Located on the fifth floor of Trinity Leeds (the city’s smart new shopping centre), Crafthouse (and its sibling Angelica) are the first regional restaurants from capital-based D&D London. The lofty position allows for great views and a large terrace, but there’s plenty to look at inside, with an open kitchen dominating the soberly dressed, contemporary dining rooms. “This place oozes style”, notes a fan, “but it doesn’t stop there”. Service is carefully inclusive, and the menu lures in customers with Josper-grilled meats (from Ginger Pig) and dishes such as baked sea bass fillet ‘in paper’ with bouillabaisse, grilled courgettes and saffron potato. Simplicity is the key to starters such as steak tartare or pork ballottine with peppery apple chutney, while desserts keep it classic with the likes of strawberry and cream trifle or elderflower and vanilla cheesecake. Plenty of wines are available by the glass.