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Wapentake, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Wapentake

3.7
3.7
112 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Our Story

Wap-en-take (n) “Besides being divided into three Ridings, East, North and West (a Riding being derived from the Norse word “thriding,” meaning a third part) Yorkshire was further sub-divided into administrative areas called Wapentakes - the Danelaw equivalent of an Anglo-Saxon Hundred in most other counties. The word derived from an assembly or meeting place, usually at a cross-roads or near a river, where literally one’s presence or a vote was taken by a show of weapons, where-in after a night of merriment would ensue.”

We wanted to create ‘A Little Piece of Yorkshire’, by combining a Café, Bar and sweet treat Bakery to serve and support the local community.

We are grumpy old man, child and dog friendly.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Fri 09:00–20:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–18:00 Bar Wed–Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–20:00 Sunday Roasts Sun 12:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    0113 243 2961
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We are able to cater for large events and can be very flexible with it. Our chefs have put on many buffets for large parties and have had great feedback. Pop over an email to brunch@wapentakeleeds.com if you'd like to discuss any catering.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private events of up to 50 people seated or 150 standing. Alternatively, for a smaller event, the first floor can be booked out which hosts up to 30 people seated or 90 people standing. Tables can be moved and DJ/ bands can be set up for an evening do.
  • Area
    Leeds
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for brunch

  • Yorkshire

    Lively

  • West Yorkshire

    Great for brunch

  • West Yorkshire

    Healthy

  • West Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • West Yorkshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • West Yorkshire

    Lively

112 Reviews
  1. DanniW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked a table online but need not have bothered as when we arrived and I told them of my reservation, the staff behind the bar suggested we sit where we want, didn't ask for my name or acknowledge a reservation. Menus were on the table and the only interaction we had was to be told to order at the bar. We ordered the yorkshire breakfast and the breakfast hash as well as a couple of juices and a coffee. The bacon on the yorkshire breakfast was undercooked and the poached eggs were overcooked and rubbery. The breakfast hash was pleasant enough but very sweet with overpowering caramelized onions which made it difficult to eat. No one asked if about our food whilst dining. We ordered a second coffee at the bar after eating most of the breakfast, and then I paid up and left, with the dirty dishes still on the table. There were plenty of staff behind the bar, and not many covers in. Overall and average experience, one that I will not be repeating in the future.

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  2. BigC

    East Sussex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were looking for somewhere traditional and dog friendly that did vegan and regular food. After reading reviews we thought this place sounded good. The staff were friendly but the actual place was shabby and needed some TLC and a good clean. The Yorkshire pudding burgers were ok but nothing special. We ordered a smashed avocado with poached egg it was very disappointing, there was a pile of rocket leaves on top of a piece of toast then the avocado had hard pieces of what looked like a stalk in it, the only thing that was really edible was the egg.

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  3. DavidandAnn

    County Durham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly and helpful staff, upbeat atmosphere, good food

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  4. SarahP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely vibe, great food and service, Burt the dog was made very welcome too

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  5. NicolaR

    Spain

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Sunday roast I’ve had in ages, amazing value & lovely atmosphere with friendly staff :)

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  6. Nilmar5

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super friendly staff Lovely burger Good beer selection

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  7. RuthP

    Edinburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quirky friendly and welcoming place. We had a brilliant Sunday lunch

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  8. JAP50

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Table we booked was given away to the people in front of us, given a table cramped in a corner and waited over 40 mins for the food

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A really different treat and staff were fabulous at accommodating 2 extra guests at short notice

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  10. MichelleC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Staff rude and uninterested. Hardly any items left on the menu but not told this until we’d already tried to order them. Drinks were flat and when this was highlighted when the food came I was told I would have to go to the bar myself to sort it. Just all round very uninteresting food when it arrived. Travelled from out of town specifically to eat here so I was very disappointed and would not visit again.

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  11. Jemma

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it, great atmosphere and staff but the food was a little burnt which was a bit upsetting.

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  12. CiaranW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cosy little restaurant in the heart of Leeds, one of hidden gem near duck and drake pub. Friendly staff and enjoyable food.

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  13. nataliat

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed a Sunday Vegan roast. Were impressed with Yorkshire puddings too.

