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£12 - £35
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely amazing meal here this evening as a family of two adults and two children (12 and 14). We cannot fault the food...every dish was delicious and the portions were very generous. We shared some mezze to start and had four different...mains- lamb shank, lamb tagine, stuffed chicken and chicken kebab. The meat was all cooked to perfection..the lamb fell off the bone, and the accompanying side dishes were all so fresh and tasty. The food was very clearly cooked fresh and the service was excellent. We had a lovely evening and would highly recommend if you are in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little place for authentic fresh food.Great menu choice,we all had different dishes and thoroughly enjoyed our Yorkshire Portions! .Very lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep.Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick meal after a long day of driving. As it was late we ordered a couple of staters and (imam bayaldi, greek salad, hummus) and a main chicken kebab to share. We were asked if we wanted everything together or in...order. The food arrived with almost all coming together which was fine. Everything was delicious. If there was anything to complain about it was that they had no falafel and the hummus had a tad too much salt. The hot bread was a really nice touch and we enjoyed everything. We will definitely return if we have the chance.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 December 2023 via mobile

Lucky to have this restaurant on our doorstep. Visited tonight with my husband. Never been before but definitely will again. It was a great atmosphere, the staff were very friendly and the food was fresh , tasty and piping hot. Thank you Lavanta. We'll be...back!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Visited on Sunday for lunch. Food absolutely excellent, lovely setting, great service… and only £17 for 2 courses! Ridiculous value, no corners cut. I had the meatballs in a delicious thick tomato sauce with homemade super soft flatbread, followed by Lamb kebab cubes with salad,...rice and two dips. Everyone else had different choices (chicken, pasta with king prawns) but were equally impressed. Oh and you can park right outside the door.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Three of us had a booking for dinner. We were shown to our choice of table. It didn’t set off well, no Peroni to drink and no meatballs for starters but I guess these things happen. We settled on Tomato and basil soup, with unexpected...pomegranate bits, Stuffed vine leaves and the Smoked Salmon for starters, followed by the Lamb shank with chips, Polllo Porcini and the Spring fruity lamb. It was very good if a little salty. Good atmosphere and very friendly staff. £90.44 for the three of us including the tip is good value.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 October 2023

Service was great and the food was even better defo recommend and be coming back again!! Really nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Fantastic food and exceptional service! Orhan is a fabulous chef, the lamb shank was cooked to perfection, Orhan cooks it in a stone oven for over 4 hours. His son, Jamie looked after us and was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. All in...all an fantastic dining experience and we will be back, next time brining friends and family!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

I booked a table for dinner after we had been to the Ashes Test at Headingley. We were staying at the Weetwood Hall so we walked up from the cricket ground and it was then only a few minutes walk back to the hotel from...here. We ordered main courses which took a long time to arrive (nearly an hour) but the food was really lovely and worth the wait. My husband had the chicken kebabs and I had the lamb shank and our friend had braised lamb, and it was all absolutely delicious and the lamb was very tender. We ordered dessert which was also very nice. The thing that let this place down is the service. There was one young lady on her own and another young chap who seemed to be flitting between clearing tables and in the kitchen. They did their best, but honestly, concentrate on the people you have in the restaurant rather than laying more tables at nearly 10pm (we were in there for nearly two and a half hours, there were already several tables laid ready but she continued setting places at more empty tables.... there were no apologies as to the length of time it took for our food or perhaps we would like another drink while we were waiting). We had to try and attract her attention to ask for more drinks and we sat for ages after our main course waiting to be offered a dessert. In the end we managed to attact the attention of the young man to ask for the dessert menu. It wasn't as though they were closing and wanted us gone as another couple came in to dine at about 9.30. The staff need to be more attentive and keep an eye on the customers they have. I don't like waitresses hovering over you constantly, but keep an eye open for empty glasses in case you can sell them more drinks, and when you clear dirty dinner plates from the table perhaps ask if anybody would like to see a dessert menu? And then when you clear dessert plates ask if they would like coffee or maybe an after-dinner liquer? (We didn't have either). There is a percentage service charge added to the bill.... so think about it! The more you sell the more you will earn in service charge!! Upselling in a restaurant is very simple! You could have sold us another round of drinks and perhaps three coffees! The young lady was very pleasant but just not attentive. The party of 6 on the table by us were getting quite frustrated trying to get the bill while the waitress messed around with napkins and wine glasses at emptytables. It's a shame as the food is gorgeous, but they need more waiting staff, or those staff to be more attentive.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023 via mobile

We came back again to lavanta to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary and it was a lovely choice for food and atmosphere.and service..Fantastic evening . Thanks your hard work..

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023 via mobile

Delicious food. We had two kids foods and two adults and we all loved it. The service was friendly and efficient. I would definitely come back here if I was in the ares again

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

The food is amazing. The ambiance is sophisticated and friendly. The decor is chic and on trend. Everything on the well planned menu was so tempting I was grateful of the mixed Meze starter so we could have a taste of each. Its a very...popular and trendy restaurant with a fine well deserved reputation for excellence.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

Staying local so fancying trying somewhere other than hotel. Arrived to a lovely restaurant, could pick our table. We had their 2 course mid week offer which was amazing value for money. The food was delicious, great portions and authentic. Chef even popped out to...say hello. Service was perfect and I’d 100% recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

First visit here and the food did not disappoint. My wife had the lamb kebabs to start, delicious. The chicken stuffed with feta and spinach for main. Also delicious. I had the Babaganoush to start and it was actually some of the best I’ve ever...tasted. I opted for the calamari as a main, delicious. We will return.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 10 February 2023 via mobile

One of the finest please in Leeds, special ingredients, delicius food everthing handmade as chef i am strongly advice these restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5