We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant

42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
+44 113 243 8243
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish plate” (10 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (456)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Arts many times since my last review five years ago. Today my friend and I visited for lunch. Service was fantastic - the servers knew when to come over and when to leave us alone - and friendly as always. The food...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely, friendly staff, amazing food, excellent value. £16 for two fantastic courses- highly recommend the chicken and squash and the kiwi and passion fruit pavlova. Really lovely staff- really excellent service. Have been a few times before and will definitely be back again!

Thank philp1990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

been coming here for years but just tried brunch on Sunday, which was every bit as good as lunch and dinner. Avocado smash on toast was great, but lots of other things too - my friend had poached eggs and hash browns

Thank Louise G
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I visited here yesterday, second time. I would have given 5 stars, it was just let down with the sandwich of fish gougons. They should have been cooked longer as the batter was still soggy. All the other food was spot on. The service was...More

Thank discerning_critic_11
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Lovely atmosphere. Very friendly welcome. Pitched just right, Arts Cafe has both an interesting menu and wine list. We love it here. We went for an early evening birthday celebration and for Starters chose Heritage beetroot & goats cheese salad & smoked salmon, lemon, caper...More

Thank Jingle05
Reviewed 4 April 2018

First time here for lunch. Nice relaxed dining. Good menu at reasonable price. Staff friendly and efficient. Mediterranean platter very tasty. One downside is that although advertised there was no draught beer.

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have just had the mussels followed by the asian belly pork as part of a Mothers Day dinner. Both were delicious and served in good time. A special mention to the two very overstretched members of staff tonight who quite clearly weren't expecting such...More

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious meal on Saturday night. Went with my dad and was the perfect place for a catch up. Really tasty food, light atmosphere, lovely servers. All I would say is you need to book in advance on a Saturday night as they are very popular!

Thank ConstancePery
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We visited The Arts cafe yesterday, the service was good and we were able to order and receive our food quickly. The Cumberland sausage and cheese and spring onion mash was gorgeous! One of my friends has a Mediterranean plate which was like a mezze...More

Thank L7290W
Reviewed 24 February 2018

On a visit to Leeds sometime in the late 1990's/early 2000's I was taken to the Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant for the first time and was very impressed. The same friend and I visited again yesterday to celebrate my birthday and I am delighted...More

Thank V J W
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 hotels in Leeds
Cosmopolitan Hotel
1,575 reviews
.15 km away
Leeds Marriott Hotel
2,269 reviews
.17 km away
Roomzzz Leeds City
563 reviews
.19 km away
Malmaison Hotel
1,596 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Restaurants
749 reviews
.07 km away
Veeno Leeds Duncan Street
331 reviews
.09 km away
Brewdog Leeds
205 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Leeds Corn Exchange
585 reviews
.05 km away
108 reviews
.09 km away
39 reviews
.01 km away
The Viaduct Showbar
163 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Derrin R
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.
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing