Lavanta Meze Bar & Grill

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£25 and under
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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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HO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always had a lovely meal here, never disappointed.

h
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

R
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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

l
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very tasty food, and good value.

DR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food wonderful staff would not hesitate going again

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time their and will be going back absolutely lovely 👍

PH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak

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SA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

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.

r
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice meal, I recommend that house special Sea Bass

LH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A second visit. The food is outstanding and I would highly recommend. I gave the service a 4 only because the desert never arrived (we didn’t chase it either) but other than that the service can not be faulted. We will definitely be back

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The staff are super friendly and nice, I like the design, dishes, and these little details on the tables. However, the price is toooo expensive and I think they need to think about it.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing food, lovely little touches that make it so delicious. Really friendly staff and atmosphere.

TG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would highly recommend Lavanta - this was our second visit, this time with friends. Will definitely go back.

BB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent find shame we don’t live nearer Foid and service excellent

SG
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and friendly staff nice place and they have seating outside we arrived early and sat out in the sun and had a drink and looked at menus

SI
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & brilliant service, would highly recommend to everyone. The staff we're so helpful and friendly and absolutely everything we ate (and we ate A LOT) was delicious. Will definitely be returning and have already recommended to lots of family and friends.

j
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in the party loved it.
I run a dining group and they wanted to go back again

LH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely. I will recommend to everyone I speak to

PT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value well presented food, with friendly staff. A warm welcome was waiting for you as you walk in, & a fond goodbye as you leave.

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food but food took too long. Nice staff who were kind and friendly.

s
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal , great staff, fab atmosphere, defimitrly will return

GS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Briefly, the meal was simply exquisite. The meze starters were incredibly flavoursome, my main course of sea bass fillets were delicious. We both agreed that this was the best Mediterranean food we've ever had - all the dishes were made with great skill and love, everything was individually tasty. The owner / chef came to check all was ok and we had a nice long chat with him. This restaurant is well worth a visit, we will certainly return when in Leeds again.

CC
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Monday evening so not as busy as would be at weekends .
Quality of food was first class with very authentic flavours .
I would highly recommend a visit .

JD
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very nice and tasty and portions were very generous. Service was not the greatest however and the restaurant was very loud!

RS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class food. Attentive staff. Lovely visit and chat with chef who is also owner. Cost a littlemore than we would normally pay and 10% service charge added.

EP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff food excellent if a bit pricey but overall well worth it 10 out of 10 for customer service cant fault

l
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely, service great and the early dinner menu was great value for money. Lovely cocktails too.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Catered for 10 of us very well and included children was really nice.

SA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food by a super chef who visits diners at their tables.

Good portion sizes too and excellent selection of wines.

Highly recommend

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that the owner was around and came talk to us. Super nice guy too! And of course the food was amazing!Definitely coming back.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this place to take my partner to for valentine's Day. Neither of us had ever been before and as we were booked into the Village hotel for the night I thought this would be a good local place to try.
We were both really impressed with the whole experience.
Right from walking through the door upto exiting after our meal the whole evening was great.
The staff were all really polite and helpful and the food was really nice and we didn't have to wait long for food.
The staff were amazing and cleared plates quickly too.
We would highly recommend this place not just for the food but also the atmosphere was great too.
Definitely a great place to visit.

TG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, welcoming and friendly service. We ate from the Early Bird menu; really good value and generous portions.

JA
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a terrific birthday meal for six of us on a very busy evening when Lavanta was packed out. The food was first rate, the suggested wine (Turkish) was a gem and just right with the food and the service - under a lot of pressure from other large parties - was spot on. Big shout out for the Imam Bayildi but that's not to put down the fish (very nicely cooked) and the stifado. We enjoy our meals at Lavanta, and its always made better by the personal interest from the chef who checks on every table during the evening.

DB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food very well cooked.
A wide variety of hogh quality ingredients that were well cooked.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, a bit overpriced for soda water at 2.75 a glass .

KM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We visited on a Sunay lunch time and the restaurant was quiet. However the food we ordered was of igh quality and portion sizes were large. Very tasty and well presented. Authentic flavours. Only disappointment was that our preferred dishes were not available. Would certainly revisit.

TD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

REALLY ENJOYED THE FOOD, WOULDN'T LIKED TO OF PAID FULL PRICE, WAS HAPPY WITH PRICE OF EARLY BIRD MENU.
WINE WAS LOVWLY. ATMOSPHERE WAS A BIT DULL AS WE WERE THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THERE, STRANGE FOR A FRIDAY. OVERAL NICE AND WOULD RETURN

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