A couple of weeks ago, I was kindly invited to try the new British seasonal menu at Browns Brasserie & Bar, Leeds. Myself and four other Leeds bloggers were invited to try the new menu, in private dining in a function room I hadn’t even noticed in previous visits. I’ve only ever visited Browns Brasserie & Bar in Leeds for drinks, so was excited to try their food offerings.
We were greeted by our waiters for the evening and asked to pick a cocktail from either the seasonal or main menu. My all time favourite cocktails is a French Martini, so I opted for this to start. We were them able to try the entire seasonal cocktail menu, focussing on two spirits in particular; Tanqueray Gin and Ciroc Vodka. All of the cocktails are priced at £4.50, which for a city centre Leeds is very reasonable.
We were then brought starter platters to share, which included two platters. The first was the Browns Sharing Plate of chicken lollipops, salt & pepper squid, prawn cocktail, beetroot houmous, pulled pork & pig cheek crostini. The second platter was the Fisherman’s Platter which offered Severn & Wye smoked salmon, salt & pepper squid, Devon crab on toast, British mussels, warm toasted bread. I am particularly fond of seafood, and thoroughly enjoyed the smoked salmon and the crab. The beetroot houmous was a surprising win with all of the bloggers, and something I’d definitely order again.
The main course arrived, which consisted of much of the same as the starters, with the only addition being pork belly bites and the beetroot houmous on crostini and topped with Feta. These dishes do not appear on the main menu, therefore, I believe they must be more for parties.
I can definitely recommend you try the sharing plates at Browns Brasserie & Bar, Leeds. I’d like to return and try more from the main course menu as they sound delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening. We were completely spoiled and our waiters couldn’t do enough for us. We even got to try our hand at cocktail making!
Have you visited Browns Brasserie & Bar, Leeds?
I was invited to try the new menu at Leeds in return for a blog post, however all opinions are my own. Thank you to Browns Brasserie & Bar, Leeds for having me.