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“All round solid bar” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nation of Shopkeepers

Nation of Shopkeepers
Ranked #423 of 1,790 Restaurants in Leeds
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Leeds City Centre
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“All round solid bar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have visited Nation of Shopkeepers or 'Nation' as a shortened name quite a number of times. This particular visit was a catch up with a friend, and we went on a Tuesday evening. On Tuesdays they do 2-4-1 on burgers, which is great value for money, and the burger itself was really good, as good as any of the "Burger Joints" in Leeds.

The drinks are reasonably priced, in line with the majority of bars within the City centre. As it was 2-4-1 on the burgers the venue was quite busy and so was the bar but overall we didn't have to wait too long to get served, and the wait on the burgers wasn't too long either. All in all a good experience.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DanimalXIII
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good but food used to be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

I used to visit Nation regularly since I went to college up the road. We always go back during uni holidays for a catch up and food. I enjoy the abnormal ales and ciders, but I think that they should have regular spirits, not Smirnoff and coke. Their burgers are to die for, especially on Tuesday since they are 2-4-1 however they much have changed the menu a little this time as they took off the chicken burger (I don't particularity like beef burgers) and the rest of the menu has been downsized as well, so little choice now. They also have changed the chips, they used to be to die for and now they are like regular chips. Change back to the old menu pleaseee.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Claire B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Shame on LCC”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

If over 30 you will be refused entry at peak hours. Surprised Leeds authorities allow them to get away with it. Shame on LCC.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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6 Thank John C
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Hipster heaven!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

This place is terrible. It's just for posers and hipsters (same thing, I know), the atmosphere is crap, the layout is crap, the sound is crap, the beer is over priced and the staff are stuck up. It has a decent beer garden I suppose.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank PegPowler
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The quiz”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

After a wonderful day visiting leeds i came on recommendation to the nation of shopkeepers from a well to do friend. He assured me that i would be looked after and that the ale selection would wow me and my family. However i was sadly mistaken. I would not have fed the food to my dog. The nachos smelt like gone off emmental and the meat sharing platter looked as though it had just been picked up on the bargin aisle at sainsburys. All in all being northern i can deal with average food and warm to stale drinks but the quizmaster pushed me over the edge. He looked as though keith lemon and ed sheeran had a wild night of passion and gave birth to a oversized cardigan. He was abrubt rude and boring to say the least. Awful quiz. Avoid

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4 Thank Daniel W
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