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“A really great experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elysium

Elysium
66-68 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 2EE, England
+44 113 246 7664
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Ranked #540 of 1,389 Restaurants in Leeds
Price range: $9 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: City centre located bar/Italian restaurant LS1 2EE. Welcome to our beautiful Italian Restaurant on Wellington Street in Leeds. Our beautiful Italian restaurant in the heart of the Leeds business quarter, just off city square, has been providing a sophisticated and relaxed environment to enjoy fine Italian cuisine for many years. It's a wonderful place to step into from the hustle and bustle of city life to take some time to chill out and enjoy yourself with colleagues and friends.
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A really great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Booked a wine tasting with groupon (£12 for two) and would certainly recommend. The place is fabulous, airy and tasteful The staff were polite, attentive and actually fairly good company. Ok while you are tasting the wine you are left to your own devices, although the wines are discussed with you before hand and the manager is mingling and ready to chat and answer questions. You are invited to make notes and if opting to dine afterwards are given 20% off your food bill. We did dine afterwards and opted for a bottle of the wine we'd tasted earlier and calamari to share (the nibbles platter with the wine tasting was awesome) and salmon and sea bass for main course. Both mains were generous portions and cooked beautifully, we finished with amaretos and had change from £55 for two inc tip. Am looking forward to our groupon deal of steak n lobster meal booked for June, watch this space!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Don't ever buy a Groupon for this restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We bought a groupon which was a steak and lobster meal for two with prosecco and two starters. Even with 60% off the food was not worth what we paid, the place was empty, the service was ok but waiter looked bored, when I told him that the meal was one of the worst I'd ever eaten and if I hadn't already paid by groupon I would have walked out half way through starter he just looked at me. It was all badly cooked frozen food, really low quality, and uninspiring. We later went for a drink in the botonist down the road and found that people were eating well cooked steaks 3 times the size at half the price which weren't curled up at the sides, served with homemade chips. Elysium served frozen French fries with a wilted salad of mixed leaves. I don't even want to start on the small mouthful of chewy over cooked lobster we both had.... Whole lobster? Tst! Never eat hear they should be shut down! I have no idea how a restaurant this low quality can have good reviews because even if our meal was a one off they would have at least offered for us to come back for another meal to make it up to us!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Manager is rude, arrogant and has no customer service skills!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I purchased a Groupon voucher for a wine tasting evening, i called to book, but all their availability had gone. As i had paid for the voucher and tried to book within the timescales, and they had clearly sold more vouchers than they could accommodate, i was told by a female manager that they would honor my voucher for their next wine tasting event and someone would call me end of April. Mid May and the call hadn't arrived, so i have just been into the restaurant to sort it out face to face. After waiting around for some time, i was greeted, i use that phrase loosely by a male manager, who was extremely rude, told me that the female manager had left and he was not going to uphold any of her agreements and insisted that we left the restaurant as he was not going to uphold my voucher. So, once they have your money, they don't give a damn!? No surprise, the restaurant was empty!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Value lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This was our second visit for lunch and like the first we found the food,service and atmosphere excellent.A pasta dish or pizza for two people for only £12.Will definately be going again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We ate here after purchasing a groupon voucher for steak and wine for two. When we arrived we were swiftly seated and our wine arrived swiftly. Orders were taken promptly and the starters (minestrone soup and a chicken salad) were lovely. However we were just discussing how the meals weren't actually that expensive when the steak arrived which was just that...a steak(side of chips would have been £3.50 extra, but we're included on our voucher) luckily, it was probably the most delicious fillet steak I've tasted. Treated ourselves to desserts (chocolate pot and a three huge scoops of icecream) which were wonderful. Overall it was a lovely experience!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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