Tissues at the ready folks, The Greedy Pig is closing – but it’s not over for Jo and Stu.
The Greedy Pig is a Leeds institution. Their bacon sarnies are to die for and their American-style pancakes are arguably even better, but if you want to snaffle ‘em, you’ll have to be quick, because we’ve got sad, sad news. On Saturday 26th May 2018 they’ll be serving their last breakfast as they prepare for a new chapter that’s 100% focused on their alter-ego, The Swine That Dines.
“For six years we’ve put our all in to this little shop and we’re so proud of what it’s achieved. For such a small place its reputation is huge,” Founder, Jo Myers explained. “We’ve fallen in love with our Swine as much as we ever loved our Pig. But we don’t have the energy for both so we’re having to make a choice. We know many of you will miss The Greedy Pig, but we also know you’ll be happy for Stu and I that we finally have the restaurant we always wanted. Thank you so much to every single one of you. You helped us get where we are today. Still on North Street. Just doing things a little differently.”
They launched The Swine That Dines three years ago and it soon became one of the most popular supper clubs in the city. This was a chance for Stu to show off what he could do in the kitchen and he did it in his own way. He embraced nose to tail dining, using cuts of meat that you’d never think to cook at home, and over the years, we’ve been able to try everything from Bone Marrow with Parsley, Capers and Shallots to Ox Tongue with Duck Egg and Trompette.
But they always made time for the veggies, with a special roots to shoots menu on the first weekend of every month. It’s just as creative and just as unusual, but without the meat – so you can tuck into intriguing combinations like Butter Bean, Pistachio, Orange and Spring Onion or Sweet Potato, Burnt Butter, Nori and Yuzu.
The combination has been incredibly successful, but no one could have expected today’s announcement. You’ve got just two weeks to enjoy your favourite eats before they switch over – and when they do, The Swine That Dines will have new extended hours. It’ll be open for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday, with the usual 7-course tasting menu in the evening and a more relaxed small plates menu during the day. You can expect their famous Scotch eggs to appear on the menu too.
We’re sad to see The Greedy Pig go after so many wonderful feeds, but we’re stoked that Jo and Stu have turned their dream into a reality. So go on, get your Trotter Beans and your bacon sarnies while you can, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.
The Greedy Pig will serve its last breakfast on Saturday 26th May 2018.