Menu tasting at Water Lane Boathouse Leeds*

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting

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On a gorgeously sunny day I went down to the newly opened Water Lane Boathouse in Leeds for a menu tasting event. Water Lane Boathouse sits on the canal in Leeds city centre and was formally the Pour House. This is my first time here, it is an absolutely gorgeous venue with a rustic, open feel and huge glass windows that look out over the canal.


Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting

The first item from the Water Lane Boathouse menu is the vegetarian sharing platter. This is £5.95 per person. The platter has buffalo mozzarella, pickle vegetables, quinoa salad, tomato jam, roast beetroot, bread, nocellara olives and pecorino cheese with honey. Everything is really good! I especially like the quinoa salad and the pecorino with honey. Who knew honey and cheese make such a perfect match!

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting vegetarian sharing platter

Next is the Beetroot, White Bean and Fennel burger. This is a sesame bun, beetroot white bean and fennel burger, tomato jam, pickles, lettuce, tomato and burger sauce. It is £8.50 and you can add chips for £2. This was my absolute favourite from the menu. A beetroot burger isn’t something I would have chosen myself but I will definitely be ordering it again! The burger is really tasty and juicy and goes perfectly with everything else.

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting Beetroot, white bean and fennel burger

For the meat eaters the Small Victories burger, £9.50. This is two Yorkshire beef burgers in a sesame bun with cheese, bacon jam, tomato, lettuce, pickles and burger sauce. The burgers are perfectly done and still juicy and the bacon jam is to die for!

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting Small Victories burger

This is the smoke aubergine and roast cauliflower pizza which is £6.95. It is a sourdough base with smoke aubergine, roast cauliflower, san marzano tomato and gremolata. As it doesn’t have cheese its a perfect choice for vegans. Cauliflower seems to be having a real moment right now in the foodie world. Unfortunately I’m not a fan so it just isn’t the pizza for me. The base is amazing though and the smoke aubergine is lovely.

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting Aubergine and cauliflower pizza

The prosciutto pizza, £8, is another favourite of mine at the Water Lane Boathouse. This sourdough base has prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, pickle radicchio and mozzarella. It is really light and I could quite happily eat the whole thing!

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting prosciutto, mozzarella and radicchio pizza

Salads are something I often overlook on a menu when I’m eating out but Water Lane Boathouse salad bowls are definitely worth trying. The bowls are huge so would make a meal for one or would be great to share as side salads.

First is the roast cauliflower and green lentil salad, £5.50. This has roast cauliflower, green lentils, baby leaves, squash, golden raisins, smoked almond, yoghurt and turmeric. Although I don’t like cauliflower everything else was really nice and went together perfectly.

This is the roast beetroot salad, £5.50. Inside this bowl is roast beetroot, raspberries, sorrel, baby leaves, raspberry vinegar and olive oil. Raspberries in salad is new to me but they work so well. Raspberry all the salads from now on!

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting Beetroot, raspberry and pecorino salad

Finally the skin on chips with oregano salt, £2.95 are AH-mazing. I definitely recommend adding a side of these to your order.

Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting Skin on chips


The food at Water Lane Boathouse is really good, the prices are very reasonable and the setting is just perfect. Sitting out in the sunshine on the side of the canal or even inside looking out at it really is amazing. It’s the perfect venue for a girly lunch with friends, drinks and a bite to eat after work or even a laid back date.

Water Lane Boathouse Leeds canal


*I attended Water Lane Boathouse menu tasting in exchange for an honest review. I have not been influenced by this. All thought and opinions are my own.

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15 comments on “Menu tasting at Water Lane Boathouse Leeds*

  1. Wow Food looks so good and restaurant looks amazing love the interior. It’s definitely a place I would be happy to visit whenever I’m in Leeds

  2. Oooh I love all the food! Particularly the burger, because fennel sounds so intriguing in it. I love roasted cauliflower so I’d be jumping to get that pizza.

  3. wow these are interesting set of seemingly guilt free meals.. they all look heavy yet they are seemingly guilt free as most ingredients are veggies.. I find that Cauliflower pizza so interesting but that prosciutto pizza is a lot more intriguing

  4. The prosciutto pizza looks fantastic. The salads look tasty too. I also would like to sample that burger! The bacon jam will be an automatic favorite.

  5. That food looks incredible, I would certainly love to go there. The prices don’t seem too bad either x

  6. I really enjoy waterside restaurants. I haven’t been to Leeds in ages, but it’s so nice to always find new and delicious restaurants.

  7. The food looks delicious! I’ve never heard of buffalo mozzarella before. I’m going to look that up now. The Yorkshire beef burger and bacon jam sound right up my alley! The roast beetroot salad is very colorful.

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