For my friends 30th birthday last week, we wanted to eat somewhere different. There’s always new places popping up in Leeds, so I sent her some suggestions of places we could try and she picked George’s Great British Kitchen that has just arrived to The Light, Leeds.
Upon arriving, our table wasn’t ready so we were directed to the bar for a drink. The sweet themed cocktails took our fancy and they were on a £8 special for any two of the same.
Christine and I got Parma Violet cocktails and Donna got two Refresher ones.
The parma violet one tasted more like the sweet than the refresher one. It’s strange how accurate it tasted!
It was time for our meal and we were sat down and looked at the newspaper-style menu. We ordered a starter each.
I had goat cheese fritters, Christine had ham hock and mushy pea fritters and Donna had the runny yolk scotch egg. We all shared with each others and I have to say the scotch eggs won hands down. I’d get them again if I was to go. The other two were ok, but no where near as nice as the scotch egg!
For mains, I had the proper dirty double burger, Donna had the mac n cheese fest burger and Christine had the one of the two meat pies – I can’t remember which one, though.
The burger was perfect. Here’s the description:
Two burger patties made using the finest chuck and brisket, grilled using our charcoal grill and topped with red Leicester. Served in a brioche bun with baby leaf salad, a slice of tomato, thin slices of pickled gherkin, lashings of dirty mayonnaise and tomato ketchup on the side. Topped with a George’s frickle… A PROPER burger!
It was cooked so well, a little rare on the middle. I was so full from sharing the starters that I couldn’t eat it all.
The chips were so nice too. I’m usually a bit meh about chips, but they were exactly like chip shop chips – the best chips about. Donna had the stilton version of the chips. I had very cheesy potato croquettes with mine and again, too full to eat them!
I don’t often say this, but I’d be up to going to this place again. I recommend going unless you are starving.