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Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant

#61 of 1,494 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
+44 113 243 8243
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife chose Bibis for our Friday night out and I chose Arts as my choice for Saturday night. My wife wasn't too sure when I told her and it's not the type of restaurant we would usually go for, but I have to say it was a brilliant choice and far better than our Friday meal at Bibis! Across... More 

Thank Tim G
Darlington, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. A nice relaxed atmosphere, a great menu and tasty food. The staff were friendly and attentive. I would recommend the beef and root vegetable stew, very tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank judy062
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, relaxed, unrushed atmosphere. Good food with a great value early bird menu. We've been a couple of times now, and we always have a good meal here.

Thank steverichhudd
Hornsea, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second visit to this excellent place. I took my family there for the second time because the last time I visited Leeds we had a very nice meal there and once again they didn't disappoint. It was perfect. Thamk you very much.

Thank paradad
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with a good atmosphere. We managed to get a table at short notice despite it being Saturday night and the place was busy. Good quick service with a menu that clearly showed the gluten free options. Highlight was the belly pork in teriyaki sauce with peanut satay. To die for ! Overall super value for money and a... More 

Thank 77scott
United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting food, plenty of variety, reasonably priced, great decor, friendly staff, quirky atmosphere...not my first meal here and won't be my last!

Thank RP x
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wow what an amazing venue. From when I arrived the staff greeted me in such an enthusiastic and upbeat way I really felt welcome. The food was out of this world. So nicely presented and tasted so fresh. The service was fast but the staff left you alone when you weren't ready for the next course. So clean and tidy... More 

Thank spage20
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379 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Arts Cafe is one of the few Leeds Independents. Casual but cool. Relaxed but precise. Bohemian, arty and welcoming. The food also reflects exactly these quality. A fabulous menu - including whipped goats cheese & beetroot salad, pumpkin & sage risotto starters....Spinach, feta & potato filo pie with dill yoghurt and pan fried chicken breast with wild mushroom & Jerusalem... More 

Thank Jingle05
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I've been going to Arts Café ever since I moved to Leeds. It's the one place I will take visiting friends and family as I am sure to find hugely satisfying fare in a stylish and unpretentious décor. I went last night, a Saturday, on the off-chance my friend and I could get a table. I was quite surprised to... More 

Thank Didier V
Leeds, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I was shocked last night to hear the place has been open so long because I've been going there since it opened This is go to place in Leeds for me great for formal or informal and is with this pre-theatre or a family lunch or dinner I think the staff are great and menu is really good value for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$65
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?