14 February 2014

Reviews: Gusto Restaurant and Bar Cookridge

Last week I had the pleasure of dining out at Gusto Restaurant and Bar- Cookridge. Right on my doorstep is this wonderful Italian cuisine which is located outside town. As you can see from my pictures it does look very pretty at night with all the lights and even better inside with its modern interior.
GUSTO: "It's all a matter of taste"
I had the opportunity to review the food so I will give my honest opinion throughout...fair?
After we were greeted we had some nibbles whilst we decided on our initial meal. We got the Baked Rosemary Focaccia bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar (£3.50) and Gusto Dough petals with garlic butter (£3.50).
We were sat in the middle of the room with great lighting and classic features adding a nice vibe to the atmosphere. It was a lovely touch having the roots of trees growing within the restaurant. The outdoor terrace is heated too which is perfect for those cold wintry nights.

For starters I had home-made chicken liver pate served with red onion and cranberry chutney (£5.25). The portion for the pate was so big! The chutney was not very tangy as the usual chutney I have tried in the past but it sure does not contribute to high cholesterol :) The person I went with got the Burratina Mozzarella cheese with slow roasted beetroot and herb wafers (£7.95). The herb wafers were delicious and I would give 100% for the presentation of this starter.
There are many options on the menu ranging from pizza, pasta, seafood and meats so the choice is up to you. We ordered the Tagliatelle without prawns, garlic and sweet chilli tomato sauce finished with lime and rocket (£6.50). This is perfect if you want a real Italian dish cooked to perfection and of course you don't mind the kick the chilli gives. We also had to try the Gusto burger with melted mozzarella served with tasty fries (£12.50). The burger was mighty fine with the a lovely sweet sauce in it so I would recommend! For sides we got chips (£3.00) and some garlic mushrooms (£3.00)... yum yum. Seasoned to a tea :)
To end the night we got sticky toffee pudding with ice-cream £5.95 which was yumtastic and the Hot Chocolate and hazelnut brownie served with pistachio ice cream and chocolate sauce £5.95. The ice-cream complimented the brownie greatly leaving me wanting more...
Hot chocolate with marshmallows was a perfect finish to the evening!

This just goes to show that you don't have to go into the heart of town for good restaurants. With a quieter area of location parking is most definitely guaranteed in their restaurant car park opposite, very convenient I know. This is a great place to celebrate special occasions or have a lovely meal with friends/family.


Will you be visiting Gusto anytime soon?



Cookridge
Leeds
Tel: 0113 267 2100


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2 comments:

  1. It looks like such a pretty restaurant, with GREAT food! I really fancy a nice cooked meal now!!xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

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  2. Looks like a great restaurant! Food looks amazing and great presentation!

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