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The Food Academy

#170 of 1,426 Restaurants in Leeds
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Printworks Campus | 123 Hunslet Road, Leeds, England
+44 113 284 6260
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  • 39
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Fantastic little hidden gem for foodies in Leeds!

Fantastic little hidden gem for foodies in Leeds! Excellent service (although somewhat disappointingly we were the only group in the restaurant). The March menu all appeared to match well. The guinea fowl was a clear hit with the group though. Presentation for all courses was to a high standard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Keith H
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  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fantastic little hidden gem for foodies in Leeds! Excellent service (although somewhat disappointingly we were the only group in the restaurant). The March menu all appeared to match well. The guinea fowl was a clear hit with the group though. Presentation for all courses was to a high standard. Looking forward to returning to try the Deli and we'll definitely... More 

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, delighted to read you all enjoyed the guniea fowl, i look forward to welcoming you all back when you visit the deli next time.Many thanks Luke, restaurant manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Food Academy was recommended to us by one of our friends. It exceeded all our expectations to a point, that we are now their regular guests. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the ample spaces between tables, the simple, modern and immaculately clean décor, the care, attention of all their staff….... and the free parking. I could easily compare the... More 

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words especially the comparison to a michelin star restaurant, i look forward to welcoming you back to The Food Academy in the near future, kind regards Luke, restaurant manager More 

Leeds
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wonderful first (and not last) experience. The food was fantastic, all beautifully presented and very tasty, No way that I would guess, if I didn't already know, that it was prepared by students! Our waitress was a little nervous but very attentive and helpful. At £18 for four courses it's also great value - definitely recommended. It's a pity they... More 

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, delighted to read you enjoyed your experience Luke, restaurant manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We have just returned from Cape Town where the food is amazing, however, the four courses were very impressive. We have eaten here for too long to remember, but thought we should share our experience. We both went for the pigs cheek and ox cheek, both were amazing, although, in retrospect we should have had something lighter as we had... More 

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for you kind words, look forward to welcoming you back soon. Luke restaurant manager More 

York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Food academy Leeds is a great restaurant offering fine dining at good prices. I really enjoyed my lunch, it may seem to be too good to be true but you will not be disappointed. The menu is varied and gives the diner an opportunity to try something new. The waiting staff are very friendly, this is a learning environment,... More 

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, we hope you will visit The Food Academy again soon Regards Luke, restaurant manager More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Go to the food academy once and you'll be hooked. It's like britains got talent in the audition stages. There's the awkward embarrassing auditions (waiters on their first day) and the spectacular surprises (amazing food). But it's a nice experience and great value.

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words, we do hope you will visit again soon Many thanks Luke, restaurant manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went for dinner to the new venue at the Printworks. The meal was £18 for 4 courses. There was a choice of 3 dishes for the starter, main and dessert. It was an interesting experience learning how to serve wine properly. The food was very good, not huge portions, but flavoursome and well cooked and presented.

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Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

Thankyou for your kind words of congratulations to the students, pleased to read you had an enjoyable experience. Many thanks, Luke, restaurant manager More 

Leeds
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Me and a few work friends had lunch here. £7 each for 2 courses including coffee - bargin! All food was freshly cooked with quality ingredients. The staff/students were alittle nervous but brilliant value, beautiful, tasty food and an interesting place. Free parking too. I will definitely be returning.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Some people turn their noses up at the thought of 'students' cooking their lunch as apposed to experienced chefs, however, what you need to realise is that these people are being judged on the food quality by assessors so it needs to be of a high standard. It is very reasonably priced and tasted lovely!

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Leeds
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Enjoyed an excellent afternoon tea with prosecco in this lovely restaurant. Great looking place with its own art gallery. The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. Will be returning in December to experience their Christmas lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Printworks Campus | 123 Hunslet Road, Leeds, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 284 6260

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  • Cuisine: British

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