The Bird Restaurant, Alea Leeds

The Bird Restaurant, Alea Leeds

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Housed within the Alea Casino in Leeds, The Bird restaurant offers fabulous Indian cuisine in chic, modern and contemporary surroundings. Being within a casino this venue is perfect for an all-in-one night out as diners, over the age of eighteen only, enjoy a spectacular meal followed by a night in the casino.

The Bird is a contemporary dining space that provides a formal, yet relaxed, dining experience. The LED lit floors and sunk tables combined with modern pendant lighting and quirky room separators ensure that you will not forget this restaurant in a hurry. In the evening, the bar and lounge area simmers with opulent red lighting creating a seductive and exciting ambience. In the centre of the lounge is a cluster of booths, partitioned off and lit with multi-coloured lights and a feature light fixture in the middle. Everything about The Bird is opulent and luxurious and designed to give guests the ultimate fine-dining experience.

Chef Vineet is one of the only Michelin starred Chefs in his field and as executive Chef at The Bird, he is hands-on in crafting the menus, training the staff to replicate his high standards of quality and keeping a keen eye on the evolution and design of the menus. The food at The Bird is stunning and features tapas-style starters such as pop-corn chicken and succulent Tikka lamb chops which come served in a quirky holder. The taste is as spectacular as the presentation and the main are equally exquisite with the rich flavours of India infusing every morsel in a way that only a Michelin starred Chef can achieve. Surprisingly, The Bird is incredibly reasonably priced for the cuisine on offer with mains starting from as little as £5.95!

The Bird fits in perfectly with the decadent décor used throughout the casino. By only admitting guests over the age of eighteen to comply with gambling laws, a night at The Bird is grown up and luxurious and provides a fabulous dining experience from start to finish. For those who are feeling lucky, you can even have a flutter in the casino pre, or post, meal.

Review summary

9.8 based on 22 reviews
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Reviews (22)

  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Bit quiet for Friday night, but the food and the ambience was the winning combination again.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    The ambience and the décor, along with the standard of food makes this my firm favourite.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    This gem of a restaurant is my favourite....party for a goup of friends and colleagues, and everybody loved the ambience, decor, food, service, everything. Chef came out to say hello, and got an ovation. Thanks to Dan and Kiran.

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  • LS

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    Really tasty meal. Wasn't sure that we would like the restaurant being in the casino, but made the atmosphere more interesting.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Large group of friends... All of them enjoyed the meal and the evening. Wonderful experience again!!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Again excellent food and service, with excellent value for money. I have recommended this gem of a restaurant to all my friends!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Excellent food with excellent value for money.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Changed menu, and even better!! Both starters and the mains were excellent!! I have become a big fan of "The Bird"!!

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  • AW

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    The food at The Bird is absolutely amazing - if you've not been you should try it. It really is a very up-market Indian restaurant.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing evening. The food and the ambience, not to forget the excellent service, is probably the best. Thank you.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Very relaxed and enjoyable dinner. Thank you once again. P

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  • AM

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    Really interesting Indian food at the Bird. Being based in Alea Leeds is also quite good fun as you get to see the casino in action! Really worth a visit.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Excellent dinner with work colleagues in the private dining area and excellent service as standard. Thanks to Dan and Kiran!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    With a different set of friends... and the result was the same... perfect!!!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Took a friend and his father to the Bird.... and they said that was just like the food they get in top restaurant in India!!!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    My friends loved the place ambience... and said it was the best Indian food that they ever had!!

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  • Saima Safdar

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    Me and my partner enjoyed a lovely 3 course meal with cocktails at The Bird Restaurant. I thought the presentation and the service was brilliant and would definately be going there again!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Another excellent outing!! Dan, the manager was very attentive, and friendly as ever. It is apidly becoming a favourite Indian Restaurant of mine, and have spread the word to one and all!!

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  • Luke Ingram

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    We decided to visit "The Bird" as it came highly recommended from a friend. To be honest, as a regular visitor to Leeds Indian restaurants, i had never heard of "the bird" . We arrived a little earlier had a small flutter in the brilliant casino and knocked back a few mojitos. We were seated as soon as we went to the restaurant. As we went for the special "Alea all inn" menu there was a limited selection to what you could chose. Surprisingly, the menu had a great choice. The chicken tikka starter was very nice, a little dry however the yoghurt and mint dip complimented it well. The main course was beautiful, it came on a posh platter with a curried soup, small dish of rice , my garlic naan and my curry. The deserts were equally as nice. All this with 2 drinks was only £30 which is the best value meal i have had in a long time. I will defiantly be returning to "the bird" although next time i will be intrigued to see what the a la carte menu will be like!

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    Enjoyed it again. Food and service were excellent. I and my friends are really impressed, and are already planning the next visit.

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  • Sameer Bhandari

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    A hidden gem of a restaurant, with excellent food and attentive service. Would definitely recommend to all my friends.

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