Sunday Lunch. It’s been a while. My last being here in 2017! I seem to have fallen into a habit (though I’m not complaining, as I’m still not cooking!) of staying at home for our weekly roast.
That being said, I am not someone to turn down a social outing, especially to Leeds to see friends whom I most definitely do not see often enough.
Our venue of choice for our rendezvous was The Whitehall Restaurant and Bar on Wellington Street, with none us denying that we agreed upon said place due to their amazing looking Instagram and stories.
The Whitehall Leeds is an attractive corner placed business, which boasts a wrap-around outside decking area for outdoor dining, hosting and or general people watching, with added heaters.
Now, The Whitehall has a dignified look, feel, vibe and——— about it, which also lends itself to its customers. This meaning that it asks upon booking that you dress smart/casual, which I was more than happy to oblige to.
Inside, the restaurant/bar is open plan – you can also see into the kitchen, which I quite like. The floor to ceiling windows allowing plenty of light in – which is great for photos as well as the massive mirror spanning one wall. The decor is simple, which definitely gives the impression that the food speaks for itself. And if their Instagram feed is anything to go by then I stand by that!
This became even more evident when the menu was given to us. I always choose beef for Sunday lunch. Beef is by far my favourite type of meat. However, admittedly – much to my self, a quick image view did make me question whether to choose chicken in this instance. Alas, I stood strong and chose the beef. The mains are served with roast carrot, cauliflower cheese, green beans, roast potatoes, an award-worthy Yorkshire pud and of course – gravy.
Our meals arrived within good time, by a lovely and nicely attentive server. Actually, all the staff we encountered were very friendly. Our plates/food arrived as described and also as we had imagined and viewed, which is always a good start. The cauliflower cheese and the additional sides ordered of broccoli and mash came in separate dishes. I also appreciated that a few miniature jugs of gravy were left also. You always need extra gravy.
Now, the beef tasted as good as it looked, but it was the companying vegetables and sides which caused much conversation. Marinaded, seasoned. We could but guess, but all tasted amazing. Something I never thought I’d say about Sunday lunch veg.
All the mains were thoroughly enjoyed by us all. And definitely more filling than you’d imagine. For £12.95 my belly and I were extremely happy. I had previously intended to have a dessert, as well, who would I be and plus Sunday lunch and sticky toffee pudding go together like ASOS and skint. However, sticky toffee pudding wasn’t part of their Sunday lunch menu and the other desserts on offer didn’t really spark my interest.
As commented by one of my lovely friends, The Whitehall Leeds would be a perfect treat for Mother’s Day, celebration or a classy Sunday Lunch catch up like us. It’s definitely somewhere I’d re-visit.