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Four new places to eat and drink in Leeds

Written by
Shaun Curnow

Last month we revealed five new venues in Leeds, including Turtle Bay, a second Alchemist and the secretive new cocktail bar on Greek Street known as 7. This month heralds the arrival of four new destinations for foodies and drinkers to enjoy.

Take a look at what's in store:

Archie's Bar & Kitchen

Archie's Bar & Kitchen

Ossett Brewery, which will be familiar to readers for breathing new life into The Old Peacock, will soon be opening another Granary Wharf venue to accompany The Hop and recently launched Candlebar.

Archie's Bar & Kitchen will open its doors on September 4 and is located directly underneath Leeds Railway Station on Dark Neville Street. The venue, formerly Wasabi Teppan-Yaki, spans two of Granary Wharf's arches, and will focus as much on food as drink.

To eat, Archie's will be serving premium breakfasts, weekend brunches and all day dinner options. Menu choices include chicken wings, salt beef croquettes and lamb shoulder, alongside classics like fish and chips. For drinks, expect a range of beers, ciders and cocktails. Plus, of course, a selection of Ossett Brewery's own beers.

Inside, the venue has gone for an 'urban' vibe, but will also evoke memories of the seaside with decorative deckchairs, funfair mirrors and even a full-size '70s VW Campervan.

During the day a jukebox will be taking care of music duties, but a resident DJ will be encouraging people to the dancefloor in the evenings during the weekend. 

Archie's Bar & Kitchen, Dark Neville Street, Leeds LS1 4BR.

Wolf Street Food 

Wolf Street Food

With existing locations that include Old Spitalfield’s Market in London, Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield and Manchester Arndale, Wolf Street Food this week saw a new outlet open on St. Paul's Street in Leeds too.

The Wolf Street Food brand, part of the Go Italian Street Food franchise, offers Italian takeaway lunches for good food on the go. Customers order by picking their 'base' (which includes pasta bowls, focaccia, piada – an Italian wrap – or a salad bowl), then a meat or vegetable to fill it, followed by a selection of sauces and deli toppings.

The menu also includes pizzas, freshly prepared baguettes and breakfast options.

Wolf Street Food, 8a St. Paul's Street, Leeds, LS1 2LE.

Stockdales of Yorkshire

Stockdales of Yorkshire

Taking over the site that used to be Sam's Chophouse on South Parade, Stockdales of Yorkshire is a steakhouse that promises a premium meat eating experience with the help of award-winning Leeds chef Anthony Flinn. 

With an opening date for later in September, the Stockdales chefs are already beavering away on the menu which will includes quality ribeye steaks, gourmet Wagyu beef burgers, gin cured salmon and duck egg with truffle soldiers. Desserts revealed so far include apple tart tatin and hazelnut creme brulee with chocolate ice cream.

Stockdales of Yorkshire, 8 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QX.

Revolución De Cuba

Delivering a combination of South American food, cocktails, rum and good times, Revolución de Cuba will soon have a new restaurant in Leeds to accompany existing sites across the country, which include Sheffield, Derby and Manchester.

Moving into the old Baracoa site on Call Lane, the huge venue has been treated to a £1.5 million refurbishment and the 700-person capacity, two-floor venue is expected to open late-October.  

Being one of the largest new restaurants in Leeds, Revolución de Cuba will also have space for live music and dancing, along with a Cantina menu of Cuban-inspired cuisine that includes tapas, paella, enchiladas, burritos and much more. 

Revolución de Cuba, Call Ln, Leeds LS1 6DT.

Do you know of a new bar, restaurant or cafe opening in Leeds soon that we've missed? Let us know.

For more dining options, take a look at some of our recommended restaurants in Leeds.

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