets with Ogleshield Cheese and Kimchi Ketchup. And sides include Cauliflower Cheese topped with Herb Crumb, Caramelised Onions and Tunworth Cheese; Chargrilled Tenderstem Broccoli with Garlic Butter; and Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese Mash Potato.

Specially curated to complement the new Sunday Roast, the neighbourhood bar The Jane Eyre has carefully selected their specialty cocktails to the Sunday menu. Starting with options of Classic Bloody Mary with vodka, red wine, tomato and lemon; Beetroot Bloody Mary with Beetroot Spirit, Red Wine, Tomato, Celery Bitters and Lemon; and Horseradish Bloody Mary with Horseradish Vodka, Red Wine, Tomato and Lemon.

After dinner, The Jane Eyre will be serving up Hazelnut Martini with Vodka, Frangelico, Cacao and Dry Vermouth, and Roni and the Eyre with Jane Eyre gin, Aperol, Sweet Vermouth and Amaro. Plus, a selection of Spritz and Wine available as well.

Continuing with fresh new menus, Escape to Freight Island has also announced menu additions from Carnival and Madre, now available at the food market all week.

Offering high-quality and fine cut meats, from Rump, Prime Rib and Porterhouse, Carnival has introduced an exciting new sandwich with French Dip, Roast Beef, Mustard Mayonnaise, Ogelshield Cheese served in a soft baguette with a dipping pot of madeira jus and fries. Carnival has also added Confit Duck Leg with Spiced Red Cabbage Ketchup; Crispy Roast Pork Belly with Peach Hot Sauce; Short Rib and Ogelshield Nuggets with Kimchi Ketchup; and Crispy Fried Scampi with Smoked Paprika and Roast Garlic Aioli.

Serving non-traditional, upscaled and ingredient-driven dishes, Madre has added a brand-new burritos menu, all for £10. Wrapped and toasted in a flour tortilla, all served with house black beans, salsa tatemada, marinated cabbage, cheese, guacamole and chipotle mayonnaise, the burritos menu includes Fried Chicken with spiced fried chicken, Carne Asada with chargrilled onglet steak, and Fried Honey Halloumi with crispy fried halloumi. The burritos come with an option to add cheese sauce for dipping.

All come in pairs, the tacos menu includes Fried Chicken Tacos, Crispy Halloumi Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos, Green Chorizo Tacos, and Madre Taco Tray with a choice of any two pairs served with guacamole and nacho chips.

Sides include Cadillac Nachos with house made nacho chips, cheese sauce, black beans, guacamole, all the salsas, garlic crema topped with spring onion, onion and coriander, pickled jalapeños and chilli dust. Plus, Madre Fries with skin on fries tossed in house habanero vinegar with chilli salt and coriander, or Madre Loaded Fries with skin on fries, topped with melted cheese, all the salsas, pickled jalapeños, chipotle aioli, onions and coriander. All sides come with options to add chorizo, fried chicken, or crispy halloumi.

To book a table at Escape to Freight Island – from Sunday Roast to general bookings please visit:

The new Sunday Roast at Escape to Freight Island is available every Sunday from 21st August 2022 – 12pm until 8pm weekly.