Roll N Sizzle is a place I had driven past many times at Manly Vale and eventually popped in for lunch and had an incredible roll, I had the jalapeño pulled lamb roll on my first visit and it was #drool. I only posted an Instagram review of the venue at the time. I totally loved the venue and food and the layout but thought the location was horrible. My exact words were “the location will let it down and this place needs to be in Manly, if it was in Manly it would kill it.” All the gods have spoken – on this visit I got to meet and chat to owner Aaron Grierson, an ex Navy chef who makes all his own pulled meats and only sells everything fresh. And his best news was that a Manly store is opening on the Corso in a couple of weeks. YAY that – he is about to get very busy and make a tonne of cash for summer.
Roll N Sizzle also makes my TOP 10 NORTHERN BEACHES CHEAP GEMS that I posted earlier in the week. After a month of reviewing, eating and writing the article Zomato would not accept it to count towards my ranking so suggested I separate the venues – nice little punch in the throat there! But in one way I am glad, I could put more pics of the venue online and they deserve it, the venue is damn awesome and the rolls will kill it over summer, cannot wait to see the Manly store and enjoy a roll at the beach.
Below is the first roll I got to eat at Roll N Sizzle – it is the most amazing Jalapeño Lamb Roll $12.50 – it contains pulled lamb, caramelised onions, crunchy slaw and jalapeño mayo on crunchy roll – made me fall in love with the place – it is totally on par with the rolls from Monster Rolls and Mr Crackles.
As to why Grierson opened his first venue in the Manly Vale location actually turned out to be a smart move, he had the knowledge of forethought at the blocks and blocks of units all nearing completion in the immediate area and also the little known fact that the Manly Vale KFC is closing down very soon – eventually this place will BOOM.
On this visit I asked him to make me the best visual roll and I scored the Spicy Mexican beef $12.50 – pulled beef, Mexican salsa, sizzling cheese, sour cream, smashed avocado, chilli sauce and smashed tortilla chips. LOVED IT – it was juicy and required four napkins to rescue the beard post eating.
If you love Monster Rolls in the city or any pulled meat in a roll this place is the go!! And the Manly store will be opening in the next week or two where NZ Natural was on the Corso – smack bang in the middle right near the beach – sublime location for summer!
Not only does he make these fabbo rolls, they have started making a burger or three, make coffees and even offer a pasta of the week and have started doing deliveries (I think via Menulog but ask Aaron when you visit).
If you find a lack of parking on the street at the shop pull into the driveway and give him a friendly toot and Aaron will open the garage for you where there a few spots available for parking.