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The Cork & Claw - CLOSED

Main Street | The Duke, Leeds LS17 9DB, England
+44 1937 573259
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good19%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
1 Dec 2015
“early days for new owners”
19 Jun 2015
“A Great Shame”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Steakhouse, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Main Street | The Duke, Leeds LS17 9DB, England
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 December 2015

decided to try the duke again after hearing it has changed hands for the umpteenth time the new owner was very welcoming and attentive the food was ok good value decent choice of starters and mains we wish the new people all the best as...More

2  Thank brian h
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Sadly the Duke is closed once again. A matter of real regret for an East Keswick villager. The most recent incarnation at the Duke served great beer and occasionally very decent seafood. Unfortunately, sometimes pretty average too with erratic service and running out of certain...More

6  Thank William B
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2015

A MESSAGE FROM RACHEL & PETER After reading a few messages regarding the Duke we have decide to let everyone know why we decided to move to a different location. Although many comments and thoughts will be towards losing out and yet another failure for...More

Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you are thinking of going, it is SHUT. If you are thinking of opening a business there . You must be out of your mind. Over the last ten years it has staggered on through one hopeless attempt after another. We would love it...More

2  Thank Regdor
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Customers seem to be an incovienence, communication even more so. A Horrible experience never again.

5  Thank S4444
Reviewed 4 June 2015

the most over priced rubbish ive had in years the place is never open when it is they are not freindly at all meal not good drinks awful atmosphere non existant wont be going back and i recomend you dont either

5  Thank alan s
Reviewed 2 June 2015

having lived in Scarcroft for 18 months and trying all the local places, I have to say that the dinner and drinks we had last week were by far the best ... I will definitely be going back next week ....!!! - the staff were...More

1  Thank jamesblack007
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Visited for lunch on Sunday,the place was quiet but the staff were very cheerful and welcoming. The menu was extensive and interesting. Service was very good and quick and the food was excellent, we asked for some modification to one dish when we ordered and...More

1  Thank David W
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

I visited just after midday on a Saturday, to be met by the lovely couple who ran the pub. Very chatty and engaging, especially as I was on my own. It is clear the pub/restaurant had undergone a large referb, and demonstrates the new owners...More

1  Thank Sam E
CorkandClawTeam, Manager at The Cork & Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2015

Thank you for your kind reply and hope that perhaps you come back another time to enjoy of food.

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We went here as a group of 16 - 10 adults and 6 children. Bar was good when we arrived for a drink but then got told by the staff 2 were trying so weren't sure what the service would be like.......would of understood that...More

8  Thank carolinecav
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2015

There is only one thing good about Tripadvisor and that is being able to respond to comments like this in full. Sadly when guests post these attacks on hard working businesses they have no idea what effect it does on the morale of staff or...More

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

4 of us ate at this restaurant on bank holiday Monday. It was very quiet but didn't lack any atmosphere. Timothy Taylor's on hand pull was kept beautifully and went down well. We all had starter , main and dessert. The food was fresh tasty...More

1  Thank Jane C
CorkandClawTeam, General Manager at The Cork & Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2015

Thank you for your lovely comments about the food and how helpful and attentive the girls serving you were. We take great pride in offering service to match the food and ambience. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. LOBSTERFEST starts in June...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | The Duke, Leeds LS17 9DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 1937 573259
  • E-mail
The Cork & Claw is a Seafood and Grill restaurant designed as a 'fisherman's shack' with high quality fresh fish and meat delivered daily by Ramus Seafood and Sykes Farm. The new restaurant opened in February and has a wide selection of great seafood, shellfish and meat. It also has a good choice for our young guests and our vegitarian lovers. Enjoy a light lunch or dinner with also early starter and main course option between 5.30Pm and 7pm for just £12.95.
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