Choose from these fantastic pre-theatre dining options and make your experience complete!
Restaurants and bars
La bohème cocktail at Below Stairs: Paris Dawn
Served with a Parisian Aromatic ‘Cigarette’.
Inspired by the cafe scenes in La bohème and the nocturnal habits of the protagonists. This cocktail uses a Cognac made in the same style as it was made in 1840 (as would have been available to the bohemians of Henry Murger’s Scènes de la vie de bohème) as its base. To this, we add notes redolent of hot coffee, delicious fresh pastries and the early morning aroma of a leafy city. A cocktail you’d sip on your way home alongside the last of the revellers as the city begins to wake up.
Priced at just £5 for La bohème ticket holders (£8 otherwise), this is the perfect pre or post show tipple at a unique bar just a few minutes walk from Leeds Grand Theatre.
The Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie sits atop the luxury store with a wall of windows revealing a striking city-rooftop vista. A seasonally changing menu takes diners on a culinary exploration of Yorkshire’s finest produce.
A Prix Fixe menu is available daily from 4.30pm. Show your Opera North ticket to receive a free glass of Harvey Nichols Prosecco with your meal on the day of the performance.
Manahatta is a recently opened bar and kitchen located on Merrion Street, just a minute’s walk from Leeds Grand Theatre. Serving a New York inspired menu made with fresh local produce, guests will receive 20% off their food bill before 6.15pm with proof of ticket. Booking is required.
Opera North / Howard Assembly Room ticket holders receive a complimentary Kir Royale when dining from either the a la carte or set menu at French inspired Côte Brasserie (Trinity Leeds). Côte’s set menu changes monthly and is available every day (12.00-7.00pm) — enjoy two courses for £10.95 or three courses for £13.50. Show your ticket to a Manager when dining.
Opera North ticket holders can enjoy 20% off their food bill at The Alchemist. Located on the second floor of Trinity Shopping Centre, The Alchemist offers a fantastic menu and stunning views of Leeds City Centre. Not available Saturdays.
Opera North and Howard Assembly Room ticket holders can enjoy 10% off all drinks at New Briggate’s finest craft beer hotspot — North Bar, just a stone’s throw from Leeds Grand Theatre.
The Ivy Victoria Quarter
Situated in the historic Victoria Quarter arcade, ticket holders can enjoy a pre-theatre set menu (available 11.30-6.30pm Monday – Friday) at The Ivy. The restaurant offers an accessible brasserie dining experience, complimented by a series of unique drinks and stylish interiors throughout.
Enjoy 15% off all food and drink at authentic Italian wine bar Veeno (Leeds branch only) on presentation of ticket for an Opera North performance. Excludes Fridays and Saturdays after 5.00pm.
Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
Enjoy a special pre-opera meal at Veritas Ale & Wine Bar. Just a 5-10 minute walk from Leeds Grand Theatre, and very close to Leeds Town Hall, choose either two courses for £13.95 (£17.50 with a 175ml house wine) or three courses for £15.95 (£19.50 with a 175ml house wine). Available 5.00-6.30pm. Booking is required.
Sample the fabulous pre-theatre menu at Brasserie Blanc and enjoy a set menu with two courses from £12.95 (served Monday-Saturday before 6.30pm), with a complimentary glass of fizz for Opera North ticket holders.
Explore the pre-theatre menu (available Monday to Saturday 5.00-6.30pm) or a la carte menu at Iberica, Leeds’ authentic Spanish dining experience, just a three minute walk from Leeds Town Hall.