The dining scene in Leeds continues to go from strength to strength, and one of the major strings in the city’s culinary bow is the quality of the local ingredients available to the chefs of Yorkshire. One such British restaurant in Leeds is Howards Bistro on Richardshaw Lane in Pudsey, where they have a menu filled with favourites from fish & chips to beef stew and cottage pie. Throw a fair few international classics into the mix – chicken Kiev, vegetable tagine, goats’ cheese bruschetta – and an extensive drinks selection, from local ales to cocktails and soft drinks. Pay them a visit by taking the train from Leeds to New Pudsey station before making the short trip over to Howards Bistro – just remember to book a table before you arrive, as they can get quite packed from time to time and it pays to be prepared.
As the Leeds restaurant scene grows and grows, the reputation of the city as a dining destination blossoms with it, and one of the main reasons behind this renaissance is the continuance of new openings all over. One such entrant into the competitive restaurant market is Howards Bistro in Pudsey, where they are bringing the best of British to Richardshaw Lane. You can enjoy a menu steeped in Yorkshire tradition: from a Scotch duck egg, wrapped in locally-sourced sausage meat to start, Yorkshire belly pork served with bubble and squeak to follow and Kirkstall Pale Ale to wash the whole lot down. It’s more Yorkshire than Alan Bennett and Geoffrey Boycott spending no money at a forced rhubard farm.
Of course, the fare on offer at Howards Bistro is not confined to God’s Own County. There are specialities to devor from the world over, and to that end, let us present an alternative, globetrotters menu that can be enjoyed. Starting in France, we can pick up some duck liver and port pate or deep-fried Camembert to commence, and a suivre, we can go to Ukraine for a chicken Kiev, Morocco for a vegetable tagine with couscous and flaked almonds or Italy for a chicken, pesto and mozzarella burger. Even the drinks are suitably internationalist, from German beer – Veltins pilsner – to American ale, in the form of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Book a table today to enjoy the best of British and international cuisine at Howards Bistro on Richardshaw Lane for one of the best bistros in Pudsey, if not the whole of Leeds.
Party of 11, all the food came a the same time and it was lovely! The service was great. Would recommend Howards Bistro! Thank You!!
Excellent service and delicious food. Wide choice of starters and mains. Garlic mushrooms were lovely and beef stroganoff was excellent. Great value for money. Lovely atmosphere very relaxed.
Awesome Sunday Lunch as always. Love the roasted carrots. The girls loved the gammon.
Top quality fresh cooked food, with the extra special touch. Would recommend this place to anyone. And definitely recommend the salt and pepper chicken for starters.
As a new restaurant I would want to give it the benefit it of any doubt, I think improvement is required and I'm sure it will do so. It took 45 mins from walking in to getting our first course which was a little too long in my opinion and left us feeling slightly unappreciated. The food was good and the restaurant was busy which made for a decent atmosphere although this was slightly soured by the table which felt they had to complain in an over the top slightly inebriated manor rather than a more polite taking aside. Would I go back? I would give it a few months to pick up its game a little but will most probably return.
Food was good, it would just be nice if they could be more specific about extras they put in ie peas which was put in my dish. Service was ok, waitresses quite forgetful, but it seemed like the usual front of house who is mentioned in other reviews wasn't there. Place lacked a bit of atmosphere for a Friday night. I didn't have any massive issues as such, the food was nice, it was just that the whole experience was only 'ok'.
Lovely restaurant, we had the specials for starter, the tandoori chicken being particularly good. The chef excellently cooked my steak blue (and I'm a fuss pot about steak). It's such an improvement from those in the location beforehand and we will be back regularly.
Very pleasant atmosphere. Service was very good. Meal was very enjoyable. We will certainly be returning. Only critisism which we discussed with them was the lack of custard with a berry crumble dessert, it wasnt forgotten, they just didnt serve it with custard or cream. It needed something. Otherwise a good meal!
Staff couldn't do enough, cosy atmosphere, really good hearty food. Perhaps a slightly more expansive menu would be welcome but it's on just opened so I guess that may come in time? I will definitely be returning though, and recommending to friends, I think it will quickly become a local favourite.
We went as a party of 7 including three children. Scott the waiter was excellent and looked after the kids brilliantly. The food is best described as very good British pub food. It would benefit from having a kids menu, they did cater for the kids but no official menu.