Kerry Cooks

A couple of weeks ago we visited The Larder to celebrate Lee’s 30th birthday. It was a thundery rainy Thursday and we walked, damp and hungry, in to the sounds of Stormy Weather by Billie Holiday.

The story behind The Larder is quite fascinating (if you love local history!). It was the second Boots The Chemist store (the first one was up the road at 6 Goosegate which is now a Sainsburys) and was revolutionary in that it was the first shop ever to be glass-fronted so that customers could see the products inside.

The building itself is now retail units downstairs, but the character and history of the original Boots store is retained upstairs where The Larder on Goosegate restaurant is located.

We started with some complementary tomato bread and grissini

And I went for deep-fried sprats with lime mayo for my starter – there was a fairly narrow…

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