The best brunch in Leeds

The best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodBrunch. Brunch is everything at the moment. Delicious treats which only seem suitable in the no-man’s land between breakfast and lunch. Pretty much anywhere with a kitchen is serving up a brunch menu these days, but I’m about to talk to you about the best brunch in Leeds.

Introducing Ox Club.

The best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodThe best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodThe best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodWhether it’s curing your hangover, or hosting a chilled weekend catch-up, Ox Club plays host to all brunching needs on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Situated in the ground floor of Headrow House, Ox Club is a relaxed, minimalist space. Tables are split between walk-ins and reservations – make sure you head down early if you want to grab a table, it can get busy.

You won’t find a plain and simple brunch menu at Ox Club. Instead, you’ll find incredible dishes like Cauliflower Shawarma and Korean Fried Chicken alongside the classics like Avocado on Toast.

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And that’s where the biggest issue with Ox Club is.

The menu is just too good. There literally isn’t a single dish which disappoints. Thankfully, I’ve been treated to near enough ever dish on offer (you’re welcome). To save you the difficulty of choosing, here are my favourites:

Flat Iron Steak and Cheddar Eggs

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For some, steak would never be a brunch option. But this is the dish that will make you reconsider. The steak is cooked to perfection and is surprisingly light, whilst the saltiness of the home fries is divine. The whole plate compliments itself perfectly, so make sure you get a bit of everything on your fork!

Coconut French Toast

The best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodThe best brunch in Leeds | Northern BloodThe brunch gods have been kind with this dish. Definitely the most decadent dish on the menu, you’ll need a sweet tooth for this one. The french toast is just divine – I can’t think of any other way to describe it. And hot damn, if pouring the maple butter on it doesn’t make for the best photo ever I don’t know what does. I prefer mine with the bacon for a salt and sweet combo, but the choice is yours…

Korean Fried Chicken

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If steak sounds odd for brunch, then this dish definitely will. The crispy chicken tops a korean rice salad and it is delicious. I think this was the dish I was most surprised about, and it ended up being my favourite. The chicken is cooked to perfection and it’s surprisingly light. The textures in the dish are divine and I’m watering at the mouth just typing about it. 10/10 would eat again.

Ricotta Pancakes

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Possibly the most famous dish on the brunch menu, these pancakes are something special. Real fluffy american-style pancakes, with huge chunks of honeycomb on, it’s just great. It also makes for a pretty fiiiine Instagram photo, because we all care about the ‘gram, right?

If you’re looking for brunch in Leeds, than Ox Club is the place to be. Believe the hype, and don’t miss out!

Have you tried Ox Club? Where’s your favourite brunch spot in Leeds? Let me know in the comments!


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  • Love the Ox Club, definitely a must visit for any Leeds trip. I went for the Ox Club Breakfast (full English) last time – the ham hock beans are on another level! That Korean chicken looks amazing though, need to sample that.

    It’s Matt Thompson

    • Yes I’d definitely recommend the Korean chicken! You’re right, their breakfast is definitely fantastic. I think they’ve totally ruined the meal for me!

      Joe

  • Peter Mitchell

    Ok, so this post has totally made me crave brunch and it’s half 9 at night. There’s nowhere up here that serves up brunch as appealing as the stuff you’ve got down in Leeds.

    Looks like a brunch road trip is in order haha.

    • A trip to Leeds would definitely not be a bad thing!

      Joe

  • Abigail Huggan

    I’ve always wanted to do brunch but just have no one to go with and there’s never a good time. If I was to go somewhere for brunch though this definitely sounds like the place and I would definitely need to try the french toast or the pancakes!!

    Abbie | overpeachchic.com

    • The sweeter options are definitely the route I would take!!

      Joe

  • Yasmin Rebecca

    I love going out for brunch, this sounds amazinggggg! the pancakes look like they’d be my favourite for sure. Amazing photography!

    Y x
    The Sweet Seven Five

    • Thanks so much Yasmin!

      I totally agree, I LOVE brunch. I’m so glad it’s such a thing now!

      Joe x

  • I am so all over having korean fried chicken for brunch. My favourite place in Sydney does Buttermilk fried chicken and waffles for breakfast and it’s a bloody dream. Your photography is A+ man!

    Millie – http://www.millie-ryan.com