Award-winning Leeds restaurant Matt Healy x The Foundry has taken home the title of Britain’s Best Roast Dinner – beating competition from restaurants, pubs and hotels across the UK.
The restaurant – run by MasterChef finalist Matt – won 1st place in the Unilever competition, which aims to celebrate Best British Roast Dinner Week by highlighting the venues that serve the very best version of the treasured national dish.
Matt Healy, owner and head chef, said: “We’re so chuffed to have beaten some incredible restaurants from across Britain to take home the title of Best Roast Dinner.
“Our roast dinners have proved such a hit that we get booked up weeks in advance, and we’ve had such positive feedback from diners. It’s great that the judges agree and think our offering is the very best that Britain has to offer.”
Due to popular demand, the restaurant is extending its Sunday roast offering by three hours, running from 12pm to 7pm, starting from November 4th.
The mouth-watering roast dinner at Matt Healy x The Foundry includes 12-hour roasted sirloin and roast chicken – which both arrive at the table together on a sharing board – as well as roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted carrots, green beans, parsnips, cauliflowers cheese and gravy – all for just £19.95.
Vegetarians can opt for Mushroom Wellington with all the trimmings, and diners can also choose for 2-courses for £22.50 or 3-courses for £26.
Starters and desserts change regularly to ensure the freshest ingredients and offer diners something new on each visit. Examples of previous starters include sweet potato and chorizo hash with fried egg, and salt cod fish cakes with pickles and lemon mayonnaise, whilst desserts have included sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream, tonka bean panacotta, and chocolate and cherries.
The news comes just after the restaurant was named Best Newcomer at the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards.
Matt added: “It’s been a rollercoaster of a year for us and to already have a UK-wide competition win and an award under our belts in our first six months is a huge achievement.”
You can read a full review of The Foundry and Matt’s award winning roast lunches in our next edition as TopicUK Group Editor Gill Laidler is popping along to sample this lunch in a couple of weeks time.