This Leeds restaurant serves up incredible fine-dining pub grub just 20 minutes from the city centre

The dining style here is ‘unconventional twist on classic British dishes presented in a sophisticated way within a relaxed environment’- and it shows.

All your favourite pub classics are on the menu- but presented in a beautiful fine-dining style.

Known as one of the hidden gems of Thorner, Beehive is the country pub that’s an absolute must-visit for any serious foodie in Leeds.

Located just 20 minutes from the city centre, the dining style here is ‘unconventional twist on classic British dishes presented in a sophisticated way within a relaxed environment’- and it shows.

crab pasta parcels.
Crab Caramelle. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

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A range of seasonal produce form a small but clearly considered menu with copious Yorkshire cheese throughout (not that anyone is complaining).

Split into six sections, for starters and nibbles, snack on artisan bread ad oils with churned salted butter, confit garlic and aged balsamic, or opt to warm up your stomach with small plates of crab stuffed pasta parcels in a dill basque.

The Wild Pea Risoni is another home-grown dish: with Kalamata crumb, whipped ricotta and foraged cress from Thorner- it doesn’t get much more local than that.

Wild pea bowl.
Wild pea risoni. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

This simple but sophisticated menu offerings extends onto the ‘pub classics’ and main course section. Between Wild Nettle Gnocchi and loin of Yorkshire lamb, you’ll find the ultimate British staple: fish and chips.

Served as Ale battered market fish with beef dripping chips, this mouth-watering combo comes with both curry sauce and pea puree (so you never have to choose again), presented in a fine-dining splattering of pastel green.

fish and chips on a plate.
Fish and chips. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

Meat eaters will be delighted to see additional pub classics like Yorkshire sirloin on the menu, neighbouring the house-favourite, Beehive 6oz Burger.

Build high with pilings of saurkraut slaw, wild garlic mayo, crispy bacon and Harrogate blue cheese between layers of meat and brioche bun, this mammoth meal comes with fistfuls of fries on the side and still manages to deliver the same level of finesse in its presentation as the other dishes- a rarity for burgers.

burger and chips.
The Beehive 6oz Burger. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s plenty of Yorkshire classics to choose from.

Think Baked Rhubarb Cheesecake with rhubarb and custard compote, candied buckwheat and marigold, as well as a selection of Yorkshire cheeses, Sticky Toffee Pudding with maple glazed pecans, porter toffee sauce and vanilla ice cream and a Torched Italian meringue on Lemon Tart-Alaska.

With ample outdoor seating wrapping around the pub from front-to-back and a cosy intimate dining space, there’s room to lounge in the beer garden by day and move into the cosy corners of the restaurant area during the twilight hours.

seats next to a black wall.
Indoor dining and seating area. / Image: The Hoot Leeds

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If you’re looking to impress with an unconventional British dinner without the cooking, we really can’t think of a better than The Beehive to while away the weekend.

Feature Image- The Hoot Leeds

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