End of an era as top Leeds restaurant moves on

NEW HOME: Anthony Flinn outside the Corn Exchange.

NEW HOME: Anthony Flinn outside the Corn Exchange.

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ONE of Leeds’s top restaurants will have a stylish send off tonight as nine of its former sous chefs return to the kitchen for a final farewell.

Anthony’s on Boar Lane invited former chefs from the past nine years back to its kitchen for a last supper to serve up some nostalgic dishes before the restaurant moves into the Corn Exchange.

Chris Heath, marketing manager for Anthony’s Restaurant Ltd, said: “Tonight is an opportunity to have a bit of a celebration with all of the people who have helped make the first nine years happen.”

The restaurant chain, owned by father and son team Anthony Flinn, has put Leeds on the culinary map in the past nine years and received several awards for its food.

The Boar Lane restaurant will move to the Corn Exchange to run alongside the already existing Piazza by Anthony.

Employees from the old site will be moved to the new one and three new jobs will be created in the process.

The new restaurant will include a brand new menu and a new dining room will be created.

There will also be an area called ‘Amelie’s Parlour’, which will serve quirky tea and cakes and adopt a speakeasy theme on weekend evenings, serving cocktails and desserts.

Anthony’s bakery and cheese shop will both remain at the Corn Exchange site.

Chris added: “Everybody has been really positive about the move and we are really looking forward to it.”

The new and improved Anthony’s restaurant will open at the Corn Exchange on Tuesday, April 9.

Paul Pilotille.

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