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George's Great British Kitchen, Leeds
Graham Clark, Features Writer
George's Great British Kitchen
There seems to be so many new restaurants opening in Leeds at the moment.

George's Great British Kitchen opened a few months ago. Situated on the Headrow, it already seems to be have been discovered by those in the know.

With restaurants already in Newcastle and Nottingham, the Leeds restaurant is the third in this exciting new chain. The two owners behind the restaurant are apparently obsessed with good honest food.

The father of one of them moved from Cyprus in the 1960's to open his own chip shop. It was his love and passion for the British cuisine that inspired the owners to share their love of food.

Interior of restaurant
It was a busy midweek night for our visit, but even so we received a warm, friendly and attentive welcome upon arrival.

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The decor is quite a mix. It felt like the restaurant had been divided into two sections, you had your proper dining area where Chandeliers hang above your head, to the Fun area where you can dine in mock beach huts.

Of course the beach huts have Yorkshire names such as Scarborough, Filey and Flamborough. There are even stuffed large fish that you can purchase, should you wish!

They have invested well in staff training. It was refreshing to see Katie who took our long order get everything right and also be knowledgeable about the menu.

In keeping with the Fish and Chip shop theme, some of the menus come in the style of a newspaper.

Katsu chicken goujons
For starters I chose the Pigs Under Duvets - mini British pork bangers under a crispy bacon duvet with bubble and squeak mash. A good combination that worked well on this moreish dish.

My partner went for the Katsu Chicken Goujons which were more than an ample serving. It was so plentiful that it looked like a main course and at £5.65 was good value.

Traditional finest Scottish haddock
For her main my partner went for the Traditional Finest Scottish Haddock. They say that the chips are twice cooked. Whatever, the fish was delicious and the chips looked and tasted like they had come from your local chippy!

Rump steak
I chose the Rump Steak, a 28 day aged Aberdeen Angus 8oz Rump, served with a stack of crispy onion rings and The twice cooked chips along with a salad it was all cooked beautifully.

For desserts I decided upon the Apple and Caramac Higgledy Piggledy Crumble Pie served with a dollop of ice cream. The whole dish was tasty and appetising.

Eton mess ice cream and candy floss
My partner went for the Eton Mess Ice cream that even came with a side of candy floss! The ice cream comes from a working farm in Matlock and tasted like ice cream used to.

The bar serves what they call George's Sweet Shop Cocktails with titles such as Cherry Drop, Lemon Sherbert and Fab.

Between 2pm and 8pm every day you can have two of the same cocktails for £8.00. If you like your gin there is also the Splendid Gin Bar too.

The dining experience is certainly different to anything else on offer in Leeds at the moment, but with this on their side, good quality food, excellent service and a warm atmosphere they are on to a winner.

George's Great British Kitchen, Unit 8, The Light, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 8TL
Telephone 0113 244 6959
www.georgesgreatbritishkitchen.co.uk

George's Great British Kitchen, Leeds, 23rd August 2017, 13:29 PM