New fine dining restaurant to open in Leeds’s thriving Northern Quarter

Vice and Virtue.
Vice and Virtue.
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THE NORTHERN Quarter has made a name for itself as a hotspot for nightlife, with new bars popping up almost every month.

But one cocktail bar is adding something new to its menu – a fine dining restaurant.

Luke Downing at Vice and Virtue on New Briggate. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Luke Downing at Vice and Virtue on New Briggate. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Vice and Virtue, which opened opposite Belgrave Music Hall at the end of last year, is already established as a top quality cocktail bar and is now branching out with an upstairs restaurant. Due to open in September, the restaurant will offer a five, eight or 10-course tasting menu, which will be paired with wines, cocktails and ales.

Luke Downing, who is executive chef and the brains behind top restaurant Dough Bistro in north Leeds, is also in charge at Vice and Virtue.

Speaking about the new project, he said: “I’m so excited about returning to the kitchen and developing my ideas to a city centre audience.

“I absolutely love what I do, and think my passionate approach to food and drink will offer foodies something very different, and affordable too.

“I’m cooking the sort of food I love. Simple, experimental, flavourful and provoking.”

We are big fans of Dough Bistro and can’t wait to see what’s on the menu at Vice and Virtue.

David Duffy

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