Review on Fourth Floor Café & Bar
When Harvey Nichols decided to open a store in Leeds, it was a sure sign that the city was on the up: these days, of course, it ranks as one of the big shots in the north when it comes to culture, lifestyle and food.
To reach the Fourth Floor, it's best to come in from the street entrance in Victoria Quarter. Once you have ascended, walk through the food hall and you'll find a cocktail bar down one side, a view of the kitchen on the other and expansive rooftop vistas from the big windows. Sit at one of the Formica-topped tables and do some people watching as you wait.
The short carte and fixed-price menus depend on reliable supplies, especially from Yorkshire's regional producers. Fish from Whitby might appear as say, pan-fried scallops with crushed purple potato, halibut wrapped in Parma ham or grilled fillet of turbot with salsify, shrimp and caper butter. Elsewhere, meat from the Dales is used for dishes like ribeye steak with sweet potato mash or noisettes of lamb with black olive mash and roast garlic
The cosmopolitan touch also shows in starters like gravlax with pickled cucumber and sun-dried tomato or smoked chicken with pears and Roquefort. To finish, it's worth looking out for Yorkshire rhubarb in season, perhaps served as a trio comprising a sponge, pannacotta and sorbet. The wine list is a stunner, fizzing with style and quality across the board.
Check out the set lunch deals and the Sunday brunch crowd-pleaser.
Fourth Floor Café & Bar is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food GuideRate this Restaurant
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 10.00 - 11.30am (9.00 - 11.30am Sat) (10.30 - 11.30am Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (3.45pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express