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Silver Award

According to one reader, Crafthouse is an oasis of “elegant tranquillity”. The rooftop restaurant and bar finds its home on the top floor of Leeds’s smart inside-outside shopping centre Trinity, and alongside its sibling Angelica, was the first regional outpost from acclaimed restaurant group D&D London, which counts the well-respected likes of German Gymnasium, Coq d’Argent and 14 Hills in its portfolio.

The lofty position allows for terrific views, but there’s plenty to look at inside, with an open kitchen dominating one of the stylish, soberly dressed dining rooms. The bar is pretty as a picture too, thanks to a marble splashed counter top and live herbs and foliage which hang from the ceiling.

This place is now a strong contender in the city and readers say it is “clearly passionate about every aspect of hospitality”, from the top-notch service to the “unbelievable”, beautifully presented food.

Many punters are attracted by the smoky Josper-grilled steaks and native lobsters, but the menu offers plenty of possibilities for those who like their food with more on-trend embellishments: seared duck liver comes with compressed watermelon, hemp granola, sour yoghurt, sorrel water and L8 harvest vinegar, while poached line-caught sea bass is accompanied by langoustine tortellini, Japanese cucumber, sweet pea, kombu seaweed, pickled daikon and dashi.

Desserts keep it simple with crème brûlée, chocolate fondant or Mont Blanc mousse, while drinks include plenty of well-chosen wines by the glass or carafe, as well as a list of classic cocktails such as Espresso Martinis and Old Fashioned. For special occasions, you can opt for the classic afternoon tea (served Tuesday-Sunday, 1-3.30pm) or the refined seven-course tasting menu, while Sunday lunch sees the likes of chicken liver parfait and truffle-flecked orzo pasta available at two courses for just £20.  “Not to be missed”, says a fan.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cool, Glamorous, Luxury
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views, Rooftop
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Special offers from Crafthouse

2/3 course set menu for £18.50/£23.50 at Crafthouse

From: 10 February, 2019
To: 28 July, 2020
Max: 6
Make the most of our set menu with exclusive seasonal dishes, two/three courses for £18.50/£23.50
Availability: Mon 5:00PM-6:30PM,Tue-Sat 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:00PM-6:30PM

7-course tasting menu for £65 at Crafthouse

From: 1 March, 2018
To: 28 July, 2020
Max: 6
chef’s tasting menu: Inspired by the lands, seas and hills, we take classic dishes and reinvent them into contemporary, vibrant plates of food. At this time of the year the menu is designed and built to reflect the end of winter season. 7 courses £65 per person, additional wine pairing £30 per person
Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-9:00PM

Friday night Supper Club

From: 31 May, 2019
To: 29 May, 2020
Max: 8
Friday nights at in Leeds just got better. Throughout the summer we'll be running our Friday night supper club, the perfect start to your weekend. Take a seat and enjoy our two course bespoke menu with free flow Prosecco for 90 minutes for £45 per person.
Availability: Fri 5:00PM-8:30PM

Location for Crafthouse

Level 5, Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW

01138 970444


Opening Times

All day
Mon 12:00-22:00
Tue 12:00-22:00
Wed 12:00-22:00
Thu 12:00-22:00
Fri 12:00-22:30
Sat 12:00-22:30
Sun 12:00-21:00

Reviews of Crafthouse

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1 Review 

Mr. Adrian L

A sumptuous lunch!
15 April 2013  
This new restaurant oozes style but it doesn't stop there. My wife and I decided to try the fixed price 3 course lunch. The choice was limited understandably but each course was excellent, beautifully served with attention to detail. With quality Arthur Price cutlery, Schott and Riedel glasses plus an excellent and not overly attentive waiter by the name of Kornel.He clearly understands what is required of high standards of service without being stuffy. A credit to the establishment and our next visit will be and evening arrangement. We look forward to it…and so should you!
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