Tag Archives: Outlaws Yacht Club

Meat Board night @ Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds

Outlaws Yacht Club is a popular haunt in Leeds City Centre, which has very recently found fame from a mention in The Guardian’s article on the Top 10 Best Budget Eats in Leeds

image

They launched their Meat/Cheese Boards a while ago and I for one love a bit of meat, no pun intended! Every Tuesday they offer a Meat/Cheese Board & bottle of House wine for £15 all day, it sounded like a bargain. Being a huge fan of charcuterie that The Reliance and Friends of Ham serve, I wanted to find out if Outlaws would also hit the mark or not, especially as the former have set such high standards in Leeds.

image

Armed with an appetite for both meat and wine I turned up with my friend Alice last Tuesday. Going for a Luis Felipe Edwards Cabernet Sauvignon (£13.90) – it was a decent bottle of plonk and not too robust to overpower the charcuterie we’d get on our platter. Served at the right temperature too so quaffable from the get go!

image

The list of meats to be served on the platter were as follows: Fiocco, Lonzino, Chorizo and Bresaolo, so when our platter was brought over packed with meaty goodness I was relishing the idea of a meaty platter to share. But on first appearance, neither of us were completely sure if the description matched what was in front of us. Salami and Chorizo were definitely present, but there was no evidence of Bresaolo and I’m not sure which was Fiocco or Lonzino!

image

image

The Sourdough bread was good – it came sliced, warm and very lightly toasted which I didn’t mind, but I think I’d have preferred a warm loaf to slice myself, or it un-toasted altogether.

In terms of the meat, I liked the chorizo but found it underwhelming and could have done with more paprika smokiness and heat. Salami is always a winner, but the other two (whatever they were) were pleasant enough, but I personally prefer charcuterie with more flavour. Lots of fat too, so it may not have been to everyone’s liking. I liked the additional condiments, in particular the chutney but there needed to be much more of it. For two to share there’s not enough and the proportions are a little misjudged I think.  Saying that they did offer us more bread which we took them up on, we also got a little more chutney too.

Food: the platter is quite tasty. Proportions need to better judged and I’d probably prefer to be able to choose my own selection. Also if they serve meats not described on the menu this should be pointed out at the start.

Atmosphere: with a  good atmosphere, it’s a very easy place to relax for a few after-work drinks and some food.

Service: the staff are friendly and immediately make you feel at home.

Overall, for £15 the price is reasonable, especially considering the wine alone is nearly the same price. Even with a few little niggles I’d recommend Outlaws.

Outlaws Yacht Club
38 New York St
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 7DY
0113 234 6998

The Noonshine Cafe @ Outlaws Yacht Club, Leeds

Writing a food blog you may think I eat like this ALL the time, but in reality at work it’s a different story altogether. Now I can’t speak for other people, but at school I don’t eat properly at all, working through my break, tea and biscuits are my usual lunch. Don’t worry  I wouldn’t expect sympathy or anything like that, I make the most of my free time instead!!

So when I heard on the grapevine that Leeds food and drink folk Noisette Bakehouse, The Grub & Grog Shop and North Star were hosting The Noonshine Cafe every Friday at Outlaws Yacht Club, I thought to myself you lucky Leeds folk working in the city centre, you can get something that’s value for money and yummy to boot, all made by local independent businesses. Wanting to show my support, and hoping to get a good feed on their first day, I left school at an appropriate time after doing school stuff. I even ordered a sandwich in advance so I didn’t miss out, really sad I know, but I like to think of it as being organised! 

Outlaws have worked with North Star to create their own blend of coffee, while Noisette Bakes had a great selection of baked goods, in particular the sea salt caramel brownie, which is quickly becoming a favourite in many people’s tummies! Jim and Dan the team behind The Grub & Grog Shop had a tempting range of stews, sandwiches and salads. Oh I shouldn’t forget Leeds Bread Co-op who provided the bread for the stew and sandwiches.

image

I was starving when I got there so quickly ordered the Beef Brisket sandwich, Mandarin Frangipan Tart and a North Star latte. 

image

image

I’m not normally a fan of sandwiches, if only all sandwiches were tasty like this I could be converted! Fresh ciabatta bread from Leeds Co-op generously filled with great tasting brisket and I loved all the extras, in particular the horseradish which gave it a kick up the backside, the fresh stuff too this time. At their last event the Leeds Creative Family Tree event, Jim didn’t manage to get his hands on any so our food lacked a little punch), that certainly wasn’t the case here!! Peppery rocket and lovely pickled mooli gave it a sharpness, whilst also keeping it fresh. For my dessert my Mandarin Frangipan Tart went great with my North Star coffee. 

In terms of cost, it certainly was value for money – my ‘three course’ lunch of sandwich, coffee and cake set me back just £5!!

I think Noonshine is another fab example of collaboration between local independent businesses, and one where you can get a decent, bargainous lunch!! If you are Leeds city centre based, you won’t go far wrong getting lunch, coffee and cake from these guys!!

Outlaws Yacht Club
38 New York Street
Leeds
LS2 7DY
0113 234 6998
http://outlawsyachtclub.com
@grubandgrogshop
@NoisetteBakes
@NorthStarRoast
@LeedsBreadCoop
http://noisettebakehouse.com
http://www.northstarroast.com
http://leedsbread.coop