City Buzz: Top 3 Greek Street memories

Gary Barlow leaving Bibis Restaurant, Leeds, in 2005.

Gary Barlow leaving Bibis Restaurant, Leeds, in 2005.

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With the revamp of Greek Street, here are three venues that have gone but are by no means forgotten.

Bibis/Akbar’s

Bibis restaurant at Greek Street, Leeds, pictured in 2002.

Bibis restaurant at Greek Street, Leeds, pictured in 2002.

Before moving to its current site at Criterion Place, Bibis was based on Greek Street.

Take That star Gary Barlow fell in love with it, declaring in an interview it was his favourite place in Leeds because of the Beef Wellington dish.

Indian restaurant Akbar’s took over and stayed there for 10 years.

It has now been demolished to make way for the Dakota Hotel.

Prohibition

This previously popular bar and club closed in 2013 when owners PBR Leisure went into administration.

In its heyday, Prohibition was one of Leeds’s best-known nightspots and was just a few doors down from Quid Pro Quo, which has also closed its doors.

Prohibition will soon re-open in a new guise as The Alchemist takes it over to open its second bar in the city.

OK Karaoke

Most of us have spent a night or two at this karaoke bar at the end of Greek Street.

With a main stage and bar, plus plenty of private karaoke booths to warble in front of your horrified friends, it always made for an interesting and fun night out.

It’s soon to become a new tapas restaurant called La Rambla.