This doozy of a deal is just what you need to let your hair down on a Friday night…
Friday nights just got even more delicious. Not only are you clocking off for the weekend, not only are there two glorious lie-ins ahead of you, but now you can welcome in the weekend with a veritable gorge-fest at East 59th. This slick, New York-style loft is home to a Friday Free Flow Supper Club that will help you get into the weekend spirit with a scrumptious feed and unlimited drinks.
Let’s cut to the chase. From 5pm-9pm on a Friday evening, you can get a snack, a side and a main with bottomless drinks all for just £35. Choose from an array of mouthwatering NYC-inspired dishes, served with a funky Asian twist and enjoy a never-ending flow of prosecco for 90 minutes. Don’t worry, their ever-attentive crew will be on-hand to top you up whenever your glass runs low.
You can guzzle the night away in East 59th’s snazzy Manhattan-style loft, overlooking the city’s rooftops through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. With its chilled atmosphere, DJ on the decks and a contemporary tree-filled interior, it’s the perfect spot to leave work behind and usher in the weekend. Your only quandary is deciding which of their fusion dishes you want to treat your tum to first – but don’t worry, we’re here to help.
East 59th is playing it fast and loose with the term ‘snack’, because these tasty titbits are pretty darn substantial. Of course you’ll find the crowd-pleasers, including a crispy fried squid that’s nigh on impossible not to chug like popcorn, and boneless chicken wings so sticky you may need extra napkins – but there are a few surprises in store too.
Take the pork belly bites for example. Sourced locally in Yorkshire, the succulent meat is cooked in rich stock for 24 hours, pressed out to tender perfection, slathered in homemade Asian sauce and topped with a crackling crisp. Want to know exactly what’s in that secret sauce? Tough titties, because it’s Executive Chef Elmar’s own recipe and his lips are firmly sealed. He’ll share the secrets of his unique potato dumplings though. Don’t expect your bog standard gnocchi, because this creation is more like a hybrid between Eastern European pierogi and Japanese gyoza. Filled with homemade pistachio curry mayo, it’s unlike anything else in Leeds.
More innovation awaits on the mains, in particular the Instagram-worthy miso roast salmon with charred lime. You’ll probably find half the restaurant tucking into this vibrant fishy masterpiece, slicked with lip-smackingly savoury miso glaze then crisped in the pan. The brown sugar-coated lime adds a welcome dose of theatre, cracking as you squeeze over all that sweet, citrusy goodness.
No Yorkshire feast is complete without a bit of gravy, and at East 59th you’ll find yours thrumming with fragrant Asian spices and drizzled over slow-cooked pork ribs. How slow? After 12 hours gently cooking with chilli, ginger, garlic and shallot, the baby back ribs get lashed with the yummy gravy and popped in the oven for, that’s right, another 12 hours. It’s a flavour explosion and you can bet that the soft meat falls from the bone at the softest touch.
If it all sounds a little carnivorous, don’t worry, because veggies can hop on the bottomless bandwagon too. Just wait ’til you cop a load of what’s in the vegetarian wellington – local brie, roasted chestnut mushrooms, tart cranberries, garlic and spinach. It’s a cheesy triumph, served on a bed of indulgent truffled cauliflower puree with crispy broccoli. Think of it like the ultimate Sunday lunch. But on a Friday evening… with endless lashings of booze. What’s not to love?
Sides like beer fat-fried skinny chips, sweet potato fries, onion rings and crispy garlic mushrooms round off proceedings, and by now you’re well on your way to being stuffed fuller than that veggie wellington. Never mind watching the clock, with a feast this good every Friday night from 5pm-9pm, you’ll be positively glued to it as you count down the minutes ’til the weekend. Get your mates involved, book ahead and let the cramming commence.