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The Dexter

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Wigton Lane, Leeds LS17 8RZ, England
+44 113 203 4991
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went today for lunch with my daughter . Nothing on kids meal she would eat so she ordered pate as her main . We ordered at 12.27 and waited 40 mins for starters which was natchos so nothing hard to make and it wasn't busy at all. Main came after an hour . My pie says it came with a... More 

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Thank Maryamyandy
General Manager A, Manager at The Dexter, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did no enjoy your recent visit, I would like to resolve your complaint for you, if you would like to discuss it further so I can investigate the issues you have raised you can contact myself on 01132034991. Hope to hear from you. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading through some recent reviews on the Dexter, I decided to write one myself. I too am a local, often calling in with my partner, young family for food, and  with friends at various times. I would highly recommend anyone visiting to take the time and speak to, and I quote 'several regulars who prop up the bar' or... More 

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1 Thank bunty2017
General Manager A, Manager at The Dexter, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review More 

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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Dexter three to four times a week for an evening drink after work so I would say we are classed as regulars. There are several regulars who are in most days that prop up the bar. I believe the staff need to keep some of these regulars in check. Me and my partner know what they... More 

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Thank Jamie P
General Manager A, Manager at The Dexter, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you experienced such bad language by customers standing at the bar, our staff do regular tell anyone swearing that it is not acceptable to do so,obviously other measures will need to be put in place so we do not have a repeat of what you have experience, I do send my apologise on behalf of the... More 

Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We called today on the way back from Leeds to Harrogate. At first glance it was nice and homely with an open fire and cosy table arrangement.The girl at the bar was really pleasant and took our order.We were first in on a Sunday lunch at 12 but the pub steadily filled up.The starters came which were breaded mushrooms and... More 

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Thank Dale P
Management response:

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your resent visit with us. If you would like to contact me so I can investigate with the team the issues you have raised. You can contact myself on 01132034991. Regards Adam More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Without waffling on the outstanding feature of our visit was asking to be served three times after trudging to the bar and being told someone would come and no one ever did whilst the staff visibly continued to chat to cackling drunken blue-collar regulars at the bar during a quiet mid afternoon ...a super sad debacle.. really you have to... More 

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leeds
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We went for an evening meal but was disappointed that they had run out of fish at 6 o'clock on a Friday. We opted instead for the chicken which was very rubbery. The plus was we got a table by the open fire which was cosy.

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Thank 77dotty
Management response:

Sorry to hear you have not enjoyed your recent visit to the Dexter. If you would like to speak to me regarding your visits so I can investigate with the team and rectify any issues you raise please contact me on 01132 034991 More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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321 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

the food here is very good there is a good choice menu to pick from i found the staff very helpful and pleasant we enjoyed our lunch and if in the area again would re visit for info the pub name dexter comes from the name of cattle which were kept by the tetley family who owned the pub

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2 Thank frances292
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

Revisited this pub with friends much to my discomfort as I had a bad experience before, Well this as no different staff are never friendly this has always been very consistent in this pub dirty glasses and just bad customer service . Will not be returning for food or drinks as neither are very good . Shame the management don't... More 

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Thank JIggy G
Management response:

Sorry to hear you have not enjoyed your recent visit to the Dexter and that you feel the staff and service are not up to standard. If you would like to speak to me regarding your visits so I can investigate with the team and rectify any issues you raise please contact me on 01132 034991. Kind regards Rebecca Greenwood... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

We came a few days ago and received Fantastic service from the very friendly and helpful staff, would recommend the dexter to anyone who asks

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Thank Waketrish
Management response:

Waketrish, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. You really made our day today. Kind regards Becky General Manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Nice atmosphere . Love the log fires. We have eaten lunch here on many occasions and the food has always been excellent or very good . The only exception was our Christmas lunch. It took ages to arrive. Both pots of pate were liquid not solid so my guests ate their starter whilst we had to wait another 15 mins... More 

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Thank Mike S
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback- it's great to hear that you enjoy visiting us! We're sorry to hear that on this occasion there were a few issues with your food and have ensured the chef's have been made aware to avoid this happening in the future. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wigton Lane, Leeds LS17 8RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 203 4991

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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?