Escape Restaurant & Bar

4.7
445 reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
We are proud to welcome you to Escape Restaurant & Bar situated in the heart of Horsforth. The venue offers British and Mediterranean cuisine served in newly refurbished deco, we source local produce to create simple but yet delicious food paired with especially/carefully selected wines. Join us at Escape Restaurant & Bar for pre-dinner drinks and enjoy al fresco dining in the summer months. Whatever it is you want to escape from we got it covered #SometimesYouGottaEscape

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 445 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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MiffysMum
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mushroom ravioli was absolutely gorgeous though the portion was on the small side.

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GeraldineC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food as always. Attentive staff. Great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

5 Star food and service as usual, that’s why it’s hard to book a table, Book early to avoid disappointment

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KirstyH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good friendly service and accommodating for children.
The food was delicious!

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AlisonO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice evening thank you food delicious- may be slightly coll in the restaurant as there was a draught but fortunately we were by the radiator

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chrisc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife for 40th birthday lunch!! First time we’ve been.. the food was superb! Can’t fault anything… can’t wait to go back!! Thanks Escape!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, great food and very welcoming and friendly.

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LYNDAW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really good extensive menu.
Food hot and very tasty.

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CaitlinA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious food and wine with friendly staff and made to feel very welcome.

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HeatherR
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lovely venue. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Tasty pasta dishes. Some confusion re the vegan & gluten free menu. Would be nice to order vegan dishes that are not also gluten free. There were two of us, one vegan one not. Vegan dishes bland. Other dishes pretty delicious actually. Well seasoned and flavoursome. Apart from the vegan GF bruschetta the plates of food were colourful and looked really appetising. Overall a nice meal at a nice restaurant.

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Suecabs
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast efficient service. Tasty food presented nicely and plenty of it. Reasonably priced although wine by the bottle quiet expensive. Would defiantly recommend.

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PaulW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan of Escape- Food always spot on complimented by friendly upbeat staff

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Claire
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal with friends. Will definitely be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Restaurant was very busy, had to wait 15/20 mins past booking time.
Bar area not a relaxed area. Should have let people sit upstairs out of the way,which was set up but not used empty. Which would have made it covid friendly. Too busy in restaurant and bar area.
Food was excellent and the service was also excellent. So would recommend but restaurant needs to manage busy period better even set up a drinks waiting area outside under heaters would be better than squashed at bar area.

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IanR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant lovely ambience good value for money

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AbigailB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Superb food, great service and a lovely restaurant. Would be nice to soften the lighting a touch and maybe have some low background music.
Will definitely return

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was great. Both my friend and I enjoyed our meals and the service was great. The Christmassy lights gave the place a warm feeling and the staff were very friendly and attentive.
Thank you, we will definitely come again.

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Johnboyfromhorsforth
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here quite a few times now The service friendliness and service never varies . The menu is extensive and there is a vegan and vegetarian option The service and food is always top quality definitely my favourite place to eat out in horsforth

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely food and service and gluten free menu - thank you

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KarenN
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely clean modern restaurant with a nice atmosphere.
Service was ok,it was very busy but once our order was taken our food arrived quickly.
One of our dishes was wrong which we understand happens but despite the correct meal arriving within 10mins the rest of our group had almost
finished eating,a bit awkward.
The restaurant was very noisy which made it quite difficult to hold conversation but as I said it was busy.
The food was really good!
I had mushroom ravioli which was lovely but I could have eaten more,portion wasn't huge although strangely the rest of our groups portions,especially the starters were very generous.
Service charge is included but prices are good.
First time eating here and will 100% be returning and would definitely recommend.

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HeatherR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd visit but certainly won't be our last.
Heather Rodgers

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NeilH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent in every aspect
Quality food and friendly staff

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AmandaR
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place lovely decor, we were made to feel welcome upon arrival. Great choice of meals and the staff were friendly and helpful. Definitely return for a special occasion and thank you for the cheeky limoncello 😁

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IainA
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arranged a business lunch here recently for one of my clients and the service and food were exceptional. I had the sirloin ciabatta wich was perfectly cooked, one guest had the king prawn risotto and the other mushroom ravioli, all of which were absolutely delicious.

I know where I'll be bringing them for lunch again next time.

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OonaghP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcomed on arrival; served without intrusion; food lovely and hot; tasty dishes served; lovely evening all round🙂

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AmyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff great. Food great! Can highly recommend for lunch or dinner

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HeatherH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in Horsforth. Food, service all excellent with very friendly, helpful staff 😀

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great location and good menu choices. Will definitely be returning!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here. The food was excellent, and we really cannot complain about anything. It was good value for money. I would only be slightly negative by saying the waiter filled our wine glasses up very quickly and emptied the bottle before any of our food had arrived. There were 4 of us, none of whom are big drinkers, and I would prefer that he had not done this. We were not going to order another bottle although the waiter almost presumed that we would. One other thing is that the restaurant was full and super noisy so be prepared for this.
Overall a good experience.

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ANOTHERRESTAURANTREVIEW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything 5 star apart from the noise
More soft furnishings would help the acoustics

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AmandaJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service, it was the first time this year we have eaten inside and it was very noisy, not that the restaurant was full, it’s the acoustics

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HelenW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and good service. Pricing very reasonable.

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RoaieC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food very attentive staff the Sea food lovely LS184SL linguine delicious

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at Escape and it's just lovely. The staff are all friendly. The food is delicious with excellent portion sizes. They even gave us a complimentary glass of prosecco for our anniversary which was a very thoughtful and generous gesture. 100% would recommend!

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JULIEK
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Halloumi Salad! Awful, sour taste due to salad cream cooked on it. Could not eat it, Lasagne did not look appetising, told it was not the best, not the worst. Fries tasteless... takeaway food.

Really disappointed.

Recurved nicely, especially outside are, glass covered area.

What a shame ! 😔

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SamWF
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and atmosphere.
Just a little cold when we arrived, but the wine helped!

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Val1st
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with very tasty food, lovely service and a relaxing atmosphere.

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NatalieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and really quick service. Waiters were so friendly and accommodating and checked in on us regularly. The food was as amazing as always! Starters were delicious and when we couldn't decide between cheese or tomato garlic bread the waitress said she could do half and half for us to share. Mains came quickly after and they even boxed up my leftovers to take home. Dessert was also delicious, we went late on a Sunday so a few weren't available but the Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake was amazing! Fairly priced for the quality too, will definitely be returning and recommend to everyone!

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Martin
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Music would be nice. Food was outstanding. We will be back.

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KatieH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here after being recommended by a colleague and was really happy. All the staff were really friendly and the food was amazing. I did spend slightly more than expected but it was worth the value.

FAQs

Escape Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0113 258 3696.

Escape Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 445 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.