The Food Academy is a ground-breaking collaboration between Flannels, the UK’s largest independent luxury retail group, and Leeds City College. Situated on Vicar Lane in the heart of Leeds city centre, The Food Academy is a popular choice for a spot of lunch, brunch or afternoon tea.
Established in 2011, the restaurant sits on the third floor of Flannels and overlooks the bustling city. The interior is slick and modern, featuring fresh white décor, polished flooring and high ceilings adorned with light wood beams. Sophisticated to a tee, The Food Academy also hosts The Art Gallery which platforms a vivid collection of modern artwork so guests can really soak up the culture as they dine.
The Food Academy’s workforce is made up of gifted young chefs and front-of-house staff who have completed training with the college. With a fresh mind and a passion for all things food, diners can be assured that every dish is made with real dedication and care.
The menus feature an array of superb British dishes with ingredients that are regionally sourced. The all-day menu consists of a range of generous breakfasts and lip-smacking lunches. You can tuck into the classic ‘full English’ with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, tomato, black pudding, beans, eggs and toast; or the succulent 6oz steak with hand cut chips, beer battered onion rings and pea puree. If the all-day menu does not cater to your liking then the ‘daily specials’ menu always boasts a terrific selection of appetising meals such as a delicious pan-roasted cod with pea puree and pea mash, or the butternut squash risotto with crisp fennel lemon salad. As a child-friendly venue, there is also a children’s menu that offers the youngster’s favourites in perfectly-sized portions at generous prices.
If you are looking to dine in a venue that is full of style and culture, with an imaginative menu and a team of devoted staff, a trip to The Food Academy at Flannels in Leeds is a must.