Our LEEDS Restaurant

restaurant and cocktail bar

Located in the iconic Victoria Quarter, The Cut & Craft promises to transform the Leeds casual premium dining scene.


Taking over the former Jigsaw and Ben Sherman retail units and what once was the former Collinson’s Cafe, where Wallace Hartley had played in the orchestra shortly before boarding the Titanic as Band Master you can expect a luxurious setting that maintains the character and history of the building with a beautiful central dome and a classic circular Cut & Craft central bar.

We’ll bring our famous Flat Iron Steak, classic mains and bespoke hand-crafted cocktails, beers and wines.

23 King Edward Street
The history of this site

In 1906 the site was occupied by Collinson’s, a local family-run business who were famous for its tea blending and coffee roasting. The front part of the store was used for selling confectionary and the rear of the store was home to Collinson’s Café, which gained a reputation for being a great place to meet to enjoy tea, cakes and live music. Music seemed to have played a huge part in its success, with live music nights and a string quartet often playing to accompany guests’ dining.

A member of the regular string quartet that played at the site was a talented musician named Wallace Hartley. Music, it turned out would be his blessing and his curse for it was his musical talent that progressed his offer to work as ‘band master’ on The White Star Line’s luxury shipping Liner, The Titanic.

The tragic events on the night of the 14th April 1912 are legendary and so too was Wallace’s response to the disaster. He gathered all eight musicians on the ship and began to play for passengers as they boarded the lifeboats. In Wallace’s pockets amongst other things recovered from The Titanic, was a silver matchbox engraved ‘From Collinson’s Staff Leeds’. We pay tribute to Wallace’s heroism and honour his time spent playing music for guests in this building.

Opening Times

We’re open all day, every day. Join us from 11am until midnight.

Food served until 10pm.

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Located in the iconic Victoria Quarter next to The Ivy and Ivy Asia, The Cut & Craft promises to transform the Leeds casual premium dining scene.


Whether you’re passing by for a cocktail and an aperitif, or wish to fully indulge in a luxury dining experience, our range of menus featuring show-stopping dishes and world-class ingredients will have something for you.

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The Cut & Craft Leeds
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I decided to treat myself to a good lunch today. The cut and craft is new and a beautiful piece to be. The decorations are absolutely stunning and the staff are amazing, you’ll have someone to take your coat/jacket and you do not have to wait too long to be served. I just walked in, I didn’t have a reservation and I was admitted. The background music was slow and beautiful, it will make you fall in love 😉😁.The food is good, I had some prawn, steak and some street corn mixed with cheese and mushroom 🍄. The cocktails tasted as good as they looked. It’s a bit pricey but I tell you it’s worth it. You pay for the steak sauce separately. Above all it’s a nice place to have a lovely meal for whatever occasion or treat you want to get.The rest room is very clean and nice incase you need to ease yourself.I recommend!!!
Colin WalkerColin Walker
11:00 13 Feb 23
Very impressed by the young and efficient staff looking after us at this restaurant. A locally based work colleague recommended this venue as exceptional, so I thought I would check it out. You have to book ahead and provide a card for them to reserve your table at £10 per head. Although I expected this to be charged before arriving, it wasn't. The cocktails were more expensive than I'm used to at £14 each, but at least the quality of ingredients was apparent and couldn't be faulted. I started with a mojito and my partner with a strawberry daiquiri, both tasty and suitably potent! On to the starters. Not impressed by the calamari starters, thin and crumbly batter, not great. Mussels starter was very tasty in a Thai green curry sauce.The mains were presented very well and somewhat redeemed the restaurant for my partner. Up to that point we had been comparing the establishment to The Ivy. Although not as well known and a lesser range of menu overall this was a good choice of restaurant and we enjoyed our meals, farmhouse burger and the excellent vegan based fajitas. Definitely worth a revisit if the opportunity arises and will look out for the brand in other UK cities I visit.Points of note: downstairs and upstairs seating; plush surroundings; champagne bar.
19:52 02 Jan 23
Fabulous lunch here. Steaks cooked to perfection with super tasty sides. The staff were all really attentive. The atmosphere is cosy and comfortable with opulent decor. A definite must visit if you're coming to Leeds would recommend booking just to be safe.
Trish TothovaTrish Tothova
09:29 31 Dec 22
Fantastic experience throughout. This restaurant is not only beautiful and well decorated, it has an exceptional menu. Great choices outside of steak too ( I has the sea bass which was incredible). My partner had steak and he thoroughly enjoyed it.Brilliant place to go for a special occasion or a tasteful lunch.Cocktails were also on top form and we felt the prices reflected the experience.Thank you too all the lovely staff who served us, everyone was friendly and attentive. We didn’t once find ourselves having to chase for anything.
06:26 18 Dec 22
We had a lovely night in the restaurant fabulous vibes fabulous food especially the scallops, lovely service and clean toilets. We sat down in the bar after dinner for some delicious cocktails. The Christmas decorations were also very nice.

