One of Leed’s most well-regarded restaurants, the food at this slick eatery might seem vice-laden, but there are plenty of virtuous options too.
Vice & Virtue is found inside a sleek space, featuring a 1920s-style monochromatic dining room complete with a bar decked out in hues of black and gold. The kitchen here champions seasonal ingredients, serving a menu which changes monthly. Vice & Virtue’s philosophy is to source as many ingredients as possible from local producers and the kitchen offers both a multi-course tasting menu and regular à la carte.
If you are looking to get the full experience, we would recommend opting for the five-course tasting menu. Dishes you might come across include Gressingham duck with shiitake mushrooms, furikake rice and daikon or eight-hour slow-cooked pork jowl served with apple, smoked eel and foraged herbs. Your tasting menu experience will end with a selection of desserts, which might include the likes of brown butter ice cream finished off with smoked brown sugar and embers.
Vice & Virtue also offers a dedicated vegetarian menu, so diners who don’t eat meat don’t need to feel left out. On the meat-free version, you can expect to find dishes such as sweetcorn porridge with apple and poppy seed, or roast beetroot with parsley, horseradish and cauliflower. The vegetarian tasting menu culminates in tempting desserts such as lemon sorbet with wild fennel and cultured cream topped with burnt honey and basil.
It is not all about the food here though, as Vice & Virtue also does a rather impressive line in cocktails. Sips to try include the vodka-based Nordic Spritz and the Yorkshire Lady: a blend of house-made rhubarb gin, applejack, lemon, apple juice and egg white. If you are not in the mood for a cocktail though, there is also the European-leaning wine list to choose from, as well as optional drinks pairings with your tasting menu.