Lets get cracking opening new places to explore after all those Christmas crackers. we have a fabulous selection of promisingly taste-budding offerings opening up right in our locality very soon. Lets get cracking opening new places to explore after all those Christmas crackers. we have a fabulous selection of promisingly taste-budding offerings opening up right in our locality very soon.Lets get cracking opening new places to explore after all those Christmas crackers. we have a fabulous selection of promisingly taste-budding offerings opening up right in our locality very soon.
You might have come across Pizza Fella before, thanks to their 1960s Citroen H van outside Boots, but they’re bringing their authentic, Naples-inspired pizza to Vicar Lane in mid-December. Their new home is the former Pulse & Cocktails sex shop, and they’ve actually taken inspiration from its former guise to help inform the venue’s interior and menu – something you’ll really have to see to believe. The pizzas are what they’re all about though – they’re handmade by chef Miles Robinson using Italian Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes and Fior di Latte mozzarella. Only the best ingredients will do for one of the best pizzas places around.
Pizza Fella will open on 11-116 Vicar Lane in mid-December.
200 Degrees is one of Nottingham’s independent success stories. They started life as a coffee roaster, but that wasn’t enough, and a series of coffee shops soon followed. They now have two in Nottingham, with another in Birmingham, and soon they’ll be opening the fourth on Bond Street in Leeds. You can expect to be drinking ethically sourced, artisan coffee from the Colombian mountains and South Indian hills, with a selection of fresh sandwiches, salads and cakes if you’re peckish.
200 Degrees will open at 31 Bond Street, Leeds in early December 2016.
Taking over the unit that used to be a Next on the corner of Albion and Bond Street, Cosy Club are preparing to open in Leeds. They’ve got restaurants all over the UK and take inspiration from the past to create an eclectic style that invites you in. The menu is as diverse as the decor, with everything from breakfast fry ups to lunchtime burgers and evening tapas. Don’t worry if you’re not hungry, you can pop in for drinks, with an extensive cocktail menu and wine list, as well as guest ales, craft beers and hot drinks.
Cosy Club will open in West Riding House on the corner of Albion Street and Bond Street in early 2017.
Martin Pickles, the former owner of the Flying Pizza, is back with a new venue. He’s teamed up with Martin Hicks, the Managing Director of Weetwood Hall to open Convive, a high-end Mediterranean restaurant at the North Leeds hotel. It will seat 120 people and have a separate bar area and outdoor space with a retractable roof. The menu will focus on fresh, local produce – but the best is yet to come, because they’re introducing a ‘chef swap’ scheme with a number of Mediterranean restaurants to bring new ideas from the continent.
Convive will open at Weetwood Hall in February 2017.
Bengal Brasserie has been a Yorkshire favourite for over 20 years, with family-run venues in Burley, York and Harrogate, but 2017 will see them open their very first Leeds restaurant. They’re taking a 120 cover unit on Merrion Way, just opposite First Direct Arena, so you’ll be able to tuck into their tried and tested selection of Indian and Bengali dishes, including Murg Mohoni, Chicken Deshi and Tandoori Murg Bhuna.
Bengal Brasserie will open on Merrion Way in the Merrion Centre in Spring 2017.
The Union Coffee House
Great George Street is home to delis, pubs and restaurants, but it doesn’t have a proper coffee shop. That’s all set to change next month though, because The Union Coffee House is set to open in the former tailors shop. The venue has been given a personal touch with handmade benches and a hand-drawn mural – it’s the perfect setting to enjoy their ethically sourced coffee. They’ll also have sweet treats from The Brownie Bird, as well as a menu of hot and cold dishes. To top it off, they’re carefully selecting a range of local beers and international wines, in case you fancy something a little stronger.