Sky Lounge at Doubletree by Hilton Leeds

3.9
392 reviews
£25 and under
European
Leeds’ finest rooftop setting, day through the night with fantastic views over the city.

Drinks only accept for brunch and Afternoon Tea. No food menu at any other time.

Brunch: brunch including unlimited drinks! Saturday & Sunday between the hours of 11am and 4pm

Afternoon Tea: We've added a modern twist to the traditional afternoon tea. £24.95 pp served daily 2pm-5pm (Served Thursday, Friday and Sunday)

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 392 People Are Saying
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KerryT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

We didn’t eat food so can’t comment on that but app wouldn’t let us continue! Had a beautiful gin in lovely surroundings and staff were amazing , sadly bottled beer was warm even though we asked for it cold but would go back and ask for an ice bucket next time! Lovely views and comparable to other over the top cliché gin bars in Leeds I would recommend this one as far superior :)

VG
VickiG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, the food was lovely, plenty of free flow Prosecco and the waiting staff were discreet but attentive. We would highly recommend for a stunning location, rleaxed atmosphere, great food and friendly staff

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SteveL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

As we didn’t eat in the Sky Lounge, I can not comment on its quality etc. We did expect the Sky Lounge to be a relaxed ambience to appreciate and enjoy the view across the city, but we were rather disappointed to find a DJ playing music a bit too loud, which ruined the atmosphere. And caused us to leave after just half an hour!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I think I expected the Sky Lounge to be more exclusive than it actually was. It’s a nice venue, but not what I expected. I was unsure of the dress code and I felt a little over dressed. There were lots of people in fairly casual clothing, we visited at 8.30pm so I did expect a more smarter dress code, one man was wearing a baseball hat. However, I had never visited before so was only judging it on other peoples reviews. I would visit again but it’s not somewhere I could stay all night. The music was terrible.

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AdrianM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Didn't realise no food. Needs to be taken off website if not doing. I'd booked for a 50th bday expecting to have a nice meal

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LibbyD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bottomless brunch and friendly service, thank you!

CM
ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely view over the city, table at 6:30 means can watch the sunset

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Frankie
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Loved it, very good service and ambiance. Will definitely return

DG
DavidG
Cyprus
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We were phoned 1/4 hour before our reservation time to check if we were still going. No mention then, but when we arrived and shown to our seats, we realised - weren’t told- that there was no food being served.
This wasn’t clear at all from the booking, especially as the menu was available on your app including food.
We wanted to eat and so had to leave - extremely disappointed! We could have booked somewhere else and it’s only common sense an courtesy to inform potential customers in advance that they do not serve food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just wish you guys did food overall amazing

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IanA
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Billed as somewhere to eat - but it doesnt serve food on Thursday - so an OK bar with a decent view. i assume when it does serve food it would be busier. service friendly and efficient. just ensure you dont describe it on open table as somewhere to eat except weekends

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Disappointed as I made the booking 3 months ago for my boyfriends birthday , get there to find out you don’t do food anymore even though food menu shows on websites and received no email or anything to inform us. Couldn’t get in anywhere else to have food as so last minute. Tried contacting sky lounge to do something special for my boyfriend and got ignored. Paid for two drinks and got charged for both but didn’t bring the second over until I asked. Disappointed when it was for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, very friendly service and they never let your glass get empty.
Wonderful experience

JR
JoRH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I had to ask three times if we could order drinks. The staff just kept walking past us and pretending they could not see us despite It being almost empty.

Me and my husband holiday in Leeds at least once a year to stay at this hotel and enjoy the bar so we were very surprised by the poor service.

When our drinks arrived a mojito and a short and stormy, the mojito was weak and not up to the standard we have come to expect.

We did not order food due to the bar not serving any due to covid. However the review system would not let me progress to this page unless I rated it! So please ignore the food rating.

Sky Lounge @ Leeds Hilton please return to your usual self!

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VictoriaP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I messed up my booking and I booked for the wrong day. Staff were lovely and sorted it out. They were great while we were there and the cocktails were fantastic xxxxx

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I booked a table for two expecting to be able to order food as there was no indication on OpenTable that food wasn’t being served and there was a menu available.
We were seated quickly and given drinks menus. The server was pretty quick to take our order but it took a while to get the drinks themselves.
Once our drinks did arrive I asked to a food menu but was met with a confusing explanation the jist of which was that they’re no longer doing evening meals, it’s afternoon tea only.
So after ringing around we found that the NEON CACTUS, an amazing and delicious Mexican restaurant on Call Lane, could fit us in and feed us...so we left. After one drink.
I’m pretty sure there will be enough walk-ins for it not to matter to their business but it wasn’t cool from a customer service POV.
Sky Lounge is hella pretentious at the best of times, and I just don’t have the lip filler or fake tan to ever look at home there, plus their range of beers is very poor. But I had a powerful lust for the delicious triple cooked chips and flat iron strips with salsa verde, but sadly disappointed.
On the up side I can 1000% recommend NEON CACTUS, Call Lane. The service, the food, the drinks, the ambiance and the value for money are all top notch 👌🏻

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NicolaH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

we didnt eat. there was an intimidating atmosphere due to groups of mens sat on a table with 8 sitting and others standing around them going to the bar and wondering around without masks on.
i have videos also. please contact me for further infirmation

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Vess
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with live music great vibe. Service fantastic and well organised.

