I've never really paid much attention to French food, as I've always been more keen on Mediterranean restaurants, but when I found out about Le Chalet, my curiosity got the better of me. Today I grabbed my best friend, and made a bee-line for this wonderful restaurant, which is situated on Park Row.
The whole place is classy and unpretentious, and the staff are very polite and efficient. If you're eating out on a budget, Le Chalet is perfect. Between 12 noon and 2pm, you can get two courses on the lunch menu for £5.75, and the sizable afternoon tea is just £10.50 per person. You can see why my friend and I were so impressed!
For tea lovers, Le Chalet offer an incredible selection, from Lavender to Lapsang Suchong. The large teapots are also just £2.50, which is a steal compared to chain coffee shops, where you wouldn't even get a small latte for that price. Another great deal to look out for are the double espressos, which are £1.65.
While I chose the delicious quiche lorraine (which I can safely say is the best quiche I have ever tasted), my friend chose the cheese omelette. For pudding she opted for tart tatin while I had an apple pie. We had expected big things and were not disappointed.
Le Chalet's menu is very loyal to its French theme, and the dishes are of brilliant quality considering the low prices. It was difficult choosing what to eat, but I intend to return many more times to try out everything on the menu...
Look out for the deli counter too, as we ended up leaving with some takeaway pouches of the loose-leaf tea, macarons and a large baguette each! Le Chalet really is a fresh change in the Leeds restaurant scene, and every die-hard foodie should go and give it a try. For a limited time, you can also grab a 10% off flier, so your second visit will see you pick up a tasty discount too.