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Engine House Cafe

#226 of 1,419 Restaurants in Leeds
#247 of 1,506 Places to Eat in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
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Holbeck
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2 Foundry Square, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5DL, England
0113 391 2980
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Impressed on a number of fronts ..... well worth a visit

I was working nearby and read the reviews ........ I went for an early lunch. Deserted right through lunch on a Wednesday ..... I don't understand why. Nice atmosphere, attentive staff, good menu choice, good-size helpings and GREAT VALUE. A huge bowl of home-made soup with bread for £3.45... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went here today on a voucher. Had two burgers , chips and Brazilian cheese balls (or something) anyway they were nice and tasty. Could not fault the service or food. The place was spotless.

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Scunthorpe, Lincs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I booked here for lunch with my friend having arrived in Leeds for a girls weekend. Whilst the staff were most accommodating prior attending and the restaurant itself was quite bespoke. We felt the food was reasonably average and nothing special in respect of the lunch menu. There wasn't a vast choice on the menu re the lunchtime menu, however... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was working nearby and read the reviews ........ I went for an early lunch. Deserted right through lunch on a Wednesday ..... I don't understand why. Nice atmosphere, attentive staff, good menu choice, good-size helpings and GREAT VALUE. A huge bowl of home-made soup with bread for £3.45 ..... I should never have ordered the Croque Madame as well.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Early evening visit with my daughter and a friend. The food was amazing, staff very efficient and friendly. There is a beautiful selection of pastries and cakes all made on the premises by Evelyn. A lovely experience I will definitely be repeating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I told the Engine House changed hands the week before I visited. Not up to the stashed of food that I have come to expect in here and hope it was only teething troubles.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went to this restaurant on sat evening and what a lovely place this is the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was great can't wait to go back very soon . A big thanks to all the staff

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with excellent food and excellent service. Would highly recommend going here for a nice meal..

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Engine house provides what I can only describe as the bacon sandwich of champions, however the lady behind the counter could do with perking up slightly, I don't think I've ever seen her smile in all my numerous visits!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a charming restaurant a little away from the action (a positive). Food is of great quality and taste and atmosphere relaxed. Been here twice and I highly recommend ( adjacent parking in case people are put off by city centre location).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Fantastic food real hidden gem on the cutting edge of cuisine!!! Had a very relaxed meal at the bar never had an empty glass and felt at home.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Foundry Square, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds>  > Holbeck
  • Neighborhood: Holbeck
  • Phone Number: 0113 391 2980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 25
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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