Leeds restaurant Matt Healy x The Foundry is one of just a handful of city centre venues to be awarded with a Michelin Plate – just weeks after being included in the Good Food Guide 2020.
This year the Michelin Guide, which is considered the most important culinary ranking in the world, has listed just 10 restaurants in Leeds and two in Ilkley.
Matt Healy x The Foundry received a ‘Michelin Plate’ recommendation following visits from inspectors, who, over the past 12 months, have sampled food in the world’s best restaurants.
Speaking about The Foundry, Michelin Guide inspectors said: “Exposed brickwork and period features set the scene at this former foundry, which has a smart, rustic feel and a large courtyard terrace for warmer days. The frequently changing menu offers both modern and classical dishes in a mix of sizes. Don’t miss the wonderful crème brûlée.”
The news comes as The Foundry launches its new menu, which features butter poached lobster with sauce Bisque, salt-aged duck breast with confit leg roll and plum sauce, and beef fillet with glazed short rib and cauliflower cheese.
Since launching last year, Matt Healy x The Foundry has been awarded several accolades, including Best City Centre Restaurant at the Oliver Awards, Newcomer of the Year at the Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Awards, and Britain’s Best Roast Dinner.
Owner and head chef Matt and the Seventh Course Ltd team are also behind Grön Kafe in Roundhay and The Beehive in Thorner.
Matt said: “Just two years ago I was in a completely different job and couldn’t have even dreamed of this. Now we have three venues across Leeds and a Michelin Plate for The Foundry.
“We’re really chuffed, it feels very surreal but it’s so great to see all of our hard work paying off.”