Home in Leeds is the brainchild of MasterChef finalist Liz Cottam, and business partner Mark Owens, formerly head chef at Ilkley’s The Box Tree (also in our Top 100).
Follow a trail of tea lights up several floors into a moody room filled with simple creature comforts. Crisp white tablecloths set the scene for inspired British cooking. Dishes could include room-temperature uncooked scallops with hand-made mayo, celeriac carbonara, or a festive take on venison with a tiny, spring roll pasty filled with fruit and nuts on the side.
Local cheeses are a thrill, while desserts could include apple sponge with apple crisps and firmly whipped cream.
Wines are well priced and imaginative with some particularly strong Spanish and Italian options. A genuine Northern light.
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