#CocoFood: Leeds Restaurant Week

Eat Leeds Restaurant Week is back on the menu for a third time, returning for not 7 but 9 days of delicious dining experiences at the city’s favourite hotspots.

From 11 to 19 August, the week, brought to the city by LeedsBID (Leeds Business Improvement District), will be inviting people from inside and outside the city to sink their teeth into specially crafted menus priced at £10 or £15.

The mouth-watering event will welcome some of the freshest additions to the city, with the likes of Simpatico rolling out a special menu for the occasion, as well as some Leeds Restaurant Week newcomers such as Pintura, MEATliquor, Pieminster and Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie, which will all be serving up special dishes to get our mouths watering.

August’s Leeds Restaurant Week isn’t only the longest event of its kind, it also falls within the school summer holidays so the entire family can tuck into amazing appetisers, marvellous mains and devilish desserts. Family friendly favourites such as Bibis Italianissimo and Cabana are lined up to take part this summer and at The Cat’s Pyjamas kids under 12 can even eat free before 6pm when accompanied by a paying adult.

  

Leeds Restaurant Week certainly hit the spot in February 2018 with over 11,000 diners enjoying a meal out at 114 restaurants over 7 days. 63% of diners tried a restaurant that they had never visited before; bringing a £210,000.00 boost in sales in what is traditionally a quiet period for the sector. One of the latest additions to Leeds, Cosy Club saw over 900 diners through the door, whilst the city’s first vegan restaurant Cantina were such a hit that they almost ran out of everything on the menu by the end of the week.

Eat Leeds is a LeedsBID (Business Improvement District) funded initiative, bringing together key restaurants, cafes and bars within Leeds, working collaboratively to strengthen the already outstanding dining offers and standards in the city. It is among a number of projects and initiatives funded by LeedsBID, including ongoing support for Leeds Indie Food festival and the IFDA (Independent Food and Drink Academy), providing targeted support for this growing sector while also working to help bring businesses and the city centre direct economic benefits.

Andrew Cooper, Chief Executive at LeedsBID said: “It is great to have Eat Leeds Restaurant Week back on the menu; the event aims to serve up something to appeal to all from the city’s ever evolving outstanding food offer, whether you want to enjoy a business lunch, after work social or to dine out with the family.”

 

For the full list of restaurants taking part and to download vouchers search for Eat Leeds online.

Rachel McAlley

Rachel is currently a UK travel writer and beauty writer for House of Coco, she spends most of the week locked away in her country garden studio watching the world whizz by, and most of the weekend whizzing around the UK!

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