Food reviews are one of my favourite posts to write and I’m trying to do more in 2018. Whilst I enjoy being invited out to somewhere to do a review for you guys, I also like to go somewhere I’ve chosen and just review off my own back whilst (obviously) paying for my own food. This Mans Market Leeds Review is one of those, as I went here for lunch after a shoot a few weeks ago.
Their website describes the restaurant as ‘an accessible, new age, hip Chinese restaurant/bar concept developed in Leeds but inspired from Hong Kong’ and I’d say that’s pretty accurate. I didn’t know Mans Market was there until Sarah showed me the place but as soon as I walked down the stairs I forgot I was in Leeds city centre as the decor transported us straight into a different world. With a really relaxed vibe and an unusual, hassle free ordering system (see the peg hanging from the ceiling? You peg up a ‘Feed Me’ or ‘I’m thirsty’ sign to indicate you want to order food or drink, and a ‘I want to leave’ when you’d like your bill) this really is a no stress restaurant.
The food was delicious. We had Prawn Crackers to start and Sarah treated herself to a glass of Prosecco while I went for Apple Juice. I chose Mans Mountain Rice-a mountain of rice covered in a chicken, vegetable and creamy coconut sauce, with a side of Salt and Pepper Chips. My food cost £11.25 and I took half of it home for tea, so it’s a real bargain. My Dad did try it and found the sauce too sweet but I prefer slightly sweeter tastes and I really liked it.
Sarah chose the Super Greens with a side of Broccoli, Chilli and Ginger for £3.50 and really enjoyed hers too, though hers was a smaller portion so she was able to eat it all.
I’m a big fan of the decor inside Mans Market too, which is why there are so many photos-this is somewhere I’d love to do a shoot with a photography client, if we could find a time when the restaurant was empty so we could sit at different tables. It’s really different to most places in Leeds.
Have you tried Mans Market before? Are you a Chinese food fan?