SkyLounge Leeds launches tempting new food and drink menu

Leeds’ first and favourite cloud coasting bar has launched a fabulous new food and drink menu, offering a mouth-watering medley of cocktails, sharing platters and light bites for those with a taste for life at the top.

Quench your thirst with a Yorkshire-inspired cocktail or two
SkyLounge has a reputation for offering some of the best cosmopolitan cocktails in the city. The new drinks menu is inspired by some of Yorkshire’s gems and is perfectly-timed as the world has gone Yorkshire-crazy following the fantastic Grand Départ. Try a tipple (£9.95) including:

– White Rose
A gin, spicy apple and lemon sherbet based liquid is topped off with a Pinot Grigio and elderflower foam. Finished with a fruity spray in the shape of the Yorkshire rose – a true tribute to this great county.

– Ruby, Ruby, Ruby
Who could forget this catchy tune from Leeds’ favourite indie sons,
the Kaiser Chiefs. Made with Ketel One Vodka, Coconut Rum, Grenadine, lemon and cranberry juice.

– Lady Lavender’s Libation
Opened in 1878, the Grand Theatre is one of the city’s most famous buildings. However if you hear the footsteps and smell this famous scent, beware, you could be in line to meet the (not so famous) ghostly resident….. A delicious mix of Amaretto, Martini rosso, Blackberries, cranberry juice, lavender syrup, egg white and lemon juice.

Get your fair share to feast on
SkyLounge, DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds City Centre’s 13th floor, 360 degree bar, is a stylish venue for every occasion, whether a post work drink or special celebration. The new menu, designed by the hotel’s head chef, Daniel Benefer, offers a range of sharing platters (£17.50 – £20) featuring flavours from around the globe including a Chinese-style platter of hoisin duck, red mullet, soft shell crab, sesame prawns and rice noodles, to a Yorkshire-themed spread of Yorkshire beef, mini Yorkshire pudding, lamb skewers, cucumber salad and crispy chicken strips. Sharing buckets are also available for larger groups (£9 -£10) ““ including salt and pepper chicken wings, sticky BBQ ribs and mozzarella sticks. Those with a sweet tooth can split a sweet sharing platter (£4 – £6) with a choice of homemade macaroons, chocolate dipped strawberries with marshmallow skewers, or fruit brochettes with Greek yoghurt, honey and toasted almonds. A range of small plates are also available (3 for £15) including seared asparagus, mini crumpets, stuffed peppers and chorizo and goats cheese croquettes.

If you build it ““ you will eat
Those who prefer to mix and match can ‘build your own board’ and make up a delicious spread from a selection which includes mini pork hot dogs, leek and Welsh rarebit and chorizo; sliders served with a brioche bun and a choice of Yorkshire Wagyu beef, minted lamb with feta or crumbed chicken ““ accompanied by sweet potato or Maris Piper fries and dips.

A delicate choice for the more discerning diner
For the ultimate skyline experience ““ try the ‘SkyTea’ (£15), which features a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream and a tempting range of mini cakes. Add a glass of Prosecco (£5) or a glass of house Champagne (£8).

To book a special event or reserve an area in the SkyLounge email or call Laura Perez Costa on 0113 2411007