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“Great discovery in a quiet part of Leeds”

Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #73 of 1,883 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$65
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Quarry Hill
Description: The thriving centre of Leeds may be bursting at the seams with chain bars and big name restaurants but don���t think for a minute there���s no quirky treatments to enjoy. Art���s Caf�� and Bar is the original hip, young Leeds hangout, combining eating, drinking and ��� surprise ��� local art. The bright and sunny interior, painted canary yellow and decked out in vintage-y furniture, is totally relaxed and the sort of place where you can spend a whole afternoon sipping a coffee and talking art, books and life in general. Many do. And during those long, soul searching hours you needn���t go hungry, Art���s offers a full a la carte menu in addition to smaller lunch dishes, which combines ethical dining with full British flavour.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Three of us had lunch midweek prior to graduation ceremonies. We arrived just as it opened at midday, though it did fill up fast. Wood-floored surroundings with art on the walls for sale.
The food was very good - freshly made, well spiced, with interesting sauces and a few foams too!
Cold pea soup had shaved asparagus and a fried egg yolk, the beetroot salad had a nettle veloute etc. I ordered chicken breast as a main, which is something I rarely do, but this was hot and tasty with a good marinade and couscous on the side. A shortish list of wines by the glass, but reasonably priced. Lunch offering had 2 courses for £12.50, though not all on the menu were covered, but that was good value.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

A lovely lunch in the most pleasant surroundings. Interesting and varied menu, but.....60p for a soda water, outrageous!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I have never felt compelled to write a review before and eat out often. My partner and I ate at Arts Cafe last night and the food and service were excellent, the staff were attentive without being over the top. I look forward to trying their sister restaurant Shears yard in the near future and am also tempted to try their Sunday lunch soon. Well done.

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Thank Carb17
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

A menu with some classic dishes that have hardly changed for about 20 years (because they're so good) alongside seasonal variations. Cool atmosphere with ever-changing art (for sale) on the walls and great staff who are helpful without being all over you. The polenta fries are a must!

Thank HayleyAY
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Had a two course Sunday lunch for £12.50. Really good food, great value. Possibly one of the best Yorkshire puddings ever...
Our waitress was lovely and the place had a good atmosphere.

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Thank heather3476
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