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MrsD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time here. Love it . On a dry/warmer night you could sit out on the balcony enjoying the skyline of leeds

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful cocktails and amazing customer service!

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was brilliant the food was lovely, the restaurant is a nice place we will defo be back.

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BeverleyS
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Afternoon tea was a delight. On a personal note we prefer more savoury to sweet so would prefer an extra sandwich or savoury pastry to sweet, but that is not a criticism just our choice. Staff very attentive and extremely helpful. We had a great afternoon thank you.

MW
MeganW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the sky lounge served by Laiken for a friends birthday. Drinks were kept flowing and food was great. Will definitely recommend.

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HarryG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good venue, but would recommend booking a table in advance especially on weekends because it was quite busy

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JackieT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience at the Doubletree and such good value for money. The waiter was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend and we will certainly be back!

AW
AlexanderW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Expectation was high and looking forward to afternoon tea with my wife, the sky lounge was comfortable with a good panoramic vista of Leeds, then the food arrived, what a disaster, the serving platter was scuffed and the food on it was bland and not even a hint colour!
The bread was bordering on stale and still with crusts, not expected from such a renown hotel chain, and there wasn't even a full sandwich between us, the savories were indistinguishable and had you been blind folded it would have been near impossible to determine the taste or difference, the token sweet was undescernable, finally something to behold a scone which looked and tasted like a scone, hurrah!
When one mentions the Hilton it suggests a certain quality which on this occasion was woefully below par and the kitchen and front of house staff should be immensely embarrassed to serve this pathetic assembly of food to paying customers.
I will be pursuing this directly with the hotel management.
I will never return and if asked would not recommend this hotel.

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vipAndy
London
86 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time back for a number of views but still a great location. Great for weekend Brunch but essential to book. Staff work incredibly hard but are welcoming and cheerful.

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FelSe
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor customer service. Had a reservation at 5:00 pm and the staff said they won’t be serving food until 7pm. Ordered cocktails and had to wait 30 mins to get them. Just dreadful

WW
WilliamW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Asked to move as near a large group and waiting staff more than happy to move us. Staff were fantastic at keeping us topped up. Great service!

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DarrenS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time, staff were really good and the service was superb. Had a great time celebrating my birthday.

MC
MrsC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food choice was not your normal afternoon tea, fabulous and friendly service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for bottomless brunch and the food was great. The service was also amazing and the staff are lovely

MG
MeganG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It’s hard to rate your service when you never actually received any in the first place.

It was my first Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend and I wanted to surprise him with cocktails and tapas at the sky lounge as he mentioned he’s always wanted to go.

So I booked the deal where you get tapas and cocktails included. We turn up on time for our table but we had to ask the staff to show us too our table.
We then sit at our table, wait a while and ask a staff member if we perhaps needed to order at the bar.
She replied “this is not my area someone will be with you shortly” another 20 minutes pass still without a drink or our order been taken for food we just decided to leave. We instead went to the slug and lettuce and had a much better evening.
What a waste of time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Ver good environment,but a little bit terrible afternoon tea.

GH
GarethH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall good atmosphere, although very expensive drinks and a lack of live music/DJ which is stated on the website

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Jeano
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting, had a fabulous time enjoying the bottomless brunch with a friend. Will be returning soon for afternoon tea 😊 Can’t wait !!

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Come here every time we visit Leeds... Absolutely love it.... Cocktails are divine... Staff always friendly... Love the location.. Superb evening spent yet again... Thanks...

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monicac
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service will definitely visit again food excellent at sky lounge.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

If you’d like to spend time with friends and chat- absolutely NOT recommended. Music is far too loud! We couldn’t hear our own thoughts so forget about conversation.

View is brilliant, however very windy on the balcony. The service at reception good, however, waitresses rude and very unpleasant to be served by. Look like upset for being at work- no people/soft skills whatsoever.

In general, good place for getting drunk with no other entertainment. Bare in mind though, drinks not cheap and you probably won’t get a smile from a waitresses!

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I would visit the sky lounge again. The tapas was amazing and really good value, however, the drink prices are extortionate. I don't mind overpaying for drinks if the service is impeccable, however, it isn't. I think the management need to increase staffing levels in the bar to provide a higher quality service to cover the prices they are charging.

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Sky Lounge at Doubletree by Hilton Leeds is rated 3.9 stars by 392 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.