Matt Healy x The Foundry, Leeds City Centre

Impressive Sunday Dinner in an impressive setting where the Head Chef visibly enjoys to be involved in all aspects of service.

Overall Rating – 5/5

Food – 5/5

Service – 5/5

Cleanliness – 5/5

Value for money – 4/5

££ = Roast dinners are £19.95pp, 2 courses £22.50pp, 3 courses £26pp. We spent £57 (with service charge) for a 2 course, a 3 course and a glass of wine. 

Following a recommendation from a Blog follower, we went to try the Sunday Dinner at The Foundry in Leeds. The venue is based just on the outskirts of the city centre not too far from Bridgewater Place (free street parking on a Sunday). The restaurant is modern, simple, clean and elegant giving a great vibe for dining. By 1:30/2:00pm tables were filling up with couples, families and friends alike.

To give a little bit of background, Matt Healy the Head Chef here, was a 2016 Masterchef finalist, and was is clear from our visit that he takes great pride in the food that is served, checking the majority of dishes that left the pass, and making himself available across both the kitchen and dining room to ensure that everything runs smoothly and people are enjoying their meals.

We decided to try some starters; Sweet potato & chorizo hash which was lovely and topped with a runny fried egg 🙂 (only thing I would say is I wish it had come with a bit of bread to mop it up – I stole bread from the other starter ha ha!), and the Pork & pistachio terrine with sourdough which was very tasty.

Then the star of the show, the Sunday Roast. The menu offers 2 versions of the Sunday Roast – a meat version with chicken and sirloin, and a vegetarian option of a Mushroom Wellington. The meat, Yorkshire Puddings and gravy for the main were served on a board, and the veggies came in a big sharing bowl all for us to serve ourselves and share – I loved this!! The roasted sirloin was served pink and was fabulous, and the chicken was roasted to perfection with crispy skin. All the trimmings were really good, oh and the homemade horseradish sauce was fantastic too. We didn’t manage to finish everything, which was disappointing as it was so good! Maybe we shouldn’t have ordered the starters?? But all of the food was delicious.

The dessert menu included Sticky Toffee Pudding so I already knew that no matter how full we were, we were going to order this! It was delicious! A decent piece of homemade pudding, with a big scoop of what looked like homemade vanilla ice cream, and lots of toffee sauce. Yum Yum! I wish I’d have forgone the starter and had a dessert each ha ha (next time!).

Overall we really enjoyed our Sunday Dinner here, leaving with full bellies ready to chill on the sofa the rest of the afternoon! Yes the prices are a bit steep compared to other really good Sunday Dinners we have had, but overall the price was worth it. My advice for those dining here for Sunday Dinner, let the main be the star of the show, and then if you have room for dessert, try the sticky toffee pudding!

Check out the restaurant’s website here for more.

Jen

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