Sous Le Nez

4.6
320 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
It’s all about a different atmosphere. It’s about good food. It’s about good service and attention to detail. There’s a reason Sous Le Nez is renowned in Leeds. In fact, our award-winning basement bar and bistro – in a handy, city centre location – has been providing mouth-watering food to Leeds diners since 1991. Our wine list is as unique as it is extensive, and our lunchtime and evening menus are creative and very popular. And our portions are huge too!
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SB
London
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Good food. Expensive for what it was. Not welcoming. Felt soulless.

JB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service except bringing the coffee too early (remedied immediately on request), and generous portions. Food tasty and well cooked although possibly lacking the delicacy of the dining we had recently enjoyed when actually in France. Was surprised that a 'French' restaurant didn't leave bread available beyond delivery of the first course so couldn't 'dip' into sauces. Good selection of wines, although somewhat disappointed that 'house' wines were 50% from outside France. I do acknowledge there were lots of a la carte French wines - it was the 'house' list I am commenting on also cheese platter contained at least 2 British cheeses, rather than all French.

VH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the early menu, great value and lovely food

S
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food - staff are excellent really enjoyable evening.

CA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit - celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was initially rather cool inside ( extraordinary drop in outside temperature ). Waiter quickly switched heater on and I was quickly able to take off my jacket.
Food was excellent - well presented. Super tasty and unbelievable value for the quality of food on the Early Bird Menu.
Service was relaxed and friendly.
Would 100% recommend and wee will return.
Just cannot believe it has taken us 37 years or wedded bliss ( LOL ) before we found such a little gem in Leeds

WP
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service friendly and professional polite personnel

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L
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great little restaurant that's not changed in twenty years. The service was very good. The waiting staff were very attentive to our needs. The food is of a high standard and well presented.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Sous le Nez, but it certainly won't be the last. We had the £30 menu, which provided 3 courses and a half bottle of house wine per person, with a good choice on each course. It was outstanding value for money.

BK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going to Sous le Nez for 25 year or more and I can honestly say I’ve never come away disappointed. The food is delicious and the flavours are sublime. It’s my go to restaurant for a treat with friends

A
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate on a Friday evening and the place was busy. I had heard really good things so had high expectations. The food was good but not outstanding, would return but there are other places on my list first.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I think the menu had been reduced since our last visit which was a little disappointing but food good as ever and always excellent service

DM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambience (perfect for diners who want to have a good conversation). Staff were attentive and very pleasant. I ordered a vegan meal in advance which is probably not the best thing for a French restaurant. The starter was a warm salad and very dull. It had no dressing. A few salad leaves, walnuts and a bit of roast veg just lacked imagination. The mushroom risotto for the main course was delicious, creamy and flavoursome. The other diners in my party thought the food was wonderful so no complaints from them! Overall, a nice experience but I felt short-changed by the starter.

AB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food (Coquilles St Jacques starter, duck main course, selection of cheeses and coffee) was excellent, but being able to pair each course with a suitable whisky (Invergordon 1988, Springbank Calvados wood, Glenmorangie Port wood and Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961) made it even better. The staff seemed a bit rushed and slightly chaotic at times, but they were very friendly and helpful in between. I look forward to dining at Sous le Nez en Ville again next time I visit Leeds.

DA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unpretentious restaurant but did everything well. Good choice menu and an excellent, friendly service.

PB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. I had duo of pork for my main and have to say the belly pork was one of the best I've had. My girlfriend had chargrilled lamb which was equally as good.
Would highly recommend.

PA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been on various occassions.always excellent. will not hesitate to go again.

CP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, unobtrusive but attentive. All 3 diners had the early bird menu: Brie, goats cheese salad & fishcake. All are highly recommended. The rump steak was cooked to perfection and the house red complimented the meal well.

JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous evening at Sous le Nez. The food was amazing and such good value for money. All staff was welcoming and friendly. We have already planned a return visit.

PG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enthusiastic staff, nice steak and peppercorn sauce.

AT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant wasn't even nearly full on arrival and we were placed at a tiny table in a busy area. After ordering wine and champagne they decided to move us to a much better table.

The food was excellent but I felt the staff were fed up and wanted the day to end, no connection with the customers, which was a shame.

We would return, as long as given the better table.

The food was the best.

CC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic French food

JB
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

A nice place the food and service was good, despite the business. The noise in the restaurant was very loud.

AB
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Early prix fixe menu - absolutely delicious. Never disappoints.

BR
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Established French restaurant in Leeds with great food and service. Ideal for a business linch/dinner. Couldn't fault the food.

O
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is the second time we have been back in recent weeks. As always the service and attentiveness of the staff was exemplary. The food was very good - approaching excellent. We arrived about 6pm and it was already quite busy - nice ambience. We will be back soon.

LC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, great value and ambience have recommended to friends

RB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined after the theatre. Lovely day all in all. We are always greeted in a warm and friendly manner which immediately sets you at ease. The early bird menu has a great choice of mouth watering dishes which makes it difficult to choose. The lambs liver was cooked to perfection-pink in the middle. The vegetables are always beautifully cooked and full of flavour. My favourite dessert is the trio of ice creams_they are amazing and presented in a large teacup. Coffee here never fails to please unlike wishy washy coffees elsewhere and always with mints (plural!!). Recently went to a well known Leeds restaurant, spent a fortune and didn't get a mint with the coffee?!?! Honestly, if you want fantastic food in a lovely ambience with exceptional service, then you must visit Sous le Nez. We've been going for years and will continue to do so.

TJ
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the early bird menu is fantastic value!

SA
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant little Parisian style resteraunt. Very attentive and friendly service from the staff. Food was excellent could only really mark it down on ambiance but that was plainly because we were probably one of the first few tables to arrive in the early evening. I'd imagine later it would be more full.
Overall great restaurant will find my way back there next time I'm in Leeds.

a
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful you made it very special for my Aunt’s birthday . Thank you

SS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for the early bird, 3 courses & half a carafe of wine. Food very good, as was service. My only criticism was that it was slightly noisy at points due to other larger groups on tables nearby. Didn’t spoil evening though & would recommend.

CB
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Sous le nez for the menu du soir early on a Friday night along with my 5 year old son.
The menu was delicious... and they offered to cook fish and chips for my son even though it wasn’t on the menu. Staff were very attentive and the meal was very enjoyable

LW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great and good value . . Service disappointing - it felt like we were there on trainee night . Waiting for drinks , clumsy service , food came before cutlery . . Lots of staff but didnt seem alert to our needs . Not what i expected .

SG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful meal on our anniversary, excellent food and service. We will definitely be back 👍

PC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening out with a chum. Sous le Nez is always the choice for a special occasion.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The prix fixed menu is excellent value for money ! Can’t wait to go again.

K
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There was plenty of choice on the Menu de Soir and many of the dishes sounded delicious. My husband had the soup of the day (mushroom), Calves Liver and Creme Brulee which he enjoyed and I had a Mackerel Pate followed by Duck and then Panna Cotta which were all delicious. The wines with the meal were good.

It was very good value for money for a three course meal with wine.

There was a nice atmosphere in the restaurant with plenty of space between tables and the service was excellent. We would definitely come again.

LW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Souslenez never disappoints.!! We’ve been dining here for over 14 years on the recommendation of a friend, we have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries & visited with friends. Again the meal was fabulous as always.!! Lovely staff, great atmosphere will be back again soon.!!

TS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class service, first class atmosphere and first class food.

LG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A bit quiet when we were in but we were early. Food and service excellent, good value "early" menu with 1/2 bottle wine... red wine was good but white not great. Overall, really nice place to eat!

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