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Assembly Bar + Kitchen

Bennett Road | Heart, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN, England
+44 113 275 4548
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“cake” (4 reviews)
“fish fingers” (2 reviews)
“art displays” (2 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
Cafe, British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Bennett Road | Heart, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to relax and chat with family and friends. Both the cafe and the garden are accessible for wheelchairs and Heart has a super chilled atmosphereMore

Thank sheryllmonique
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello and thank you so much for your lovely review. It's great that you've accessed the garden area. We think it's a hidden gem. With the Green Yard and secure nature of the space making it safe and away from the busy Headingley roads, it...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Nice set up and atmosphere. However the meal was very ok-ish, ordered a jacket potato which came at least 10 minuets after my friends meals. I was the smallest potato I’ve ever seen and it was cold. I didn’t want to say anything as the...More

Thank chapelapple
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Hi, and thanks for your review. We're really sorry if you didn't have a good experience. Our intention is always to provide the best food we can and it's a genuine disappointment if we've let you down on this. I'd obviously like to encourage you...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

My first visit here was for a healing talk. Firstly I am pleased there was a disabled space free as walking is tiring for me. In the reception there were many plants for sale. On the walls there were several paintings displayed . We were...More

Thank lyn b
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Lovely to get a review from someone visiting us for the first time. There are more plants - part of The Green Yard - in our lovely courtyard and further art exhibitions are on the first floor, the second floor and in Assembly Bar +...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Heart is a great venue and is good for all kinds of visitors. It is very family friendly. The events there are also great and I've been going to the cafe for years. The food is usually very nice and the staff are lovely and...More

1  Thank N_1Leeds
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi and thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you come to HEART a lot and it's great to see you recognise the family friendly nature and our variety of great events. You are right that we have recently put up some of...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We love the Heart and come here often with our children and grandchildren. Most days its full of babies and toddlers (and their parents) bringing a bright and lively - if not exactly tranquil - ambience. It's great for a quick coffee or a meal,...More

Thank GothicVoyager
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review. It's great that you come here with children and grandchildren. HEART is by the community, for the community so it's lovely to see different generations using our facilities. Of course, the cafe isn't always full of toddlers! We...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visited 3 times. great gig venue, wish I lived closer. Cafe is very pleasant, food nice, prices ok but portions a little on the frugal side e.g. an extra veg sausage and slice of toast with breakfast would make a huge difference. How about a...More

Thank Nick R
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hi and thanks so much for reviewing us. On the plus side it's great that you've been a few times, enjoyed the food and appreciate us as a gig venue. Every Tuesday evening we have live music in the cafe and this is proving really...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here for a quick breakfast and coffee before spending a day at Headingley Stadium to watch the test match. Google Maps led us to a bland, community-centre-esque frontage, but do not be put off!! Upon entering the décor, layout and music were all tastefully...More

Thank harrogob
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Hello and thanks for the great feedback. It's so encouraging when people find us 'out of the blue' and enjoy what we do here. Perhaps the outside doesn't show us off at our best but, like you, many have found what's on the inside is...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I have been here three times for meetings. It's clean and reasonably busy with a wide of people including small children. I think it's a converted school into a local community centre, nice cafe, clean toilets and outside seating is available.More

Thank Ludwik D
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi and thanks for your review. The building was the old Headingley Primary School and converted, by the local community, into HEART. We have a fantastic area with outside seating (better when the weather is nice!) and we encourage children and all sectors of the...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

Excellent food and good service. They also have a very good beer range (of bottled beers) and sometimes one hand pulled ale. I've been here quite a few times and it isalways very good; the quiz (every third Wednesday of the month) is jolly too.More

Thank Gordon T
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Hi, and thanks for your comments. We do indeed have a very wide range of bottled beers; lots from independent and local suppliers, and we endeavour to have a draft ale on too. We are particularly pleased that you enjoy the quiz and look forward...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I attended this recently and it was the first time this venue had put on such an event It was amazing and hopefully they will arrange more. Lovely wines and cheeses supplied by the company who already stock HEART cafe and a fantastic atmosphere. Great...More

Thank Mogatha
Mike B, Manager at Assembly Bar + Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thanks for your comments about the Cheese and Wine Evening. We certainly hope to have more of these coming up in the future and, as you mention, there is always something different going on at HEART. We look forward to you coming back for more!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bennett Road | Heart, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds  >  Headingley
  • Phone Number: +44 113 275 4548
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Nestled inside Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre (HEART), away from the hustle and bustle of Headingley, Assembly Bar + Kitchen (formerly the HEART Cafe) offers hot drinks, craft beers, fresh cakes, and a range of freshly made food using local produce, including veggie/vegan options and all day breakfasts. The space features changing art displays and has an enclosed courtyard. HEART’s vision is to create a vibrant and welcoming space for a wide range of people to meet, mix, work and play. Easy access for people with disabilities is a priority and we will always do what we can to ensure the centre is accessible to all. We pride ourselves on being family and breastfeeding friendly. Assembly Bar + Kitchen is a great place to grab a coffee or lunch with family or friends, a creative place to hold a business meeting and a perfect hideaway for an after work drink. Open Monday - Saturday 8am - 9pm, and later on event nights. Changes to weekly opening times are displayed by the entrance.
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