Eating in your Sunday Best

Written about Food
29th October 2018 with No Comments


My Sundays are pretty standard, there are few things I'd rather fill a weekend with than beer, food and one of my favourite cities. Handily, all of the above are included in this one post.

Tracking down the perfect Sunday Dinner is always a challenge, so many essentials on one plate, it's a feat needing extensive research. Of course, there are plenty of Sunday Roasts in Leeds and I've only scratched the surface. Here I am ticking off the next contender.

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With so much competition, you need to do a little something to stand out. For this edition, we're going full Sunday Best. The Pieminister Sunday Best, that is. A full Sunday Dinner, balanced atop one of Pieminister's menu offerings.

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I of course split this very generously gifted menu trial with my other half. For him, the Moo & Blue to get his fix of cheese and all the trimmings, for me, the Deer Stalker, something a little richer than your average.

Here comes the Sunday stack - the dreamy Pieminister pies, crumbly, buttery pastry, encasing your pick of filling - the Deer Stalker was delicious, beautiful venison bacon swimming in a red wine gravy and lentils. The Moo & Blue ticked off the fix of stilton, filled to the top and oozing out onto the plate.

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The trimmings, a deliciously crunchy crackling - doubled for my boyfriend with the gift of mine as it's never something I've got on board with. The noise of the crunch alone was satisfying enough - seasonal veg, the cutest pig in blanket (always a favourite) and the Yorkshire Pud, capitalised for its importance;  all served balanced on top of the pie, on a bed of creamy mash and with a full gravy boat to drench it all in.

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Top marks for the gravy, none of the thimble fulls you typically get served. The only thing lacking is the Yorkshire Pud, always my  ultimate favourite part of a roast and I can count only a couple of restaurants that have nailed it. Not terrible, but I am notoriously picky and this wasn't one to scream about.

This was my first time to Pieminister but it was a great way to kick things off - the pies are lush and I'm keen to get back for a veggie option (also available for the Sunday Best, with veg substitute trims).

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The Sunday Best, I highly recommend (I see great things for a hangover cure) for an easy Sunday Dinner in Leeds - you'll get your Sunday stack, all in for £9.95 and a few good beers to pick from to give you the best Sunday experience... or should that be Sunday Best experience?