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Seven Arts Centre
Chapel Allerton, Leeds
31a Harrogate Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 3PD
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18 reviews of Seven Arts Centre in English
My husband, sister and I went to Seven recently after a long time avoiding it. The food and service had always been questionable; pie and peas etc, and frosty/indifferent service.
We had heard that things had turned around from friends, and decided to give it another chance, as we were seeing an event in the venue.
We were blown away; the service was still a little ditsy; we had to wait a long time to be served at the bar, but the food was magnificent. We asked if the place had been taken over but apparently there is just a new chef and he/she seems to really know what they are doing. A lot of effort has gone into to the ethics and provenance of ingredients and the menu and specials blackboard were full of interesting things like organic meat, sustainable fish and shell fish, exciting salads and homemade chutneys. There were people around us eating sausage and mash and sandwiches which was a shame as the chicken my husband had, he described as succulent, with crispy golden skin, and the tangy aioli perfectly complemented the earthy lentils. My sister had a clam and bean stew, flavoured with rosemary served with a big doorstep of oven fresh bread which she loved. I plumped for the sweet potato salad which was an artfully conceived dish with grilled sweet potato, feta, crunchy ‘toasted’ quinoa which I’d never had before and a gorgeous honey and soy sauce dressing. We then shared a crumble with ice cream which my husband declared ‘best crumble ever’. My sister had a brownie with coffee which she said was ‘naughty’ beyond belief.
I’ve since heard similar glowing reports about the food, although the cafe itself can be a bit of a yummy mummy and screaming kids club, and the service remains a little aloof. i’d definitely recommend giving this place another chance if you too were scared away previously, although it’s not a menu for the pure carnivores amongst us and there is no table service. All in all it’s a surprisingly good place for a pre gig meal.
This place is just so lovely! Me and my partner have recently been coming here on the weekends in the daytime with our laptop to plan our future travels and eat some lunch.
The food is always delicious yet affordable and they have a good selection of veggie treats, when i was on a vegan diet they rustled me up something especially, with no problem.
During the week they have events on in a separate room, such as plays, films, jazz nights and quiz’s. there’s always something going on yet then there’s always an option to have a break and go sit and chat in the main cafe/bar for a bit
it’s just such a warm, vibrant, atmospheric and friendly place. Always got a buzz, always something going on and family friendly too!
Lovely, cosy, tasty, not pricey. Cupcakes and biscuits at the bar, fun atmosphere, child friendly during the day and a buzzing place to be at night. Dedicated arts space also, and my favourite haunt in Chapel A. Simply a wonderful place.
Great arts centre and bar in lively Chapel Allerton. Serves good food (Pie and peas £4.50) and there are plenty of interesting artsy things going on in the spacious arts space or stylish glass-fronted bar area (film, music, theatre and more). Has fast become my favourite hang-out in Leeds...
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Largest beer garden in Headingley. It’s great in the summer, cheep drinks and food, and for pub food it’s good too. Thursdays hold a comedy night which has some big names. Good Pub!
Seven Arts Cenre in Chapel Allerton is just up Harrogate road about 5 minutes drive or 10 - 15 minutes on the bus up the road from the City Centre. It is a bit of a hidden gem and is located next door to the Casa Mia Grande. It is a fair sized locaton and they often do jazz music nights, book and poetry readings, show films of cultural interest and hold lots more events which are very popular with Chapel Allerton residents who like the chilled out atmosphere and a glass or two of wine. You can find out what is on by searching the net. The staff are really nice and the prices are pretty good for the area. I would say have a look and see if there is anything you are interested in. It is well worth it.
I love the way this place is subtle and understated from the road. The floor to ceiling windows create an inviting feeling, as tho you are already there… come on in :) The leafy street shelters you from the road. The staff are friendly and pleasing on the eye. Am I allowed to say that?! Good selection of continental beers and great food menu. Food is served until 9pm. The tables are solid and the long tables are actually great for getting people talking, but if you’re deep in conversation, you can let the ambient background sweep over you. The food is modern, homely and tasty. Prices are around £8-10 for a main meal and smaller things for about £4-5. Fairly priced.
There is a big room adjacent to the bar, hidden behind a door you don’t even notice until it’s opened to reveal a dark, intriguing space. This is were they have bands, singers, poetry reading, cultural discussions and Monday night film showings. Such a versatile space. You get a different feeling from this place everytime you go. Great for reading the paper on a lazy Saturday morning :)
Seven is a great addition to Chapel Allerton. Its a lot different to the rest of the bars and cafes and all the better for it.
The bar / cafe has a great selection of drinks, ales being my favorite. The food is always really spot on, especially the home made cakes.
There is so much going on at the centre its hard to list it all here. They put on comedy nights, film nights, music, theatre and much more. With all this going on I sometimes just like to go in at the weekend and a have drink and read the paper.
Cracking bar, restaurant, cafe and arts centre in leafy Chapel A - LS7 Heaven as the locals call it, er, I think. My good friend Penny, a stalwart of the local arts scene and organiser of the renowned Chapel Allerton Arts Festival, the urban Glastonbury, took the plunge a couple of years ago and set up this place. And now, no one can chuck her out of the bar, because it’s her bar.
There’s a regular calendar of arty events, but if you’re just there for the bitter and chat, you won’t be disappointed either.
Now before I start I have to say this is the first place I’ve visited off the back of Qype reviews and boy did you people do good!
Really cool little place, went on a Sunday to the Jazz - saw ‘Misinterprotato’ - Sean Foran, Joost Hendrickx and Rus Pearson - they where really good!
The staff were brilliant from the guy who took our money, £3!! - how incredibly cheep! to the girl behind the bar, who even gave us suggestions of other place to try. This place is really friendly and inviting, you can tell by the clientele - old guys with their beer to families with children, there was even an baby in the audience!
Food was delicious - we had a soup each and a Welsh rabit to share - the rabit was huge! All decently priced. They even let you eat in the hall where the Jazz is.
After it had finished we stayed on in the bar/restaurant area and had a coffee. Was truly a lovely afternoon. Pity we don’t live nearer!
PS the £3 also enters you into a raffle to win a bottle of wine!
Excellent bar and arts space in North Leeds. Good range of food and reasonably priced with an ever changing menu. Friendly staff well managed by Rob. Good, often very good, jazz on Sunday lunchtime. Comedy, films and other music make for plenty to choose from.
I don't live in leeds anymore but every time I visit I go here. Arts centre that has been open since July with events on nearly every night including theatre, cinema and jazz. Bar area that acts as restaurant, bar and cafe and does all of them well. Amazing food at very reasonable prices all day long.
Went to watch the jazz (Dudley Nesbitt) on Sunday, it was brilliant. Stayed all day sampling wines and dishes from the menu. The best way to spend a Sunday.
Pay a visit and soon.
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