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Printworks Campus | 123 Hunslet Road, Leeds, England
+44 113 284 6260
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My first visit to The Food Academy was for their "Chinese New Year' meal. The staff are charming, and the quality of the food was first class! All compliments to the catering and hospitality students!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I have been here a number of times now and am still amazed by the skill and talent of these young students. The food is better than in most restaurants I have been to locally and the service is top notch. The special event nights are a real delight. The last one we went to was the game night in... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon Best Wishes Luke More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We went as part of the institute of hospitality 15 of us all hotel professionals for our Christmas meal we had a first class meal from the presecco to the coffee we had a great evening Great menu and reasonably priced and it gives a great platform for the students to practice there learning highly recommend that you try it... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous! My husband and I had never been until last night and we will certainly be back! As you may know it is a training college so 2nd year chefs Cook and 1st year student serve. The service was great and attentive. We were served from the left which as I understand is the "correct way", however even in... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Arrived towards the end of service only to find they only had one portion of fish and chips which are always great. Only to be offered off the menu, mussels in cream and wine with pea shoots frites and fresh warm bread. The quality was superb and the portion size stunning. A lovely dry Spanish white wine and coffee for... More 

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

Thanks Steve for your wonderful review, glad to read you enjoyed the Mussels, looking forward to welcoming you back soon Regards Luke More 

Leeds
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179 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Service and food was outstanding! The chocolate evening set menu was very creative, great balance of flavours and textures. Pudding was lush, followed by macaroons & coffee. Chocolate lovers dream. Just a shame the Italian night booked up so quickly.

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Thank shortcake22
Luke H, Manager at The Food Academy, responded to this review

shortcake22, Many thanks for your review, pleased to read you enjoyed our Chocolate themed event, these evenings are a chance to create exciting dishes along with something a little different. Even though the Italian night is full we still have spaces for French food & wine Thanks Luke More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

As you would expect in a training restaurant, really positive customer service, if a little reticent and shy. Interesting and very imaginative dishes on the menu which turned out to be quite delicious. Great value for money for both food and excellent wine. Parking is an issue and the ambiance is somewhat austere. Check out the deli before you leave!

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

David M, Many thanks for your review after your recent lunch with us, pleased to read you enjoyed your lunch, the car parking is a little limited for the restaurant hopefully this will be extended in the future, looking forward to welcoming you back soon Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous meal at half chain pub food prices; and better quality. The team are obviously in training, so you need to account for the service, but they're polite and friendly. Overall very impressed and will come again.

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

BillyT P, Many thanks for your kind words in your review, hope to see you again soon Luke More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

The clue is in the name: this is the training restaurant associated with Leeds City College, established in new premises to the south of the city. The décor is modern, chic with clean lines, but falling short of stunning, whereas the rest of the experience was never short of outstanding. The staff are a mix of trainers and trainees at... More 

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

thomasdullan,Many thanks for your kind review, delighted to read you enjoyed the food and the service, the restaurant will be open on a evening from October 2016 Many thanks Luke More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2015

My wife had a birthday lunch for 15 on 29th September, it was fanfastic. I had previously spoken to the manager, Luke, asking about taking a decent pudding wine to, he was most agreeable, charging corkage. Well done. Super food and service. I had my birthday lunch there on 27th November for 15 friends, what a wonderful occasion, excellent food... More 

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

Mr Benton, Many thanks for your fanastic comments !, Its always a delight to look after yourself and friends Best Wishes & congratulations on both birthdays Luke More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?