The dinner we enjoyed during our foodie trip to Leeds was a real treat. Stockdales of Yorkshire is a very smart steak restaurant specialising in wagyu beef. Only open since September 2015, it takes advantage of the agricultural heritage of Yorkshire.
After an appetiser of freshly baked bread and beef dripping which had us all drooling, the starters began to arrive. My friend chose the King Scallops which were served with black pudding, cauliflower and nasturtiums. Beef may be the main event at Stockdales, but they are far from a one trick pony. Their seafood was beautifully cooked and presented.
I indulged with the Lobster Thermidor, a half lobster slathered in a rich creamy sauce. The lobster was really fresh, showing off Stockdales commitment to well sourced ingredients.
Mains were always going to feature the wagyu beef that Stockdales are famous for. This was my friend’s Wagyu Steak (all the sides come separately).
I had the Wagyu Beef Cheek Bourguignon. As you can see from the picture at the top the meat was tender, any fat that had been present had melted away and the bourguignon sauce was rich and velvety with a deep beef flavour that only comes from a very good stock.
Desserts didn’t disappoint either, the day’s special was a grown up Gooseberry Fool.
I had the Pistachio Cake with balsamic strawberries and a strawberry sorbet. It was a nice end to a meal where I really can’t find any fault. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for. If I lived closer it would be my go to place for any special occasion meal.