Leeds restaurants: The Beehive at Thorner launches new menu of refined pub grub to welcome in the spring

A Leeds gastropub has launched a new menu to welcome in the spring, adding seasonal twists to its most popular dishes.

By Abbey Maclure
Monday, 7th March 2022, 6:31 pm

The Beehive at Thorner opened under new management in 2020 and the kitchen team have recently welcomed a new head chef Chris Jackson, who has worked with his predecessor Alex Farolfi in creating the menu.

The restaurant uses ingredients are sourced from as close to the restaurant as possible and the spring menu makes the most of what's now in season in Yorkshire.

The menu includes spring leek and potato soup with butter roast potatoes, ale-battered fish and beef dripping chips and a loin of Yorkshire lamb.

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Alex Farolfi has designed the menu with new head chef Chris Jackson

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The Beehive and Thorner team said: "The new menu we have just launched at the Beehive is an evolution of our successful pub classics menu we ran in January.

"We’ve added previous favourites such as the risoni and the baked cheesecake and adapted them by bringing in fresh, seasonal and Yorkshire specific flavours, with the use of Tomlinson’s Rhubarb, Yorkshire cheeses and locally foraged herbs.

The Leeds gastropub has launched a new menu to welcome in the spring

"We are also using locally reared, whole lamb across the menu during the week, braised breast for starters, loin for main, braised shoulder into croquettes for bar snacks with lamb leg with minted gravy for Sunday lunch.

"Our customers also requested more seafood and we think the Spider Crab starter and Wild Sea Bass main are going to be new favourites."

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