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“FANTASTIC MEAL!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rare - CLOSED

Rare
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$38
Cuisines: Steakhouse, British, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Championing premium local produce and offering a refined yet relaxed menu, Rare is a one-of-a-kind hideaway in Leeds. Enjoy succulent, whole roasted chickens served on a spike, freshly muddled cocktails, and meats brined, braised and slow-cooked in house for melt-in-the-mouth flavours. Chunky wood tables, free Wi-Fi and a range of eclectic specialist newspapers and magazines aid the laidback ambience at Rare restaurant, while local DJ legend Lucy Locket curates bespoke Rare playlists.
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“FANTASTIC MEAL!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Meat-eaters will love this place. The city centre restaurant offers a great selection of steaks, as well as a reasonably priced lunch menu for those wanting something lighter. Myself and a friend shared a 450g piece of sirloin (about 16 ounces according to google) as well as a number of sides. The service was exceptional; the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive and, if like us, you are unsure of what to order, their recommendations are excellent. I will definitely be heading back soon!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank MickeyBlue3
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Matthew075, Owner at Rare, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
It's great news that you were so well looked after and enjoyed the food so much.

Sharing a quality piece of meat with some lovely sides is what we are all about.

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to review us,

Matthew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food ”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Visited last month with my husband. The mead beer went down really well. We both had steak and it was cooked perfect. The portion sizes were small considering price but overall nice work. The cow in the middle is also a great focal point.

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Thank Liz L
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Matthew075, Owner at Rare, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for visiting Rare and taking the time to review, it makes a big difference to our business.

We are really pleased you enjoyed the food and that it was cooked so well.

Matthew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

The bar is was already a very nice area but the addition of the outdoor space makes it even better. The food was great as was the service. The Pork Belly with Crackling was awesome, well cooked and presented. The choice of beers and lagers on sale was also different and very niche. If your coming to Leeds then you need to try to book a table

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank disneyjon
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Matthew075, Owner at Rare, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review Rare.

We're not just a steakhouse as you've proved by sampling our pork belly and spending time in our bar and outside area.

Great to hear the service was up to standard too.

Matthew
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Moooverlous :-)”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Ate at Rare last night. Good choice of beers on (from Ilkley brewery), food was excellent and staff v friendly - cant ask for anymore! We even sat at the table with the massive stuffed cow overlooking us!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Chris12111
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Matthew075, Owner at Rare, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Can I first congratulate you in getting the words Moo into a review, excellent work.
Secondly we are really glad you enjoyed your time at Rare, just how it should be.

Thanks,

Matthew
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“The ultimate restaurant experience!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Recently went to Rare as a spur of the moment meal for a friends birthday. Cannot say enough about the food and service at this restaurant. As someone who has worked in the service industry for >5 years I generally have high expectations for a meal of this calibre. Needless to say Rare met and surpassed my expectations. I shared a large porterhouse with my friend along with a few sides. The presentation and quality of the food is some of the best I've had. The steak was an excellent cut and perfectly cooked. The service is informative, friendly, yet understated making the whole experience one to remember.

Highly recommend Rare to anyone looking for some good grub!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Jack P
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Matthew075, Owner at Rare, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
This is a really kind review and is what our jobs are all about. Giving our customers a fantastic, informal restaurant experience.

May I add that the Porterhouse is a choice well made.

Thanks for taking the time to review us,

Matthew
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