Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
This new venture in the centre of Leeds has risen from the ashes of the owners’ highly popular pub The Fleece in Addingham, following a fire there in 2015 – a few soot-blackened mementoes are even displayed on the wall. The Phoenix is also breathing new life into the concept of a city centre pub, combining real ale and favourite pub dishes with brunches, and a deli counter offering takeaway soups, snacks, sandwiches and cakes.
The main menu offers small plates ranging from Scotch egg to cassoulet of slow-cooked pig’s cheek, butterbean and chorizo. The large plates include pub classics such as ale-battered haddock with hand-cut chips and traditional mushy peas alongside more contemporary dishes like East Coast crab with chilli and spring onion linguine. Produce is sourced locally where possible, with Lishman’s of Ilkley providing the delicious pork pies and sausages.
he bar features four changing local beers such as Black Sheep and Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, while hot drinks are served with lunch and takeaway options. Among customers eating in from Thursday to Saturday, the Bottomless Brunch is understandably very popular. This two-course lunch includes unlimited refills of Prosecco, within a 90-minute window, for only £15. Other amazing deals include a two-course express lunch at £7.95, with a guaranteed 45-minute turnaround that makes it ideal for local office workers, and a £5 dish of the day on weekdays. This versatile venue even has a function room for private hire.