The Swine That Dines, Leeds

The Greedy Pig needs no introduction in Leeds, with a name that’s synonymous for serving great plates for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Whether you go for their famed full English (arguably the best breakfast in Leeds), the fluffiest pancakes, the most amazing scotch eggs, burgers and nose to tail tapas – you always walk out utterly satisfied. It may be a little out of the way, located in the outer reaches of the city’s northern quarter; but with neighbours The Reliance nearby, and of course the Belgrave Music Hall (as well as other well known haunts) literally just up the road, they’re in esteemed company. And anyway, who really cares about the distance when the food and people make it totally worth it!!

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The last few months they’d quietly fundraised; their aim, to build a toilet so they could open in the evenings. Many people supported them in the efforts, especially through their pie and mash nights, with profits going towards their toilet fund. Although they’re well known in these parts for their cafe menu, the long term plan was always to offer more formal dishes, where they could use their knowledge and skills to full use. 

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Now even though I try my best not to accept free invitations, there was NO way I was going to decline this one! I’m not sorry on this occasion!! They’d given a teaser of what may be on the menu with a snap of pigs trotters, so I was dying to know what else would be on offer, especially after knowing their penchant for offal and lesser used cuts of meat. I was up for anything so ‘game on’. 

On a cold chilly evening, a few of The Greedy Pig supporters were treated to some dishes from their up and coming themed menus, and it was nice to see some friendly faces; Lil Dix (Whip Until Fluffy), Amy Elizabeth, Ewan Mitchell, Leeds Pop Ups, Gary the Food Nut and People of leeds. 

Here’s a series of photos from the evening: dishes were from different supper club events, including Nose to tail, Roots to Shoots, Pig ‘n’ Squid and McSwines Night.

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Mock scotch broth
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Pigs trotters
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Butternut squash, aubergine, pepper, seeds and pomegranate – part of Roots to Shoots
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Crispy pigs head , black pudding, apple sauce and samphire
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Pork belly, razor clam, chick peas and samphire
Crispy porridge
Crispy porridge

Out of all the dishes, from six good plates my highlights were the crispy pigs head with black pudding, crispy porridge which was a completely new one on me and finally the scotch broth. All in all it was such a lovely evening with lots of chatter, giggles and good food provided by great hosts!

The Greedy Pig’s aim is to host a series of super clubs every Friday and a themed night monthly; this month sees them celebrating Burns Night, which happens to be sold out!! NO surprise that their then. Keep your eyes peeled for their upcoming events!

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The Greedy Pig

58 North St

Leeds

West Yorkshire

LS2 7PN

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Greedy-Pig/101684753228381

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