Bar 166 & Bistro is just at the top of Town St in Horsforth, Leeds. It’s a popular venue for Friday and Saturday night drinks, and despite living in Horsforth for a few years, I had kind of forgotten that it does food too. I shouldn’t have, because it’s Good Food.
Mr M, tot and I went there on Sunday at 2.30pm. This is kind of late for lunch, but with a tot who naps at 12pm there wasn’t really much of a choice, and besides, it worked out brilliantly. We missed the lunchtime rush, and had live acoustic music coming through from the bar. It was lovely to while away a couple of hours eating, drinking and relaxing…
The lunchtime menu has a great selection; burgers, the classics such as fish and chips, some pasta dishes etc. – it gives you a good range without being miles long. However, neither Sean or I could pass up the full Sunday roast option, and I’m so glad we didn’t! LOOK:
The plate arrived piled high and complete with a huge Yorkshire Pud atop the centre; perfect. The portion was incredibly generous, without being overwhelming. We were asked how we wanted our beef and both opted for medium rare, which is just how it arrived. I haven’t been out for a roast in a while, but I don’t think I’ve ever been asked that before? It made all the difference though. The rest of the meal was perfect; mash, crunchy roast potatoes, healthily steamed and lightly cooked broccoli, glazed parsnips and carrots.. and it was all swimming in a rich, sumptuous gravy… We couldn’t fault it.
Bar 166 & Bistro uses high quality and local produce where possible. The beef for the roast came from R&J Yorkshire’s Finest, in the Yorkshire Dales, and it was amazing.
One of the reasons I hadn’t been to Bar 166 & Bistro in a while was because I wasn’t sure how kid friendly it would be. I shouldn’t have worried though. The staff members were great, and even provided a generous activity pack for tot just as she was getting restless. Not only that, but the kids menu was fantastic. For £4.95