Overall Rating – 5/5
Real homemade food at it’s best and fantastic value for money!
££ = £22.50 for 2 people; 1 starter to share, 2 main meals, 1 dessert to share and 2 soft drinks.
Situated close to Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, this traditional pub is known for it’s homemade food and quality cask ales. I had driven past the pub a number of times but never visited, so when a number of my followers had recommended this pub to me whilst looking for some of the best Sunday dinners around, I jumped at the chance.
The pub was very busy – both the bar and restaurant areas, proving it’s popularity as soon as I walked in. If you’re not looking for a sophisticated, modern, fine-dining type place, but more a down to earth, family-friendly, traditional venue, then this is definitely the place. Staff were friendly and gave great service throughout.
I wanted to try out more than the roast dinner here, so for a Starter we decided to share something (to leave as much room as possible for the main event). Sunday Roasts are priced from £7.95 – £8.95 but you can add a starter and dessert to that for £5.50. Alternatively a starter will cost you no more than £4.40. We chose the Goats Cheese & Fig Parcels (you know how much I love cheese!). They were tasty and something a little different, that we both enjoyed. They came with a fresh side salad and were presented well.
The main event did not disappoint at all. A mammoth portion of home-cooked comfort food, just what we wanted on a Sunday afternoon!! I chose the beef this time, which came served in a giant Yorkshire Pudding with gravy and was accompanied by cabbage, carrots, peas, creamy homemade mash and roast potatoes. As much as I was full half way through, I pretty much ate the lot as it was so delicious!
The lamb dinner was also served with all the trimmings as well as stuffing, and was equally as delicious!
Should you order outside of the Sunday Lunch menu, a main meal would cost you no more than £13 and they have a variety of dishes on offer including vegetarian options and a kid’s menu.
Of course my Sunday dinner wouldn’t be complete without trying out the Sticky Toffee Pudding on offer. Served here with toffee sauce and fresh cream, we ate as much as we could until we were fit to burst! Good portion size and very yummy. Desserts will cost you no more than £4.25.
In summary this place served up EXACTLY what I was looking for on a late Sunday afternoon, and I was set for a sofa nap afterwards. I couldn’t fault the food or the service on my visit this is why I have rated here 5/5. I would happily return to try some more food here, and they also have plenty of specials up regularly too!
If you would like to check out their menu, visit their website here.