From sweet strawberries, to delicate courgettes and flavoursome fennel, July boasts some of the best ingredients summer has to offer.
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up some delicious dishes at Victoria Leeds which make the most out of this month’s seasonal produce. Now all you have to do is decide which one you want to try first…
Our top picks
Visit Issho and take in the views from their panoramic rooftop as you enjoy a dish from their flavoursome a la carte menu. Try their fresh maki and opt for the seasonal soft-shell crab, made with wasabi mayo, shredded cabbage and cucumber, £7.80 – perfect for a summer’s lunch in the sun.
Pair with: The Tokyo Punch cocktail, £9.50
At CAU, tuck into the king of steaks and choose the Tira De Ancho, starting at £30.95 for 400g – a spiral cut of ribeye, marinated in fresh chimichurri and grilled slowly for maximum tenderness. Head chef Giuseppe Romano says, “Our grass-fed beef is always seasonal and this cut is truly spectacular marinated in our Chimichurri salsa, which adds the colours and flavours of July.”
Pair with: The Grass is Greener cocktail, £7.50 or two for £10 everyday between 5pm-7pm
East 59th boasts a Manhattan-style setting with an American-inspired menu. Make the most of July’s sweet treats with their Baked New York cheesecake, £5, served with fresh berries, or try their Cali’open sandwich made with grilled avocado and tempura spring onions, £7.
Pair with: The Jersey Smash cocktail, £8
Head down to V Restaurant at Victoria Gate Casino and order their new summer Mezze Sharing Platter, £9 for 2 people, packed with delicious ingredients like cured ham from Sykes House farm and Yorkshire blue cheese from local supplier, Guiseley.
John Davies, Head of Food and Beverage, says, “This is a great fresh and light summer dish with wonderful tastes incorporating Mediterranean flavours, but using local produce that can be shared whilst enjoying sunshine outside.”
Pair with: Winston Hill Zinfandel Rosé, £15 for the bottle
At Harvey Nichols, they change their menu every season to make sure every dish makes the most of Yorkshire’s finest produce. Go for their mouthwatering main; a half-poached lobster paired with spaghetti, Chardonnay and lime butter, and fresh mango, £22. (It’s okay, we’re dribbling too!).
Head Chef Lee Heptinstall says, “By using the products in season means we are getting the best out of those ingredients when they are at their freshest, and full of flavor.”
Pair with: Gusbourne Blanc De Blancs 12, £46.50 for the bottle
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