Crafthouse showcases the very best of British produce, taking inspiration from the history of Leeds and Yorkshire to offer up dishes such as Bridlington Bay lobster bisque and hearty mains from the Josper grill. For dessert, head chef Lee Bennett is bringing back the trifle.
Located on the fifth floor of the new Trinity Leeds shopping centre, Crafthouse is accessed directly via a scenic lift from Boar Lane or from within the shopping centre.
The 144-cover space offers views across the city from within the restaurant or on the dedicated outside terrace, and pays homage to Leeds’ rich culture and heritage with space dividers inspired by looms and ceiling rafts reminiscent of fabric reams. An open kitchen faces onto the restaurant's dark oak and marble interior. Specially commissioned local artwork features throughout.
Tina Norden, Associate Director at Conran and Partners, describes the design concept:
"We wanted our design to reflect Leeds' past and present - both its great industrial heritage and its status as one of the most vibrant, metropolitan cities in Europe. In Crafthouse, we've used a palette of heavy materials – oak, marble, dark leather, black ceramics and patinated zinc - to create an industrial feel. Room dividers inspired by looms nod to Leeds' central role in the textile industry. This contrasts with Angelica, a less formal space, decorated in a palette of natural colours, chrome and light wood, and with a landscaped garden terrace sweeping around the outside."
The open kitchen delivers regularly changing seasonal menus created by Yorkshire-born executive head chef, Lee Bennett, with the focus on quality produce, professionally cooked and simply served.