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Chef Jono V&V, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Chef Jono V&V

4.8
4.8
330 Reviews
£41 and over
British

Chef Jono at V&V is a restaurant by Masterchef Finalist Jono Hawthorne that offers a Modern British dining experience which has a focus on quality seasonal produce and creative cooking, presented in a precise and elegant way. From Wednesday to Saturday we offer the Signature Tasting Menu and on a Sunday, the Sunday Lunch Tasting Menu.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, English, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Phone number

    0113 345 0202

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jono

  • Catering

    Chef Jono V&V is a restaurant run by MasterChef finalist Jono Hawthorne that offers a Modern British dining experience which has a focus on quality seasonal produce and creative cooking, presented in a precise and elegant way. Alongside all of our tasting menu's we offer various drinks parings.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for private hire, please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Ross : 0113 345 0202

  • Area

    Leeds

  • Cross Street

    Situated on the corner Merrion Place and New Briggate Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on Belgrave St. or at Trafalgar Street Car Park.

  • Public Transit

    Leeds Train Station - 5mins by taxi/15min on foot. Taxi services - Royal Cars opposite the venus, taxi ranks outside The Arcade and on Belgrave Street.Bus Stops - Situated on New Briggate and Vicar Lane.

  • Entertainment

    Regularly have live entertainment from burlesque and cabaret, to jazz, swing and party bands.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Yorkshire

    Notable Wine List

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  • West Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • West Yorkshire

    Best Food

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    Best Service

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    Best Ambience

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    Best Value

  • West Yorkshire

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Yorkshire

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  1. G

    Gmachine145

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The food was amazing - really interesting and good portion sizes. We didn't do the drinks pairing but the drinks that we had were also very good. We found the music to be very loud and it seemed out of synch with the food experience and the general age of the customers.

  2. FR

    FatemahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really lovely. We had very personalised service, attentive but not imposing. Food was fabulous and are dietary needs were well taken care of. Very good value. Would definitely go back.

  3. HS

    HelenS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Unfortunate too many dishes just didn't hit the spot.

  4. LC

    LeeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely fantastic…. I took my partner for a birthday meal, everything about this place is 10/10. We would highly recommend

  5. R

    Rachel

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic experience with a really interesting tasting menu. A couple of stand out delicious dishes. Top notch service from front of house team too. I know it’s meant to be controversial, but the mushroom tiramisu was really not to either of our taste! The smell and amount of powder on top was overwhelming. A shame it’s the final dish as it runs the risk of finishing on a low note for a lot of people I suspect. Music a bit loud as lots have said on reviews, but liked the upbeat choice of songs rather than bland mood music. Will definitely go again!

  6. I

    Izzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible and we really enjoyed the drinks pairings with each course. Weve experienced a number of Michelin tasting menus and thought the food and drinks here were comparable with a starred restaurant, so it was great value for money. The ambiance was great too. It was my husband’s birthday and the staff made an extra effort with him which we really appreciated as it made the evening extra special. Have already recommended it to everyone I know! We’ll definitely be returning soon.

  7. TD

    TDMorley

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff very attentive, very knowledgeable about food and drinks . Food was exellend 5*. We have booked again for the Sunday lunch taster menu.

  8. MH

    MarkH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous . Will be back very soon with family and friends . Best food and experience a long time.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening with great atmosphere, beautiful food, and top team!! Thank you 🤗

  10. MP

    MatthewP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For us the dish that was out of this world was the octopus Thai green style. Hands down, the best octopus I have ever eaten! The porcini mushroom tiramisu could have done with less dusting - it was a bit too much. The drinks coupling was a tad pricy. But, I would still highly recommend!!!

  11. PS

    PaulineS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service both before our arrival and during the meal. Excellent food, inventive and very tasty. Quantities a bit large for us, which meant we couldn't enjoy the sweets as much as we'd have liked, but suspect that would be a plus for many people.

