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7 New Openings (and One Mega Event) Coming Soon to Leeds

· Joseph Sheerin · New & Coming Soon

Check out the city’s next set of arrivals.

Yorkshire pudding with fruit

If you love donuts, ramen and gin, you’ve got plenty to look forward to in the coming months.

Oh boy, we’ve got another 7 new arrivals for you to get excited about! You can make your own gin, scoff Japanese ramen and feast on oh-so-indulgent donuts. Plus, there’s a new bistro in Chapel Allerton and a festival that celebrates the humble Yorkshire pudding. So go on, feed your curiosity and check out the amazing new openings coming your way.

Duke’s Donuts and Coffee

Duke’s is bringing donuts and coffee to Hyde Park at the end of October. It’s opening on Cardigan Road, so you’ll soon be tucking into their massively indulgent donuts. From the Lotus Biscoff with its rich caramel centre to the Birthday Cake, stuffed with hundreds and thousands in whipped cream, they’re thick, doughy and covered in icing. Get yours with a cup of Leodis coffee, or if you fancy something different, they will also serve a smorgasbord of cakes and desserts.

Duke’s Donuts and Coffee opens on Cardigan Road on Thursday 24th October 2019.


Beef, steak

Formerly Sylva, the unusual building opposite Oakwood Clock is set to become the city’s newest meat-centric restaurant by the end of 2019. They’re transforming it into a cool, industrial-chic venue where you can tuck into all manner of steaks and chops cooked over a charcoal grill. To wash it down, you can choose something from their extensive wine list, cocktail menu and craft beer offering.

Chophaus, Louis House, Princes Avenue, Oakwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2FA.

Leeds Gin School and Distillery

If you love gin, it’s time to go back to school. Hotham’s Gin School is an award-winning business from Hull and they’re coming to Leeds. They’ll teach you about the history of the spirit and the different methods of distillation, before you get make your very own bottle using a selection of over 100 different botanicals. Their new gin school will also have a shop where you can buy their gins.

Leeds Gin School and Distillery will open on Eastgate by Christmas 2019.



Hern, which literally means corner, will live up to its name – the new bistro is opening on Steinbeck Corner. They’ve got the keys and they’re currently renovating the venue, ready to serve up a daily menu that showcases the best local and seasonal produce. Alongside the food, you can choose from a small list of hand-picked wines, but you’ll also be able to bring your own bottle with you.

Hern opens at 5 Stainbeck Corner, Chapel Allerton in November 2019.

House of Fu

After wowing diners at pop-ups, supper clubs and street food markets across the city, House of Fu, formerly Fu-Schnikens, will open their first permanent restaurant in Leeds city centre this November. Ramen is what they do and there will be loads of it. You can look forward to dishes like the Vegetarian Double Soup, which comes with white miso, yuzu, shiitake dashi, smoked menma, tofu, sesame and yuzukoshō.

House of Fu will open in Leeds city centre in November 2019.



Credit: Ben Bentley

Doh’hut are local legends whose incredible donuts have caused quite the stir in Trinity Kitchen and at street food markets across the region, but now they’re opening their first permanent venue on Trevelyan Square. You can tuck into the three donuts they’re most famous for – Raspberry Jam, Chocolate Nutella Ganache and Crème Patisserie. But that’s not all because they’ll also experiment with a slew new flavours, so you can try something different.

Doh’hut opens on Trevelyan Square by the end of 2019.


Oxygen Freejumping may have closed, but it will be replaced by something just as good – Gravity! That’s right, we’re swapping a trampoline park for another trampoline park, but this one is a home-grown Yorkshire brand. This will be their 10th UK opening, but before they throw open the doors, they’re giving the venue a £500,000 makeover. And the best bit? They’re going to have it ready for the half term holiday, so you can keep the kids entertained.

Gravity will open at Cardigan Fields later this month.

The Yorkshire Pudding Festival

Yorkshire pudding wrap

The UK’s first-ever Yorkshire pudding Festival will launch in Leeds next year. Brought to us by The Ink Events Company, it will take over Kirkgate Market on 1st February 2020 with a mix of street food and proper Yorkshire fare. You can get your pud stuffed and smothered in a host of unusual toppings – sweet or savoury, you decide. It’s free to enter, there will be loads of different vendors to check out and you can even get a drink at the bar.

The Yorkshire Pudding Festival comes to Leeds Kirkgate Market on Saturday 1st February 2020.