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“Pop up, pop in to a real hidden gem.”

Hepworth's Deli & Kitchen
Ranked #214 of 1,838 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Hepworth's Deli Is situated in the amazing setting of Thornton's arcade in Leeds City Centre. Owned and run by Joe Hepworth and his amazing team, Hepworth's Deli aims to provide the residents of Leeds and West Yorkshire with the best freshly produced sandwiches, salads, artisan cheeses, hams and pastry items in town. Working with local suppliers whenever possible as well as using Leeds Kirkgate Market to its full potential Hepworth's Kitchen's main focus is to give it's customers a personal and friendly eating and shopping experience always focusing on quality produce cooked well. After 2 years of hard work running a successful private chef service Hepworth's Kitchen Joe Hepworth has decided to set up shop in Leeds. As a local lad Joe has worked in many of the cities top restaurants as well as Michelin starred restaurants around the country, and believes his passion for food and quality ingredients will make Hepworth's Deli a great addition to Leeds City Centre. Joe and his team look forward to welcoming you to the deli to try some amazing produce.
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“Pop up, pop in to a real hidden gem.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Only appearing every other Thursday for two sittings at 6.30 and 8.30 p.m. this is an exclusive dining experience not to be missed.

The day time deli is a pleasant experience for a coffee and a home-made cake but the transformation in the evening for the pop-up restaurant is fabulous. With only eight covers per sitting the deli setting makes for an intimate, different and interesting environment.

Beautifully set tables, starched white table cloths and relaxing music set a wonderful backdrop to the friendly, realxed greeting from the manager when you arrive. They set the tone for the evening which is a truly relaxing experience.

Food choice is straightforward as the menu offers a simple choice of two starters, two main courses (but ring in advance if you are a vegetarian) and a set dessert. That's as simple as it gets because the presentation of the food is a visual delight and the taste exquisite. Served in an unobtrusive and understated way the whole experience is a joy and up there with many of the more expensive restaurants I have been to.

The owner/chef, James Hepworth, has a great track record and cooks extensively for private parties. He's managed to create a private and intimate fine dining experience with a relaxed feel - a great achievement in a small place.

The cost at only £20 per head represents truly exceptional value as the food is great and you can take your own alcohol which helps the enjoyment and keeps the costs down!

Being in the deli is a bity quirky and the only 'down side' is that the loo is situated on the top floor and is an interesting hike and equally interesting when it's reached - best advice is to cross your legs and go to the pub on the way home.

A true hidden gem in the heart of the city; I loved the experience and want to share it because it was so good but it's also someting I want to keep quiet so I can make sure I get in again some time soon!

  • Visited September 2012
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