The Living Room launches a new Autumn/Winter menu that won’t disappoint
With Christmas approaching The Living Room offers up a new Autumn / Winter menu that, whilst probably out of the the range of most student budgets, offers the perfect semi-decadent offering for when the parents come up to stay and treat their hard-working children. Don’t let the name deceive you – the Living Room has nothing in common with that of the average student digs. Mahogany tables and gleaming chandeliers lend a certain fifties feel, whilst an array of vintage framed photographs lend a comfortable homeliness to the sophisticated décor.
Located in Greek Street in amongst the various other eateries in Leeds’ mini resturant district, The Living Room restaurant offers some delicious cocktails starting around the six pound mark; however this isn’t a Wetherspoons, so for a studenty pre-lash venue look elsewhere. But the taste, presentation, and sheer variety of the drinks on offer make The Living Room a good venue for a celebratory end of year tipple. We particularly recommend the ‘English Country Garden’ for a beautifully refreshing drink, whilst coffee addicts will love the ‘Black Forest’ cocktail.
However the real reason for heading to the restaurant has to be the food, where The Living Room stands out in it’s variety of tastes to suit each diner. The Edamame beans return to the Living Room in this new menu, combined with a soy, ginger and chilli sauce offer an interesting start to the meal, whilst the more traditional chunky tomato houmous is particularly tasty (don’t forget to leave room for pudding though!). If you’re not the adventurous type when it comes to food, don’t worry; the classic starts such as soup and fish cakes are available, and don’t lack any pizazz. Similarly whilst there are traditional steaks, fish and chips, yet also Thai green chicken or vegatable curry, there is no compromise on taste – the restaurant offers a variety, excelling equally in all areas. The menu’s highlight is arguably the Tandoori sea bass with Bombay potatoes, served with spiced mango and coriander yoghurt; an exciting dish you won’t find anywhere else. As for dessert…the crème brulee is incredibly more-ish, boosted in flavour by rum and raisin. There are also strawberries on offer with the winning option of chocolate fondue to accompany them: everyone’s dream pudding. To combine both puddings, make somebody share the board of desserts with you. Not only will you get these treats on the board, brownies and blackberry and raspberry Eton mess will also grace your plate… can’t say fairer than that!
LS2′s Dan Lester strongly recommends this cosmopolitan restaurant for those of you looking to impress a certain someone, or simply for an indulgent treat amongst friends.