It’s all going on in Leeds – there are seven more new openings planning their arrival in the city in the next few months. Here’s everything you need to know.
Just two weeks after our last update, we’ve got another seven new arrivals to tell you about and they’re all putting the final touches on their new homes, so it won’t be long before you can nip in. From a vegan junk food cafe to a new indie bar, a zero waste shop and a members-only club, there’s plenty to look forward to. So go on, take a peek…
The Jar Tree
The world is dying and The Jar Tree is trying to do something about it. This new waste shop in Kirkgate Market can help you go plastic-free. It’s a pay and weigh shop – you bring your own container, choose from a wide range of organic loose foods, weigh it and pay for what you’ve got. It’s designed to make food shopping more affordable and better for the environment.
The Jar Tree opens in Leeds Kirkgate Market on Saturday 1st September 2018.
The old Hirst’s Yard is about to become Club 27. This music-loving venue will bring banging tunes and DJ sets until 4am. You can sup craft beer and cocktails as a soundtrack of indie, rock, soul and blues plays in the background. Alongside the DJs, they have live music from local artists from Thursday to Sunday.
Club 27 opens at 11-15 Hirst’s Yard on Thursday 6th September 2018.
Trouble at the Mill rose to fame at Sunny Bank Mills, but now, it’s opening its own permanent venue in Farsley, The Constitutional. It’ll have an art deco bar full of quality craft beer and local ale, as well as an exciting events programme with everything from comedy nights to theatre. You can even pop in on a Sunday for vegan roasts and live jazz. It’s members-only, but it’ll only cost a quid a year to join.
The Constitutional opens at Farsley Constitutional Club, 51 Town Street, Farsley on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
Wanderer Junk Food
Just because you don’t eat meat, it doesn’t mean you can’t be naughty, at least not according to Wanderer Junk Food. This is vegan food at its most indulgent and it comes from the same people behind El Marchador Tacos and V.Cure;ious. Fresh from a summer-long stint in Trinity Kitchen, it’s moving into its very own permanent venue next month. Expect loaded mac ’n’ cheese, piles of tater tots and heaving burgers, all without the meat.
Wanderer Junk Food opens in Leeds city centre in September 2018.
The New Roland’s
The brothers behind Roland’s and The Domino Club have got a new addition on the way. They’ve taken over an empty unit on Duncan Street to create a new cafe-bar. By day, you can pop in for breakfast and brunch, with top-class coffee and a low-alcohol cocktail menu, but by night, it’s a different story. The cafe will transform into a bar – a sliding wall behind the counter will reveal a bar full of hand-picked spirits. Expect a well-thought-out cocktail menu, craft beer and a cost-price wine that changes each week. There’s table service too, but they only have 30 seats, so it’s going to be a small, intimate affair.
The as-yet unnamed bar will open by the end of 2018.
Northern Monk’s Next Pop-ups
Northern Monk’s kitchen is a revolving door of local independents, and their next residents have been revealed. In September and October, MorMor will be serving everything from chicken souvlaki wraps to mezze platters. Then in November, December and January, The Harewood Food and Drink Project will put their own spin on fine dining with their first residency in the city centre.
MorMor comes to Northern Monk from September 2018, followed by Harewood Food and Drink Project from November 2018.
Mercure Leeds Central Hotel
The New Ellington is getting more than just a lick of paint. It’s going to re-open as Mercure Leeds Central, the brand’s first city centre hotel in Leeds. They’ve redesigned every room, from the lobby to the 59 bedrooms, with a decor inspired by the city’s long tailoring heritage. It’s also going to have its very own restaurant, Loom, where you can tuck into a menu of modern British cuisine.
Mercure Leeds Central Hotel opens at 23-25 York Place in September 2018.Cover image copyright: Lucy Forrester.