One of Harrogate’s most popular brunch spots is heading to central Leeds with its second venue towards the end of summer. Farmhouse, an independently owned restaurant specialising in breakfast, brunch and all-day dishes, will reside in the former ASK Italian on Lands Lane.
Customers can expect hearty portions of high-quality and locally sourced homemade food, premium drinks, and a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere.
Farmhouse will open between the hours of 8am and 5pm, serving up a globally inspired selection of dishes ranging from brunch classics with a twist to burgers, Japanese rice bowls and inspired plant-based options.
Celebrated Chef Tom Hunter will head up the kitchen of the 100-cover restaurant, bringing with him over 10 years of experience. Hunter’s work will be familiar to regulars that dined in The Reliance, where his irresistible and reassuringly unpretentious culinary skills earned the now-defunct dining spot an army of loyal followers.
Farmhouse owner Jordan Aspinall, himself a chef with over 14 years in the industry, will be working across both sites to ensure the Leeds venue replicates the success of the flagship restaurant. Tom and Jordan are currently crafting the new Leeds menu, which will include some Farmhouse favourites, alongside some new dishes with a focus on fresh Yorkshire produce.
Diners can expect to start their day with exceptional coffee, blended with partners Union coffee roasters to accompany delights such as the indulgent Cinnamon Graham French Toast, Farmhouse Benedict with poached eggs, crispy halloumi, and turkey bacon, and Chilli Scrambled Egg with bacon and parmesan.
Nibbles and starters include crispy Bubble Red Shrimp with curry mayo, Zucchini Frites with Indian sweet chilli sauce, and Crispy Jackfruit Bao with kimchi and gochujang. The generously portioned mains options range from a tasty Vegan Duck Stir Fry with chilli jam and a juicy plant-based hot dog, to Surf & Turf with bavette steak, Argentinian prawns and lobster hollandaise sauce.
The Farmhouse bar will offer up everything from flavour-packed smoothies to beers, wine and bespoke cocktail creations. Speaking ahead of the launch, Jordan said:
‘’We are super excited to open in Leeds and can’t wait to bring our unique take on world foods to the city, without being tied down to any specific style of cuisine. We create our tried and tested favourites, with no trick cooking, no clever marketing just good food served by friendly people.’’
‘’We originally looked for a restaurant in Leeds in 2019 when we opened in Harrogate, and so this has been in our minds for quite some time. I’m confident we’ve found the perfect site for our second farmhouse and can't wait to bring our amazing brunch to Leeds city centre.’’