The Cross Keys is a multi-award winning restaurant and public house in Leeds city centre. Finalists in the ‘Top Three Gastropubs in the UK’ for their levels of service at the Imbibe Service Awards, The Cross Keys has been described as a hidden gem by the Metro, was given no less than five stars and was voted ‘Pick of the Pubs’ in the AA Pub Guide 2010.
Combining contemporary and traditional décor, The Cross Keys exudes charm and is always welcoming. The bar which resides on the ground floor of the venue boasts traditional decoration including soft lighting and exposed brick work. The main dining room is housed within the James Watt on the first floor and is a delightful space that boasts original beams, a stone fire place and exposed brick work. Modern fixtures and fittings bring the room into the 21st century and makes it ideal for private hire corporate events, business meetings, wedding receptions and birthday parties. The room acquired its name following a period of 3 months in 1802 when, as they story goes, James Watt hired one of the rooms and attempted to steal trade secrets from rival engineer Matthew Murray by getting Murray’s workforce drunk! A further, large, al fresco area at the back of the building which comes complete with vintage ice cream truck, it is ideal for enjoying a drink on a summers evening.
The Cross Keys are proud of their heritage ensuring all staff have an intimate knowledge of the unique cask ales served and of the delicious food crafted by their talented kitchen team. Traditional British cuisine with modern flair welcomes the most discerning of diners with all produce fresh, locally and ethically sourced from Yorkshire suppliers where possible. Signature dishes include the pork fillet and sticky pearl barley stew; Yorkshire venison puff pastry pie; and pan-fried sea bream fillets with mussels, fennel, new potatoes and a tomato broth.
The Cross Keys Leeds is a fabulous restaurant and bar that is rich in history, character and charm. The food is delicious and incredibly well presented and is perfect for any occasion.