17 of the best photos take you back to Leeds in 2004

It was the year a trailblazing restaurant put Leeds on the nation’s culinary map.

When Anthony’s opened on Boar Lane it was heralded by critics - including Jay Raynor - for chef Anthony Flinn’s innovative dishes. It attracted immediate and almost universal critical acclaim and quickly established itself as the jewel in the city’s culinary crown. It was unsurprising, given the chef’s tutelage at El Bulli’s in Spain – widely considered one of the best restaurants in Europe. This was Leeds in 2004, a year you felt the city was on the rise and going places. Enjoy these photo memories, plucked from the YEP archive, charting a year in the life of your city. READ MORE: 33 closed Leeds pubs which will stir fond memories for drinkers LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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