The Reliance, Leeds City Centre

Overall Rating – 5/5

Absolutely gorgeous food leaving us with full bellies and empty plates!!

££ = £42 for two people; 1 starter to share, 2 main meals, 1 dessert to share, 3 soft drinks.

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The Reliance, based just outside of Leeds City Centre past Merrion St and the Grand Theatre, is a quirky Bar & Dining Room that also has a small Cinema. From an open plan kitchen, The Reliance serves seasonal homemade cuisine including their own home-cured charcuterie range.

This place had been recommended to me by a friend who had heard that the Sunday Dinners were good here, and boy were they right!

We decided to share a starter so that we had plenty of room to enjoy one of the Sunday Roasts. There were a few starters on the main menu to choose from such as Harissa Roasted Cauliflower and Mackerel. There was also a varied special board, which we chose from. We decided to go for the “Garlic, Ricotta, Toast.”

garlic toast reliance

If you’re a lover of garlic, then this is the starter for you. A roasted garlic bulb served with a huge dollop of ricotta and fresh toast to spread it all on. We really enjoyed this and thought it was a great idea for a starter and something we hadn’t seen before.

roast beef reliance

The options for the Sunday Roast are; Beef, Lamb, Pork or Nut. I opted for the pork which was sensational. Cooked perfectly, with the crackling still on. All roast dinners are served with a decent portion of veg (cabbage, carrot, parsnip), very yummy and crispy roast potatoes, a good amount of gravy, and a big Yorkshire Pudding on top. Jamie chose the beef which was served slightly rare and was beautifully cooked.

roast pork reliance

There was just a right amount of food and every piece of the dinners were so tasty and appetising that we ate the lot! I cannot fault the food at all that we tried, and couldn’t see any reason why this place wouldn’t be a 5 out of 5.

sticky toffee reliance

For dessert we chose the Sticky Toffee Pudding, which is one of my favourite ever desserts. I have decided that, whilst I am searching for the “Best places for a Sunday Roast around West Yorkshire.”, I also want to find the “Best Sticky Toffee Puddings” as well!! At The Reliance, you get a large portion of pudding, served in warm toffee sauce. No ice cream or custard, but in the end I wasn’t that bothered as it tasted divine, and I was definitely full after all that food, it was just enough to enjoy every bit of it.

In summary, this restaurant serves amazing homemade food that tastes delicious, and I think it could be a real contender for one of the “Best places for a Sunday Roast around West Yorkshire.” I think it is really good value for money as well. I plan on returning again soon to try something from their Lunch or Supper menu. Check out more on their website here.

If you have any recommendations of other restaurants in West Yorkshire that serve a really good Sunday Roast, and Sticky Toffee pudding, then please do not hesitate to contact me. Share your pictures and comments with me here or across my FacebookTwitter or Instagram. You can also email me at



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