These five lunches are so lip-smackingly good you’ll be dreaming about them all morning.
Want to treat yourself to a downright delicious lunch? These five dishes will get you salivating from the moment you clock in. There’s hearty steak and ale pies drenched in gravy, Jamaican jerk chicken fresh from the barbecue and beef teriyaki jam-packed with Japanese spices, all waiting for you to tuck in. Each one makes for a seriously tasty feed that you’ll be looking forward to all morning. So the only question left is, what will you try first?
The Beef Teriyaki Box at Senbon Sakura
For a lunch that really tickles the tastebuds, head to Senbon Sakura and order their Beef Teriyaki Box. Strips of beef are slow-cooked ’til they’re juicy and pink, then marinated in a rich teriyaki sauce. Sweet, salty and with a warming hint of spice, these sticky beef bites are so mouth-wateringly tender you’ll want to savour every minute. They come with stir fried veg and a mound of fluffy steamed rice for you to wolf down between each meaty mouthful.
Senbon Sakura, 71 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.
The Jerk BBQ at Jenny’s Jerk Chicken
You can get a mouth-watering taste of the Caribbean at Jenny’s Jerk Chicken and the Jerk BBQ meal is their pièce de résistance. They’ll fill your box with rice, salad and slaw before they load on the good stuff – their authentic special recipe jerk chicken. It’s marinated in a blend of Jamaican spices and barbecued fresh to order in front of you. Whether you devour yours on the bone or off, you’ll get succulent pieces of meat drizzled in tropical mango mayo for a fruity touch.
Jenny’s Jerk Chicken, Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.
Burritos at Mexican Pilgrim
Spiced meat, homemade refried beans, fresh pico de gallo, gooey Monterey Jack cheese and smooth-as-you-like guac, all wrapped up in a soft flour tortilla. The Mexican Pilgrim whip up one of the best burritos in town and you can get yours stuffed-to-bursting with a tempting array of fillings from sliced avocado to shredded pork. The latter is particularly tasty, cooked low and slow with red wine and chipotle BBQ sauce for a deliciously sweet ’n’ smoky taste.
The Mexican Pilgrim, East Parade Triangle, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
The Steak & Ale Pie at The Hop
Crisp pastry, succulent beef and oh-so-rich gravy… sound tempting? Make a beeline for The Hop and order their Steak & Ale Pie. This perfectly formed delicacy comes courtesy of the folk at Coopers Foods and it’s absolutely packed with thick chunks of steak. Sink your knife into the golden crust and floods of gravy will ooze out. Just add mash, minted peas and even more gravy for a proper hearty feed that goes down perfectly with a pint of Ossett Brewery beer.
The Hop, Granary Wharf Dark, Neville St, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR.
The Big Ron at Patty Smith’s
If you’re in the mood for a real lunchtime pig-out, Patty Smith’s Big Ron is just the ticket. The fully-loaded burger comes with two irresistibly juicy Yorkshire steak mince patties for you to wrap your chops around. But that’s just the start because this drool-worthy treat is also packed with oozing cheddar cheese, beefy vine tomatoes, fresh gem lettuce and crunchy dill pickles. Topped off with lashings of smoky chipotle mayo and sandwiched in a soft brioche bun, it makes for one downright dirty feast.
Patty Smith’s, Belgrave Music Hall, Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.