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  14. CathC

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Yorkshire pudding with a burger in and crispy wedges and a little pot of gravy made it all finger licking good

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  15. GeraldineM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine here. Good food, decent choice of beer and great staff.

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  16. MarieL

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great breakfast...strongly recommend the hash!

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  17. Thisgirl

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great idea to serve a burger between Yorkshire puddings. Food was fantastic and great value. It was a bit chilly upstairs and the decor a bit sparse but I went for the food and wasn’t disappointed.

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  18. CatherineC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not sure why they took a booking at 8pm when the kitchen closes at 6pm. A quick email to tell me that would have been nice. Completely threw my whole night off with it being the busiest day of the year, wasn't easy finding somewhere else to go

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  19. Abbie

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Yorkshire pudding burger is incredible and I highly reccommend

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  20. laurenceP

    London

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed and annoyed. We booked a table for Friday, 15th December, 6.30pm, one week in advance. I received a call at 6.10pm on Friday, 20 minutes before our boooking, to tell me the it was no longer open to us as there was now a private party there. Awful customer service.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived on Friday 15th, booked via the app as clearly was going to be busy around Xmas. As walked in and asked for table for 3 at 6pm the pleasant lass said “yeh we stopped food at 5pm” realised earlier. Mistakes happen but no one let us know but they knew, thus left us with a nightmare trying to find somewhere at last minute. Don’t mind the mistake but to not call in advance wasn’t ok. The lass was lovely and suspect not her fault but poor service

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  22. JohnnyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had seen the viral Yorkshire pudding burgers on tick tock and were so excited to try them! We booked a table for Sunday at 1pm FOUR WEEKS PRIOR TO GOING! We arrived at wapentake, the waiters/waitresses were running round like headless chicken (as somebody had clearly messed up and overbooked!) NOBODY SEEMED TO KNOW WHO WE WERE AND THERE WAS NO TABLE RESERVED FOR US! we were initially seated on a very low sofa like table to eat our meal! Which for a 6 foot 3 bloke with back issues was very difficult! However we were then asked to move as they needed that table for a larger group and were seated on a bar table with stools in a cramped space next to some stairs! DESPITE THERE BEING RESTAURANT TABLES UPSTAIRS THAT WERE ALL RESERVED BUT NONE FOR US EVEN THOUGH WE BOOKED 4 WEEK IN ADVANCE! The table was freezing cold as it was directly infront of the door which was constantly being open and shut by customers getting turned away, It was cramped, and just not a nice place to sit and eat! The food then took ages to come because all the tables that had actually been booked in all arrived around the same time! The food was brought to us by the chef which I feel is very unprofessional despite having 3 waitresses which didn't seem to know what they were doing! And when the food arrived it got no better! The yorkshire puddings were flat cold and stodgey, the burgers didn't even taste like beef and we wondered if we'd been palmed off with sausage pattys which were also on the menu but not what we ordered! We definately WOULD NOT go back! Terrible experience not worth the money!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to meet up for breakfast. Will definitely book again .

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely vegan breakfasts and chill friendly staff.

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  25. DarD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a different dining experience and menu. Great Quality food and Drink

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  26. AndyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Seriously disappointed in the place. The Yorkshire pudding burgers were dry and the accompanying potato wedges were over seasoned to the point of being inedible. Our visit coincided with Armistice day (11/11) and at 11am the bar totally ignored the silence. Massively disrespectful. Ours was only a weekend visit to Leeds but if we do ever return we won’t be eating here again.

