Review Summary

8.3 based on 3 reviews
  • Food

  • Value

  • Ambiance

  • Service

    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

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

    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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  • Ranked #139 of 303
  • Avg. main course: £11
  • 0.65 miles from Leeds
  • British

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. It was also given no less than five stars and voted ‘Pick of the Pubs’ in the AA Pub Guide 2010, making it a hotspot to visit if in Leeds.

Combining contemporary and traditional décor, The Cross Keys exudes charm and is always welcoming. The main dining room is housed within the James Watt on the first floor: 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 make 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 large al fresco area at the back of the building, complete with vintage ice cream truck, is ideal for enjoying a drink on a summer's evening.

The Cross Keys are proud of their heritage, ensuring all staff have an intimate knowledge of the unique cask ales served and the delicious food crafted by their talented kitchen team. Traditional British cuisine with modern flair is the signature style of The Cross Keys, with all produce fresh, locally and ethically sourced from Yorkshire suppliers where possible. Signature dishes include the seared scallops with celeriac purée, girolles and citrus butter; the 'Three Dales' roast pork loin with all the trimmings; and finally the pollock, salmon and tarragon fish pie.

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: perfect for any occasion.

last updated: 07 Nov 2019
107 Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5WD
0113 243 3711