The Leeds restaurants delivering fully prepared Christmas Dinners to your home

Looking forward to a delicious Christmas dinner but don't fancy making it yourself? Do not panic - these Leeds restaurants have got you covered.

Sunday, 29th November 2020, 5:00 pm

The rise in the delivered dinner has been huge this year, mainly due to the lockdown restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.

Pubs and restaurants have had to change the way they operate completely, with many beginning to offer a delivery and takeaway service.

As well as the more usual takeaway dishes like pizza and burgers - there has been a huge demand for more traditional meals, such as Sunday roast dinners.

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These Leeds restaurants are offering fully-prepared Christmas dinners to simply pop in the oven at home. Shutterstock.

Leeds is now facing strict measures as the second national lockdown ends and it is placed into Tier 3 restrictions.

This 'very high' alert level means that hospitality settings such as bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants have to remain closed.

Although the Government has said it will review these measures weekly, there is the possibility that restaurants will not be able to open on Christmas Day.

This means people who usually go out for the Christmas Day feast will have to stay at home.

However, these four local restaurants are taking the pressure off of reluctant chefs by offering a fully prepared festive meal for delivery.

Heaney & Mill

Heaney & Mill, in Otley Road, Headingley, have always been known for great roast dinners but have gained more popularity since offering at-home delivery service.

Now they are offering a Christmas Day at Home deal which is available for delivery or collection.

The owners said: "Christmas Day 2020 may look a little bit different for many of us, but one thing remains a constant: the excitement for sitting down at the dinner table for the main event

"This year, let us take the challenge of preparing Christmas dinner completely off your hands with our stress-free oven-ready delivery or collection service.

"We present a 5 course luxury Christmas dining experience packed with Heaney & Mill quality, expertly prepared in-house, and cooked to perfection by our team.

"Full oven-ready instructions provided for minimal preparation time and perfect results."

​The five course menu has festive canape and homemade safe and onion bread to begin.

Diners then have a choice between a meat, fish or vegetarian starter.

For the main course there is a choice of Yorkshire reared roast turkey, winter spiced sherry glazed lamb or wild mushroom and celeriac pie, each served with all the trimmings included two types of potatoes, honey, lemon and bacon sprouts and char-grilled carrots and brandy and lashings of brandy and oxtail gravy.

Yorkshire puddings are served with the main meal.

​There is then a choice of desserts and to finish coconut snowball truffles.

The meal costs £45 per person.

For more information visit the Heaney & Mill website: www.heaneyandmill.com/xmasday

The Hungry Bear in Meanwood

The Hungry Bear in Stonegate Road, Meanwood, is also offering a festive takeaway meal.

The pub's 'Hungry Bear Christmas Box' is available to order throughout December and picked up on Christmas Eve.

Start with a seasonal butternut squash and Parmesan soup, followed by a choice of stuffed turkey parcel, beef brisket or vegan winter vegetable filo parcel for the main course.

All options are served with roast potatoes, honey roast carrots and parsnips, butter greens, cauliflower Mornay, braised red cabbage and pigs in blankets.

For dessert choice a chocolate and Kahlúa tart or a vegan pecan pie.

Christmas crackers are included in the deal.

It costs £45 per person. Cooking instructions are included.

For full details visit The Hungry Bear website: www.thehungrybear.co.uk/christmas-in-a-box

The Owl

The Owl is the first ever pub in Leeds Kirkgate Market and specialises in traditional and simple British food, inspired by the Fish and Game row within the market.

Due to the pandemic, they are offering dine at home boxes for two people - including special multi-course boxes for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Eve.

The 'Christmas Day Dinner for 2' box is a whopping seven courses.

Diners begin with a Lincolnshire Poacher cheese bread, roasted onion butter and Dale End cheddar custard.

Canapes are then served with smoked salmon and seaweed and Cod’s roe wild boar jam Blinis.

For the first starter it is a treacle cured Yorkshire, duck liver parfait, plum, home cured duck ham on rye toast.

The second starter is a scallop with truffle, apple and celeriac.

The main course is a spectacular feast with a larded bronze turkey, pork stuffing, beef fat malt glazed parsnips, honey caraway carrots, rosemary & beef fat roasted potatoes and buttered chestnut sprouts.

It is served with Marsala gravy, fermented berry compote

Sweet or savoury tooth? It doesn't matter as this box provides two desserts.

The first is a blood orange cake served with almond custard and Pedro Ximenz soaked golden raisins.

The second is a local cheese board with ported Colston Bassett Stilton, candied walnuts, Christmas Yorkshire Brack, winter chutney.

The box costs £120 and heartily serves two people.

The meals can be collected box in-store or be delivered to your home via a courier.

Collections are free and can be picked up between 10am – 3.30pm, Tuesday 22 or Wednesday 23 from Fish & Game Row.

Customers will be offered a date and time choice during the check out process.

Deliveries are £8 and will be delivered via DPD on Tuesday 22or Wednesday 23, selected during the check out process.

For full details and information visit the Owl website: www.theowlleeds.co.uk

Salvo's

Popular Headingley-based Salvo's is offering a do-it-at-home Christmas Dinner this year.

The Otley Road restaurant is offering it's 'Oven Ready Christmas Dinner menu' for an Italian take on the traditional festive feast.

Begin with a choice of Salvo's antipasto platter or house cured salmon, creme fraiche and Sardinian crispbread.

For main feast on a roast porchetta stuffed with sausage, garlic and fresh herbs served with a red wine gravy.

The meat comes with all the trimmings including a potato and onion gratin, braised red cabbage, sauteed sprouts with pancetta and chestnuts, cavolo nero with confit onion and toasted almonds and a provolone and Parmesan cauliflower cheese.

For pudding, it is a choice of tiramisu, profiteroles or stick toffee pudding.

The meal costs £35 per adults or £17.50 per child.

It is served in oven ready containers with cooking instructions. Collections will need to be made on December 23 or December 24.

Visit the website for full details on how to order: www.salvos.co.uk/christmas/