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Pintura

4.5
379 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
Top tags:
  • Tapas
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Pintura translates as ‘work of art’ and our aim is to paint an authentic portrait of Spanish tapas using traditional recipes and artisan ingredients combined with bold and modern flavour combinations.

Located in the heart of the city centre in Trinity (behind Marks and Spencers), we are set over four floors with vibrant décor evoking the feeling of San Sebastiàn and an intimate outdoor seating area.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Basque, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
Bar
Mon–Thu 12:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 12:00–01:00
Sun 12:00–22:00
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Phone number
0113 430 0915
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Greg Lewis
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Area
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Parking Details
Trinity Centre public car park
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Special Events & Promotions
Planning for a special occasion? For parties of 6 or more we offer speciality sharing dishes such as whole suckling pig, milk-fed leg of lamb or cider house steak (weight dependant on number of diners). We do require at least 48 hours notice to prepare this menu – to find out more please email info@pinturakitchen.co.uk or call us on 01134300915.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 379 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We went on Saturday to celebrate my daughter’s birthday! We had a lovely welcome, the service was great and the food was really tasty! Can’t wait to go back again 😃

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Very relaxed. High quality Tapas in the UK is not the most economic option for a meal, so it’s really important the food is fresh, of the best quality, and immaculately prepared and presented to justify the cost. Pintura ticks all the boxes.

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1.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Very expensive for what we received. Food was bland and average at best, for £76 (we had one alcoholic drink each included in that price) I would have expected better. So much competition in Leeds now and Iberica is heads and shoulders above comparing Spanish tapas nearby. Had heard great things about Pintura however was very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 28 May 2018

We arrived about 10 minutes before our booking time but were greeted with a smile and seated right away. The restaurant is dark in that artistic way, and is full of intriguing artwork, comfy seats, and modern decor.
We ordered the sharing tapas board for our starter and were delighted by the excellent quality in the range of cured meats, cheeses, and accompaniments - the fig jelly cubes are so full of flavour!
Our main course (a variety of meat and seafood tapas plates) arrived surprisingly quickly after ordering - one of them we hadn't ordered, but the chef had immediately realised his mistake and we were told to enjoy it as part of our meal on the house!

The prices are a little too steep for everyday dining, but the quality of the food and service more than make up for it.

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2.0Dined on 27 May 2018

We love pintura but this bout let us down. Wewere served belly pork that wasn't cooked and had to send back and the churros had run out! It was bank holiday Sunday and I got the impression they had been really busy all day - service was really slow and not particularly attentive, unlike on previous visits. It's not cheap and it was a special occasion so we left disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

The food was excellent; it looked and tasted fantastic. Lots of choice on the menu, I had belly pork, manchego cheese and squid, all very different but delicious. Nice bottle of wine and the staff were very accommodating and moved us from the counter to a booth as they’d had a cancellation. Lovely ambience and would definitely come again, it was quite pricey but worth it in my opinion.

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4.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Excellent food and great wine - we just kept on ordering! The manchego croquettes are one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. Ever. We ordered more!

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3.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Thought the quality of food was poor for the amount it cost, didn't find the lady at the bar very friendly. Not somewhere I would visit again or recommend.

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5.0Dined on 14 May 2018

Since my first visit to Pintura several weeks ago, I've returned on a number of occasions - which speaks for itself! I travel extensively in Spain and have never had better tapas than the delightful dishes at Pintura.
There are plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, and the staff are very friendly and professional. It's my new favourite place to eat in Leeds - 10/10!

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent tapas, great waiting staff. The only downside was an extremely rowdy table of 6 right next to us - it made it very difficult to have a conversation with my husband. It may be better to sit large groups away from couples.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Was a bit dubious about our 5.15 pre-theatre booking as I thought it might not have much atmosphere, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. It was great!
Particularly helpful staff and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2018

Great choice for those with allergies, staff really helpful. Highly recommend sitting at the bar and watching the food being cooked

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Very nice restaurant with its very affordable and varied lunch menu with a relaxed atmosphere makes for a great lunch out.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Lovely food, loads of choice. Nice staff. Quick service, but didn’t feel rushed.

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4.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Friendly staff, good food and fun ambiance. A little pricy.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Fabulous evening. Great food, good wine and very accommodating staff. One of the party is a coaelic and the staff were so helpful and so many food options that she could eat. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

After a taxi issue left us running forty minutes late with a show to get to this place could not have been any better. I had rung through to let them know about the problem and they could not have been any more accommodating. Amazing super fast and extremely friendly service. I wish I could remember the ladies name who looked after us as she was absolutely brilliant can not praise the place enough on this occasion. Lovely selection of dishes and the quality of the food was excellent. My only regret is not having more time to enjoy this place and having been able to try a few more dishes. This restaurant is highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Beautiful place, we had a tapas lunch. Service was excellent but not intrusive. Food arrived as and when it was ready and delicious all round. Would recommend for any occasion. Lovely gin bar in the basement too.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

I love this restaurant and the bar. A great selection of tapas on the menu without being overwhelming. The staff know the menu well and can recommend dishes and drinks. Love the choice of gin and tonic served Spanish style.

