Banyan Leeds

Banyan Leeds

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Hours
Sun
10:00 - 23:00
Mon
10:00 - 23:00
Tue
10:00 - 23:00
Wed
10:00 - 0:00
Thu
10:00 - 0:00
Fri
10:00 - 0:00
Sat
10:00 - 0:00
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About
A stylish and genuine bar serving beautiful food and drink all day long in Leeds City Square. Join us for 2-4-1 cocktails Sunday - Friday all day and from 5pm every Saturday!
PRICE RANGE
£9.00 – £25.00
CUISINES
Bar, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles888 reviews
Excellent
548
Very good
174
Average
65
Poor
47
Terrible
54
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Lemonblade
Huddersfield141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
We decided on here for some food on our afternoon out and it is a good choice. The service is efficient although difficult to hear as its a very noisy place on a Saturday afternoon We mostly had chicken burgers and these were very nice but saw other dishes coming out that looked nice. Plenty of choice of beers and the price is reasonable (nowhere is cheap in Leeds)
Written 15 March 2020
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BanyanL1
Hi lemonblade! Thank you for your feedback regarding your visit with us! glad you enjoyed your experiance and hope to see you again soon.
Written 5 May 2020
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Nathan G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 couples
Me and my girlfriend came to banyan for food and drinks, we had a table booked for 7pm on a Tuesdays evening but they managed to fit us in 30 mins earlier which was amazing. We went through the order and pay app, the food we ordered was unreal, especially the deep fried brie. After the first and second round of drinks we had a couple of hiccups with drinks being late, but after speaking to the manager and our server Hannah all was resolved with a free drink and a round of shots. We made use of the two for one offer on drinks getting 2 salted caramel espresso martinis, 2 pacific punches and 2 banyan coladas which tasted delicious. We did get 2 mango margaritas which didn’t taste very nice due to not having the sugar in them, after speaking to Hannah about it the manager came over and profusely apologised and was quickly rectified. All in all dispute the rain and issues we had an excellent time and a really enjoyed ourselves! All the staff we’re amazing! The manager did an awesome job, Hannah was awesome. I didn’t get the name of the woman who sat us but she was awesome too! We can’t wait to comeback and a big thank you to all the staff too!
Written 28 April 2021
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R-P
Batley6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Really good dining experience. We went for the bottomless brunch and found the food and service to be great value for a city centre location. Our waitress, Jodie, was exceptional. Very attentive and always made sure the Prosecco kept flowing! She is a credit to the business. Thank you!
Written 16 August 2021
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Banyan L
Thanks so much for your feedback on Banyan Leeds. I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind Regards, Banyan Leeds Manager
Written 17 August 2021
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Alice L
Scunthorpe9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
On February the 14th I ate at the Leeds establishment this was at 7 o’clock and was a table for six people . The service we received that night was terrible , every time we had a question regarding the Valentine’s Day menu the staff were so in informed they had to relay back to a manager to return 20 minutes later . We had all decided to only have 2courses from the set menu everyone choosing desserts , however 30 minutes after our mains had been taken away not a single member of staff had to come to take our next order , because this had taken so long we couldn’t eat dessert as we had another reservation we was already late for . I did in fact complain to the staff who said they was taking £30 off the bill which when considering their was six of us was a very little amount , however due to us already being late we accepted this . When reading the bill later we had found out only £12 had been taken off bill with the staff misleading us . On such a special night of the year this but a great Dampen on the night .
Written 15 February 2020
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jojolloyd
37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Always eat at banyan in leeds whenever we visit , we travel 40 minutes by train to get there so we visit on trips to leeds and on special occasions. Yesterday , having been sent an email offering '50% off food all january including sunday roasts and steaks ' I booked a table for 2 as it was an anniversary meal. Before we ordered I mentioned the email I had received and was told it was only available if the table had been pre booked ( which it had ) . To then be told the offer wasn't available on sundays. The table had leaflets on it stating that the offer wasn't available on sundays but I explained that it didnt state that on my email. The waitress went over to fetch a manager who told me the offer wasn't available in leeds but I explained that I had booked the table via the link on the email and I had been allowed to book leeds without a problem. I was then made to feel awkward and embarrassed when she stood over me and asked to see the email which I tried to find whilst my husband sat there and in the end he left the table out of embarrassment. As it was taking me some time to locate the email she came to the decision that as it was a pre booked table for an anniversary meal she would knock 20% off the food and offer a free round of drinks. We ate the food , and asked for the bill. The bill arrived with nothing knocked off at all so I mentioned the managers offer and they knocked two glasses of wine off the bill and said they wouldn't knock anything off the food as I had had a Sunday lunch which was already on offer ??? The email clearly said 50% off sunday lunches which I presume they only serve on a sunday ???? All very confusing !! I left a decent tip and we still stayed behind and had another drink at the bar but I feel we will not eat here again as we were made to feel uncomfortable. I have attached the photo of the email below and see if any of you would have thought the offer isn't available on sundays in leeds ???
