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5 Absolutely Drool-worthy Dishes You Need to Eat Now That Alfresco Dining is Back

· Katie Wells · Food and Drink

Go alfresco and get these dishes in your belly stat.

Beck and Call

There are loads of incredible dishes waiting for you to snaffle now that outdoor dining is back.

Rejoice! Restaurants with outdoor areas are back open for alfresco dining and that means you can get back to enjoying all the delicious food that Leeds has to offer. But where should you start? From spicy prawn dim sum to whopping brunch burgers, we’ve rounded up five delectable dishes that are perfect for post-lockdown feasting in (fingers crossed!) the sunshine.

Spicy Prawns from Power, Corruption and Lies

The Spicy Prawns from Power, Corruption and Lies might look small, but this dish packs an almighty punch. You’ll get four juicy king prawns, smothered in their special-recipe hot sauce. The spices they use are top-secret, but perfectly complement the delicate flavour of the prawns. Served on a bed of deep-fried sushi rice, you can expect a mind-blowing medley of flavours in just one bite.

Power, Corruption and Lies, 36 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.

Eggs Benedict Burger from The Tetley Bar & Kitchen

Love Eggs Benedict? The Tetley Bar & Kitchen have taken the brunch classic to the next level and turned it into an epic burger. Salty ham hock, mustard crème fraîche and truffle hollandaise are all sandwiched in a sweet, toasted brioche bun that’s made in-house. The finishing touch? A crispy poached egg that oozes out over the meat and bread as you sink your knife in.

The Tetley Bar & Kitchen, The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JQ.

Crispy Chilli ‘Beef’ from Chow Chow

Chow Chow do vegan versions of East Asian favourites and the Crispy Chilli ‘Beef’ is one of their best dishes. It’s sweet, spicy and sticky in all the right places, with their crispy strips of ‘beef’ covered in their signature Chow Chow sauce. Served with pickled carrots, charred lime and green garlic sauce for you to drizzle over or dip in, it’s a must-try whether you’re vegan or not.

Chow Chow, Northern Monk Refectory, Marshalls Mill, Marshall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 9YJ.

Gyros from Residence 74

You can wrap your chops around a fluffy pita stuffed with succulent grilled chicken, crisp cos lettuce and fresh tomatoes from Residence 74. It’s paired with a seriously moreish honey and mustard sauce for you to pour all over too. No meat? No problem – they do halloumi and Mediterranean veg gyros too, so no-one has to miss out on the Greek goodness.

Residence 74, 74 Otley Old Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 6LQ.

Fish & Chips from The Beck & Call

If you’ve got a hankering for proper British grub, head to The Beck & Call and order their Fish & Chips. You’ll get a huge fillet of haddock covered in crispy beer batter with pots of mushy peas and homemade tartare sauce on the side. And those all-important chunky chips? They’re twice-cooked to ensure a crisp outside and a fluffy middle – yum!

The Beck & Call, Stainbeck Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2NP.

Cover image credit: Reece Leung