The Beehive at Thorner reopens with new menu and management after Masterchef's Matt Healy leaves
The Beehive at Thorner has reopened with a new menu and new management after Masterchef's Matt Healy stepped back from the business.
Healy and his team took over the north Leeds restaurant back in May 2019 but the 36-year-old chef announced he was leaving in March of this year.
Head chef Craig Thorpe has now taken over the kitchen - and created a brand new summer menu bursting with British flair.
Try the Tuna Verdita with cucumber, black sesame and soy or the Tempura Sardines with tartare sauce, dill pea and lemon.
The Beef Fillet Carpaccio delivers a fruity spin on the classic dish and is served with crème fraiche, peach and rocket or try the Chicken served with truffle donut, corn, shallot and girolles.
Vegans and vegetarians are fully catered for.
Try the fragrant Braised Fennel with beets, spinach and asparagus or the the lightly spiced Harissa Carrots with yoghurt, lentils, chickpeas and broccoli.
Lunch guests will be happy with the sandwich menu selection
Sample the salt beef bagle with picked jalapenos, the grilled goats cheese and sweetbotoes, or the soy glazed aubergine and hummus.
All sandwiches are served with chips and salad.
Beehive regulars will be pleased to learn that their legendary Sunday lunch is also returning.
All roast dinners are served with organic roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, roasted carrots, parsnips, cauliflower cheese and gravy.
It costs £19.95 for two meats or £23.95 for three.
A vegetarian option is available and the selection changes weekly.
Thorpe is joined by general manager Jessica Georgallis, who have worked together previously.
Together they bring a combined 20 years of hospitality experience to the new operation.
Ms Georgallis said: "After a challenging first half of the year, we’re thrilled to be bringing The Beehive back with a stellar team and what we believe to be a stunning representation of modern British cuisine. It’s great to be working alongside our Head Chef Craig again, who never fails to impress with his culinary prowess!’’
"We can’t wait to welcome customers both new and old, and from near and far. What we have to offer North Leeds is truly special and well worth a trip out to Thorner."
Photos taken by Will Stanley
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