Written 12 January 2020
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Jane
Ilkley8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Stupidly we hadn't booked a table assuming it would be quiet in January but the absolute opposite was the case. The restaurant was extremely busy with lots of group bookings taking advantage of the restaurant's January 1/2 price offer. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and told we would have to wait 2-3 mins for a table and it was suggested we might want to order drinks first. We were then led to a lovely table upstairs and introduced to the member of staff who would be looking after us. I had the Bang Bang Chicken Salad which was delicious and filling. The member of staff dealing with us, Mike, was incredibly friendly, efficient, attentive and provided exceptional customer service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Written 16 January 2020
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BanyanL1
Hello Jane, Thank you so much for review! January has been exceptionally busy for us however we are really glad the team were so welcoming and hospitable! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Mike and ensure he is recognised for his top class service. We hope to see you again soon! Many thanks The Banyan Team
Written 7 February 2020
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Phil J
Leeds8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Service extremely slow, over 2 hours for 3 courses. Chicken kebab meal was £14.95 and had 3 small pieces of chicken on one skewer, half of a chicken breast at best. Very disappointing for the price! One member of our party asked for a well done burger, turned up still pink. Ordered adult ice creams for the kids, children’s ice creams were supplied . Two large groups, one ladies and one gents started chanting at each other, encouraging each other to down drinks. Management did nothing to calm this situation down despite this being an Intimidating aggressive atmosphere for families who were in the restaurant having there meals. Wont be returning!
Written 19 December 2021
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Banyan L
Hi Phil J, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your visit. It is extremely disappointing to hear your visit with us was not up to our usual high standards of service and for this I do apologise. We would like to resolve this issue, and invite you back for the opportunity to experience our food and service at the high standard in which we pride ourselves. If you could please email managers@banyanleeds.co.uk with a convenient date and time for yourselves, we will be able to get you booked in. Kind Regards, Banyan Leeds Managers
Written 2 January 2022
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Cesca_Smith90
Wyke89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Came here for bottomless brunch for my birthday in August with 10 friends. Booking was really easy, a £15 deposit was required per head which was easy to process. One of the party was unable to attend and they just took that deposit off the overall bill at the end. The food was really tasty and good quality, my streak was cooked to perfection. It all came out at pretty much the same time. One of the party had an issue with their meal and the meal was taken off the bill as a gesture of good will. I think there could be more food options available that didn’t require the £5 surcharge but there is a good choice despite this. It keeps up with the market in that most places are similar so it’s not a dealbreaker. Cocktails weren’t the quickest at coming out, but they did have multiple different ones to make for a large table and there were several other large parties in as well so we absolutely understood this. The staff were very good at making sure you were offered replacement drinks before your glass was empty, and Prosecco was regularly topped up for everyone which was a good food. As it was my birthday I even got a free cocktail which wasn’t limited to the brunch cocktail choices, that was lovely and one of the nicest Pornstar Martini’s I’ve had. Hannah looked after our table and honestly they were the nicest person! Really friendly, chatty, personable and helpful. Hannah really couldn’t do enough for us and I would love it if our compliments were passed on so that Hannah could be recognised for the hard work and effort displayed. Every single person in our party mentioned how great Hannah’s service was so thank you Hannah, you’re an asset and we all hope you’re treated as such! Highly recommend and would definitely come back for bottomless brunch, and to try the normal menu as well.
Written 29 September 2021
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Karlososos
Leeds31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Horrendous. 12 of us came as part of a celebration for our engagement. We spent £300 which was including the 50% January deal. 2 of the meals arrived after some of us had finished our mains and were incorrect. Not only did they no discount is after making the mistakes but they then came back after we paid the £300 to say we owed them £4.20. I never put negative reviews on here but this was horrendous. I had been told Banyan was a high class restaurant but will never return after this evening especially when trying to celebrate such an important event. Will not be going back.
Written 24 January 2020
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Helen P
Leeds25 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
Banyan isn’t a restaurant at the moment. It’s an outdoor drinking tent full of shrieking drunk people. It’s not an appealing place to sit and eat. The menu has been cut down and the prices of the drinks have increased, which wouldn’t be so bad if what they were offering was any good. £30 for a bottle of cheap Prosecco? No thanks. Some cocktails are two for one but frankly this prices them at what they should have cost anyway. The clientele isn’t the same as usual. Perhaps the experience will improve when restaurants are able to open indoors again. You are asked to pay a deposit of £20 per head but when you order - and you have to pay in advance - you are asked to enter a code that is emailed with the booking confirmation in order to have the deposit netted off the cost. I asked the server about this: surely if you book and they know who you are and what table you are on, they can apply the discount to the bill automatically? No. Reason: “everyone would be getting free dinners”. Eh? The truth is, they are hoping that you will forget that you have paid a deposit and are making it as difficult as possible for guests to retrieve their deposits. I don’t particularly enjoy being treated as a cash cow in that kind of loud and offensive environment so 8don’t think that I’ll be back soon. It’s a shame because before this, Banyan had good food, good service and decent drinks.
