Winning the award for ‘Best Restaurant’ at the Observer Food Monthly awards in 2005, judged by top chefs Gordon Ramsey and Rick Stein, not even a year after opening as well and met by critical acclaim from Remy Martin, The Good Food Guide, The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph, just to name a few, Anthony’s is arguably one of the best restaurants in Leeds.
Recently reloacted to the Corn Exchange alongside sister restaurant Piazza, Anthony’s is a family-run restaurant that is at the pinnacle of dining excellence. With a lounge and bar area on the ground floor and the restaurant taking up residence on the lower ground floor, the venue feels spacious and airy whilst maintaining a chic and intimate atmosphere. Complete with leather high-backed chairs, well-spaced tables, pressed white linen table clothes and indented wall mounts, Anthony’s looks every inch the stylish gourmet venue, but it is the food that has earned this restaurant its renowned reputation.
Tony Flinn, a young and highly celebrated Chef at Anthony’s Restaurant, has received much praise for the skill, flair and professionalism he utilises when creating beautifully conceived menus for the lunch and evening service. The menu offers European classics created using seasonal produce with a unique Anthony’s twist. When available, the risotto of white onion, espresso and parmesan air comes very highly recommended as does the beef short rib with a langoustine bisque and black cod with jasmine tea and baby mint. The food is executed to the highest standard and with take the form of fantastically priced set menus, dining at Anthony’s is accessible for all.
Anthony’s is a truly great restaurant that appeals not only to food critics or dedicated gastronomes but for those who simply enjoy eating good food. With a prime city centre location and sophisticated styling, Anthony’s is a fantastic choice for those looking to exceptional food in beautiful surroundings without the pretension that can be associated with highly acclaimed restaurants.