Leeds offers a fair few excellent pub quizzes, but in my opinion very few of them come with tasty food.
At the Mustard Pot in Chapel Allerton, though, the atmosphere, the quality of the food, and the wide range of drinks on offer make it the perfect place to meet friends and, on a Sunday night at 8pm, the perfect place to indulge in a quiz!
Having recently decided to meet up with some friends for the quiz, we opted to head to the Mustard Pot slightly earlier in order to have dinner. Sadly, the weather was not good enough for us to sit outside in the lovely beer garden, but the comfortable tables inside more than made up for it.
Charlotte and I were both keen to try something a little different; I ordered lemon sole and Charlotte decided to go for the pork chop with herb gnocchi and creamy sauce.
Sadly, I had made one fatal (or could have been!) error when I ordered my food: I forgot to check whether the lemon sole came with pesto (I’m allergic to pine nuts). Luckily, Charlotte was kind enough to swap dishes with me! Whilst Charlotte rather enjoyed the lemon sole, which came with chorizo and new potatoes, I felt very guilty as I tucked into the delightful pork chop dish! Not only was the pork chop cooked brilliantly, but the herb gnocchi was very tasty too. The sauce was nice and creamy and had some added zing to it from the mustard. All in all, both dishes were excellent, unlike my ordering which was not quite up to scratch!
For pudding, Charlotte opted for the sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream, which she said was one of the nicest pub sticky toffee puddings she’s ever eaten, whilst I went for the walnut and chocolate tart. Both puddings were moreish, decadent, moist, and memorable for all the right reasons!
The food at the Mustard Pot is genuinely a notch or three above your standard pub fare. The service is also consistently good, and the pub quiz is always fun. Why not give it a go next time you have a free Sunday evening in Leeds?
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