Lunch at The Cat’s Pyjamas – Leeds

I think most people in Leeds know about the Indian Street food place in Headingley with the quirky name ‘The Cat’s Pyjamas‘. If you don’t you should check them out asap. And to make it even easier they’ve just opened a restaurant on East Gate near the new fancy Victoria Gate.

I’ve been a couple of times before in Headingley but never to the new restaurant, they quietly opened a week before Christmas I think and Kevin had never been before. So this was a perfect birthday lunch spot. Hello 27 years old and filling my face with as much Indian food as I dared on a Sunday afternoon.

We chose a window seat *hi Kevin, spread out over 2 tables and ordered. We started with poppadoms and a pickle tray with a never ending supply of mango chutney yum, onion bhajis and seekh kebab. Then for our mains we had potato curry, lamb rogan josh, garlic naan and pulao rice. Yes we over ordered. But what is a birthday lunch without lots of delicious food?

It was refreshingly laid back inside, with background music on at a level that you can talk at but still hear it (oh god I’m almost 30 and now I don’t want the music on too loud what is happening?) Actually I hate loud music I even watch the telly quietly, it drives Kevin mad.

The Cat’s Pyjamas also do a large selection of craft beers if you’re into that kind of thing. I’m not a massive beer fan but had a good (read large) glass of rose and Kevin sampled their none alcoholic beer selection as he was driving. He recommends the Jever, it was 0.5% and £3 a bottle and apparently much nicer than becks blue.

Yup, Im a sucker for the vintage look and fairy lights, I really liked how they’ve done out the inside. In fact I took a fair few photos just because but I can’t for the life of me remember what used to be in this space. Half of me wants to say the old British Gas showroom, but I’m sure thats a few doors up. Any Leeds locals remember?

Now I’ve written this post, I really want to take a trip back one day after work. The best bit is I could take everyone, they cater really well for vegetarians, vegans and the gluten free among us, I think they even have some gluten free beer. A coeliacs dream. I actually had a vegan meal (except a bit of naan) without even realising it and it was indeed all bloody lovely.

I will most definitely be returning to The Cat’s Pyjamas in the near future but maybe not ordering a starter as well as 2 sides to go with my main I was somewhat rather full.

It’s quickly becoming one of my firm favourites have you tired it yet?

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