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Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British, European
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
+44 113 243 8243
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish plate” (10 reviews)
“venison” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here yesterday, second time. I would have given 5 stars, it was just let down with the sandwich of fish gougons. They should have been cooked longer as the batter was still soggy. All the other food was spot on. The service was...More

Thank discerning_critic_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere. Very friendly welcome. Pitched just right, Arts Cafe has both an interesting menu and wine list. We love it here. We went for an early evening birthday celebration and for Starters chose Heritage beetroot & goats cheese salad & smoked salmon, lemon, caper...More

Thank Jingle05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here for lunch. Nice relaxed dining. Good menu at reasonable price. Staff friendly and efficient. Mediterranean platter very tasty. One downside is that although advertised there was no draught beer.

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have just had the mussels followed by the asian belly pork as part of a Mothers Day dinner. Both were delicious and served in good time. A special mention to the two very overstretched members of staff tonight who quite clearly weren't expecting such...More

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious meal on Saturday night. Went with my dad and was the perfect place for a catch up. Really tasty food, light atmosphere, lovely servers. All I would say is you need to book in advance on a Saturday night as they are very popular!

Thank ConstancePery
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We visited The Arts cafe yesterday, the service was good and we were able to order and receive our food quickly. The Cumberland sausage and cheese and spring onion mash was gorgeous! One of my friends has a Mediterranean plate which was like a mezze...More

Thank L7290W
Reviewed 24 February 2018

On a visit to Leeds sometime in the late 1990's/early 2000's I was taken to the Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant for the first time and was very impressed. The same friend and I visited again yesterday to celebrate my birthday and I am delighted...More

Thank V J W
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We went to Arts for dinner with friends on Saturday. It’s a long time since we had dinner there, we usually call in for drinks and nibbles late afternoon when we have had enough of shopping and want to relax away from the madding crowds....More

Thank jettingjh
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch with the family today, haven't been in a while. We were not disappointed - I ordered the hake with roasted parsnips and puree with kale and bacon - delicious! Finished off with their sticky toffee pudding - yum. There was a 50%...More

Thank PSMorris69
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Staff lovely, friendly and helpful, venue is very laid back reminiscent of a French Bistro. The food is gorgeous and well presented. We always visit when we are in Leeds. Highly recommended

Thank kimcowie
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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