It’s getting really cold out there and the perfect meal to keep you warm is a roast, right? Well why not head down to the Northern Monk Refectory in Leeds to get your Yorkshire pudding fix.
The legendary York Road Co, best known for their YorkyPud™ Wrap that went viral as the hottest food trend in 2017, are based at the Northern Monk Refectory on Marshall Street, Leeds until the end of January.
Wine & Dine Yorkshire was invited to try the menu and we were not disappointed. Met by general manager Ted Andrassy, we were given a tour of the brewery and learnt how their beer was brewed and the journey it goes through to become a perfect pint. The top floor of the building is available for venue hire and the setting is beautiful and very modern, perfect for a special occasion or corporate event.
After learning a few things about the brewery, it was time to eat! Every three months Northern Monk welcomes a new resident to the kitchen to serve up some delicious food. The resident at the moment is The York Road Co, who was founded by father and son duo Wayne and Stephen Chadwick and can be found in York, Chester, Shrewsbury and for one more month, Leeds!
With a choice of sandwiches, wraps and meals, you are spoilt for choice and there is something for everyone, whether you are a little peckish or ravenous. We were the latter so opted for a meal, a giant Yorkshire pudding filled with roast potatoes, roast parsnips, carrots, green beans and a choice of turkey, ham, pork or beef. We also ordered a side of stuffing balls and pork scratchings, which were the perfect edition, especially the pork scratchings which were washed down well with a pint.
We were certainly not disappointed, the meat pulled apart, the trimmings were soft with a little crunch and the gravy was piping hot! What more could you want on a cold December night?
However, the real star of the show had the be the location. The Northern Monk Refectory was booming yet Ted ecommented how this was a quiet night! The bar was full of people sampling the 16 brewed beers on offer, which we got to sample a few of. From a beer based on leftover milk in your cereal bowl to a 10.7% stout which tasted just like an espresso martini. There is something for everyone, even wine, spirits and cider for those who are not keen on the ale.
We loved how modern and customer focused the brewery is. Each beer is only brewed once meaning once it’s gone, it’s gone. This brings customers in regularly, some who want to make sure they drink enough of their favourite before it goes, but others who can’t wait to see what the next additions will be.
So, if you are stuck for something to do this festive break, why not head down to the Northern Monk Refectory and sample the delicious Yorkshire pudding wraps, sandwiches and those unforgettable pork scratchings before they go!
For more information please visit https://northernmonk.com/