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The Man Behind the Curtain

68-78 Vicar Lane | Top Floor, Leeds LS1 7JH, England
+44 113 243 2376
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good12%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (171 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (50 reviews)
“octopus” (55 reviews)
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly
68-78 Vicar Lane | Top Floor, Leeds LS1 7JH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had been waiting a long time to visit and it was definitely worth the wait!! We had the tasting menu with the 5 glass pairing. From the beginning and throughout the quality of the food and service was outstanding. The waiting team couldn't do...More

Thank sem2701
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with high expectations and can honestly say that these were blown out of the water. The team gave great service from our arrival to leaving, make this an outstanding experience, much more than just a family meal out. We had the wine pairings...More

Thank Capper99
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the warm friendly greeting on arrival to the chat whilst paying the bill the whole experience was calm, professional and most importantly of all delicious. The environment of low lighting, glass and marble sets the scene. The staff are knowledgeable, managing to be both...More

1  Thank josephkelly2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing. Sublime food which is really different. Combinations you would never have thought would work but are just delicious, rich and moreish. Everything has the wow factor. The paired drinks were equally delicious and set everything off wonderfully- yes they weren’t all wine...More

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ever since I first saw Michael on GBM, I have wanted to go to his restaurant and, last Friday night I did. Everything was perfect. The restaurant itself was exciting and unusual; the staff were friendly, entertaining and knowledgeable; the food was delightful and, the...More

Thank jane-cosmic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing you should be aware of is that this restaurant is in a cellar with no windows. It has the feeling of a staff canteen (albeit a posh one) We booked 8 months in advance as you have to pay when you book...More

4  Thank hopefulcaribbean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is spectacular, being a bit of a foodie and amateur chef myself I was so happy to be able to get a table on my birthday , no long waiting list. I booked and was in within three days, although I am one...More

Thank Sean B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a word, FANTASTIC. We all selected the set menu and every course was just perfect. The flavours and presentation were Michelin class and the friendly and informative service just made it even more special. We will definitely be back.

Thank graham030554
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited yesterday for a special birthday and wow, it didn't disappoint. Every dish was spectacular with flavour combinations that were stunning. Each was an amazing mix of textures and tastes. We liked that the chefs, including Michael himself, came out and served some of...More

Thank janbM4244OC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An intense private dining experience with outstanding food with the highest quality and flavour. The interior is very modern and artistic.

Thank pritipatels
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Questions & Answers
20 June 2018|
Response from Properlush | Reviewed this property |
I think you’ve sent this to me erroneously. As a previous customer I’m not in a position to answer your questions though the owner probably is.
5 January 2018|
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Response from Terri B | Reviewed this property |
Agree smart casual including jeans ( no rips) will be fine - enjoy
15 December 2017|
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Response from Roger S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the delay - think it was £90 pp.. The full price including the service charge is taken from the card immediately.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68-78 Vicar Lane | Top Floor, Leeds LS1 7JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 243 2376
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