Gallery: Meating the challenge at new late-night restaurant Stampede

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LEEDS has seen a wave of meat-focussed restaurants join the ranks in recent years – from Red’s True BBQ to MeatLiquor and Stockdale’s.

But now a new take on the concept is launching in the city centre.

The people behind Cattlegrid have launched new restaurant Stampede in Leeds. Pics: Gary Longbottom.

The people behind Cattlegrid have launched new restaurant Stampede in Leeds. Pics: Gary Longbottom.

Stampede opens this week on Albion Street – at a corner site of the St John’s Centre.

Taking over the former Colazione site, Stampede will serve up ribs, wings, burgers and Canadian favourite poutine and is designed to be a faster, more casual experience than its rivals.

Restaurateur Steven Novak, who is also behind Cattle Grid, told City Buzz: “Leeds has changed dramatically since we opened Cattle Grid in 2010.

“The arena and Trinity Leeds have really helped it become more buoyant and the night-time economy is a lot bigger.

“The footfall here is great – it’s one of the busiest thoroughfares and you can’t move for people.”

The new addition to Leeds is only the second Stampede site in the UK and follows on from the original site at Lakeside shopping centre in Essex.

With a 4am licence, it’s set to cater for a range of diners – including partygoers looking for a late-night takeaway.

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