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“Good upmarket bar selling great real ale and good food”
Review of Veritas

Veritas
Ranked #257 of 1,932 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Famous for its fine wines and imaginative menu, Veritas has long been a favourite of the North West Quarter of Leeds. Located only a stone’s throw away from the University, Town Hall and Law Courts, the bar sees an eccentric mix of customers, all adding to the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The thing I like about Leeds is that there are as many great "bars" as there are great "traditional pubs". This place is firmly in the upmarket bar mould that is a hybrid and deliberately so.

Market Town Taverns have tried to appeal to all types with this pub and have largely succeeded. They concentrate on an excellent draught real ale offering for this casual drinker whilst having a dining area to suit the lunchtime and teatime trade and the food is a notch above the usual ping-chef pub chain fayre. A decent wine list complements the food menu.

One nice touch that made me smile was that in total contrast to the national pubchain websites that emphasise food and wine and seem to ignore what pubs came from historically, the Veritas website has a Drinks section that is totally dedicated to real ale, continental beers and bottled beers.

What a tribute to a company that realises that the heart of a pub is great beer supported by great food rather than the ersatz gentrified gastropubs that should really just be called restaurants...

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1  Thank QXZWS
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LaylaMTT, General Manager at Veritas, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

What can I say? Beside the fact that I totally agree with your comments. Spot on and highly appreciated. Many thanks for a excellent review.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I cannot do this place justice with such a small amount of time!

The food is the best thing... Delicious (mouth watering to look back on), plentiful and fantastic quality. All appears to be home made, rustic and well thought out!

The staff are wonderful - helpful, friendly and very attentive! They seem to be genuine in their attitudes and are doing a brilliant job.
There is one specific lady who has dealt with me both times and I would like her to get some praise! She wears her hair back in a pony tail and worked both times I was there (01/10 and 10/10) during the day. She is very friendly, attentive and helpful so please pass that onto her!

The place is cosy and very nicely decorated. A high class style bar/eatery with a very nice, relaxed atmosphere!

I will be going back as frequently as possible but do fear having to get some larger pants!

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1  Thank Chris S
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LaylaMTT, General Manager at Veritas, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Haha. We happily chip in towards funding some larger pants for you...if that means that we may welcome you many more times. What a great review. Thank you so much

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Veritas, despite its strange sounding name for a Public House of this calibre, is a great place to spend time in. Be it, just for a pint as I've done before, or the last time for a meal then it can be equally enjoyable. The place is comfy, old school and has a good atmosphere. Obviously with some very nice food and alcohol selections thrown in! My personal favourite is the Kaltenberg Hell.

Foodwise, we had a pie and burgers. Both delicious, excellently cooked and full of flavour. Service was quick and attentive. Worthy of its high tripadvisor rating. Will be back.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Very good food, very good selection of Real Ales, very good selection of wines, very convenient for a lunch time or evening drink/snack/meal. Very good prices and very good service. Very pleased we chose the Veritas last Saturday night (14th Sept 2013) I would have said excellent to everything but I wanted to keep the "V" aliteration going

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3  Thank Kriptonfactor
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Just a wonderful place to go eat. unpretentious, excellent staff, and very very good food. off the beaten track by the LGI but worth visiting. good use of yorkshire produce too!!! will be backs soon.

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2  Thank ROY P
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