Review on Stroom Restaurant & Function Rooms
'Three restaurant suites under one roof' is the proud boast of this enterprising venue in the sombre surroundings of Pudsey's Conservative Club. Local politics still continues in an upper room, but the rest of the premises is now devoted to the business of eating and drinking.
The original marble mosaic floor remains but the remainder has been jazzed up with contemporary flourishes and modern artwork. Sound European cooking without too many shocks is the deal, so expect dishes along the lines of warm salad of duck foie gras and boudin noir with red wine confit, brochettes of lamb fillet on spicy chick pea and chorizo cassoulet, assorted fish specials like baked hake fillet with tomato and coriander sauce, plus desserts including glazed lemon tart with fruit coulis.
Stroom is now open for family Sunday lunches (served in the Queen's Room) and it's worth noting the 'early bird menus' (6.30-7.30pm Tue-Fri). The wine list aims for affordability, with plenty of appetising bottles at fair prices.
And the name? Let Robert Cockroft of The Yorkshire Post explain: 'It may look like a misprint, but in jungle-speak Stroom denotes a baboon's watering hole. Let's hope the diners of Pudsey enjoy the joke.'
English / French / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Thu - Fri (4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Tue-Sat (9.30pm Fri-Sat)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express