23rd September – 30th September celebrates British Roast Dinner Week and as you know I have been on a mission the last few months to find the best Sunday Roast Dinners in Leeds! This proved a little difficult at times with the weather being so surprisingly hot this summer BUT now is the perfect time of year to go and enjoy a delicious, comforting big Sunday Dinner.
From Carverys to Independent Restaurants, I enjoyed some great meals but there were a few that really stood out for me. Surprisingly my Top 3 were from quite different restaurants though all independents, and the meals were presented in different ways, but they all really impressed me. At the same time I have to admit, I did judge my experiences a little on whether I could get a (good) Sticky Toffee pudding for afterwards!
It’s hard to pick a favourite so here’s my Top 3 Roast Dinners in Leeds.
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.
This quirky restaurant & bar based North of the City Centre really impressed me with their delicious food, not just their roast dinner, but the starters and sticky toffee pudding were amazing too! In summary, this restaurant serves amazing homemade food that tastes delicious; mainly the roasties, pork, and their garlic toast starter!! 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. See more of my review here.
West End House -Kirkstall, Leeds
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.
What I liked about this place was that it is still an old school, homely family pub that serves delicious, mammoth portions of classics pub food. The mash and Yorkshire pudding was particularly good, and again they had an amazing sticky toffee pudding – the biggest I’ve had yet! 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! Check out more in my review here.
Matt Healy x The Foundry, Leeds City Centre
Overall Rating – 5/5
Impressive Sunday Dinner in an impressive setting where the Head Chef visibly enjoys to be involved in all aspects of service.
££ = £57 for 2 people (with service charge) for a 2 course, a 3 course and a glass of wine. Roast dinners are £19.95pp, 2 courses £22.50pp, 3 courses £26pp.
Tucked away on the suburbs of the City centre, this Independent Restaurant based at The Foundry, and headed up by 2016 Masterchef Finalist Matt Healy, is an impressive venue with just as impressive food. Sunday Dinners are served on sharing platters and include chicken and sirloin both of which are cooked to perfection. The cauliflower cheese was also particularly good. Matt takes his time to check every dish that goes on the pass and this makes a real difference to the food and service here. 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, it’s gorgeous! Read more here.
Some other places to visit in Leeds for a good roast dinner are – Shears Yard, Leeds City Centre & The Boundary House, Methley.
If you do visit any of my recommended restaurants, please share your comments and pictures with me and I’d be more than happy to hear about any places that you would recommend to give a review!