AND THE MOST VIBRANT SPOT IN TOWN
The Neighbourhood is fast becoming the city’s most sophisticated and vibrant restaurant and bar.
Walk into this amazing place and you could be in Manhattan or off Fifth Avenue. The shining black and white marble floor, the art-deco design and the plethora of tasteful signs and lights make this a place to see and be seen in.
Neighbourhood has a unique American inspired design. The cocktail bar area is bright and sassy whilst the dining area has unique seating, that is ooh so comfy gives a feeling of spaciousness.
The cocktail menu here is one that simply has to be tried and if you are in any doubt the servers really know their stuff about what’s what and are so friendly and helpful.
I chose Statuesque with Crème de Menthe, Crème de Cacao, Minted Pesto with a torched Cinnamon Foam. This unusual combination made for a great and lively cocktail.
My partner plumped for Rock-a-Fella with Woodford Reserve Whisky, Tarragon Syrup rinsed in Sambuca and served over Herbs and an Ice Sphere. The whisky and Sambuca were an excellent, if not unusual combination, but the clever mixology allowed the full strong taste of the whisky to come through.
The menu at The Neighbourhood can be just what you want it to be. Whilst we perused the menu we ordered Guacamole with Tomato Salsa and Tortilla Chips. The Guacamole was smooth and definitely home made as were the Tortilla Chips which were certainly millions of miles away from the norm in flavour and texture.
The restaurant has a great range of small plates – well they are quite generous portions really compared to other restaurants that offer the same – so you can either order several of these or use the small plates as your starter.
We opted to use the small plates as a starter. My partner chose the Korean BBQ lamb with Kimchi, Bok Choy and Lotus Roots. Served on the rare side the portion was more than ample and the strong taste of the lamb came through the seasonings.
My Chicken Lollipops consisted of tender chicken breast in a highly seasoned and spiced bread crumb. A little too spicy for my taste unfortunately. It would have been perhaps appropriate to have said on the menu these were highly spiced, however the Lime and Coriander Dip defused some of the strong spice taste.
One can’t eat in a restaurant with strong American décor without ordering appropriately so for my main course I had the NBHD Burger with a salad. The Burger came in toasted charcoal bun and the meat was smooth and tender. The special dressing tomato and gherkin added to my enjoyment of my burger and the salad had a plethora of tasty, yummy things in it.
My partner’s Ribeye Steak was cooked to perfection and was succulent, tender and cooked to his requirement. He was highly impressed with his seasonal vegetables that came to the table piping hot and served in a bowl.
After a while we decided to share a dessert and like other customers around us went for the Sweet Tooth Pizzetta. A warning this is not for the faint hearted. It is big, sweet and ooh so gorgeous. The sweet pizza is covered in ice-cream, marshmallows and a myriad of pieces of strawberries.
The Neighbourhood, whatever your age, taste or dietary requirements is a must place to try. Whether its for brunch, a girlie or business lunch, a celebration meal, a quick catch-up with friends over wine and small plates or a romantic dinner for two the menu and ambience will amaze you.
The Neighbourhood, 5 Greek Street, Leeds is open: –
Mon/Tues/Wed – 11.30.am-l.00pm
Sat – 10.00am – 3.00am
Sun – 10.00am-1.00am
Call 0113 426 0598 for reservations