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The Gate House Cafe

Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
+44 113 378 4079
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
11 Oct 2017
“Good food and good value.”
17 Sep 2017
“Lovely caffe in 12th century historic Gatehouse”
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Soups
$$ - $$$
Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needs to have more attention to detail. Several times I have been here and the don’t have food items left to order on the menu and it is the start of day. Afro example 12 pm. Dirty stained tea pots need a good clean. Could...More

Thank pushingdaisies
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Why do they have to change everything we like!? Seriously disappointed, it used to be great. Great coffee, food and decently priced... Not so much now Weak coffee, cakes didn't look too great so we skipped them and had a toastie... A small tasteless cheese...More

1  Thank AdamPAstley
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch and sat outside on a sunny afternoon. Part of our order was forgotten about so we had to go back inside to ask about it. They were very apologetic and soon sorted everything out. The abbey is worth a walk...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Situated across from the stunning 12th century Kirkstall Abbey lies the historic Gatehouse. With grand Cistercian arches and gothic style windows. Nice place, nice area for cap of tea or coffee. I preferred cafe latte, was really tasty, but american coffee could be a little...More

Thank vineta_krone
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Ordered a pot of tea and beans on toast. The tea was served in a pot which when poured, threw hot liquid all over the tray, no strength in the tea at all, had to throw it away and asked for a coffee instead. When...More

4  Thank Mick M
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Popped in for Lunch and a cup of tea, so glad we did sandwiches were very tasty and filling, came with crisps and salad, had a scone with Jam and butter had to share it as was very big,only gripe was the table was sticky...More

Thank diver1954
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My husband and I popped in here to refuel after spending a day walking around the abbey and surrounding areas. They had a great selection of homemade cakes, teas and coffees. Unfortunately they had sold out of all their tasty sounding sandwiches but the cakes...More

Thank rachietown
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Came in after a 4 mile walk from the train station as there was rain in the air. Lovely little place across the road from the abbey. I had a cappuccino and a piece of chocolate fudge cake. Both were very nice.

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We have been to the cafe before but we are aware of the cafe becoming so noisy and full of child minders therefore our group of relatives could not hear our conversation and the table was so sticky!!! Along with other people we had to...More

Thank 61summer
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I cannot rate this tea room too highly. The staff are marvellous, excellent friendly people who serve delicious food with fine trimmings. We had soup and sandwich which was delicious. I rate this place as a great place to spend a day at. The abbey...More

Thank Stephen C
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Jo P
6 November 2017|
Response from Jill A | Property representative |
Hello there Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside the Gatehouse Cafe, however we do have seating outside where you are more than welcome to bring along your dog.
20 January 2017|
Response from Jill A |
Hello there The Gatehouse cafe hours are: 10.00a.m - 4.15p.m Tuesday-Sunday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Walk | Kirkstall, Leeds LS5 3EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 378 4079
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With its 12th century architecture and vaulted ceiling the Gate House Café, located in the original gatehouse entrance to Kirkstall Abbey, provides a unique setting for morning coffee, a light lunch or snacks.
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