cocktail, wine & craft beer bar

We take pride in serving some of the city’s highest-quality, best-tasting beverages. We provide a wide assortment of excellent cocktails, fine wines, and craft brews from our mixologists.

Located in West Yorkshire, Leeds boasts some of the UK’s finest bars and live music venues, not to mention fine dining and shopping to rival that of London or Manchester. Home to dozens of music festivals, including the annual Leeds Festival, the area is a thriving cultural centre teeming with fun and diverse nightlife. The Cut & Craft is proud to be among the best places to grab cocktails in Leeds. We’re open daily for lunch, dinner and special events, so contact us today with any questions or enquiries.

Finding us

23 King Edward Street, Leeds, LS1 6AX

0113 831 4829


What Time Does the Leeds Restaurant Open/Close?

The Cut & Craft Leeds location is open all day, every day. Join us from 11:00am until midnight. Food is served until 10:00pm. We are also now serving brunch from 9:00am to 11:00am every Saturday and Sunday morning.

How Accessible Is Your Leeds Restaurant?

Situated in the heart of the iconic Victoria Quarter shopping mall, The Cut & Craft Leeds is easily accessible.

Do You Allow Children?

We regretfully cannot admit any minors under the age of 10 for dinner reservations. However, families with children under the age of 10 are welcome for lunchtime bookings.

Do You Allow Pets?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted.

What Is the Dress Code?

Guests are kindly asked to dress for the occasion when they visit The Cut & Craft. Smart jeans and fashion trainers are welcome, but beachwear and gym wear (including tracksuits and caps) are not permitted.

Is There Outdoor Dining Available?

We regretfully do not offer outdoor dining at our Leeds location at this time.

Is Parking Nearby the Leeds Restaurant?

Yes, you can find public parking near the Victoria Quarter shopping centre.

Are You Accessible for OAPs/Disabled?

Yes, we do everything possible to ensure the comfort of our guests, especially those with mobility issues or concerns. Please note our restaurant is located over two floors and as a listed building we have no lift. Should you require accessible seating, please let us know ahead of your visit.

Do You Have Vegetarian or Vegan Options?

You’ll find vegetarian and vegan options on our all-day Leeds menu. Examples may include a Spiced Lentil & Cauliflower Pie and falafel burgers. We source the freshest local ingredients to ensure your satisfaction with every bite.

Do You Have Gluten-Free or Nut-Free Options?

Yes, we have gluten-free and nut-free options on our diverse menus. Please alert your server if you have any other food allergies or special dietary requirements.

Do You Have Children Menus Available?

Yes, we offer children’s Menus during lunchtime bookings.

Can I Book a Private Room?

If you would like to book an area on our mezzanine floor for a special occasion or business event, please talk to our staff to ensure availability.

Do You Do Group Bookings?

Yes, The Cut & Craft can accommodate large groups with bookings made in advance. For more information please get in contact with us.

Can I Alter My Booking?

We will make every effort to amend your booking. Please let us know as early as possible. We ask for at least 12 hours’ notice to cancel any reservations. A cancellation fee may apply.

Should I Book Ahead?

You may book a table at The Cut & Craft anytime using our website reservation system. Reservations are not necessary at our Leeds restaurant and bar but are recommended, especially if you have a large group. View our FAQs page for more details.