One of Leeds' favourite restaurants re-opens under new ownership

Matt Healy in the kitchen at The Foundry.

A foodie favourite is Leeds re-opened last night with a fresh new flavour.

The Foundry restaurant in Holbeck has been taken over by Leeds born chef Matt Healy and his own new team at the helm.

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Following a two-week refurbishment of the Grade II listed building it was service please last night after a series of press launches this week.

The aesthetic remains true to The Foundry’s past, after the previous owners developed a solid reputation among the food and drink scene in the city and beyond - while bringing it up to date with a modern finish.

Dishes boast the best of seasonal British produce but owner and head chef, Healy's style, is simple dishes, many with five ingredients at most.

From the new menu, chicken kiev with chicken bon bon chicken leg and fondant potato.

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The first menu for the new restaurant features warm sourdough with Pedro Ximenez balsamic vinegar; Cecina smoked and cured with truffle oil; Asparagus with wild garlic, peas, and duck egg; Hand-cut beef tartare, yolk, and blue cheese and onion toastie; Baby chicken Kiev with wild garlic and duck fat potato; Hake with confit fennel and charred clementine puree; Crème brûlée doughnut.

Healy said: “We’ve put in so much hard work behind the scenes these past few months, and we’re so excited to open the doors to the people of Leeds – just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend.

“We’ve created a menu of simple food with big flavours. There’s a selection of small plates plus larger dishes and amazing puds, and we’ll be offering a Sunday roast that I’m proud to put my name to. We can’t wait to see you there.”

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