Have you noticed the new bar in town? Nestled away besides Slug & Lettuce, on Park Row you’ll find that a new additional bar has quietly sneaked into Leeds – and I’m more than happy to say it’s a welcome sight.
The Decanter has arrived, and it shouts out (in a very demure manner) a greeting to those in Leeds who enjoy the quieter pace of a city night out. It’s a venue that will welcome the afternoon shoppers for a glass of wine, or just a coffee and some rich moist cake (just resist the temptation to steal one of the cow designed milk jugs – someone will notice!). The after work crowd will be tempted in to drain away the stresses of an afternoon in the office, while enjoying a bottle of wine or a refreshing pint of Peroni. And finally, your sophisticated evening out where you can catch up with friends, enjoy the soulful yet uplifting music and vibes of a modern and minimalistic bar. It’s perfectly placed for those who frequent The Living Room and Goucho.
You’ll expect to pay just under £20 for a bottle of the house wine, which works out pretty reasonable when considering how much you’d pay for a large glass in most wine lodges. If you’re looking for somewhere that sells cheap wine, you’re probably in the wrong place.
While I appreciate this is a new venue, I can’t think of anywhere else you’ll notice the smell of fresh flowers as you’re sitting down to your table.
I’m excited for what The Decanter will do in the near future, I hear they’ve more space and plans being devised. Fitting in nicely with the redevelopment of Greek Street, perhaps this new venue is setting the standard!
Leeds is fantastic for its range of independently owned bars, so The Decanter has certainly done well in choosing to make it home. Maybe you might want to give it a visit this weekend while you’re in town?
Hope you enjoyed your weekend, I spent most of mine partying with The Yorkshire Bears in The Reform & Sandinista!