Yesterday I had the pleasure of wining and dining at the Leeds Miller and Carter. Best known for its superb steak house expectations in the whole of West Yorkshire, their hand-cut 28-day aged British beef is boasted to be something else.. Having gone past this fine eatery too many times after work, I knew I had to ditch my extremely healthy diet/health plan and truly indulge. One time won’t hurt right?
Whether it is a meal out with friends, date night or even a mothers day treat, this is a great place to enjoy some amazing food. As ‘Mothering Sunday’ is next week and my busy schedule is a little less intense than the up coming weeks, I thought I would treat my mum to be my dining partner for this reviewing opportunity.
As I entered the restaurant I was kindly greeted by one of the best waiters ever. First impressions really do impact on an individuals experience so everything went off to a great start. Once we were seated and given some fantastic recommendations from the menu, we ordered some drinks and nibbles. The recommendations are so handy when deciding what to eat especially if it is your first time. For those who drink alcoholic drinks, they even had which drinks would compliment nearly everything- wowzas!
I had the ‘Baked Cheddar Mushroom’ (£4.95) which was served up in a cute little pot and garlic bread on the side. The spinach, garlic and cheddar cheese sauce really complimented the bread and I found this ever so succulent. I love mushrooms!
My mum had the ‘Trio of Breads’ which came with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar dip (£2.95). I am a sucker for fruity drinks so I enjoyed the Mango Melba and she had the Berry Fizz. Mmmm.
For the main my mum was advised by me to try the 8oz fillet steak (£21.95). Now, she usually prefers her meats well done but chose to come out of her comfort zone and try the recommended ‘medium’ style. As juicy as it looked, that’s how juicy and tender it was! It does make a huge difference on how the meat tastes depending on how well it is cooked. After having a taste myself, I will from now order my fillets medium/well done. I’m not quite ready for it rare and blinking at me yet 🙂 This main came with jacket potato, peppercorn sauce, a slice of onion loaf and a wedge salad with garlic + chive mayonnaise with parmesan. A very generous portion which is reflected in the price. For sides the green beans with feta and red onions was a good option (£2.95). A random combination I thought though but it worked.
I had the hearty Maple Glazed Lamb Rump (£17.50) which was d-e-l-i-cious! This was mouth wateringly, tongue tantalizing stuff. My sweet tooth loved the Mediterranean vegetables in pine nut caponata with bordelaise saurce. The creamy mash worked well as the carbohydrate for the dish too. Getting a mixed salad as a side made me feel better about my over indulgence. Some salads can be a bit mehh… but I loved this one, plain but very refreshing.
To cleanse our palettes we had a shared dessert called the ‘Indulgent Tasting Plate’ (£8.90). Consisting of a selection of white chocolate, pistachio iced parfait, rich chocolate brownie, sticky toffee pudding and vanilla bean ice cream. The warm dreamy chocolate brownie was the best part of this luxurious dessert along with the chocolate chip ice cream. The presentation of it all was top quality!
Overall I rate this steakhouse very high along with the great service. I went in the early afternoon and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing but I can imagine how busy it is at the weekend. If music was playing, that would have been the cherry on the top but I was in good company so was not a big issue. Also there is the option to enjoy your meal outside which will be just the perfect setting when Summer comes around.
Will you be visiting Miller and Carter soon?