The York Roast Company Hots Leeds Up With A Short Residency
If you have been to York you might have smelt the delicious tempting smell as you pass by the York Roast Company restaurant not far from York Minster.
Now the company has moved a little further west with independent brewery Northern Monk hosting the York Roast Company until the end of January. You will need your SatNav though if you are not familiar with Leeds as the brewery is not that easy to find. Just nestled off Water Lane in the west of Leeds you will be rewarded with a good pint and meal when you do eventually get there. They have their own car park too for customers which is useful in a city that charges for on street parking until 10pm on most days.
The bar and dining area is upstairs in the brewery so don't go dressed up. Think stone floor and long communal tables and you will be on the right track. I liked the friendly, relaxed atmosphere and they do seem to attract a very mixed crowd - the York Roast Company seems to have found a good partner in Leeds.
The big draw though is the York Roast Company Pud which is basically a big Yorkshire pudding filled with succulent tender pieces of beef with sprouts, greens, carrots and roast potatoes. It was a cold December night when I visited so I was in need of a good and hot tasty meal and the York Roast Company Yorkshire Pudding did not disappoint. I'm not sure how they cook it but it did taste fresh and at £8.40 and loaded with ingredients you will not need to eat for the rest of the day. Tasty and served piping hot it was made to be eaten on cold January nights.
Instead of teaming up your pint with a packet of crisps the food offered by the York Roast Company is a far better option. Mind you with a selection of beers on offer including the Northern Star Mocha Porter or the Archie Lager (4.7%) or a Lights Out Imp Stout (16%) you might as well forget using your SatNav and get a taxi there instead, as long as you do not go on Monday when they are closed!
Northern Monk Refectory, The Old Flax Store, Marshalls Mill, Marshall Street, Leeds LS1 9YJ
Telephone 0113 243 0003