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Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill

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Wed, 4/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Welcome Classic-Contemporary Mediterranean and European Cuisine. Prepared with Passion - Served with Pride. lavanta_60At Lavanta we create fresh, authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine learned over a lifetime in family kitchens and restaurants from the south of Turkey to the north of England. From amazing mezes, flame-seared mixed grills and succulent steaks to seafood platters, gourmet burgers and woodsmoked pizzas, our dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, but always with passion and a good squeeze of imagination. Since opening in October we have been overwhelmed by all the kind messages and compliments you have posted about our food, as
$16 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went last night was about early for table so sat out side in the sunshine which was nice and looked at menu the food was amazing the staff was nice and friendly can’t recommend this place enough well worth a visit definitely be going back

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank 564scottg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful food & brilliant service, would highly recommend to everyone. The staff we're so helpful and friendly and absolutely everything we ate (and we ate A LOT) was delicious. Will definitely be returning and have already recommended to lots of family and friends. Me and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank s0phieb156
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the area, after reading reviews decided to give restaurant a try, we were not disappointed. Menu had a good choice, food was very tasty and nicely presented. Pleasant staff made it a nice evening.

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank mikey123E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to this restaurant in North Leeds. Great menu with lots of varied choices and something to suit everyone. Service was very attentive ! Food was all excellent and presented so beautifully , I recommend a visit and will be back again.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank JA-leeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Lavanta before and we had always enjoyed. It was Monday and it was very busy so I recommend you book your table before. We had a meze platter to share and chicken shish it was full of flavour highly recommend. Staff are very...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I organised a reunion of 24 Leeds Uni graduates from a bygone age and included dinner at Lavanta on the Saturday evening, taken from the fixed price menu. The meal was excellent, from the meze platter starters, to the main courses, including the mixed grill...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with a party of friends and we were all thoroughly impressed by the restaurant, service and especially the food. We all had the 3 course lunch menu which was great value for £15.95 and the selection was great although there was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
2  Thank Steady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fresh produce and Orhan’s culinary vision result in unbelievable food. Visiting from London, the lamb shank for main was so tender and the flavours that complimented it on the plate were second to none. The kofta to start was also a highlight, the pickle...More

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank thejpj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been trying out a few local restaurants and this one didn’t disappoint, definitely worth another visit. Flavourful food, good portion sizes, classy restaurant and attentive host. Would definitely recommend for special occasions.

Date of visit: March 2019
2  Thank WYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Briefly, the meal was simply exquisite. The meze starters were incredibly flavoursome, my main course of sea bass fillets were delicious. We both agreed that this was the best Mediterranean food we've ever had - all the dishes were made with great skill and love,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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March 21, 2019|
Response from 564scottg |
Hi does the restaurant sell alcohol
June 5, 2018|
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Response from foodblogger2509 | Property representative |
Ras el Hanout Spiced Lamb Loin Fillet Served with spiced roasted vegetable’s tossed in garlic ,allepo pepper and chopped tomatoes, giant cous cous with mint raita
October 23, 2017|
Response from foodblogger2509 | Property representative |
hi,yes we do
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