  12. JH

    JeanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In my opinion, this is the best restaurant in town, and there are some great restaurants in Leeds. Some places bend over backwards to show you how special they are: at V&V they bend over backwards to make you feel special. The food is simply outstanding: we had the vegetarian menu which was inventive, playful and absolutely delicious with flavours which managed to be both subtle and bold at once. The service is attentive without being intrusive, by the end of the evening we almost felt like we had made some new friends. It was great to be able to speak to Chef Jono before we left, such a talented and unassuming man. Do go, you won’t be disappointed!

  13. NB

    NatalieB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience, food and wine pairing was fabulous, staff were amazing ...

  14. k

    kevweb

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had the Sunday tasting menu and were very impressed. The service was excellent the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable . The food was delicious especially the beef.There was a lovely ambience with a great choice of music.we thought it was very good value and we will definitely recommend.

  15. JS

    JaneannS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service. Chef Jono came out to say hello after our meal which was a bonus. Cant wait to go again.

  16. CC

    ChareseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our favourite tasting menu experience ever. The food was sublime and very memorable. The drinks pairings were divine and gave us new favourites to keep drinking at home. I loved that there wasn't just some nondescript house beats playing in the background but a really fabulous tour of the musical classics over the years to give the restaurant an energised and romantic feel. Everything was completely perfect.

  17. AE

    AlexE

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and overall experience was absolutely terrific. This was our first 'tasting menu' experience and whilst some of the dishes certainly challenged us it was all delicious. The service and attentiveness of the staff was brilliant and they were extremely well informed about the food, wine and great to chat with.

  18. JS

    JoanneS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Sunday tasting menu and it was amazing can’t wait to return. Staff were lovely, restaurant was really nice and comfy and we loved it.

  19. JR

    JulieR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food with very inventive flavour combinations. Great value for money set menu and optional drinks pairing. Loved the ambience and staff were so friendly and informative. Just can’t wait to come back and do it all again. Chef Jono is very humble but what a talent! Well deserving of his recent accolades!

  20. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Your food was excellent and intriguing. The only criticism I have is that the portion sizes, especially the beef, were too generous. Too me, a tasting menu should be several petit courses which don't overfill. JoJo's beef course would make any good restaurant proud to offer this as their standard main! Sometimes, less is more

  21. c

    cv123

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a really lovely meal here - very generous portion sizes for a tasting menu! So interesting the different courses. Enjoyed all of it!

  22. LW

    LukeW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, amazing place. Would definitely recommend!

  23. LN

    LisaN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Food, Service and atmosphere was excellent! The taster menu was delicious and good value for money. We also took advantage of the wine pairing which was good but we felt a little over priced, to be the same price as the food, which was so much better felt unbalanced. However it did not take away from the experience which we thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were extremely knowledgeable and were so friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend a visit!

  24. F

    Frankie

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The whole team complimented each other, food exceptional, all the staff knew what they were serving and made it a joyous occasion.

  25. SW

    SusieWM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We loved the attention to detail in the service and the cuisine. This restaurant was our choice for a special family gathering due to its excellent vegan menu as well as its regular menu. We felt the vegan menu equalled the other one which is rare. The food was delicious, interesting, thoughtful. I would highly recommend this place. Great fun and great team.

  26. TI

    TIna

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have dined at V & V a number of times now. It is by far our favourite restaurant in Leeds (and beyond). The food and service are second to none. The whole experience is faultless. Chef Jono well what can I say his food is absolutely incredible. Jerome, Hannah and all the staff are top notch, friendly and welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. If you want fine dining without the pretentiousness book a table at V & V. You won't be disappointed. Thank you once again for a fantastic dining experience. Tina and Andy.

  27. AC

    AlisonC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WOW 🤩 absolutely amazing fine dining experience, everything from the food, drinks, service was outstanding, will definitely be returning xx

  28. P

    Poppy4411

    Manchester

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Interesting Set tasting menu. Well presented and decent portions. Each course accompanied by a variety of different drinks. Excellent service. Each member of staff explained the food. (However couldn’t always hear as music was quite loud) Would recommend.

