We had been to the Mustard Pot previously for a drink and were looking forward to visiting for food. The place was really busy when we arrived and were told there would be a 20 minute wait for food and would we like to wait in the bar. The addition of Jennings Cocker Hoop on the bar eased the wait time considerably.
While at the bar I had a look around to see if any of the problems that plagued the Roundhay Fox were apparent but everything seemed to be well organised, there was one menu on the wall with a few tasty sounding dishes and the normal day to day menus were stashed well away. Good start.
After 15 minutes we were shown to our seats and informed that the menu for the day was on the board. The board was difficult to see from our seats but this is a minor irritant. I decided to skip a starter and order the roast lamb for my main. The Other Half ordered a ham hock terrine with homemade piccalilli for starter and the lamb for her main.
|Ham Hock Terrine|
|Lamb and Veg|
Service was speedy and friendly with food brought out quickly with minimal wait. The starter, which I had a cheeky sample, was very good, salty ham contrasting the tang of the piccalilli. Shortly afterwards the mains arrived. A huge hunk of roast lamb, pink and oozing with juices, it was perfectly cooked and I could have quite happily eaten a plateful of that alone. It came served with homemade Yorkshire puddings, mixed veg and delicious creamed leeks.
Due to skipping a starter I decided to order a pudding, an interesting sounding strawberry, vanilla and pumpkin trifle with pumpkin seed praline. It was very tasty, slightly boozy but not overpowering and the added crunch of the praline was a nice touch. The Other Half ordered the cheese board which had enough cheese to feed 3 people so be warned if you order this for yourself.
Total cost of meal for two: £40
A lovely pub in Chapel Allerton with beautiful Sunday lunches, well worth a visit.