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The Cork & Claw

#331 of 1,472 Restaurants in Leeds
#354 of 1,592 Places to Eat in Leeds
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Seafood, British, Grill, Pub
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18 New Road | Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7SE, England
+44 113 391 0755
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Cork & Claw is a Seafood, Bar and Grill restaurant. Great...
The Cork & Claw is a Seafood, Bar and Grill restaurant. Great atmosphere and fantastic freshly prepared food in a relaxed and intimate setting. Reservations recommended.
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  • 48
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice

The cork and claw has gone through a recent refurbishment and when entering thought it had been done to taste and looked really nice. Was welcomed by friendly staff and given a large table in corner as 5 of us Inc 3 children They offer an early bird which looks good Value but unlike other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jamie D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The cork and claw has gone through a recent refurbishment and when entering thought it had been done to taste and looked really nice. Was welcomed by friendly staff and given a large table in corner as 5 of us Inc 3 children They offer an early bird which looks good Value but unlike other restaurants in the area where... More 

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Thank Jamie D
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked for the Crab and Claw for Christmas as this year, being a party of 8, decided to eat out rather than in. The decision was exactly the right one. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the whole experience was completely enjoyable and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was relaxed and easy and... More 

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Thank Jane P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't go for a while with the staff changes. But when we went local. It was very very good in every way. Hard to fault, infact. Great food, service, wines, beers, etc...

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Thank robfryleeds
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst the portions were generous and I am told by my family on the whole tasty enough, the service was lousy. We were kept waiting for an hour to be served, not offered anything such as a pre dinner drink (this was XMAS day), inadequate number of floor staff, no manager in site. The table service was awful and the... More 

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Thank pom1964
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Prebooked 2 month ago xmas dinner for 4 of us never have eating out at xmas before so was really looking forward to it,when we got there for 2 30 there was no table ready so fair enough we had a drink at the bar then she said sorry we have overbooked but there is a table ready itwas now... More 

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Thank felixthecat2013
England
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

WE called in last Friday on spec and just got a table. We had the early bird (2 courses for £12.95 - excellent value) and it was all delicious. They were busy so service was not lightening, but we are in the run-up to Christmas, so it is to be expected. Our waitress was charming. PS Love your feisty responses... More 

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Thank ChrisyF
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this review

Hi Chrisy, So please you enjoyed the EB menu and I've spoken to all the guys on the run up to Xmas about maintaining our service standards even though we are very busy now. PPS. I love replying to the comments too! More 

Rawdon, null, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The pub has been completely refurbished and is now a delightful bistro pub, shabby chic decor, warm and friendly but retaining a comfortable seating area for non diners. We have been several times and the food is excellent. An extensive menu covering all appetites. Excellent fish dishes and super steaks as well as burgers.

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Thank Jill B
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this review

Thanks Jill, Lovely comments, we aim to please!! We all look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes and a Merry Christmas More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Called in for lunch. We got a very friendly welcome from the 2 guys on the bar and restaurant. We were only going to have a drink but decided to stay for lunch and I'm so glad we did. The food was outstanding. We've eaten fish all over the world but I've never tasted prawns so nice and big! We... More 

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Thank Jojo293
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this review

Thank you Jojo, Not a lot I can say to this reveiew as its just magnificent!! It takes time to build a brand and focusing on being the best Seafood & Grill in Yorkshire is our first goal. It takes everyone, from the pot wash to the cooks, and the front of house to make it all work and we... More 

Yeadon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The Cork and Claw just gets better - if that were possible. Four steaks cooked to perfection, blue steak that melted in the mouth. Vegetables cooked to perfection. Service absolutely spot on, could not be improved. Fine wine selection, Ambiance just right. We all had a wonderful, comfortable, dining experience. Than you to all the staff, and to Peter and... More 

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Thank JohnHall_12
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this review

Many thanks John for your kind words. As you know it has taken a lot of hard work to turn it around but it has been well worth it. And comments such as this makes Rachel and I very proud because its an honest and true reflection of the level we are now reaching. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Walked in at 12.30 to empty pub, looked at menu and got drinks, another group of about six came in. Waitress apologised and said that as they had booked she would take their order first and then leave us ten minutes so that the kitchen staff could have a rest, this was after we were told that there was a... More 

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1 Thank annettej836
CorkandClawTeam, Owner at The Cork & Claw, responded to this review

I can only apologise for your 'odd lunch'. Due to family reasons Rachel and I could not cover the kitchen and in hindsight we should have probably closed the kitchen. We tried our best to keep a limited menu available so as not to disappoint our regular customers but it became a little overwhelming for our young understudies. Please accept... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 New Road | Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7SE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 391 0755

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Cork & Claw is a Seafood, Bar and Grill restaurant. Great atmosphere and fantastic freshly prepared food in a relaxed and intimate setting. Reservations recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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