City Buzz: Pie company opens its biggest restaurant in Leeds

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DIDN’T YOU hear? It’s British Pie Week! And to celebrate the occasion, City Buzz has some tasty pie-based news.

And to celebrate the occasion, City Buzz has some tasty pie-based news.

Family-run gourmet pie company Pieminister is planning to open its biggest restaurant yet – in the heart of Leeds city centre.

The company will move into the former Oxfam shop at 15 Duncan Street – opposite the Corn Exchange and just a stone’s throw from Trinity Leeds.

The huge site will be the Bristol-based business’s 10th outlet and its furthest north, and will be set over two floors.

The venue will include a quirky ‘shed’ area and will serve up award-winning pies (which have even been supplied to the Queen for a party, so you know they’re good), as well as craft beers, ciders and cocktails.

It’s due to open at the end of April, and just two doors away popular burger company Five Guys is set to open in Spring.

This end of Duncan Street has seen a fair bit of investment recently, with restaurants such as Bird and Beats and Caravanserai and wine bar Veeno opening nearby.

The ‘Trinity effect’ is obviously still going strong and it seems this area is fast becoming a new foodie destination.

Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships, the brainchild of Yorkshire-based poet Glyn Watkins. picture Tony Johnson.

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