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“Fantastic Food. An Experience Not To Be Missed!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hepworth's Deli & Kitchen

Hepworth's Deli & Kitchen
Ranked #246 of 1,791 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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“Fantastic Food. An Experience Not To Be Missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I heard about the pop up restaurant through twitter and thought is sounded like a great idea! I had high expectations and was very excited about the visit and I wasn't disappointed. There were four of us in total and the rest of the party had a fantastic time too.

The pop up restaurant runs twice per month so I would definately recommend booking for one in future. The deli is set up restaurant style with linen table cloths and wine and water glasses. They must not have an alcohol licence so you can take your own wine / beer etc and this is poured at the table by the helpful and friendly staff. It is also great value for money at 4 courses for £20 (supplement of £3 for Coffee and Petit Fours). There were two sittings avaliable - 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

From my understanding the menu is seasonal so dependent on when you visit the menu will change, The Amuse Bouche was Butternut Squash Veloute - great to get us all started and ready for our starters. There were two starter choices and two main choices. I chose Blue Cheese Tart with Pear and Walnut Salad - which was amazing - not something I would usually go for but I was glad I chose soemthing different as it was fantastic - really enjoyed it. The rest of the party had King Prawn & Avocado Salad with cayenne pepper dressing - presented beautifully and everyone enjoyed it.

For main course I had Spinach, Pepper and Ricotta Lasagne with Pepper Coulis. This was lovely - not as good as my starter but I still enjoyed it. The rest of the party had Rack of Lamb and they raved about it!

Dessert was Pistachio and Raspberry Financier with Vanilla Cream - again, amazing! (if you are like me and and are not sure what a Financier is - it was a small warm sponge cake with Pistachio pieces in it) This was fantastic - I will definately be back to the deli during day light to try out some more sweet treats!

We had coffee and petit fours (it would be rude not to!) - this was a blueberry marshmallow - quite unusual but delicios all the same!

Overall we had a great evening and I couldn't fault it at all. We will definately be back to this small and intimate setting to sample next seasons menu!

  • Visited November 2012
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Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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“Pop up, pop in to a real hidden gem.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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