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Celebrity hot spot The Ivy is bringing its modern British dishes to Leeds

Celebrity hot spot The Ivy is bringing its modern British dishes to Leeds While The Ivy’s traditional reputation might be as celebrity hot spot on West Street in London, give it a few months and it’ll be known as the venue brand that’s in every UK town. With 16 sites across the country and six more ready to pop up, they’ve aimed at the £165 million Victoria... Read more >

La Casita open third restaurant in Leeds City Centre

La Casita open third restaurant in Leeds City Centre Having conquered the residents of Horsforth and Ilksley's hearts, La Casita is coming to Leeds. The restaurant, also known as the Little House of Tapas, is opening in the city centre this November and will be taking over one of Granary Wharf's archways. Expect a similar menu to the previous sites,... Read more >

Leeds finally has a rock and roll bar for all the punks, goths and alternative rockers

Leeds finally has a rock and roll bar for all the punks, goths and alternative rockers Do you want to rock and roll all night? And party every day? Well, Leeds, it’s your lucky day because you’ve just found a place that can do both. Howl is the city’s newest rock ‘n’ roll bar and is meant to be a haven for all the punk rockers, goths and alternative... Read more >

Mr Nobody has been replaced with Leeds' latest Tiki bar

Mr Nobody has been replaced with Leeds' latest Tiki bar It was a sad day when Mr Nobody closed last month, but when the bar gods shut a door, they open a window to another country. At least, that’s the goal with Bamboo Door, Leeds’ newest Tiki bar. The guys behind Mr Nobody have changed tack, opening the second venue of the same name after... Read more >

New BBQ restaurant The Smokin' Bar offers mouth-watering chicken wings and huge racks of ribs

New BBQ restaurant The Smokin' Bar offers mouth-watering chicken wings and huge racks of ribs American food is all about massive cuts of meat smoked for hours and slavered in BBQ sauce and finally we can get our fill in Leeds. The guys behind the Leeds Bierkeller Complex are opening a US site focusing on Old West cooking, with a contemporary twist. They’ll be taking out The World Bar... Read more >

Expect more than 15 types of martini at the new Leeds Dirty Martini

Expect more than 15 types of martini at the new Leeds Dirty Martini With their huge range of cocktails and brilliant happy hours, Dirty Martini has taken the country by storm, and it was only a matter of time before it stopped in Leeds. Opening in November 2017, the new cocktail bar will specialise in martinis including the old classic, along with flavours such as... Read more >

Leeds' latest restaurant Home looks to serve fine-dining dishes in a warm, welcoming environment

Leeds' latest restaurant Home looks to serve fine-dining dishes in a warm, welcoming environment Home is a new fine-dining restaurant that's opening in the heart of Leeds this August. The brainchild of chefs Elizabeth Cottam (seen on Masterchef) and Mark Owens, the restaurant looks to showcase the British flavours we all know and love in new contemporary ways, all in a calm,... Read more >

Ham & Friends couples bold flavours with a serene atmosphere in its Grand Arcade digs

Ham & Friends couples bold flavours with a serene atmosphere in its Grand Arcade digs Ham & Friends is a welcoming wine bar and restaurant that's set up shop in the heart of the Grand Arcade in Leeds. Simply decorated with exposed brick walls, mahogany furniture and plain colour tones, the venue instantly washes a fresh feeling over everyone that enters through the door. The big... Read more >

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