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Bavette-Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Bavette-Leeds

4.9
4.9
57 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
We’re delighted to introduce Bavette. A neighbourhood bistro filled with warm engaging hospitality, with a menu of seasonally led classically driven dishes.

We hope to get that balance of generosity and quality right - that juxtaposition of every day special.

Bavette is a love letter to our favourite places we’ve been to and been lucky enough to be a part of.

Sandy Jarvis and Clément Cousin.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    0113 258 2900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sandy Jarvis

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • West Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • West Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • West Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

57 Reviews
  1. ClaireE

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bavette team host a wonderful evening of impeccable service and incredible food and wine. We had a really amazing evening, we will definitely be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service tried new dishes but the shellfish bisque still blows me away nice seeing Joe and loved that he has got promoted well deserved x

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  3. KatieR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service, the best we’ve had in a long time. Would highly recommend. .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing restaurant. The food is out of this world. We are so lucky to have a good restaurant in horsforth like this

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  5. MatthewKerrywood

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great meal at Bavette. We.love French food and have eaten in some great French restaurants around the world, but the Bisque we had was the best we have ever tasted. The anchovies on garlic toast and the steaks were also a major highlight. Our server was so good too, we had a great time from start to finish. Bavette is a marvellous addition to Horsforth, we will be back very soon. The Kerrywoods
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you so much for your kind comments. It means a lot to us and the team. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really amazing experience of food and service!! I did a trip from Manchester just to go there and will definitely be back!

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  7. Betty

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to Bavette and it was just as amazing as the first time. The waiting staff are amazing, such attention to detail. The monkfish was absolutely delicious and I’m so glad the rhubarb crème brûlée is still on the menu, it’s unbelievable!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Hi Betty, Thank you very much for your review! Great to hear you have already been twice. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  8. JanetF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Will go back!. Just advise looking at menu to check something you like, I am a vegetarian and the only option had walnuts which could not be removed. I had 2 starters instead. Food was lovely and so was wine. Not sure if there was a Plat du Jour? might be nice to have another option. Thank you.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went tonight for my friends birthday with very high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. Service, food, ambience were outstanding and the knowledge of staff to pair wine to food was amazing. It will definitely become one of my go to place for any occasion and I can’t wait to come back.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. Such a pleasure to read. Hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just ridiculously outstanding. Neighbourhood cosy with insane flavour satisfaction.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you so much! Lovely to read. Best. Clément.

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  11. Emmsie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a lovely atmosphere, my partner and I enjoyed the food and experience but the caramelised sugar on my creme brulee was accidentally made with salt. Initially, I thought there was something wrong with my sense of taste. I know mistakes can happen but I wouldn't expect sugar and salt to be mixed up in a high-quality restaurant. My second creme brulee was excellent. They apologised for the mix-up and didn't change for both desserts, a nice gesture. I would visit again.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Emmsie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Sorry again for the mess up with the crème brûlée, glad you enjoyed everything else. Looking forward to having you back. Best. Clément.

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  12. rosemaryg

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience really enjoyed Bavette. We had a party of 6 and what was really nice was our food came to the table at the same time despite the restaurant been really busy. Enjoyed the French wines. The shell fish bisque was to die for. Will definitely go back.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Rosemary, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is so lovely to read. We hope to have you gain very soon. Best. Clément.

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  13. Anthonyc

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless and delicious classic French food. The bavette chips and salad I had was the best ever. Amazing wine list - the family wine I had was amazing. Great service and a buzzy atmosphere. A top restaurant in all aspects.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 3 April 2024
    Dear Anthony, Thank you very much for such a great review. We hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  14. Dinnerout

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal. Every course was great, huge choice of wines. Good service and lovely atmosphere
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you very much for your lovely. Exciting to have you back again soon. Best. Clément.

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  15. ch123

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Between us we tried all the ‘snacks’ and most of the starters. Every item was delicious! The Cote du boeuf and bavette were great with a good selection of sides included. Desserts didn’t disappoint either, we left well and truly full up!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you very much. So lovely to read. Hope to have you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal highly recommend well worth a visit

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  17. ColinS

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place., staff excellent . Good for a group of people or couples
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 30 March 2024
    Thank you very much, Colin. See you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food -such a plus to have a restaurant of this quality in Horsforth.

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  19. annj

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for the first time this week on a Saturday night with two of our family. Was welcomed by a smiling young lady and shown to our table. The restaurant was full and atmosphere was perfect. We had a lovely server called Joe so pleasant and helpful with us non French speakers. The food was delicious, and service at a non rushed pace . Cant wait to go bad in the future when work shifts allow.

