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The Gatehouse at Kirkstall Abbey

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Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+(44)113 263 79915
10:00 - 16:15
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to the cafe before but we are aware of the cafe becoming so noisy and full of child minders therefore our group of relatives could not hear our conversation and the table was so sticky!!! Along with other people we had to leave after our initial cup of tea , not very clean and full of prams... More 

Thank 61summer
Leeds, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I cannot rate this tea room too highly. The staff are marvellous, excellent friendly people who serve delicious food with fine trimmings. We had soup and sandwich which was delicious. I rate this place as a great place to spend a day at. The abbey is just across the road and the museum itself is great especially for young kids.... More 

Thank Stephen C
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The sandwiches are freshly made and come with a small salad and a few Crisps and are excellent. The food other people were eating also looked good. The setting is also part of the experience

Thank GoldenEagleTwo
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

After a walk around the Abbey, this was a lovely place to stop for a cuppa and a fresh scone. Warm and welcoming and quirky features.

Thank Harro2017
Hereford, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The on site victorian museum is excellent. With shops houses pub and street. Each room contains old items set up to look like real victorian rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the family enjoyed Santa. Did not use the Cafe. Well worth a visit.

Thank FinsFamily
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a nice time here with our little babies. Food is simple but good. We didn't feel rushed and were greeted with big smiles. A walk round the grounds after really topped it off

Thank Frances W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Original old shops and contents, cobbled street, children's toys. Full of nostalgia. Also story of Abbey and area.

Thank elfriedahaley
Leeds, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place is lovely it has great food,coffee, and the staff are very helpful a must try are the scones just like mum used to make.We go here every month when the deli market is on in the Abbey.

Thank Grenville F
Leeds, United Kingdom
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562 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

With a superb location opposite Kirkstall Abbey (albeit close to a very busy road), next to a park and children's playground, adjacent to the museum, and in quite lovely surroundings, the Gatehouse is understandably popular. The interior is looking better than ever. But £4 for a pot of tea for 2 or £2 for a mug of tea really is... More 

Thank AliAl-Asfa
Toronto, Canada
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I actually don't remember much, as I found myself starving after visiting Kirkstall Abbey and this was the closest place that served food. Which was nothing special, but not bad at all, especially when you're very hungry =))

Thank Veronika K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Soups
Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
10:00 - 16:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +(44)113 263 79915

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