The Man Behind the Curtain


The Man Behind the Curtain serves experimental food to Leeds.

The name of the Michelin-starred restaurant refers to a line in The Wizard of Oz ‘pay no attention to that man behind the curtain’, meaning not to think about the head chef Michael O’Hare. Instead, it’s all about the food, which is served in a twelve-course tasting menu with names like ‘The Insecurity of Postmen in Oakley Sunglasses’ and ‘Inception of a Spacecat in Black.’ There’s also a wine pairing menu to maximise the taste.

Sitting on the top floor of the Flannels building, the restaurant is minimalist, with simple furnishings and large windows that flood the room with natural light. The venue hosts a rotating contingent of street art too.


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Monday - -
Tuesday 18:30 0:00
Wednesday 18:30 0:00
Thursday 18:30 0:00
Friday 18:30 0:00
Saturday 17:00 0:00
Sunday - -



The Man Behind the Curtain, Lower Ground Floor Flannels, 68-78 Vicar Lane, LS1 7JH


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves European and Tapas food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The Man Behind the Curtain serves a variety of experimental dishes served in interesting ways,

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