River Plate

Josh went to Rome a couple of weeks ago with his girlfriend Vicky and her parents. To thank them for taking care of him so well (especially in light of the appalling exchange rate of the Euro and the extortionate prices in Rome) we took them out for a meal.

We opted for River Plate in Leeds – down on The Calls – as I knew they were steak lovers and although it’s been a while since we’ve been there, I’d heard some OK reports so we thought we’d give it a shot.

We had a great night good company, lots of laughs. The lively, buzzy atmosphere in the restaurant contributed to this, although it was quite smoky as the kitchen is in the room and everything is cooked on a grill. We thought the food was fine, nothing really to write home about. If you like steaks, then you’re fine – they are well cooked and come all the way from Argentina (don’t ask about the carbon footprint of my ribeye).

All in all, we’d give it a 6 out of 10 – a good place to go if you fancy an early dinner after shopping or a low key midweek dinner. Starters around £6 and mains £15-20, so not cheap and in the context of other restaurants, probably not the best value in the world.

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