  29. F

    Foxytodd

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Well two days later Chef Jono won chef of the year and restaurant of the year so that says everything you need to know...just that nod from the Michelin guide to come now. The whole team were attentive and knowledgeable. The food was divine, we had booked for our wedding anniversary and the signed menu from Chef Jono was a simple but special touch. I also had a little chat with Jono as I left. All in all a special evening and already planning a return visit!

  30. h

    higgi14

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    staff very friendly food was lovely had a lovely evening

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Really nice restaurant, good knowledgable staff. Interesting array of dishes on the taster menu and left feeling very full. Only thing that spoilt the experience was a very loud obnoxious table acting like they were in Wetherspoons which somewhat spoilt the atmosphere of being a classy evening. The staff did eventually tell them to keep it down but by this point when you can’t hear what your waitress is saying over the cackle of noise, they perhaps should have told them sooner to act with a bit more decorum, rather than that clearly being the hardest choice they were having to make.

  32. HH

    HarrietH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    AmazIng food, waiters/waitresses were very nice and knowledgeable. Great value for money.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great evening with inventive, delicious food. The team were knowledgable, attentive and very welcoming. Highly recommend!

  34. JR

    JiteshR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet again outstanding, this is my second visit to V&V and again brilliant. Food was lovely and staff an service was really outstanding. Only thing I have to say was the music playing in back ground was a little to loud. Other than that was a lovely evening and will be going again.

  35. A

    Ange

    Yorkshire

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Had a good evening the music and atmosphere were great the main thing we didn’t like was the first course of raw venison just felt a bit too adventurous fir us and more like a bush tucker trial We didn’t think the wine pairings were that good either but having said that we went with it and enjoyed the evening albeit a very expensive evening

  36. DS

    DanS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jono is absolutely amazing. His food is on another level. The staff are very knowledgable and extremely attentive. The potato custard is out of this world! Well done Jono and team, we’ll be back to dine again with you soon! Michelin…….give this genius a star already!!!

  37. c

    chi11i

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is only small but that adds to the intimacy. Great food, knowledgable staff can’t fault it.

  38. SS

    SaraS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked a table for 4 to celebrate birthdays from late January and early February. We were super excited to be going as I had been following chef_jono_ on Instagram for ages and read amazing reviews about V&V. We were not disappointed the food and service were amazing and felt it was fantastic value for money. Jono did not disappoint with his inventive dishes although not all of them were to our taste. Our favourites of the night from the tasting menu were the Ramen Broth, Otopus & the Aged Beef. Not quiet so sure about the Mushroom Tiramisu. Great to be able to see Chef Jono at work due to the open plan kitchen and was even able to chat to him at the pass at the end of the meal. Not entirely sure I would of made much sense to him as by that point I had enjoyed a lovely bottle of cremant and a few bottles of wine with my friends. Staff extremely attentive and sociable and the great music playlist is also worth a mention. Can't wait to go back.

  39. JD

    JeremyD

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant !! Can't add any more other than compliment everything we experienced

  40. HM

    HannahM

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    superb food, elegantly served by excellent attentive staff. The music was may be a bit loud when we first arrived and the restaurant was empty but we got used to it - the play list was excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Chef Jono V&V is rated 4.8 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

May 2022
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Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Chef Jono V&V

68 New Briggate Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6NU

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Situated on the corner Merrion Place and New Briggate Street

  • Area

    Leeds

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 17:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–15:00

  • Cuisines

    British, English, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking available on Belgrave St. or at Trafalgar Street Car Park.

  • Public Transit

    Leeds Train Station - 5mins by taxi/15min on foot. Taxi services - Royal Cars opposite the venus, taxi ranks outside The Arcade and on Belgrave Street.Bus Stops - Situated on New Briggate and Vicar Lane.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Jono

  • Entertainment

    Regularly have live entertainment from burlesque and cabaret, to jazz, swing and party bands.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    0113 345 0202

  • Catering

    Chef Jono V&V is a restaurant run by MasterChef finalist Jono Hawthorne that offers a Modern British dining experience which has a focus on quality seasonal produce and creative cooking, presented in a precise and elegant way. Alongside all of our tasting menu's we offer various drinks parings.

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant is available for private hire, please contact us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Ross : 0113 345 0202

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