Yorkshire pies, fried chicken and jerk lamb – this is the latest batch of new openings coming to Leeds.
Ready for even more new openings? We’ve got another five top-drawer additions to add to the mixer and they’re going to leave you salivating. There’s a Yorkshire pudding and pie shop from a Dragon’s Den contestant, the city’s first-ever Taiwanese street food joint and a brand new Carribbean bar and restaurant on Call Lane. Read on to get the full lowdown.
Mi Mam’s Yorkshire Food Company
You might recognise Rocky Arkwright from Dragon’s Den. He pitched his mobile Yorkshire pudding and pies business in 2019. He didn’t get their financial backing then, but he’s done very well since and he’s now opening a permanent cafe in Morley. Expect fresh Yorkshire puds with all kinds of sweet and savoury fillings, alongside an array of quality homemade pies – think classics like steak and stilton alongside unusual treats like chicken tikka.
Mi Mam’s Yorkshire Food Company are opening in Morley in October 2020.
The folks behind Cafe 164 and Bakery 164 are opening their third eatery in Headingley in October. Owners Ellie and Matthew Andrews are taking their wares into the suburbs to make it easier for folks working from home to grab a bite. You can look forward to locally sourced coffee paired with freshly-made sandwiches – you can even see the bread being made in their open kitchen while you wait. Fancy a sweet treat? They’ll have a host of home-made cakes on offer too.
164 Headingley will open at 103 Otley Road, Headingley in October 2020.
Ji The Chicken Shop
Ji The Chicken Shop has venues across the south and now they’re bringing their delicious Asian eats north. This will the first ever Taiwanese street food restaurant to open in Leeds. They use the traditional Taiwanese frying techniques to make fried chicken, crispy octopus, lotus root chips and crispy tofu. You can pair them with a traditional Taiwanese milk tea, which comes in all kinds of flavours, from caramel to Japanese matcha.
Ji The Chicken Shop is opening on The Headrow in Autumn 2020.
The old Arts Cafe restaurant on Call Lane will soon reopen as a Jamaican street food joint. Jam Rock comes from the same people behind If Coffee Bar and aims to bring the soul of Jamaica to Yorkshire. From jerk chicken to fried jackfruit, patties and traditional rice & peas, you can get all the classics, presented with a modern twist. Wash it down with rum-based cocktails, including their famous bottomless rum punch.
Jam Rock is opening on Call Lane in Autumn 2020.
Raja’s on Burley Road has closed, but it will soon be replaced by Mr T’s. This popular Bradford restaurant and takeaway is moving into Leeds with this modern cafe-style eatery. What do they do best? Their Aberdeen Angus burgers have earned rave reviews – they come topped with everything from Cheetos to doner meat. If you don’t fancy burgers, you can get peri peri chicken, pizza and even parmos. Thirsty? It’s milkshakes all the way!
Mr T’s is opening on Burley Road in Autumn 2020.