Written 24 April 2021
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TASSY1
Normanton68 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 friends
We had a booked a table, on entry, we were seated promptly and drinks taken. We weren't aware it was table service. The two for one cocktails are good value. The service and cocktails was good, it was when we got to the food it went downhill. We ordered food, 5 out of the 6 meals arrived and the server didn't realise that one was missing or which one it was. Cutlery was not delivered with the food and I had to ask for it twice. By the time the cutlery arrived, our food was cold. The 6 meal came but it was wrong. We were told they would take that off the bill, however when the bill came, they had charged us for the wrong food item and two of the replacement item. I wouldn't rush back in a hurry, the music is too loud, the service wasn't the best.
Written 6 August 2022
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Banyan L
Hi Tracy, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your visit with us. It is extremely disappointing to hear that your visit with us was not up to our usual high standards of service and for this we do apologise. As an extension of our apology, we would like to invite you and your party back for a meal with the use of our privilege discount and a round of drinks on us. If you could please email managers@banyanleeds.co.uk with a date and time that is convenient for yourself, and we will be able to get you booked in. Kind Regards, Banyan Leeds Manager
Written 11 August 2022
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Jade R
Leeds32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
Food, drinks and service was great. However we were under the impression food was half price in January from Friday - Sunday. We came here Sunday afternoon and had the Sunday Roast and were told when our bill came this was full price and the 50% off does not apply to the Sundays roasts. I would of had no issue with this and happy to pay the full price but this does not state this exception anywhere on the website or menu. Please see attached terms and conditions from the website regarding the 50% off. This does not mention anything about the Sunday lunch not being included.
Written 24 January 2022
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Banyan L
Hello Jade, Thank your for taking the time to provide with us with feedback from your visit. We do apologise for the mix up with your bill and you are completely right, the Sunday Roast is included within the 50% off offer and should have been discounted. If you could please contact us via email on managers@banyanleeds.co.uk with your booking name and contact number, we will arrange for your refund to be processed as soon as possible. Many thanks, Team Banyan
Written 31 January 2022
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Sinyee
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 friends
Terrible service, terrible food and can't even refund properly. I have never formally complained at a restaurant to the point of a refund so this was a first. Our food took around 40-50 minutes long to arrive, when we waved down a waitress to let her know our food hadn't arrived yet, she acted incredibly blasé and rude. Our food thankfully arrived a minute or two later but had quite clearly been left to sit for a while as the food was lukewarm to cold. One of my friends found a hair in their food as well as some of the supposedly 'cooked' food not entirely cooked through. Another one of my friends and I had ordered the same meal, but I had asked for the upgraded chips and for some items to be removed from the sandwich. Well, when the food arrived we were given the correct plates (I had my upgraded chips and my friend had her regular ones) but we had each other's sandwiches... and wasn't able to catch on before already having had a bite. All of this added up to become an unpleasant experience. We managed to get a refund, however, even the refund wasn't done correctly. I was short changed and the person giving us our refunds was unclear about whose order they were trying to refund. The service is absymal and the food is just as bad. I wouldn't come here even if someone paid me honestly.
Written 18 July 2021
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hoochharris
West Yorkshire156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
Booked on a busy Sat night for bottomless supper. Group of 6. Seated straight away. Paid extra £5 each for espresso martinis. Food was lovely. Hannah our amazing waitress made sure that we never had empty glasses and was really polite and friendly. Amazing value for money and can highly recommend.
Written 16 August 2020
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BanyanL1
Hi Hoochharris, Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so pleased you had such an enjoyable Bottomless Supper Club here with us! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Hannah. Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks The Banyan Team
Written 3 September 2020
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Yumi
41 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Mac n cheese here tasted funny along with even the plain water . Service was slow as well . Other tables food arrived before ours and had to wave the waiter down a few times even when getting the bill. Other waiters were talking around us , but didn’t step in to help even though we was waving them around . Other places has better Mac n cheese and service than this even my local takeaway at a much cheaper price . If I ever come back to Leeds I won’t choose to have Mac n cheese here
Written 29 July 2022
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Banyan L
Hi Roadman_k, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your visit. It is extremely disappointing to hear that your visit was not up to our usual high standards of service and for this we do apologise. We would like to offer you and your guest the opportunity to come back and enjoy a round of drinks on us and a meal with the use of our privilege discount. If you could please email managers@banyanleeds.co.uk with a date and time that is convenient for yourself and we will be able to get you booked in. Kind Regards, Banyan Leeds Manager
Written 8 August 2022
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