Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Palace Nicholson's Pub - Leeds

A couple of Sundays ago, Dan and I decided to try Nicholson's Pub at the Palace for a traditional Sunday roast. It's just a short walk from our apartment, located right next to Leeds Minster. This was one of my favorite meals in Leeds. Not because the food was great, it was good, but the atmosphere and the service was what you expect in a traditional English pub. The palace was built around 1741 as the home of a timber merchant. The rooms are lovely and the bar is amazing. You order your food at the bar and they bring it out when it's ready. The bartender was a friendly Irish fellow, who tried explaining the way the pulls worked on the cask ales. We had a little trouble understanding his English, but were amazed at his knowledge. He gave us tastes of
different ales and I chose this wonderful Great Western Edwin's Ruby Porter. A full bodied, bitter stout that was ruby in color with a chocolate taste.

For dinner I chose the Tender top rump of beef roast for 9 pounds .95. Dan ordered the Half roast of Shropshire chicken for 8 pounds .95. They were both served with honey glazed parsnips, carrots, green beans, roast potatoes, gravy and Yorkshire pudding. The food was really good, my only complaint would be that the veggies needed seasoning, but that was easily remedied with salt and pepper.

This will be a Sunday regular on the Sundays that we are here. They are located at Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ  0113-2445882.

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