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  20. HM425

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly some of the nicest food I’ve eaten in a long time. This place is a must visit. All of the staff were really nice and it was lovely to hear how much they care about sustainability and how passionate they are. Will definitely come again asap.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 30 March 2024
    Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope to have you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  21. Lorrraine

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and extremely good service. We will definitely be returning.

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  22. TeamABC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, brilliant service and a fab night out. Can highly recommend.

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  23. JonC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent cooking in a lovely setting. Wine selection interesting and good quality, selections from the families own vineyard. A superb local brasserie.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing Joe our server was knowledgeable and lovely a credit to the restaurant we will definitely blackberry especially for the shellfish bisque it was the most amazing thing I have ever tasted

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  25. Emily

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely evening! Lovely vibes. Great door and wine with personable service! Thank you, can’t wait to be back!

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  26. MoiraS

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful warm welcome, from the delightful staff and the contemporary decor create a cozy atmosphere. The menu is not extensive but the choice was good incorporating seasonal and local produce. Every meal was beautifully presented, perfect sized portions and absolutely delicious. The signature Bavette steak amazing! Good selection of drinks and all food and drink priced as you’d expect for a restaurant of this calibre. Would highly recommend and will definitely return- what a wonderful addition to our local Town St

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.

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  28. SamW

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely new place, fantastic food and wine and great friendly service. So good that we booked right away to come back the following week!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 13 March 2024
    Thank you Sam! It was great to have you three. See you on Sunday. Best. Clémeny.

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  29. AnnabelW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were amazing , Sunday roast was absolutely delicious!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant - love the staff and the food is amazing! Sandy, clement are the best ❤️

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  31. TOMC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience all round, cracking food - warm authentic service. Couldn’t fault it and will 100% be back!

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  32. Jackie

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second evening spent at Bavette and it was as fun as the first. Very welcoming team, delicious food and lovely wines. Service was excellent and the pace was great too!
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 10 March 2024
    Hi Jackie, Thank you very much for coming twice in 3 three weeks and for your lovely review. See you again very soon. Best. Clément.

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  33. Foodieguru

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience , wine menu and staff 10/10 . Food and presentation 8/ 10 . Cheese Croquettes delicious. Braised squid excellent. Bisque, too creamy for me and would liked a stronger flavour of shellfish. The cod dish was great , the fondant potato was too salty which spoiled it .Gnocchi was very tasty ,presentation could have been better. I like my food hot , all dishes could have been hotter . However I am looking forward to trying other dishes next time and would definitely recommend the restaurant. I am known to be hard to please.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 8 March 2024
    Dear Foodie Guru, Thank you very much for your lovely review and your feedback. It is always very much appreciated. Hope to see you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  34. Deborah1

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great quality food , super friendly staff would come back again Only gripe was Yorkshire puddings not great . Too stodgy and soggy and top big for plate but everything else delicious

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  35. Adrian

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had Sunday lunch at Bavette in Horsforh, which was absolutely superb, amazing food, fantastic service and good atmosphere.

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  36. JaneT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb. Food was memorable, ditto service and overall ambience. Menu is clearly well thought out, and the wine list is comprehensive. Highly recommended, and a welcome arrival in Horsforth.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 6 March 2024
    Thank you very much Jane for your lovely review. I will pass it on to the team and Joe. Best. Clément.

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  37. AlysG

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new restaurant. Fabulous food, good service. Will return.

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  38. SusanF

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic evening! One of the best meals I’ve ever had. We loved the food, the wine, the ambiance and the excellent team, especially Clement. We will be back, can’t recommend Bavette highly enough. Thank you.
    Bavette-LeedsResponded on 6 March 2024
    Thank you very much, Susan. So lovely to read! We hope to see you again soon. Best. Clément.

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  39. WilliamM

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate here with friends yesterday lunchtime. We all had a great meal and thought the restaurant is fantastic. Highly recommend anyone in the area to check it out!

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  40. janew

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal at bavette. Great atmosphere and delicious food. We had a full lunch but it would be a great place also to drop in for interesting wine and snacks. Comte croquettes were very morish. We will definitely be back.

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Bavette-Leeds is rated 4.9 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Bavette-Leeds

4 Town St, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS18

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:30–22:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    French, British, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sandy Jarvis
  • Additional
    Beer, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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