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Friends of Ham

  • Bars and pubs
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
Friends of Ham, Restaurants, Leeds
Photograph: Christopher Nunn

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Craft beers, quality meats, cheese, small plates and platters are the staple of this convenient city centre bar and restaurant.

Friends of Ham is a favourite among craft beer and food lovers in Leeds. Since opening a couple of years ago it's become a go-to destination for great food and drink, serving quality charcuterie and cheese alongside equally good beverages, including a wide range of craft ales and wine. Located a short walk from both Leeds train station and Boar Lane, it’s a convenient spot to duck into.

Local brews from Summer Wine and Ilkley are joined by the US’ Flying Dog and New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys on draft along with a wide-ranging bottle menu including larger bottles to share.

The menu has a section dedicated to small dishes, such as jabugo bruschetta or ploughman’s, that start from as little as £5; order them alongside meats, cheeses and bread if you’re in the mood for a more substantial feast. Or try one of the platters if you’re in the mood for sharing (from £12.50).

The space has recently been extended, and now benefits from a central bar that's twice the size of the original, as well as more upstairs seating, making it a good choice if you’re in the mood to settle in for a day of eating and drinking.

Written by Diane Amesbury


4-8 New Station Street
Opening hours:
Mon-Wed noon-11pm; Thu-Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-10pm
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