#25 Fine dining at Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar
The Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar at Harvey Nichols Leeds is something of beauty and charm. Expect fine dining in super cool contemporary surroundings with a selection of small plates that are served and decorated in style with taste that will simply not disappoint.
Capturing the seasonal feel and cooking with local ingredients is always a recipe to success and tonight we were getting exactly that. The food here is top end and it can’t be without question that Harvey Nichols is putting just as much thought into their food as they are their fashion.
The small plates from their bar menu are reasonably priced (expect £6 – £8 per dish from the kitchen with snacks and desserts a little less) and cover a range of flavours and tastes. For example some of the dishes we were trying this evening included a cured salmon with avocado mousse, beetroot and horseradish to a picture-perfect pork belly, guacamole lime and crispy shallots to the super rich and almost heavenly pecan chocolate brownie with vanilla mascarpone. All their dishes tasted excellent and did in no way disappoint.
Head chef Lee Heptinstall is a well decorated chef having previously gained three rosettes and as well as having the experience of working alongside some of the regions Michelin starred chefs it is of no surprise that what he has brought to the Fourth Floor is an extremely high standard in fine dining. It means that the Fourth Floor is a really good choice for those who like good food and appreciate a menu which is forever moving with the seasons and one that sources the very best in local Yorkshire ingredients.
The restaurant and bar are perfect for those visiting for a light lunch to those who are staying a little later too. The Fourth Floor is not merely an add on to the shopping, fashion, health and beauty which Harvey Nichols is well known for but stands on its own as an excellent choice to the high-end fine dining which Leeds has to offer right now.