Shears Yard, Leeds City Centre

An independent restaurant serving classic inspired dishes that have been evolved to provide unusual combinations. I have always enjoyed the food here.

Overall Rating – 5/5

Food – 5/5

Service – 5/5

Cleanliness – 5/5

Value for money – 4/5

££ = Approx £26pp for a starter, roast dinner main and 2 soft drinks.

Based at the bottom the The Calls in Leeds City Centre, this unusual independent restaurant offers quality and classic-inspired dishes that are guided by seasonality and local produce.  The atmosphere here is vibrant and relaxed making it a great restaurant to visit with friends, family and as couples.

I had a really good Sunday dinner here years ago, so thought I would visit again in my quest to find the top Sunday dinners around Leeds! The food was as good as I remembered.

For starters we shared the duck and the chicken options. Both dishes were presented and cooked well and tasted really good. The chicken dish; Chicken leg croquette, dill pickle coleslaw, fried chicken gravy. The duck dish; Duck leg rillette, duck fat brioche, hazelnut butter, pear & sorrel salad. Both were good portions and a little filling but left enough room the main course.

The options for the roasts were pork or beef, and both come with all the trimmings;  roast potatoes, carrots, green cabbage, red cabbage, broccoli & a Yorkshire pudding. The pork option comes with crackling. Oh and both come with lashings of gravy of course! Both of the meats were cooked well and the portions were just right, we cleared our plates but left very full 🙂

The desserts this time round didn’t take our fancy (definitely could have forced down some sticky toffee pudding if this had been on the menu), but there was a decent variety of fairly unusual desserts to try.

The service here was great, and we couldn’t fault our visit at all. I will definitely be back here again.

This restaurant is open 6 days a week and also offers a Tasting menu, Brunch, Dinner and a Christmas menu as well as the Sunday menu. Check out examples of what they serve, here.



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