It’s the latest bar and restaurant to open on Greek Street, but Neighbourhood has a few surprises up its sleeve…
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Neighbourhood was just another high-end bar and restaurant concept – but it’s not. There’s something a little bit different about this one, and we’re not just talking about the tales of star-studded parties that have travelled over the Pennines. They’re actually doing something quite different, and we think you’re going to love it, so we dug a little bit deeper to uncover all the cool eccentricities that are going to make you want to visit now they’ve officially opened their doors.
They have an exclusive Leeds cocktail that tastes like Yorkshire Tea
Made exclusively for their Leeds restaurant, The NyLee is a fusion of New York and Yorkshire, bringing together vodka, poppy liqueur and fruit puree. Like all their cocktails, it looks cool-as-heck, you’ll get a teapot to share, with dry ice rolling off the top. Take a snap before you pour yourself a goblet.
Their menu is as much about socialising as it is about eating
Starters, mains, heads down – no way, that’s not how they do things at Neighbourhood. It’s all about sharing, try a little bit of this, have a little bit of that. You’ll be passing plates around the table, uploading pictures to Instagram and chatting with your mates between every bite.
Man do they know how to bring the party
Of course they have DJs on the decks, but that’s just the beginning. You see, Neighbourhood is an entertainment venue, so from Thursday through to Sunday, they have live sax and drums players to soundtrack your night. And as you move into the evening, you’ll be treated to explosive dance performances, acrobatics and even fire breathers. There’s never a dull moment.
They do an actual Empire State of Shots
Forget jägerbombs, this is so much cooler! Neighbourhood will serve you up a miniature model of the Empire State Building, surrounded by shots and topped with sparklers. You’ll get to try their Pornstar Martini and Sugar Lips cocktails in a way that will make you the envy of Instagrammers everywhere.
They flew in New York street artist Triston Eaton
‘New York inspired’ is a term we hear all too often these days, but Neighbourhood have taken it to the next level. They’ve tried to capture the opulence of Manhatten and the edginess of Brooklyn, all in one venue – and one of the ways they’ve done it is by flying in famous New York graffiti artist Triston Eaton. This is the guy who did the official artwork for the Mayweather-McGregor fight, he’s an absolute legend, and he’s definitely put his own stamp on the place.
They do lobster tacos (and they won’t cost the earth)
If there’s one thing on the menu you have to try (and believe us, it’s hard to choose), it’s the NBHD Lobster Taco. At £12 a pop, it’s a little hit of luxury, and the sweet smack of the mango salsa sets it off perfectly.
It all kicks off at 11 o’clock
At first glance, it’s just another bar and restaurant, but there’s more to Neighbourhood than meets the eye. Don’t believe us? Make sure you’re there at 11pm on Friday or Saturday, because when the siren blares, it all kicks off. For 4 minutes, the staff down tools and dance on the tables in a spontaneous flash mob that will leave you wondering what the hell is going on.
They’ve made one of the most Instagrammable cocktails in history
You’ve gotta wrap your lips around one of these bad boys. Their Sugar Lips cocktail promises a heady mix of Bacardi, wild strawberry liqueur, Disaronno, lychee and lemon, served blue with a strawberry chocolate kiss. Delish.
Every bottle of champagne is served with sparklers
Ordering a bottle of champagne is always a bit of an extravagance, but at Neighbourhood, it’s even more so, because they deck out every bottle of champers with a sparkling firework. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just splashing out, that’s going to make an impression.
Kick off your shoes, you’re here for the night
It’s not often you find a place you can stay in all night, but you really can at Neighbourhood. Dine, drink, dance – that’s the motto, just make sure you book a booth because it comes with perks. Full disclosure, there’s a minimum spend – but you’ll get table service all night and you’ll always have somewhere to rest your weary feet after you hit the dance floor. Hallelujah!
Neighbourhood is now open on Greek Street. Book a table now.