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  27. VPPW

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Saw the Yorkshire Burger advertised on social media, thought it would be a nice idea for a day out to Leeds with my partner. We were welcomed instantly at the door and shown to our pre-booked table. All the smaller tables downstairs for two are basically garden tables with a wooden top screwed on. Upstairs is a mash of different furniture. There was something quite charming about the mixed match of furniture around the whole place. I ordered food and drinks at the bar. We saw a fair few people being turned away at the door, due to all the pre-booked tables whilst waiting for our food. Our food arrived at a reasonable time, given it was Saturday lunchtime. My partner had the Yorkshire Breakfast and I had the Yorkshire Burger. For my partner, the bacon was overdone and dry; eggs were uncooked; and black pudding was bland and too grainy. For the Yorkshire Burger, the beef was far too over cooked and it was the taste of a very cheap and bland Bookers/Costco bought frozen burger. Bacon was also overdone and dry. The saving grace of the lunch was probably the gravy to avoid the overdone and dry taste and the homemade chips were good. Overall, the place has quite a cool concept, but not very well executed. The staff weren't very attentive and felt there was a lack of care of roles and responsibility. As we got up to pay at the bar, the member of staff that served had an actual automatic response conversation with himself "How was the food? Good? Yeah, great. Thanks, bye". I had not said a single word after "can I grab the bill please?". It'd be a great little place for a quick drink, but I wouldn't recommend for food and place is not very disabled friendly with all the different levels.

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  28. GeorgiaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, welcoming staff and lovely atmosphere.

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  29. SteveC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for breakfast on a weekend, especially if you fancy a pint before an early kick-off at Elland Road. Lovely staff who can't do enough for you, and generally very relaxed vibes all round. Really good hashbrowns and perfectly done poached eggs, excellent flat whites and loads of nice beers. What more could you ask for?

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  30. Alex

    Kent

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was ok, service was slow or simply not there at all. Maybe it's because it was a Sunday, not sure.

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  31. LivC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Saw this on Leeds bucket list and had to try the Yorkshire pudding burger. Firstly we were squashed in really close to other people. The atmosphere wasn’t good at all and as soon as we’d eaten we wanted to leave. I felt the staff couldn’t really be bothered. My husband did say it was nicer upstairs when he went up. The food was ok, I was looking forward to it all week but was disappointed by it. The gravy was sweet which I wasn’t keen on and I think that’s what spoilt it for me. I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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  32. Strnsll

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Yorkshire puds with a nice selection of veg along with the meat. The food is good pub grub. The drinks options and a dog friendly venue mean this is a good option when travelling with your four legged friend.

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  33. TeddyBear

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The the food was nice and the selection of beers enjoyable. Overall though the place is nice but the service slow.

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  34. Simon

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Nice building and nice idea but truly hopeless staff. Everything confused and overwhelmed them. We were offered things that never arrived and our reserved table was not available to us.

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  35. EveH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had 2 tables of 6 booked that they kindly put together for us to make a table of 12, they came to take our order at the table and got it all spot on! Food all came out together and was very quick for such a big order. Food was delicious as always.

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  36. CarlaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, we had the famous burger. It did not dissapoint. Service was great, we didn't wait long for our food. Great selection of drinks. Staff very very friendly warm and welcoming.

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  37. Sam13

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered a vegan breakfast which came out as a veggie breakfast so had to send it back. Not the end of the world. When it came the food was nice. My two friends ordered the Yorkshire breakfast - one came out without a sausage. Ordered two lattes and one tea. Drinks came up after the food came out as 3 lattes - one was specifically ordered with soya milk. I asked which was with soya - she put one down in front of me which I had to return because it had been made with dairy milk. Complete lack of attention to detail and care from one particular member of staff taking the orders and making drinks. Really disappointing. Best thing about breakfast was the playlist that was playing.

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  38. JohnR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, friendly staff, good selection of drinks.

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  39. SuzanneB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent for Sunday roasts, large portions, lovely gravy

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  40. SoffB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We think we missed the Sunday lunch rush but this meant it was completely dead and they'd sold out of the drinks and food we wanted. Staff were lovely and the food we did get was tasty.

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FAQs

Wapentake does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Wapentake also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0113 243 2961.

Wapentake is rated 3.7 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wapentake

92 Kirkgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7DJ

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Wed–Fri 09:00–20:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–18:00 Bar Wed–Sat 10:00–00:00 Sun 10:00–20:00 Sunday Roasts Sun 12:00–18:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    0113 243 2961
  • Catering
    We are able to cater for large events and can be very flexible with it. Our chefs have put on many buffets for large parties and have had great feedback. Pop over an email to brunch@wapentakeleeds.com if you'd like to discuss any catering.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private events of up to 50 people seated or 150 standing. Alternatively, for a smaller event, the first floor can be booked out which hosts up to 30 people seated or 90 people standing. Tables can be moved and DJ/ bands can be set up for an evening do.
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