We visited Sir Dukes on a Sunday evening after salivating over a picture posted to their Facebook page earlier in the day. There’s no parking, however we were able to find a spot close by, on the High Street. We’d booked in advance, but when we arrived at 5.30pm, it was still quiet enough for walk ins. They had highchairs, kid’s menus and colouring; which are always three big ticks whenever we dine out with the offspring. Sure, an in-house nanny would be a bonus, but hey, we can’t have everything!
Our host talked us through the menu and we opted for a couple of nibbles (Homemade treacle & walnut bread with ox cheek butter and Poppadom & yorkshire pickle tray) and decided to take on the Infidelity at the Butchery board for our main. The sprogs, typically, went for a pasta dish, although I liked the sound of the kid’s “Bandit plate”, where they basically just provide them with the means to cadge a few scraps from their parents (it’s free!). We ordered some extra fries for them too, although we really needn’t have bothered. There were two huge portions on our board and although we’d only ordered them one dish to share, the kitchen kindly split it for us and both servings were ample.
The food was incredible. The nibbles were scrummy, but the Butchery board was a revelation. A huge platter of tasty MEAT. All cooked to perfection and entirely delicious. There were crispy skin-on fries, a big jug of creamy peppercorn sauce, mustard, cooked apples and a plethora of carnivorous goodness. There’s little more I can say. If you like meat, you’ll love this.
We’ll undoubtedly visit Sir Dukes again, not least because the food was so good. They were also welcome and accommodating to our needs as a (probably very noisy and annoying) family and they even let me have my glass of wine for free because there wasn’t quite a full measure left in the bottle. And let’s face it, any place that gives me free booze, is a place I’ll return to.
Sir Dukes. 6-8 Bank Street, Wetherby. LS22 6NQ.