The Swine - The Next Chapter

by Joanna Myers in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

The Swine - The Next Chapter

Total raised £31,480

£35,000 stretch target 22 days left
125% 351 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £25,000 is pledged by 5th July 2024 at 7:00pm

To move The Swine That Dines to a new home. To take the next step in our journey from tiny sandwich to a restaurant Leeds can be proud of!

by Joanna Myers in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

A van and extra equipment to take the pig on the road. We are so pleased to be catering some of your special occasions this year. Some at The Swine, some out and about on your chosen special places. Currently we hire vans and some extra equipment when needed. Our own "swinemobile" would make this so much easier. 


We bought The Greedy Pig in 2012. We'd always wanted a restaurant but we only had enough money for tiny sandwich shop at the top end of town. A tiny sandwich shop, with one griddle, one oven and no customer toilet. We'd splashed out on a coffee machine but that meant no money for a shiny new sign, so we kept The Greedy Pig name. And so we set out to cook the best breakfast in Leeds up on North St. On Saturday mornings queues would form outside as people waited to get a table in our tiny little cafe. Our reputation became much larger than our 14 seat eatery as we got mentions in the "best brunches" articles in national newspapers. We funded a customer toilet by opening for a "Pie Night". Again the people came and queued around the block. And we got the cash to knock down a wall so that customers could get to our "facilities".

This allowed us to open evenings and become a real restaurant. We've done things with the Swine that we never imagined possible. We were the first in Leeds to put Ox Tongue on a menu. We heavily championed a "nose to tail" ethos, knowing where your produce comes from, reducing waste by using all of the animal. But part of that also meant going meat free now and then and we became the only evening restaurant in town to have a regular monthly vegetarian menu. They became the nights that booked out fastest much to our surprise.

We've prided ourselves on writing accessible menus. We want our food to be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are a seasoned diner or taking your first steps on your culinary journey. All are welcome at the swine.1717426138_outsideshotsmall2.jpg

But we've done what we can with a tiny kitchen, one oven and a griddle. It's time to grow again. We've found the perfect new home but it needs a lot of work to become the restaurant that we always dreamed off. 

The new space will have a sperate kitchen with room for a larger team of chefs, including an apprentice. We've long wanted to employ an apprentice to show the next generation of chefs what this industry has to offer. But we never felt the cramped environment was suitable. We will extend this to Front of House as we believe that this is can be just as much of a rewarding career as Chef.

We will have a private dining room. No more saying no to requests for small groups of diners celebrating their special events. The thought of this special space gives us so much joy!!!

The kitchen will have a dish washer!!! Stu can't get over the excitement of this! Other expenses will include building a bar, installing extraction and general out lay on new equipment for a leaner faster Swine!

But the thing that we really want to happen is a ground level accessible toilet. And that's why we took the decision to crowd fund. Please help us achieve our dream and become a restaurant for everybody. One that will make Leeds proud. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

A massive thank you.

Thank you. Every pledge that helps us recognise our dream is very much appreciated.

£20 or more

Stu's Famous Pickles

A jar each of Stu's Famous House Pickles and Legendary Piccalilli. A bottle of Stu's Curry Oil - secret to many of his dishes! Available for collection or delivered to a Leeds Postcode

£25 or more

Four #BeefFatBuns - Heat At Home

Four of our famous #BeefFatBuns - as featured in Olive Magazines "Bucket List Dishes". Packaged to reheat at Home. Salt Beef, #BeefFatBun and Stu's House Pickles. Available for collection or delivery within a Leeds Postcode

£30 or more

Jo's Lemon Meringue or Custard Tart

Jo makes the best Lemon Meringues and Custard Tarts in Leeds. A bold statement! But she's well known for the desserts she serves at The Swine. This your chance to serve one in your own home. A large Pie will feed 8-10 people. An email will be sent asking for your choice of pie and for your preferred date. For collection or delivery within a Leeds Postcode.

£30 or more

Four Individual Swine Pies - Heat At Home

Four handmade Pies. Stu's fillings and Jo's Pastry. Delivered frozen to reheat at home. An email will be sent asking you for your choice of pies and your preferred date. Vegetarian Filling available. Available for collection or delivery within a Leeds Postcode.

£50 or more

Ten #BeefFatBuns - Heat At Home

Four of our famous #BeefFatBuns - as featured in Olive Magazines Ten of our famous #BeefFatBuns - as featured in Olive Magazine's "Bucket List Dishes". Packaged to reheat at Home. Salt Beef, #BeefFatBun and Stu's House Pickles. Available for collection or delivery within a Leeds Postcode

£50 or more

Lunch For Two

A three course lunch, for two people, at The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£75 or more

Masterclass with Stu

Learn the mysteries of Offal, Gravy/Sauces and Terrines Classes will be small in size and will take place on a Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon. Dates to be confirmed. Flexibility for groups. Classes end with the group eating together and getting the chance to pick Stu's brains. Participates take home what they have cooked.

£100 or more

Lunch For Four

A three course lunch, for four people, at The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£100 or more

Dinner for Two

A three course dinner, for two people, at The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£200 or more

Dinner for Four

A three course dinner, for four people, at The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£500 or more

Private Dine for Ten People

A three course meal for TEN people in the private dining room at The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£1,500 or more

Book out The New Swine That Dines

We will serve a three course meal to the maximum of THIRTY people at the new The Swine That Dines. Voucher valid for two years from Opening Night at our new Leeds City Centre Premises. Does not include drinks.

£2,200 or more

Your Christmas Party At The Swine That Dines

We will serve a Christmas menu to a maximum of THIRTY people at the new Swine That Dines. This can be Christmas 2024 or 2025. Does not include drinks.

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