Overall Rating – 4/5
Decent Sunday Dinner in Leeds City Centre.
££ – £34 for 2 people, 1 starter, 2 mains, 2 drinks.
My search for Sunday Dinners around Leeds brought me to the Midnight Bell after a bit of a nightmare Sunday afternoon! We wanted to try the Sunday Dinner at the Three Horseshoes in Rothwell initially, but after queuing at the bar for quite a while, they told us they’d run out! Then driving past the Unicorn Inn, Carlton, that boasted a carvery, we walked in to an empty pub with an abandoned carvery station that looked less than appetising. So we headed to good old Leeds City Centre and The Midnight Bell.
As this was a really sunny day, and to say there was only one person serving the bar and dining area, service was decent and food didn’t take too long to come out. We tried the Tomato & Basil soup to start, which was luke-warm but tasty enough, served with fresh bread. Why do restaurants always serve hard, cold butter? Butter should be served at room temperature so that you can actually enjoy it on your bread!! Rant over 🙂
The Sunday Dinners on offer were Lamb, Beef, Pork and a Nut Roast. We went for the Pork & Beef. Both dinners were served with all the trimmings; roast & mashed potato, cabbage, red cabbage, carrots & swede, a Yorkshire pudding and LOTS of gravy! My pork cutlet was a little hard to cut with a normal knife, but was really tasty and served with it’s crackling still on. I wasn’t keen on the roast potatoes as i have had much better but really liked the mashed potatoes and the red cabbage which was sweetened with cinnamon! The beef was cooked perfectly, and the Yorkshire puddings were crispy.
In summary we enjoyed the food we had and left fulfilled! No sticky toffee pudding on offer though 😦
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