Finding home in one of Leeds' most eye catching buildings, Candlebar in the Candle House on modern canal-side Granary Wharf is a pizzeria specialising in Italian cuisine, craft beer and quality wines. Blending the rustic with the modern is Candlebar's mission, aiming for big flavour and a stylish setting. A short walk from Leeds train station and the centre's shopping sites, Candlebar is the perfect location for a relaxed lunch or evening meal if you're in the city for a weekend break or business trip.
Taking its name from its towering home, Candlebar in the Candlehouse is an impressive location. Floor to ceiling windows let plenty of light in, and this chic canal-side bar and restaurant features natural materials, rustic decor and neutral tones with deep red accents as part of its interior, making it a comfortable setting to enjoy a leisurely drink or meal. Candlebar also boasts outdoor seating so that you can enjoy the water side views when the sun is shining.
The menu is led by pizza dishes, with a large range to choose from and all cooked in the authentic wood-fire oven: favourites include the lemon drizzle chicken with parma ham, roasted peppers, spinach and garlic butter drizzle, and the notable meat feast calzone featuring Spanish chorizo, Italian pepperoni, honey-roasted ham, Italian sausage porcini mushroom and red onion. There are a few great vegetarian options available, including the delicious fresca pizza which features goat's cheese, courgette, sun-blushed tomatoes and fresh spinach. Tasty cheese or meat sharing boards are also excellent choices if you're dining as a pair or group.
Seeing as Candlebar is an Ossett Brewery, they have a wide range of beverages on offer: you can expect to see 14 world craft beers, a delicious selection of cocktails and over 20 premium wines. With acoustic sessions on Sunday nights and plenty of wine tasting evenings lined up, Candlebar has created a relaxed atmosphere: it's versatile in that it's suitable for all kinds of diners and visitors, from families to groups of friends.
If you have a passion for pizza and you're looking for a chilled out spot for a meal or drink, get down to Candlebar. With a great location, menu and bar choice, it's certainly a place you'll want to return to.