Not long ago, I was invited to try some Portuguese food at Veri Peri in Bradford. It’s only 20 minutes from Leeds City Centre and calls Broadway right in the centre of Bradford home. Handy to know – it’s just a few minutes away from the train station!

Moving on, we sampled a few dishes from the restaurant. I have to admit, I’ve never really thought to try Portuguese food before so I was looking forward to trying something new.

Drinks wise, the blended drinks were exceptional! I tried the Bumble Bee – a light, juicy (very pink) combination of strawberry, guava and mango, sweetened with honeyo.

Whilst enjoying my drink, I snacked on some houmous and pitta bread, with a few olives. Oh, my it was delicious – if anything I’d get that to take away as a snack! We also tried the Chicken Picatta, a light, healthy choice. It’s sliced chicken breast, coated with egg yolk and pan-fried in olive oil – crispy and full of flavour. For you non-veggies, I strongly recommend you try it, I love it. So much that I need to find a recipe…

Let’s move on to mains. For mine, I choice their signature dish, tenderloin steak with vegetables. It was a delight, perfectly cooked and served with mash and a lovely pepper sauce, served on a sizzling plate for an added bit of drama. My guest tried the chicken Cataplana which I couldn’t help but try too. It was presented beautifully and was full of flavour. It’s filled with roasted zucchini, broccoli, mushroom and baby corn tossed with grilled chicken, plated on their special seasoned rice.

For dessert, we shared the sizzling chocolate brownie with Ice Cream. It was quite a show – the brownie is served with hot, melted chocolate. The waiter poured it on and we watched the magic happen. Of course, it was equally as tasty.

The portion sizes were huge and I ended up taking leftovers, which tasted just as good for lunch the next day. It was so good I didn’t want any to go to waste!

If you’re passing through Bradford or can’t think of anything to try in Leeds centre, give Veri Peri ago! They’ve worked really hard on presenting authentic cuisine, with ingredients and recipes passed down through families. Did I mention it all tasted good too?

Sarah x