I was kindly invited along to Catch Seafood restaurant in Headingley to check them out. They only opened their Headingley site in August and were opening another on Street Lane in October.
I am a massive lover of seafood and jumped at the chance to go along, i took the perfect person along with me, my sister, who loves seafood just as much as me!
Finding the restaurant was really straight forward and there is actually free parking across the road from the restaurant (we didn’t realise this and so parked in the pub car park next door which only cost us £3 for a couple of hours so it wasn’t too much of a fail!) All you need to do is input your car reg and voila!
Upon arrival we had our masks on and were greeted at the door by the lovely waiter (i didn’t get his name but he was absolutely brilliant all night!) who was also wearing a mask. We were asked to check in using the NHS app and then shown to our seats.
The decor of the interior was just beautiful. It wasn’t what you would expect from a seafood restaurant, there was alot of green, pallets and candles. Very rustic, boujie and most of all relaxing!
We had already looked at the menu before we got there (because who doesn’t???) But after the waiter recommended the Haddock Chowder, I completely abandoned my original choice and decided to give it a try! My sister decided to get some Oysters, which i had to try!
I had never tried chowder before so i was eager to see what it was like and I was blown away! It looks like its going to be really rich and heavy but it was so light! It was served with a slice of sourdough bread for mopping up the remnants. The perfect starter as it didn’t fill you up, just wet your appetite for your main.
The presentation and attention to detail on the starters was amazing, especially on the oysters. I thought the tray full of ice that they were served on was a perfect touch.
When it came to choosing our mains there was so much choice – i decided to try a little bit of everything! Their Catch Signature Seafood Grill was a brilliant showcase of the different types of fish that they served – definitely nothing you could get at your local chippy! My sister stuck with what she knew and loved and went for the Moules Mariniere (which is mussels served in white wine, garlic and cream)
The fish that came on the platter was Swordfish, Tuna, Halibut, Salmon and Seabass served with some proper fish and chip shop chips!! It was also accompanied with a few mussels and king prawns – hands down the biggest and juiciest prawns i’ve ever had!
I must admit, I had to get some help finishing off my platter as I was so stuffed! Some of the fish was really rich and a little heavy but tasty non the less! (As you can see, my sister had no trouble finishing her mussels!)
We HAD to make room for dessert once we saw the menu! My sister when for Chocolate Brownie and I opted for the Lemon Posset. I’m not a massive fan of chocolate puddings (don’t hate me!) so I didnt try the brownie but I thoroughly enjoyed the lemon Posset – it was so light and the perfect end to my meal
We both really enjoyed our evening, the restaurant was clean and inviting, the decor was beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive and most importantly the food was amazing! We will definitely be making a return visit as soon as we can!
Thanks for reading,
Love Kayleigh xxx
*Although this meal was gifted, all reviews and opinions are my own*