RestaurantsWest YorkshireLeedsLS9

survey result

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With its soundtrack of French music from the ’30s and ’40s, its dark, candle-lit tables and its blackboard menu of classic Gallic dishes, Halifax-born chef-patron Steve Kendell has recreated his ideal vision of a traditional French bistro, handily close to Leeds Playhouse – with very good atmosphere and service, but also full-flavoured cuisine – which has played to full houses for 16 years now.

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Intimate… delightfully eclectic” – there’s no shortage of plaudits for this “romantic” fixture, where there’s “no menu but all the choices are on a giant blackboard”. The overall effect is “just like dining in France…confit of duck, French onion soup, boeuf bourguignon etc.”, and the early-evening menu is “amazing value for money” too.

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Intimate… delightfully eclectic” – there’s no shortage of plaudits for this “romantic” fixture, where there’s “no menu but all the choices are on a giant blackboard”. The overall effect is “just like dining in France…confit of duck, French onion soup, boeuf bourguignon etc.”, and the early-evening menu is “amazing value for money” too.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Well known on the Leeds dining circuit” – this “brilliant bustling and always busy” favourite is “top notch for romance” and serves “well-prepared, classic dishes all sensibly priced (as is the wine list)”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
100

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.20 £23.90 £6.90
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.95
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Service 10.00%
St Peters Square, Leeds, LS9 8AH
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday5:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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