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Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant

42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
+44 113 243 8243
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 7 min
12:00 - 23:00All hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't fault this place (except for acoustics). Went for a celebration meal for 'end of uni and start of travels' Meal. There were 8 of us and we all enjoyed our food. The service was superb and this independent deserves to do well.

Thank 68foodie
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous place - great service, fantastic food at reasonable prices and a relaxed atmosphere. Thourougly enjoyed eating here and can only recommend 100%.

Thank FrankieMallaby
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came as a group of 6 and every course came out altogether. Opted for the 3 course early bird special for £17.50. Had the pasta starter and I couldn't fault it! Beautiful and tasty! Fish and chips for main. Chunky chips were great. Batter on...More

Thank NaomiFran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, to celebrate a Big Birthday with my cousin. Excellent food & wine in a relaxed, unfussy but cool space, with excellent service and reasonable prices. What's not to like at the Arts Cafe Bar! Some innovative dishes on the menu. I loved...More

Thank AndrewMorris53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for supper. Bright and airy... with a lively atmosphere. Great menu and wine list and extremely knowledgeable staff to assist with your choice. A well crafted menu .. not too much. You will need to book as it gets very...More

Thank 56info
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Arts Cafe for the first time recently and I enjoyed the Sunday lunch. I had the roast beef with the Yorkshire pudding, the roast beef was delicious but the Yorkshire pudding wasn't very good. The sticky toffee pudding with ice cream was...More

Thank rnbchick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice Sunday lunch and cocktails here with a friend on bank holiday. The food was nice but didn't get much roast beef for the price. Maybe I'm just not used to Leeds prices...

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love this place -welcoming, relaxing and value for money. My friend and I sampled SourceForge New plates -absolutely delicious . I had the superfood plate - it was delicious but also made me feel quite virtuous - innovative, yet substantial in all the right...More

Thank Eileen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the good points. The staff are super friendly and efficient and have fantastic product knowledge and understanding. The place itself, is relaxing and laid back, with a lovely ambience. The food was good generally, the mussels were not the best, small, quite broken and...More

Thank Adam4ntium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of four ate at Arts. Our order was delayed by 'the system going down' and sp was retaken. Unfortunately the waiter mis-ordered two of the mains (we wanted the lamb special but lamb shank arrived). So two mains arrived but the lambs went back....More

Thank AndrewCampbell700
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Derrin R
Are you serving a xmas lunch menu in the weeks before xmas
28 November 2016|
Response from Bev0199 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. Menu is on the website but TripAdvisor won't let me add the link. Just search Arts Leeds and you'll find it.
Where is the best place to park to visit this restaurant?
24 September 2016|
Response from KJAVW | Reviewed this property |
Either the NCP carpark by the side of the café or there is a car park at the back of the corn exchange - but depends if going day or night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 65
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds>  > Quarry Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Quarry Hill
  • Phone Number: +44 113 243 8243
  • E-mail
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.
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