City Buzz: 9 new bars and restaurants coming to Leeds soon

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We’ve got all the gossip on the best bars and restaurants that are coming to Leeds city centre soon. Here are some of our favourites.


The Latin American rum bar and cantina has invested £1.5m in the old Baracoa bar site on Call Lane and will open on October 30.

Check out what will be in store by clicking here.


Brunch favourite Bill’s is taking over the former Law Society building on Albion Place.

The restaurant launches on Monday, September 21, and will be open from breakfast through to dinner and cocktails.

For a sneak peek at the restaurant, check out our exclusive story here.


Health food offering Itsu is taking over the old Barratts shoe shop on Commercial Street and giving it a big makeover, so it may take a while.

Check out our previous story here.


The quality steakhouse will open at the former Sam’s Chophouse site on South Parade on September 25.

We’ll have all the gossip, so keep your eyes peeled in next week’s City Buzz.

For more about Stockdale’s and the kitchen star who helped create the menu, click here.


The cocktail favourite is opening another Leeds venture – this time at Greek Street.

It’s due to open to the public next month. Watch this space.

For all the gossip, click here.


The cool indie venue with rooftop bars, gig space and a food area will open at the old Big Lil’s site just off The Headrow on October 2.

Check out our last story here for more information.


Top chef Marco Pierre-White will open an Italian restaurant on the ground floor of a new hotel at The Merrion Centre.

It will open in December 2016.

Check out our full report here.


Barbecue restaurant Smoke will serve up pulled pork, brisket and burgers when it opens at the Merrion Centre at the end of the month.

See what it will look like here.


Caribbean restaurant Turtle Bay has plans in the pipeline to open a venue in Leeds city centre.

We understand the eatery is taking over the former O’Neill store at The Light shopping centre and will open later this year.

Read all about it here.

For more on what’s going on in Leeds, check out @leedscitybuzz, which is featured in the YEP every Friday.