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The Owl Leeds takes flight for a new chapter at riverside restaurant

One of the city’s most unique and celebrated restaurants is shaking things up with a collection of new menus. The Owl, who famously launched its innovative fine dining concept in Leeds’ Kirkgate Market in 2019, will now open to offer brunch as well as a range of affordable dining options.

Specialising in modern British cuisine crafted using the finest Yorkshire sourced ingredients, the relaxed Michelin guide listed gastropub has gone from strength-to-strength since moving to its stunning Lockside Mustard Wharf venue last summer.

The Owl Leeds restaurant interior shot

With its latest evolution, care has been taken to bring back the accessibility of its Kirkgate Market incarnation, whilst ensuring the new menu is creative enough to satisfy its most discerning customers – as well as appealing to a wider audience.

New plates at The Owl Leeds will feature surprising ingredients and flavour combinations as well as contemporary twists on classic dishes, resulting in an offering that’s both comforting and creative. At The Owl you can grab a bite after work, visit for a special date night or bring the whole family along to one of the best restaurants in Leeds.

Breakfast Muffin New Brunch Menu

For the first time, guests will now be able to visit the restaurant for brunch at weekends from 11 am, where they can enjoy a more refined approach to a selection of breakfast classics.

The new lunch and dinner menu at The Owl Leeds is set to be equally as tempting. Small plates include delights from the sea, such as Baked Native Oyster with seasonal garnish, and Buttered Sourdough Crumpet with Whitby crab and apple, to unusual options such as the Beef and Oyster Sausage with onion marmalade and turnip puree.

The Owl Leeds Brunch Waffles and Egg

Leading indie brewery Northern Monk are also making a return to the gastropubs bar. Their team are currently collaborating closely with The Owl Leeds to create a special ale exclusive to the Lockside restaurant and will be offering two guest beers in the meantime.

The Owl will also be open to children for the first time at brunch and lunchtime, allowing families to soak up the laidback ambience of the restaurant and the vibe of its beautiful surrounding area by the riverside.

The kitchen at The Owl Leeds will continue to be led by Chef and Co-Founder Mark Owens, who has earned his stripes in several Michelin starred restaurants including Lavroche, The Star and The Box Tree.

Chef Elizabeth Cottam of HOME & The Owl Leeds

Award winning chef and founder of The Owl Leeds and HOME, Elizabeth Cottam said “We’re reclaiming our Kirkgate Market vibes with a brand-new menu that is both creative to keep our loyal customers entertained and accessible to allow everyone to spend more time with us enjoying our food. Our opening times are changing too to allow people to enjoy our brightly lit Canalside gastrobar for brunch as well as lunch and dinner.

Also, due to demand, we’re opening brunches and lunches to small children too, a first for us, which offers families that are either out for an autumnal walk down by the canal, for gorgeous sunday lunch, we’re the perfect place to start or finish a big day out.”

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You may also like Elizabeth Cottom’s fine dining restaurant, HOME.

The Owl Leeds, Lockside, Mustard Approach, LS1 4EY


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