Review on The Foundry Wine Bar

Once the beating heart of the old Industrial Revolution, the once-derelict Holbeck district of Leeds (south of the river) is now home to the award-winning Round Foundry regeneration, and it has also spawned a cracking wine bar in what was an old brick warehouse.

Set up by two avid Leeds United supporters and restaurant entrepreneurs Shaun Davies and Phil Richardson (ex-manager of Leodis in the city), the Foundry is a place that eschews modish city-centre cool in favour of time-honoured virtues and style (think bare brick walls, a wood-panelled bar, ceramic tiles and a menu that flaunts the classics without ever seeming predictable).

The down-to-earth honesty and generosity shows across the board, from devilled lamb's kidneys, eggs Benedict and scallops with pea purée and mint dressing to lemon cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding. In between, the kitchen might send out stomach-warming slow-braised beef with cheese and mustard dumplings, pork fillet with black pudding and Calvados or grilled sea bass with spinach and pesto. Around 130 splendid wines mix classics and fine-drinking tipples with top-drawer everyday quaffers.

The Foundry Wine Bar is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Modern British / European


Paul Lapish

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Foundry Wine Bar

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu


The Foundry Wine Bar
1 Saw Mill Yard
Round Foundry
Water Lane
West Yorkshire
LS11 5WH

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