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The Brunswick: the latest addition to Leeds' booming Northern Quarter

Written by
Becky Wilding

The Brunswick, a three-story venue that was formerly a bridal shop and Christian centre, is soon to become the latest addition to the city's increasingly thriving Northern Quarter

Taking over what was previously and unassuming building on the corner of North Street and Melbourne Street, The Brunswick is due to open its doors on September 10 and promises to be a new and exiting hotspot for food, drink and art.

The ground floor of The Brunswick is the bar area, boasting a revolving selection of World and British beers, with a particular focus on the north. So far, The Brunswick has revealed that it will have beers from Cloudwater Brew Co on tap, but expect many more to be revealed imminently.

The first floor will offer a friendly and informal dining space with a menu of seasonal, modern fare created by head chef and co-owner, Matty. Such tasty treats will include mackerel fillet marinated in beetroot served with a dill cucumber salad, and mushroom and squash croquet with rocket and aioli. You can also indulge your inner child with a homely brunch of dippy duck eggs and sourdough soldiers.

The top floor will be a dedicated arts space, where work will be showcased on two-monthly rotations. First up, IAM Collective will curate an exhibition which profiles local artists and the independent arts scene.

Samuel Haworth, Nick Lofts, Samuel Ward, and Matty Wall are the hard-working team behind The Brunswick, who are bringing with them is an impressive collective background of industry experience, from Tall Boys Beer Market, The Northern Monk, Nation of Shopkeepers, The Belgrave Music Hall, and Brudenell Social Club.

'The four of us stripped the place out ourselves. We then came together with local creatives including Curiosity Allotment and Group Ginger to create something we are so proud of. We can't wait for everyone to come and see what we have to offer,' says Haworth.

With close neighbours that include The Reliance and BrewDog's new pup on the block, ShuffleDog, along with the rejuvenated Merrion Street offerings, The Brunswick is set to bring even more excitement to this increasingly popular side of the city. 


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The Brunswick, 82 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN. 

The Brunswick isn't the only new venue opening in Leeds. Take a look at four more new drinking and dining destinations coming to Leeds.

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