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Engine House Cafe

#384 of 1,511 Restaurants in Leeds
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Holbeck
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2 Foundry Square, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5DL, England
0113 391 2980
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    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 19, 2015
130R
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My colleagues and I took the short walk to The Engine House in our one hour lunch break. We ordered promptly just main courses and 6 drinks. After 25 minute wait we were told they were short handed in the kitchen. We almost had to leave because we had been there 50 minutes and our lunch break was up when... More 

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Thank Michael B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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2 Thank beverly r
Scunthorpe, Lincs
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank Ladytmay
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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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Thank 130R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Wen_Jen007
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank shansixxx
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Andy K
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank Mcwalshy
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477 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
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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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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?