Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill

4.6
210 reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
At Lavanta we create fresh, authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine learned over a lifetime in family kitchens and restaurants from the south of Turkey to the north of England. From amazing mezes, flame-seared mixed grills and succulent steaks to seafood platters, gourmet burgers and woodsmoked pizzas, our dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible, but always with passion and a good squeeze of imagination.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with fantastic meals and staff were excellent.
Definitely coming back on a regular basis 👍

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NickM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming, beautifully prepared fresh food, we had the sea bass on bed of roasted veg which was very tasty.
Friendly unfussy service.

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ChristineA
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and plenty of choice for starters and mains. There were only 3 options for a sweet and one had run out. The waiters were very professional and helpful. There was classical music playing which was pleasant and not too loud. It was quite expensive, but probably worth it. The ambience was Ok, but rather quiet for a Sat night. The restaurant was very Covid secure.

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PeterC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Dinner on a Monday evening is never going to have the best ambiance.

The food is excellent though and the service good.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Evening with excellent Food and Service, making my Wife's Birthday extra special. Thank you very much 👍👍👍

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JanC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had chicken skewers and lamb skewers. The chicken was delicious but the lamb was very fatty. Great service though.

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KarenF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was excellent but did think it was over priced

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was very good, the two young people serving us where very polite and helpful.

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Jason
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Family of 4 and we opted for 2 courses and enjoyed it all. Special thanks to Molly for her excellent service.

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DanielG
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

While the food is excellent here, what makes this place outstanding is the staff. We'll be back.

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PhilW
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Monday teatime, healthy quorum of diners, doors open at front as very warm. Excellent deal of £16.95 for 2 courses, and with the 'Eat Out to Help Out' deal on top, very well priced. The falafel and humous starter was perfect, and the mixed grill sumptuous. Nice atmosphere, very friendly service, a good evening, and well worth a further visit.

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VerityP
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and really friendly staff. Was extra busy due to the eat out to help out scheme and yet everything still ran very smoothly!

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SueB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service excellent staff very polite and accommodating. Decor and facilities lovely. Would highly recommend.

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BettyH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waited one hour for our meal to arrive. The excuse was shortage of staff and we did not have a starter!! No one came to explain the delay and when we did query we asked if they could provide nibbles free of charge but they could not help. The food was nice but the waiting spoilt the whole evening. Will nit be going again.

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NickiV
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was pleasant overall, but not worth the money they are charging

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Carolina
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente Atención, comida y una presentación fantástica. Buenos precios para los starters.

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AmarD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Slightly smaller than anticipated and very cramped table space . However ,service and food was really good .

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and such good value for money. I live in Oldham but would make the journey for the food.

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KevinN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only negative was the quality, sound of the music. Sound system was faulty.
Overall a very pleasant experience and food was amazing.

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ShereeA
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us dining, and every meal was amazing, we ordered 5 starters to share at the table and they were all divine. When it came to the mains, 2 ordered burgers and 2 ordered the grilled chicken in white wine sauce, my mouth is now watering from writing this review, it was amazing. We would all 100% go back. Outstanding food

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Excellent food. Bit pricey. Service and ambiance lacking

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PaulaK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food good service would return had a fabulous new years eve

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VictoriaF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with good food and service. Happy to accommodate dietary requirements, and adjustments to the menu. Overall very good.

JA
JAME
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My food was excellent and very tasty. Staff were very helpful. My only issue was that it is always a bit too cool for me. I like to be warm when I am eating.

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4traditonalenglishfood
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual the food was very good. Lamb and fish cooked to perfection. Service was a bit slow, but only to expected for food that is cooked to order with good quality ingredients.

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Loneranger61
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had booked a table last Saturday for the 4 of us who were in Leeds for the one night and were staying close by. The evening was great with the food and service excellent.

My wife was suffering with the flu and the owner of the restaurant went beyond what could be expected by driving us back to the hotel.

Would certainly recommend Lavanta to everybody visiting the area as the menu gives you a vast number of great foods

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vipHighmaintenance
London
35 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really good food in a lovely lively restaurant. Service was a touch on the slow side, but I presume this was because everything was cooked to order, and the food was delicious and very well presented, with good sized portions and good value for money. Only let down was that every other table seemed to be offered a drink on the house when they asked for their bills, and us as a table of ten were not offered this. Being from out of town this was a shame and 8 out of 10 on the table don't drink alcohol anyway!! We are regular visitors to the Leeds area now, so will bear this is mind for future visits.

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judithd
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent very good value Saturday lunch menu.
Everyone in my party wanted to go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way

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HilaryO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a lovely meal here, never disappointed.

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hilaryp
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time we have been to this restaurant. Another lovely meal and excellent service.

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Lauram
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we had humous, baba ganoush beef stifado and a chicken dish, all were delicious, service was efficient and friendly, would definitely come again!

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Matthewc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great wine pricey but you money is not waisted. Good venue with a nice atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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R1chard
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great as always, staff young and inexperienced so not much interaction

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likestoeat
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very tasty food, and good value.

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DianneR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food wonderful staff would not hesitate going again

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time their and will be going back absolutely lovely 👍

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PhilH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent flatbread. Really tender beef stifado & lamb shank. Home-made baklava very good without being too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak

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SamanthaA
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was excellent.
Service was awkward - she seemed new but also very inexperienced and rudderless - someone give her some guidance and I’m sure she will do just fine!
Weird issue with the speakers whereby there was no music but a horrible noise kept netting through them every 20 minutes or so!
Will definitely come back, for the food mainly. It was really very, very good indeed.

FAQs

Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0113 274 5525.

Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 210 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.