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“Lovely food, Rude staff”

Arts Cafe Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #67 of 1,856 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $65
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Quarry Hill
Description: The thriving centre of Leeds may be bursting at the seams with chain bars and big name restaurants but don���t think for a minute there���s no quirky treatments to enjoy. Art���s Caf�� and Bar is the original hip, young Leeds hangout, combining eating, drinking and ��� surprise ��� local art. The bright and sunny interior, painted canary yellow and decked out in vintage-y furniture, is totally relaxed and the sort of place where you can spend a whole afternoon sipping a coffee and talking art, books and life in general. Many do. And during those long, soul searching hours you needn���t go hungry, Art���s offers a full a la carte menu in addition to smaller lunch dishes, which combines ethical dining with full British flavour.
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely food, Rude staff”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Arts cafe has always been mine and my husbands favourite place to eat in leeds, the menu is varied and always to a high standard. Unfortunately last two times we visited the staff were rude and abrupt, which made our experience slightly sour. Im not sure if the manager has only employed female waitresses on purpose but i think the place would benefit from a mixture of male and female waiters.

  • Visited November 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Miserable Waitress”
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Been to eat here many times. Always been good food and service. Went today food good shame the same could not be said about the waitress. Bad attitude spoilt our lunch. First time I can remember in ages not leaving a tip. She needs to remember that customers are the reasons she gets paid. Atmosphere put as average as spoilt by bad service from one waitress. Another waitress who brought our coffees was much nicer.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank JRiseley
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is a good restaurant in a convenient location in the city centre. Interesting and varied menu, from snacks to Sunday lunch to some adventurous and successful cooking. Very prompt and friendly service too, plus a reasonably priced wine list.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Duncan M
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the best in Leeds”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Really great food. They do both the simple things and the exotic things really well. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere I will most definitely be visiting again!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TPetch
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Leeds
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

We love the ever changing menu, the exceptionally good wine list and the fact that 2 people can eat 3 courses, and drink a bottle of wine in a lovely relaxed environment for well under £100.

Leeds' best restaurant - by a long chalk!

Visited September 2013
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Thank LukeRibs
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