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City Cafe

#350 of 1,484 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Dark Neville Street | Double Tree, Leeds LS1 4BR, England
+44 113 241 1000
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having stayed in this hotel and eaten in the restaurant quite a few times, we visited again on a Friday evening for bar food. I ordered the beef and ale pie and my husband ordered the chilli and rice. When the chilli dish came to the table, it was stone cold - at the same time, I tried to cut... More 

Thank OSCAR11
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118 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had dinner there while staying at the double tree hotel, the food and service were spot on. Next time in this hotel I'll have my meal here again

Thank wizardof1977
Yarm, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lovely place to sit and have a coffee and watch the world go by, The staff are great coffee was very nice, a lot better than some real coffee places. Just sit by the canal and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank john h
Swindon, United Kingdom
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Lovely place to eat if the weather is nice and you can sit outside overlooking the canal and wharf. Inside is also comfortable. The food is from a basic bar food menu but the quality is really good and I have eaten here now 3 times, each time choosing something different and each time very pleased with the food.

Thank Chris T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely venue by the canal, super service, fantastic afternoon tea. Just great. if I lived near Leeds I'd be a regular visitor.

Thank JaCob5
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A hen party in Leeds was the reasoning behind visiting the DoubleTree Hilton hotel on a wonderful Saturday afternoon. The building is mightily impressive in the beautiful centre of Leeds. We were greeted by some friendly doormen who showed us to the Granary Lounge. Upon taking our seats in the slightly clinical dining area, we waited for our snacks to... More 

Thank Adam B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Had a meal in hotel City Cafe tonight was not great had a mix up with a starter, the main course of seafood linguine was okay but side order with dish were not that warm. Overpriced for a 10% service charge thrown in. Better food available nearby if you book ahead. Staff were friendly but had better food at 42... More 

Thank Boris5678
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Average and overpriced. Although the Tuna salad was OK, my "Open Steak Sandwich" went back. First, it was not a steak, but four strips of meat hidden under the so called sauce. At nearly £18, I would have expected at least a proper steak with something more than a small "bucket" of chips. In the end I had a chicken... More 

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Melinda M, Marketing Assistant at City Cafe, responded to this review

Dear HovisB Thank you for sharing your feedback. We apologise that the food was not up to standard. Your comments have been shared with the Head Chef. Best regards, Melinda Molnar More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

excellent food Lamb Burger was great comfortable and quiet sport tv was on but volume off so does not effect you if your not into sport service is good and staff helpfull

Thank John M
Melinda M, Marketing Assistant at City Cafe, responded to this review

Dear John M Thanks for the great 5* review. We are pleased you had a fantastic visit and enjoyed the lamb burger and the atmosphere. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best regards, Melinda Molnar More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I visited the Café Bar at Lunch with 2 colleagues as it was a sunny day and we wanted to sit by the cannel to enjoy the limited summer. On investigation we were informed that we need to order from the bar. No problem we selected our food choices and proceeded to order. When given the total cost (individually) they... More 

Thank davet2000uk
Melinda M, Marketing Assistant at City Cafe, responded to this review

Dear davet2000uk Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that your visit was not up to standard. We would like to reassure you that we do not use frozen pizzas, everything on the menu is home made. Your comments have been shared with the Senior Management. Best regards, Melinda Molnar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$51
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dark Neville Street | Double Tree, Leeds LS1 4BR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 241 1000
Awarded the 2014 'Best Hotel Restaurant in Yorkshire' at the Oliver Awards and achieving the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, City Cafe restaurant, overlooking Leeds & Liverpool Canal, serves a selection of modern British dishes in the heart of the city. Our team of award-winning chefs skillfully prepare innovative dishes using locally sourced, high-quality ingredients. The a la carte menu changes seasonally and the Market Menu changes once a week, to offer choice and quality at exceptional value. City Cafe is the ideal destination for: Corporate or individual breakfasts Business lunches Alfresco dining Private and semi-private dining Restaurant dining Afternoon Tea

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?