Thursday, 11 August 2011

Places to eat and drink: The Mustard Pot, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 7

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The Mustard Pot
Stunning outside space steals the show.

As we arrived at The Mustard Pot on a warm Sunday lunchtime the walk through the car park gave way to something rather spectacular; a fabulous countrified oasis hidden away from the main road. Firstly an attractive pergola with tables and seating offered some shade, then just before entering the pub a vast grassy area with traditional pub garden benches and tables opened up to the left.

This is a field of some size and not a climbing frame insight! That is not to say that children are not welcome they are and there were several very young customers in the restaurant when we left.

Now to the food: We sat down inside which has a distinct bistro feel to the d├ęcor with wooden floors, tables, a more formal dining section and low slung sofas and chairs around the periphery. A member of staff attended to us straight away. The obvious choice was Sunday lunch although there was a fairly extensive menu available.

I ordered roast chicken with trimmings and my companion (Dad) opted for beef. The food arrived quickly and was nice and hot. My chicken had a seasoned, crispy skin and was moist. Dad was happy with his medium rare beef which was cooked perfectly.

The Yorkshire puddings were clearly homemade; soft in the middle and crispy round the edges. There were also roast parsnips which were good with a pleasing, savoury toffee taste, and carrots and cabbage were plentiful. The accompanying gravy was deep, rich and full of flavour. We both had real ale to drink and there are always three or four to choose from here as well as a good selection of wines, lager, bottled beers and soft drinks.

There are several establishments offering a traditional Sunday lunch in this area so competition is tough. The price for Sunday lunch at the Mustard Pot is slightly above average for the area, and a Sunday lunch is a Sunday lunch. However there is no doubt that the surroundings are worth a great deal here and for that reason this meal is considered to be good value for money.

1 comment:

  1. I visited The Mustard Pot after reading this review and it didn't disappoint. A great vibe and good food.


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