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Chow Down at Temple Arches

  • Temple Arches, Leeds LS11 5QG Chow Down at Temple Arches
  • Oct 1st 2020
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Having brought hundreds of thousands of foodie punters and dozens of the North’s best indies to both Halifax’s Piece Hall and Lincoln’s historic Castle, the team are delighted to work their magic on Globe Road’s amazing open-air venue, Temple Arches.

The huge 22,000 square foot outdoor venue will allow everybody to enjoy the best food and drink, accompanied by entertainment, music and street art, as this exciting blank canvas is transformed to increase the footfall south of the river. The up-and-coming area already features award-winning food and drink venues, such as Northern Monk Refectory, Matt Healy’s The Foundry and the newly relaunched Cross Keys, amongst others.

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Over the ten weekends of Chow Down at Temple Arches, there will be vendors serving up culinary delights from around the world.

Thursday 24th September  Sunday 27th September


Thursday 1st October  Sunday 4th October


From the bar

Local brewers will be on hand to keep thirsts slaked, too. ​Northern Monk​ and ​North Brewing Co.​ will represent, and rotating lines from ​Anthology​, ​Nomadic​, ​Kirkstall Brewery​, ​Meanwood Brewery​, and brand new brewery ​Amity​ will all feature, showcasing some ​super-local talent.

There will be a range of wines and sparkling wines available too, with Cansecco, HUN canned wines (the UK’s first fairtrade, fully recyclable and vegan wine in a can) and a range of Healy & Gray wines on offer. Cocktails fans can also rejoice, as Ace & Freak canned cocktails join the Chow Down line-up, alongside a range of cocktail specials and gin varieties available from the main bar.

Music at Chow Down Leeds

Chow Down’s music programme of amazing DJs will feature a mix of stellar local talent and internationally-renowned names. Underground disco and shimmering pop will grace the opening weekend courtesy of ​Crazy P​, ​PBR Streetgang​, ​Tristan da Cunha ​alongside DJs from ​We Are Fierce​, ​BBC Introducing​’s ​Emily Pilbeam​, ​Soul Boutique​, ​Ed Vector​, ​Ninety Nine​ and G​ip Dammone​. All will be spinning relaxed tunes to set the vibe for an amazing weekend of fun and food.

As guidance relaxes over the coming weeks, Chow Down Leeds @ Temple Arches hopes to feature ​Hyde Park Brass Band​ and more exciting musical performers!

Food, Fun: and Socially-Distanced Safety

Chow Down is conscious of creating a completely safe and comfortable environment for everybody concerned, from staff and vendors to foodies and families. For this reason, the site will be cashless, and visitors must book their tables in advance.

Ordering of ​food and drinks will be streamlined. Customers will simply scan the code on their pre-booked table. This will take them directly to a special ordering platform. Food is then brought out to them directly from their vendor of choice, eliminating queues and prioritising everybody’s safety. Enjoy the best independent food and drink with friends and family, leaving all the hard work in the hands of the Chow Down team.

Getting There

Chown Down Leeds will take place at Temple Arches. Located on Globe Road within the new Temple development in Leeds’ South Bank. Reduce use of public transport by walking down from the city centre via the canal path, or take advantage of the Bike Park available onsite to arrive on two wheels. Temple Arches is a comfortable five to ten minutes’ walk from the southern entrance of Leeds Train Station.

How to Book

  • Tickets for the first few Chow Down weekenders will go on sale Wednesday 22nd July.
  • Tables are booked in 2s. A table for 2 costs £10 (so £20 for a table for 4, £30 for a table for 6).
  • The cost (equating to £5 per head) includes entry, a complimentary drink (pint of house lager, Chow Down cocktail or soft drink), amazing DJs, reserved table, table service, and access to the amazing food traders.

Chow Down at Temple Arches Leeds times

Thurs: 16:00 pm – 22:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 22:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 22:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 21:00 pm

Families are welcome throughout, but from 6th August, Family Day sessions (featuring special, kid-friendly activities) will run on Thursdays, 11:00 am – 15:00 pm.

Chow Down Leeds Location – Temple Arches, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5QG

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Event Details

Day 1: September 24, 2020

Day 2: September 25, 2020

Day 3: September 26, 2020

Day 4: September 27, 2020

Day 5: October 01, 2020

Day 6: October 02, 2020

Day 7: October 03, 2020

Day 8: October 04, 2020

Start time: 16:00 p.m.

End time: 21:00 p.m.

Venue: Temple Arches, Leeds LS11 5QG

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