Dinner & Cocktails at Angelica in The Trinity Leeds

Have you ever eaten at Angelica in The Trinity Leeds? I hadn’t before…in fact, I actually hadn’t realised they served food! I knew them as the place to go for amazing cocktails and a gorgeous view over Leeds from their place at the top of The Trinity.

I was invited to review their food (and of course, a few cocktails!), so off we went to check them out. Here’s what we had and what I thought…

Food & Drinks at Angelica

Oysters

Firstly, James was REALLY pleased to see they served oysters. So, without hesitation, he ordered them as a pre-starter. They arrived and were pretty damn perfect to be honest. They were a good size and just lovely.

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Cocktails

I started with a Charlie Chaplin cocktail which had sloe gin, apricot liqueur, lemon juice, pineapple juice and apricot jam. A crazy mix, but it was so so tasty! My fave cocktail of the night I think. James opted for a classic mojito. He always likes to test a cocktail bar with that. It’s a classic, but places don’t always get it right. They passed, it was fab!

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I took a stretch out on the balcony to admire the view, whilst we waited for the starters.

The view from Angelica at The Trinity Leeds

Starters

For starters, I went for some lobster arancini which was out-of-this-world-good. The flavours were so tasty. My mouth is watering just writing this!

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James chose the soft shell crab, which was great…the jalapeno mayo maybe overpowered the subtle taste of the crab a bit…but it was all cooked beautifully.

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Mains

James chose some grilled prawns for his main. They were nice, but maybe a little overcooked. He’s fairly picky with his prawns and they didn’t quite get there for him.

Prawns for Starter

…and I decided that I wanted a break from the seafood and try the burger.

I went for well done, instead of medium (which the waitress advised would be quite pink). I’m a bit funny with pink burgers ever since an incident on holiday (we won’t go into detail!). If I was to order the burger again though, I’d most likely for for medium, as well done was a little dry for me.

The burger had a delicious chargrilled taste…which I think would have been better without the bacon. Just my preference really. The bacon was quite smokey and salty, I think the burger would have shone more on it’s own.

I have to say that the pretzel bun rocked my world, really tasty and soft. The chipotle mayo (I don’t usually notice the mayo much) was fantastic too. I’d maybe swap the potato chips for sweet potato fries next time as these were quite chunky and oily for my liking. I’m more of a fries gal…my hubby made sure he ate them all though, as he loves them like that.

Main Course

More cocktails!

Rye and dry (cherries, bullet rye, peach liqueur, cocchi, cherry kirsch and ginger ale) and black flag (rum, pineapple juice, fraise syrup, lime juice and burnt pineapple sugar)
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Desserts

We shared a dessert (figuring we’d eaten enough already, but not totally being able to resist!). We went for a chocolate and pecan eclair…and it was a triumph. The chocolatey toasted pecan-y goodness was just lovely. I only wished I’d ordered one only for myself!

Dessert

…and more cocktails

We were going to end with a Seasonal Bellini (roast plum puree topped with prosecco) and a Tin Soldier (mint infused Maker’s Mark, raspberry sugar, peach puree, lemon juice, raspberry puree and mint), both of which were really fab…

More cocktails at Angelica

…but they talked us into yet more cocktails (it wasn’t hard to twist our arms!), asking us what we liked and Rachel and Dan went into competition with each other behind the bar to make us what they thought would be our perfect cocktails! We were at Angelica on a Wednesday night, so it was nowhere near as busy as on a Friday or Saturday evening. Much easier for the bar to talk to you more about cocktails!

Top tip: go on a Weds night!

Drinks going down well Angelica Bar & Restaurant at Trinity Leeds The Cocktail Masters mixing our drinks

Would I go back to Angelica?

We had an utterly fantastic evening at Angelica. So much fun not having a formal dinner but instead enjoying the drinks just as much as the delicious food. Rachel really made our evening too, chatty and friendly and fun. Not just because I was a blogger either (I always watch to see if the are the same with other tables).

Would I go back? Absolutely! I’d maybe book the next morning off work though… 😀

I’m most likely going to try their All-Day Brunch next. They do a full English, eggs benedict and waffles…amongst other things. YES! I’m there!!

If you fancy seeing what some other dishes look like, read Queen Beady’s review also.

You can book online on their website or give them a call on 0113 897 0099 to reserve a table.

* Please note that our meal and drinks were complimentary for review purposes. My opinions, as ever, as all my own.

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8 Comments

  1. November 22, 2016 / 11:12 am

    The Charlie Chaplin cocktail sounds divine! I keep trying oysters, each time I think I like them more than the last, but I’m still not completely sold on them yet! I definitely need to visit.

    Lauren xx

    • Digital Diva
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      November 22, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Hehe, I know what you mean…they are an acquired taste for sure! 🙂 xx

  2. November 23, 2016 / 7:48 am

    It all looks AMAZING ( apart from the oysters I just can’t handle them haha) I too have never eaten there and always thought of it as a place for drinks! Will have to see if they have much choice for gluten free things 🙂

    Deimante x

    http://www.sunnydei.com

    • Digital Diva
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      November 28, 2016 / 10:59 am

      It took me a while to try oysters too, I love them now ???? x

  3. November 27, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never been there even though I’ve always planned to, I love cocktails so not sure what’s wrong with me…Life just gets in my way I guess but it looks like you’ve had so much fun I might just have to ‘force’ the husband to take me out, he’s been very slacking recently 😉

    Dash Xx | Mode Lily

    • Digital Diva
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      November 28, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Hehe, definitely get him in the case! X

  4. November 29, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I’ve only ever eating at Crafthouse but I think I need to pay Angelica a visit after reading this!
    Love Lucinda xx

    • Digital Diva
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      November 29, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      It’s def worth a visit…and a cocktail, or seven ;-D xx

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