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  • djglover
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    Need to take the Mrs out for a posh meal in Leeds. Any recommendations as to where is good please?

    Premier Icon lapierrelady
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    Restaurant bar and grill in city square is good…great wine list

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    If you can go to the outskirts (it actually counts as Bradford), and can handle veggie (bear with me!)…

    Prashad’s in Drighlington. I am a total carnivore, but the food there is epic and you don’t miss meat. Service is just right and the prices are very sensible. Last time I went there, 3 courses for 2 with 2 bottles of good wine was under £70.

    Really, very good.

    *I am a Drighlington Resident*

    djglover
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    Must be city city centre this time…

    Crag
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    Prashad’s in Drighlington. I am a total carnivore, but the food there is epic and you don’t miss meat. Service is just right and the prices are very sensible. Last time I went there, 3 courses for 2 with 2 bottles of good wine was under £70.

    £70 for an Indian when there’s Kamran’s not 200 yards up the road where you’d get the same meal for less than a tenner!!!

    In fairness, everyone I know who’s been has said it is very good. And it’s a favourite of Gordon Ramsey so it must be good.

    *Gildersome resident that sometimes ventures over the border

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    £70 for an Indian when there’s Kamran’s not 200 yards up the road where you’d get the same meal for less than a tenner!!!

    I love Kamrans! Excellent takeaway 😀

    Must be city city centre this time…

    Hmm..hate to say it, Jamies?

    djglover
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    Needs to be posher than Jamie’s

    Lots of people rate Gaucho on Park Row, are you after a fine dining/dining room affair or a ‘nice’ restaurant?

    djglover
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    Gaucho could be good, but certainly not ruling out the fine dining experience

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    Dinner @ The Queens?

    Not a great location, but food is excellent and nice surroundings.

    Or, if you’re totally dedicated on flogging the wad; Graucho may fit your bill? Never been though myself.

    EDIT: Beaten to it!

    withersea
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    Bibis for Italian
    La grillade for French

    anonymouse
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    I’ve not been but my better half has good things to say about Craft House in that new shopping centre.

    DJ, the thing about fine dining in Leeds is we all head out to the Box Tree for that, it would save you taxi money as well

    withersea
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    Oh yes the box tree if you are splashing the cash, or the angel inn at heton and an overnight stay 😉

    djglover
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    Gaucho looks good for food, but as with Bibis, which I have been to a few times with work, looks a bit footballers wifes for my taste, might have to head to burlington or box tree!

    FunkyDunc
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    Leeds is not graced with great restaurants.

    Wouldn’t touch the Box Tree in a month of Sundays, shocking in very way for the money.

    Shame you want Leeds City Centre, what about the romance of Bradford City centre 🙂 can highly recommend the Russian Restaurant for a truly memorable night.

    Burlington, as in Devonshire Arms? IMO best Michelin restaurant in the area. Was at the York Arms 2 weeks back, some food was stunning, some very disappointing.

    FunkyDunc, what happened at the Box Tree that you didn’t like? I’m not a regular by any means (wife’s birthday/anniversary) but it’s always been wonderful when we’ve been, only place I’ve experienced that was better was Bibendium in London.

    FunkyDunc
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    To be honest I haven’t been for about 4 years.

    Service was poor for the standard of the place. Some food was cold, and they didn’t even apologies, just took it back and cooked further ( would really expect a new replacement). The flavours and textures were nothing special. At that price they dam well should be.

    just to confirm York Arms, starter and main course stunning, dessert was straight out of the freezer and as though they don’t have a pastry chef.

    angel in Hetton is yummy too.

    Crag
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    Not particularly posh, but Arts Cafe on Call Lane is pretty good

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    Kendalls is meant to be very good.

    Leeds has lots of very nice restaurants, what sort of food are you after?

    crankboy
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    We are off to San Carlo tomorrow no idea what it will be like.Brasserie 44 was very nice when i last went. i have always been disapointed by the food at Bibis . Sous le nez is also very decent.

    djglover
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    Yeah did the York arms a few months ago, fantastic place. Box tree has been great when ive been. Which is twice in last 18 months. We are in Ilkley and so there are some ok restaurants here. Service is usually patchy and there is no bar scene, hence the desire to head to Leeds

    Leeds has lots of very nice restaurants, what sort of food are you after?