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Really good food and service as per usual. Staff really knowledgeable and good gluten free options

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4.0Dined on 12 April 2018

Went for the lunchtime special so was extremely good value. All dishes were full of flavour. Service great. Overall a very enjoyable girly lunch & will return.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Fantastic quality food and great atmosphere! Super meat and fish dishes but also plenty of choice for my vegetarian partner. Has a great Gin & Tonic and cocktail bar downstairs . Will certainly be back for both dinner and drinks!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Food was very good staff friendly really good night

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great food, knowledgeable pleasant staff, clean environment, great service.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

great value two course lunch menu... fab tapas menu....... great atmosphere !!!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Interesting and tasty menu. We wanted to try it all. Low lit, atmospheric and busy but not crowded . Not cheap food, but depends obviously how much you have! Convenient gin bar in basement. Excellent service.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Belly pork lacking in flavour, steak was chewy.

Decent service. Rather pricey for what it was.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

It was good but wanted it to be so much better. Starter platter was very nice and desserts were excellent however the mains weren’t amazing. Waitress was very attentive and good.

Not entirely sure I thought it was value for money and would likely visit Iberica in future if looking for tapas in Leeds.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great tapas bar and restaurant. Also have a large gin menu.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Came here to celebrate my Birthday and Mothers Day! The service was absolutely amazing the waitress was extremely knowledgeable and very patient, we had a personal issue which meant our phones were ringing throughout the entire meal i consider this to be very rude on our behalf so we can only apologise but the service we received was excellent considering. We asked for a specific taste of wine and our server was able to provide us with two samples which were exactly what we were looking for. The food arrived at a good pace and i couldnt fault any of the dishes, the salmon in portobello gin was my favourite! We got two cocktails at the end of my meal although i wasnt able to finish mine (nothing was wrong with cocktail itself just wasnt to my taste) the server picked up on this and even asked if they could replace it for me. All in all highly recommended and thankyou for making our special occasion great!

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Staff were extremely friendly and food was amazing! could not knock the whole experience at all. would recommend it to everyone

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

First time to Leeds and found this restaurant. The food was amazing and the building and decor was outstanding. Will be returning here again and again for the experience. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Downstairs bar offered many different drinks and the complimentary tapas tasters were excellent. A great warm up to our table booking. Food was excellent as was service despite one incorrect main arriving - it was nice and we ate it and didnt complain! Great choice of wine and drinks in general. Will be eating there again

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Best tapas I have eaten outside Spain.

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5.0Dined on 3 March 2018

I booked this based on reviews and pics on the website and it didn't disappoint. The young lady looking after us helped with wine choices and nothing was too much trouble. The decor and atmosphere were perfect and we finished the evening in the bar - it was a little chilly down there but excellent cocktails kept us warm.

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3.0Dined on 3 March 2018

The service was very good but the temperature in the building was extremely cold. We would have liked to eat with our coats it was Pershing. That was too difficult. We could not wait to finish our meal and leave.
Even the food didn’t warm us up.
Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on 25 February 2018

Fantastic authentic basque style tapas good GF options great value!

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Lovely welcome, arrived early so had drinks at the gin bar downstairs. Struggled to decide what drink we liked so barman was very helpful and helped us decide, which was lovely. He asked what glass we would like it in (the nice round ones) which in hindsight when we got the bill meant that as we'd picked the larger glass we would be charged for a double without realising it.
Meal was absolutely fabulous. Delicious, authentic and good portions.
Our waitress Loretta was fabulous at helping us pick our dishes, left us for a good amount of time to decide what we wanted to order and continued to pour our wine for us throughout the night.
When we came to pay, we were a group booking so had 3 separate card transactions to do. We managed to do 1 and were chatting with Loretta when a shorter, blonde waitress walked past and took the card machine out of her hand when we clearly hadn't finished using it. We were all extremely shocked including Loretta but she apologised and we waited for another card machine. We genuinely found this quite shocking, we asked who that was and Loretta said it was the head waitress which I personally find absolutely disgusting that she would behave so unprofessionally and brazen and rude to us and our waitress. It could have potentially ruined an absolutely wonderful meal with friends, thankfully we were in good spirits but certainly did leave with a sour taste in our mouths after spending a lot of money on good service (from everyone except the blonde head waitress) and food and wine.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Birthday treat with my daughter. Enjoyed every dish. Extremely tasty. Excellent selection of drinks too

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4.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Gorgeous nibbles on a quiet Thursday night with a couple of friends. Not the friendliest staff, probably great on a busier night, but we had a great time.

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