Angelica is a restaurant and bar on the 6th floor of Trinity Leeds, where its central location, vibrant atmosphere and range of comforting food and innovative cocktails have made it a hit with locals. Angelica's sleek interiors - polished wood floors, chic furnishings, flowers galore and a striking circular metal bar - mean it is simultaneously relaxed and glamorous, suiting all sorts of occasions from celebration dinners to casual catch-ups with friends. The restaurant also boasts a fantastic wrap-around terrace, with cracking views of Leeds city centre.
The a la carte menu at Angelica is compact but perfectly formed, with an assortments of snacks, starters, mains and desserts on offer, as well as a section for meat and fish that has come straight off the charcoal grill. Kick off your meal with olives, rapeseed oil focaccia, and Lindisfarne oysters, before trying an elegant lobster salad with saffron aioli, cod with sea herbs and braised leeks, and poached salmon ballotine with grapes and cucumber relish.
In the dessert front, Angelica serves up a sweet list of crowd-pleasers, including favourites like banoffee choux bun with banana diplomat and chocolate creme patissiere, whipped vanilla rice pudding with strawberry compote, and a classic sticky toffee pudding with pouring cream. Alongside the a la carte, Angelica also offers dedicated children's menu and a bar snack menu, as well as serving afternoon tea.
Just as important is Angelica's drinks offering, which innovative signature cocktails are the star of the show. As well as making a classic cocktail of your choosing, in-house mixologists have created some creative new cocktail ideas exclusive to Angelica, including The Yorkshire Triangle (rhubarb gin, apple syrup, lemon juice, Champagne), the Heart & Soul (cognac, amaretto, cherry syrup, pear juice, acidified cherry jam), and the Secret Garden (violet liqueur, vodka, lavender syrup, lemon juice, aquafaba).