Crafthouse is a British restaurant in Leeds from D&D London, the restaurant group also responsible for the well-respected likes of German Gymnasium, Coq d’Argent and 14 Hills. It’s located on level 5 of Leed’s smart shopping centre Trinity, one floor below its sibling Angelica (a penthouse restaurant and bar also from D&D), where it serves seasonal British plates within a sophisticated dining room and bar.
Its lofty position allows for terrific views, but there’s plenty to look at inside, with leafy plants and foliage dotted around the stylishly dressed dining room. The bar is pretty as a picture too, thanks to a long, marble splashed counter top and countless bottles of premium spirits on show. In the centre, meanwhile, stands a sprawling tree perfect for snapping picture-perfect shots for Instagram.
Crafthouse offers somewhere special for multiple occasions, from dates to large celebrations, sophisticated dinners and evening drinks. 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: salt-aged duck breast comes with braised little gem, celeriac and damson and Pedro Ximenez jelly, while salt-baked sea bass is accompanied by artichoke, kohlrabi and a fennel escabeche.
Lunch and early evening set menus allow for more affordable dining, or for diners with a time limit, while afternoon tea and a Sunday roast complete the food offering. To drink, a host of classic and signature cocktails are a popular choice at the bar, or you can always head upstairs to Angelica to enjoy your drinks from the alfresco rooftop terrace. Discover a diverse range of wines, Champagnes, sprits and beers, too. An after-dinner drinks list is the perfect way to end the night, with a host of sweet wines, madeira and port, liqueur coffee and digestifs on offer.