The Cross Keys (Leeds)

The Cross Keys (Leeds)

107 Water Lane Leeds LS11 5WD

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0113 415 0243

We say…

The Cross Keys is a multi-award winning restaurant and public house in Leeds city centre. Finalists in the ‘Top Three Gastropubs in the UK’ for their levels of service at the Imbibe Service Awards, The Cross Keys has been described as a hidden gem by the Metro, was given no less than five stars and was voted ‘Pick of the Pubs’ in the AA Pub Guide 2010.

Combining contemporary and traditional décor, The Cross Keys exudes charm and is always welcoming. The bar which resides on the ground floor of the venue boasts traditional decoration including soft lighting and exposed brick work. The main dining room is housed within the James Watt on the first floor and is a delightful space that boasts original beams, a stone fire place and exposed brick work. Modern fixtures and fittings bring the room into the 21st century and makes it ideal for private hire corporate events, business meetings, wedding receptions and birthday parties. The room acquired its name following a period of 3 months in 1802 when, as they story goes, James Watt hired one of the rooms and attempted to steal trade secrets from rival engineer Matthew Murray by getting Murray’s workforce drunk! A further, large, al fresco area at the back of the building which comes complete with vintage ice cream truck, it is ideal for enjoying a drink on a summers evening.

The Cross Keys are proud of their heritage ensuring all staff have an intimate knowledge of the unique cask ales served and of the delicious food crafted by their talented kitchen team. Traditional British cuisine with modern flair welcomes the most discerning of diners with all produce fresh, locally and ethically sourced from Yorkshire suppliers where possible. Signature dishes include the pork fillet and sticky pearl barley stew; Yorkshire venison puff pastry pie; and pan-fried sea bream fillets with mussels, fennel, new potatoes and a tomato broth.

The Cross Keys Leeds is a fabulous restaurant and bar that is rich in history, character and charm. The food is delicious and incredibly well presented and is perfect for any occasion.

View the menu and reserve your table online or by calling 0113 415 0243

Review summary

8.3 based on 3 reviews
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Reviews (3)

  • Julie Smith

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    we went for Sunday lunch here having looked at the menu online - we have a vegatraion in our paty who also can't eat nuts. At the restaurant the menu on the blackboard was the same as online - however when we sat down the menu we were given was different and had nothing the vegie with us could eat. They did come up with an alternative but it looked as if it was a few days old. Generally the food was good apart from a short supply of roast potatoes - 2 small each which for the men was not enough.The service was excellent and I would go back but probably not on a Sunday

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  • Cherry Draper

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    Really friendly and attentive staff. Interesting menu, lack of choice for veg. Good pub food.

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  • DK

    Overall:

    the cross keys is a fantastic venue. It has a traditional pub atmosphere with happy bar staff but also has a fantastic restaurant serving a very high standard of food. It is quite usual to be able to spend hours on end here as it has everything you may need! would highly recommened the lamb rump.

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