New bar spy - The Vanguard

Leeds Gets All-New Brunch Spot And Cocktail Lounge, The Vanguard

The Vanguard

Last updated . By Georgia Evans.


Now Open

The Vanguard is an all-new cafe by day and trendy lounge bar by night, from the minds behind Roland’s and The Domino Club. Located right in the heart of the city, this hip new hangout is a multi-functional space boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, cosy leather booths and a long marble-topped bar giving it a contemporary chic feel.

Offering diners the best of both worlds, The Vanguard's brunch menu boasts brekkie classics such as blueberry oat porridge, homemade beans on toast and breakfast rolls to enjoy alongside local coffee blends and breakfast cocktails. By 4:30 pm, the space is then reinvented as mixologists take over and the music is cranked up for the evening crowds.

The Vanguard’s eclectic wine list features 30 handpicked bottles, featuring the ‘break even bottle’ a popular scheme at the owner's other venues where exceptional cases of wine are sold at cost price, making delicious tipples more affordable. There’s also an extensive menu of classic cocktails with a Vanguard twist, including a Pisco Sour with fennel syrup and Vespers made with Douglas Fir tree vodka for a little extra edge.