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3 Cool & Unusual Openings Coming Soon to Leeds

· Ali Turner · New & Coming Soon

Handmade gifts, Mediterranean food & a new luxe bar.

Ego Restaurant

Oh by gosh, by golly! We’ve only gone and found another three new additions opening in Leeds this month.

They just keep coming! Over the last month alone, we’ve announced 11 new openings coming soon to Leeds – and now we have three more to add to the list. There’s an independent shop filled with lovingly-made gifts, a well-known Mediterranean restaurant making its first foray into the city and a posh new bar from a platinum-selling artist. Which one are you most excited about?

Flavour Like Fancy

Flavour Like Fancy

The latest addition to Meanwood is an independent gift shop filled with cool and quirky finds from the UK’s best craftspeople. Flavour like Fancy is s the brainchild of Tasha Grant, a local jewellery maker who wanted to champion her fellow indies. She’s furiously filling the shelves with ceramics, jewellery and homewares, ready for their opening later this month, so prepare to pick up pieces you can’t get anywhere else.

Flavour Like Fancy will towards the end of July 2019.


Mediterranean favourite Ego is opening its first Leeds restaurant in Shadwell. They’ve taken over The Wellington on Wetherby Road and they’re stripping it out, ready to remake it in their signature rustic-yet-chic style. Once open, you can expect a medley of Mediterranean delights, ranging from pasta and paella to pizzas, salads and chargrilled kebabs. Coupled with cask ales, quality wines and classic cocktails, it’s a welcome addition to North Leeds – and one that will be particularly popular with dog walks, you coming Fido?

Ego will open on 18th July 2019.



Boutique, Hirst’s Yard, Red Door – it’s changed hands more times than we can remember, but now platinum-selling artist Tom Zanetti is moving in. He’s teamed up with DJ Kane Towning to create an opulent new bar designed to dominate your Instagram feed. They’re ploughing £500,000 into the redesign and already have a head start on the drinks menu, which will include signature cocktails, premium spirits and champagne galore. Add VIP booths and a playlist curated by two music heavy-weights for a stellar night out.

Dollhouse will open on 27th July 2019.