The Leeds Christmas menu perfect for a post-shopping festive feast

Three courses of festive favourites.

Harvey Nichols is known globally as a shopping destination, and given that the Leeds store was the first outside of London to open back in the 90s, it’s always held an esteem for fashion, fragrance and food across the city and beyond.

With Christmas around the corner, the thought of combining all three is far too appealing.

Whether you’re window shopping, searching for the perfect Christmas party look or looking to splash out on a keepsake, shopping is hungry work – and the Fourth Floor Brasserie has all the decadence of downstairs, with three courses of festive treats on offer.

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Starting with a blue cheese mousse, celeriac, pear, walnut pangrattato, chilli dressing, this beautifully-presented dish is packed with flavour, with the tangy blues complimented perfectly by the fruits.

Additional starters include a butternut squash velouté, cured mackerel on toast, pecorino with chipotle oil that gives ‘winter warmer’ a new meaning: the thick and creamy veloute is yet light with a bite, ideal for those cold snowy days in the city.

Now it wouldn’t be Christmas without a turkey dinner, and in true Harvey Nichols fashion, this festive offering is as good as it looks. Roasted turkey breast with a mini braised turkey leg pie and flaky top, served with bubble and squeak hash, cranberry purée, red wine jus and cavolo nero kale.

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For those looking to skip on the meat this Christmas, the Tagliolini pasta, with spiced tomato sauce, wild mushroom, spinach, ricotta, macadamia pangrattato and garlic oil is the ideal order for that cosy warm winter feeling you find from flavourful dishes this time of the year.

Alternatively there’s pan-fried hake with leek, saffron potatoes, fennel, bouillabaisse sauce, or every Sunday, Fourth Floor Brasserie has a roast dinner option with roasted sirloin of beef, Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus.

The hints of the festive season are just as prevalent in the puddings, and certainly don’t skip any corners when it comes to pairing sweet and savoury with traditional Christmas spices.

There’s three options available: a classic Harvey Nichols Christmas pudding, served with vanilla anglaise and rum ice cream; mulled wine poached pear with brown sugar mousse, ginger cake, hazelnuts and apple ice cream or the orange posset, chocolate brownie chunks, passion fruit cream – each a palette cleanser that’ll you’d better leave room for.

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The Fourth Floor Brasserie offers the three courses for £32 with the option to upgrade to a glass of Harvey Nichols Brut Champagne for an extra £10.

Alternatively for those looking for non-stop booze, add 90 minutes of unlimited Brut Champagne to your three course meal for £98.

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