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Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant

) #74 of 1,521 Restaurants in Leeds $$ - $$$ , European, British
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
+44 113 243 8243
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with my partner and my mum and dad and it didn't disappoint....the food was excellent and the service was also very good as well. I will be back!

Thank jemma-waite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meeting our Bessies...and a first time here for both of us. Trendy and friendly. Lots of hustle and chat. Good choice of variance. Starters were excellent. 3 of the 4 mains were winners. Mine was ok, not disappointing but not exciting either, but it was...More

Thank Lordcoverdale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us came here for a birthday lunch, the staff were really good and very attentive they looked after us very well. The food was delicious I had the Fish plate which I enjoyed, the summer lamb wasn't as good as there wasn't...More

Thank Jill r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Arts Café before and we are never disappointed. The food was delicious and the staff are friendly. Unfortunately when we visited they were not very busy which affected the atmosphere however the staff more than made up for it. Make sure...More

Thank Jenni E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend. An annual visit where we predictably always choose the fish platter and the Mediterranean platter. This year they had changed these considerably and the changes did not suit our personal tastes. The med platter had always been vegetarian, but...More

Thank Kazwebbo
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Lunchtime meet up with friends, in between bouts of retail therapy. Didn't look anything special from the outside, but once in, it's a treat. Really relaxing, great food, good prices, nice atmosphere & attentive service. Mussel starter was highly rated, lovely home made soups &...More

Thank Sindy7
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great service and welcome at this cosy and intriguing restaurant. The name 'cafe' hardly does it justice. Distinctive menu--interesting cod dishes amongst a good choice of fresh fish, preceded by a pork belly starter and followed by an intriguing triple chocolate pot. Exceptionally tasty accompaniments...More

Thank john alec h
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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 15 June 2017

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 15 June 2017 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
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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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
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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