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The Buffers

#261 of 1,479 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Rakehill Road | Scholes, Leeds LS15 4AL, England
+44 2659000
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

4/2/17 Called in after good recommendation. Six Nations on the telly, decent pint of Hobgoblin, decent grub and a warm atmosphere. My partner ordered the steak and ale pie, the filling was gorgeous but the pastry quite dry, a thumbs up though. I had the mixed grill, perfectly cooked and very filling. We will be calling here again as it's... More 

Thank Milnaar48
Leeds, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buffers do a 3 course Sunday lunch, but you can have 1,3 or 3 courses. The food was excellent. I had the beef and it just melted in your mouth. My friend had the steak, it was supposed to be 8 ozs but it was huge. Plenty of fresh vegetables. The sticky toffee pudding was to die for. The... More 

Thank Carol C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go to the buffers every week for the Wednesday night pub quiz, such a great atmosphere, really friendly and welcoming place. I had this weeks special which was fish laksa with noodles, it was absolutely gorgeous! So tasty, well presented and great value for money. I will definitely recommend to friends and family 😊

1 Thank Kellymchugh
Lee, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Celebrating my sons 18th Birthday, food amazing - although waited over an hour for starters! Steaks amazing - as always, service great as Sarah is always superb, unfortunately Adam was most insincere and spoilt our night! Bring back Mick and Dawn !

Thank Nikkela K
Darren B, Manager at The Buffers, responded to this review

Firstly could I Just point out that the pub is still under the control of Dawn and Michael. I have been fully briefed by the staff about the incident and having spoken to all staff and also customers that were sat in the immediate vicinity of your table. It was concluded that all members of staff conducted themselves in an... More 

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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Table of 12 and 11 had the beef Sunday dinner and 1 kids meal the food came out piping hot and the beef was honestly the best I have ever tasted it melted in your mouth the beef was served with roast potatos , mash a big homemade Yorkshire pud and veggies on the side was broccoli, carrotts, cabbage and... More 

1 Thank Rebecca L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We have been visiting the Buffers mainly on an evening for a while now and generally Find the food good.Husband loves the steak and ale pie,I use to really enjoy scampi But this was taken off the main menu also the fillet steak,you can still get scampi off the Specials board occasionally. The portions are huge so if you have... More 

Thank Ann W
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here on numerous occasions but have found recently the food quality is not as good as it used to be. The steak had been removed from the Sunday set menu and I wax left disappointed after order the burger as this turned into a soggy mess. Such as shame as the food used to be really nice... More 

Thank Kelly B
Hebden Bridge
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213 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Chanced upon buffers after visiting friends nearby and decided to have a bite of lunch. Very reasonably priced - egg and chips plus for my good lady plus a super mushroom omelette for myself. Can't fault the service - and a very reasonable £16 for both meals and 2 pints of shandy. If I were local I'd virtually live there!... More 

1 Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Batley, England
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday afternoon and it was busy. But, a big pub so there was plenty of space. The menu is typical pub grub, but very good value and choice. I went for the hot roast pork sandwich and my better half the open sandwich with poached egg,bacon and chicken. Food was obviously freshly made, hot and generous portions.... More 

1 Thank raistlin66
Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I am a local, and I would love to use the buffers a lot more. There seems to be loads of effort put in, but the execution doesn't live up to the promise. They have great entertainment at least once a month, however the welcome doesn't feel sincere, I have eaten there before and the food isn't bad, but they... More 

Thank Leeroytran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rakehill Road | Scholes, Leeds LS15 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 2659000

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