    Open minded to that

    Thanks for the other suggestions too

    Kendalls looks good, thanks! could be just what I’m after..

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    Viva is a good Italian, very good service, and they serve moretti

    Fazenda gets great reviews, never been myself but lots of friends rate it including folk who work in the trade; nice meat, cooked at the table including unusual cuts like chicken hearts (very tasty apparently). It’s on my wifes list of places I’m going spend money apparently.

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    Fazenda ain’t posh. it’s OK, but at the end of the day it’s an ‘all you can eat’.
    Kendalls by the BBC is very good. Been a couple of times. great atmosphere, great service, not fine dining but fairly posh.
    I don’t really like posh restaurants generally.

    Premier Icon ton
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    foundry at the back of my local the cross keys.
    top nosh.

    andy8442
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    The Alchemist in the Trinity is decent, but if you really want to push the boat out……there is The Mermaid on the A650 Morley. Excellent portions, buttered white or brown bread, and a pot of tea. Pop over to the Asda for dessert. See what’s on special offer in the ice cream fridge.

    I’m a Yorkshireman…..what did you expect?

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    and brasserie forty on the calls

    El_boufador, is the kitchen in yet at your place? We’ve got a bit slack on night rides recently

    craigxxl
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    Bibi’s is all glitz, crap service and average food. San Carlo’s puts it in the shade.

    Kendall’s is nice too. Fazendas isn’t fine dining but my likes it there.

    anonymouse
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    Kendall’s isn’t posh, but it’s charming and the food is bloody good.

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    Sous le Nez is nice, not sure if it’s really posh enough mind.

    cold
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    Crafthouse at Trinity – probably the best posh nosh with surroundings and prices to match

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    Ambiente, tapas place on the calls (used to be river plate) is nice. We loved Viva when we wnt there, food is great and service fantastic. Choaphraya, Sukhothia, or Thai edge for Thai are all good. Thia cottage is great but NOT posh.

    None fine dining but i prefer good food and atmosphere to too much pomp.

    edlong
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    I’ve heard that it’s not necessarily as good as the original, but there’s a Casa Mia in Millenium Square, and if it’s half as good as the original it will still be pretty good.

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    Worked on the vent system at Restaurant, Bar & Grill and it was one of the cleanest kitchens I’ve ever worked in. I’ve worked in some proper sh1tholes that “good reputations”

    lol @ The Mermaid!

    glasgowdan
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    Is red chilli still open? Stumbled in there once while working in Leeds and was very impressed. Superb food, place full of people who looked to know a thing about eastern food as well.

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    San carlos every time. Going there on business next monday.

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    Imho….

    Casa Mia in leeds centre is terrible. Only time I’ve ever sent food back because it was simply crap
    Restaurant bar and grill is full of suited and booteds getting sh*t faced on champagne, esp at weekends

    My suggestions would be:

    Kendal’s
    Sou le nez (not been for ages)
    Sams Chop House- not mega posh but excellent food, service and cocktails

    scuttler
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    My favourites for a nice meal with the Mrs

    Sous-le-Nez
    San Carlos
    Restaurant Bar and Grill

    Fazenda’s good for the boys because my Mrs isn’t a big carnivore. Definitely worth a visit though.

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    Within Leeds:

    Restaurant Bar and Grill : Great room. Food generally good.
    Crafthouse: Food a lot better than when it opened. Nice space. Use the private lift to avoid the shopping centre and start/finish with cocktails upstairs at Angelica
    San Carlo : Nice upmarket italian

    Of the three I’d go for Crafthouse

    If only 3 York Place was still open…

    the only place I’ve experienced that was better was Bibendium in London.

    Now you’re talking

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    As a staunch Yorkshireman I can thoroughly recommend

    2 hours on a train to London for a posh meal

    You can then choose from a selection of some of the best in world

    scuttler
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    2 hours on a train to London for a posh meal

    I know East Coast’s food isn’t bad but it’s not thaaaat good. And all this talk of the deco-palace that is Bibendum makes me want to post a pic (again)

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