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The Cross Keys

#181 of 1,478 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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107 Water Lane, Leeds LS11 5WD, England
+44 113 243 3711
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Cross Keys is obviously a Leeds institution and of such a good pedigree expectations are always going to be high. For me The Cross Keys delivers everything I want from a pub! The place is warm and inviting, it's in the heart of the city yet feels full of locals. The Sunday roast was amazing and service second to... More 

Thank wbebb1975
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is my work local, and I love everything about it. The beer is consistently varied and interesting (4 cask ales on rotation), the food is excellent and the staff are always lovely: friendly and helpful to a fault. It may seem a little pricey, but it is well worth it for a good pint in a friendly atmosphere.

Thank Daniel J
Hong Kong, China
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went on a wet and cold winter's day and the pub was warm with wood fires and subtle lighting. The chips must be one of the best we've ever had (triple fried) and we loved the salmon and salted beef sandwiches. We absolutely loved it and all the pints too.

Thank AnnY_in_UK
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I'd say it's a pub not a restaurant but anyway.. Always a relaxed and welcoming environment. All the bar staff seem friendly and if you're unsure what to have they advise and let you taste before ordering. The beer always tastes great and with a large selection North bar give you're spoilt for choice. They obviously have a chef who... More 

Thank Rob C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, lovely menu, very friendly staff Superb winter afternoon in gorgeous surroundings. One of Most inviting pubs!

Thank slss16
Skipton, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

So I gave it 5 stars, for what is essentially a pub the food was excellent, good beers and Good inexpensive wines. Now I would have probably only given it 3/4 Stars if I was comparing it to a "Top Restaurant" Why ? Toilets only one [disabled] in use for the gents. Lamb dish Good Lamb and The shepherds pie... More 

Thank Crookrise
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Love it in here! They do really nice Sunday Roasts which are great for meet ups with family and friends, staff are friendly and welcoming and has a lovely atmosphere, get the table by the fire!

Thank Troyd081
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I visited this pub for a wedding lunch recently and I must say the food served was excellent. There was also a great selection of beers and spirits available

Thank Dundrum8
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

This was a hidden gem so close to town tucked away and I can't believe I never stepped in all these years !!! Thanks to our Google search for a dog friendly restaurant we found this place and the food was Amazing !! I was expecting decent fish chips which was no longer on the menu and we ordered various... More 

Thank Fathima I
Hampshire, UK
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Here for a quick lunch and the food is superb and a great choice of ales. Has a lovely, cosy, friendly feel about. Highly recommended.

Thank sean1166

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$50
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Water Lane, Leeds LS11 5WD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 243 3711
All the warmth and friendliness of your favourite country pub, but right in the middle of Leeds. The Cross Keys is located in the up-and-coming Holbeck Village, near the thriving and stylish Granary Wharf. Originally a 19th-century inn, The Cross Keys combines a passion for local British produce, and a love for top-quality beer, wine and spirits. Brought to you by Leeds favourite North Bar, and embodying their dedication to enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, gorgeous interiors, and a fabulous range.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?