Street food at the spa as Leeds hotels launch new menus

QHotels’ Oulton Hall and The Queens in Leeds have launched their latest food offerings.

The plan is to bring street food to conferences and events in Leeds.

Chefs from the two West Yorkshire sites as well as 24 other hotels collaborated on the new menu.

The customer insight and research revealed that the rise of street food remains the biggest culinary trend to hit the UK, and is the cuisine of choice for both Oulton Hall and The Queens’ conference customers.

They said that customers will get to choose from a range of different menus, including Pan-Asian, Indian, Mexican, Japanese, boutique fish and chips and chicken.

From noodle bowls, to steamed hirata buns, lamb koftas and roti wraps, the dishes have been influenced by popular cuisine from around the world.

Steve Collinson, executive chef at Oulton Hall, said: “The biggest challenge with conference and events menus is being able to produce dishes to suit a wide range of tastes and dietary requirements. Conference food generally consists of two to three safe and standard options, which is something that our new menu has changed.

“The research behind the menu focused on understanding what our customers eat not when they’re at a conference, but what they’d choose at home, in a café or a restaurant. This not only means that conference dining should be more enjoyable, but also means it should be similar to delegates everyday food choices, making time out of the office or on the road a little more familiar.”