Having not ventured in this place since the ever classy (ahem) Bar Room Bar was closed, it was exciting to get the chance to visit the gem of a Leeds restaurant - Black Swan.

Their other venues include Leeds favourites Sandinista and Smokestack so of course, expectations were high. We got to try some amazing starters, mains and desserts from their new menu as well as complimentary craft beer. There's a lot of places offering a good selection of beers in the city at the minute but none offering them alongside as great a selection of food, too.

My stand out of the night were the starters to die for, that could probably be a wonderful feast of a main course by themselves. Favourites include the duck oxo cube and the spinach & ricotta gnocchi - definitely couldn't recommend these enough. There's a lot of variety to the menu and I can almost guarantee there's nothing on the menu you'll have tried exactly this way before.

Having already returned with my pals for more beautiful food, it's safe to say this place is a new favourite. The second time we visited, we sat in the main restaurant and had the most beautiful pork belly dish, alongside a black pudding croquette.

We realised you can also order from the homemade sourdough pizza restaurant on their ground floor too, as if the original choices aren't enough for you. Great value and options for everybody - there's no room for complaint. They also do a Sunday roast menu too which is next on my list!

I've previously used the online booking system at pretty short notice too and it was super quick, simple and the service is always spot on. It's a friendly atmosphere in Black Swan, whether you're after a catch up in the bar downstairs or a romantic date complete with flowers and candles.
Next time you're in Leeds, definitely try out their menu.

Thanks to I Like Press and Black Swan for wonderfully good times.



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