This week was incredibly busy, especially in relation to blogging events. Not only did I get to review The Botanist York, I also got to attend the launch of Banyan Horsforth (Leeds) the following day.
I’d never been to a Banyan restaurant before until attending the Banyan Horsforth launch, and I’m so glad I did. The lovely Laura and Robyn met me in Leeds and drove to Banyan, which really helped because I would have had no idea where I was going.
To start, I decided on A Selection of Warms Breads to share on the table together. This was presented on a board which included warmed ciabatta and rosemary foccacia with olive oil and balsamic.
There was a wonderful range of cocktails available to choose from. Every cocktail I tried tasted gorgeous and was beautifully presented.
We did have quite a wait for our next dishes to arrive, but a member of staff came over to explain and offered us some more cocktails. I liked that they kept us informed because even though we’d been advised the staff was in training and this event was a sort of “trial run” for them, we had started to wonder where our food was.
For our mains, there were so many tasty options to choose from. Laura ordered Rump Steak, Robyn had the Banyan Burger and I opted for the Honey Baked Marinated Salmon. All of the food was beautifully presented, but I was especially impressed with my salmon. Alongside the salmon was wasabi creamed potato, asparagus, shiso and sesame.
Choosing from the list of decadent desserts proved really hard, so I asked our waitress what she would recommend. Robyn decided straight away on the Passion Fruit Cheesecake, whilst Laura and I struggled to decide. We both couldn’t decide between the same things though, so Laura ordered the Salted Caramel and Chocolate Torte and I chose the Warm Triple Chocolate Brownie.
The cheesecake was delicious, as was the chocolate torte but Laura explained she couldn’t taste the caramel really. I enjoyed the chocolate brownie which had a mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate, served with yummy honeycomb ice cream.
The new Banyan Horsforth restaurant in Leeds is incredibly impressive. I thought the layout of the restaurant and the decor was well thought out. Thank you so much to Banyan Horsforth for making us feel so welcome and ensuring we had a wonderful evening. We left with full and satisfied tummies. I’ll definitely be returning to a Banyan restaurant in the near future, possibly Banyan York.