Vice and Virtue

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Vice and Virtue is a multi award winning fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar based in the centre of Leeds. Known for it's creative tasting menus and exemplary service, the drinks packages on offer are just as good as the food. Modern British in style, the chef's go out foraging daily for the best of what each season has to offer. When visiting the restaurant, the cocktail lounge is a must for a pre-dinner and post dinner drink, having recently been voted 9th best cocktail bar in the Uk at the UK top 50 awards. The restaurant has won numerous awards in recent years, such as best fine dining, best chef, best service, best cocktail and best bar.

The restaurant now also offers an a lacerate menu for those diners wishing to each three courses in a more conventional manner, or for those heading to gigs at the first direct arena or to the theatre, which are both less than a few minutes from the door.
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JD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We arrived at vice & virtue and we were greeted at the bar with great service. We ordered the signature tasting menu and were shown to our table in the restaurant upstairs. The service rapidly declined we had ordered the tasting menu with the drinks pairing this took 4hrs for all the food to come out! We were getting the drinks for the course and the delay was so much we had finished them by the time the food had come out. When your spending about £150pp you expect good service, this was disappointing as the food, once each course arrived was good and very impressivly presented.

It's a shame the service let the place down, other people were complaining too when we left so I have a feeling this is not a one-off.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top class service and food. Amazing way to spend my partners birthday. Lovely time in main restaurant and cocktail bar. Will 100% be returning. Thankyou for all the staff for a great time.

PJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A restaurant that is all about the excellent food. Great combinations and flavours, very inventively presented. I’m not sure the restaurant has quite sorted out its theme, ambiance etc. The name isn’t followed through into any theme or into the decor which is strangely very contrasting between the bar and the dining room where they definitely need to get rid of the cheap plastic plants. There are some strange photographs within the food photos on the website and you could easily walk past this place without ever realising there is a good restaurant inside. If they manage to get the marketing and decor to match the excellent food and service this would be a very good restaurant indeed.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our experience is that this is a great place for something a little bit different. Food is imaginative and tasty. Staff are friendly and welcoming

SL
London
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting and tasty food. Friendly service. Will definitely return when next in Leeds.

MM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best dining experiences that I have ever had. The tasting menu was extraordinary served with great knowledge and full of interesting tastes and textures foraged from the local area.
The space itself is interesting and on first visit does not seem like a top class food experience, but this is quickly dispelled with the fantastic service and the first course. If you like Michelin quality food get to Vice and Virtue as fast as you can.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our visit enormously. The food was interesting and varied, and the service well orchestrated. The deserts were particularly outstanding.

LW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening as always. And courses adapted to suit dairy free guest - impressive

MJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The chef is truly talented and the food was beyond expectations. Would happily recommend and visit again

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is perfect ! The food was amazing, service was excellent and the waiter knew when to be attentive and when to leave us alone. By far the best tasting menu I have ever eaten.

SE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous birthday celebration thank you. Food was amazing

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fabulous service. Highly recommended.

JS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We took family to Vice and Virtue for a celebratory dinner, and it was an excellent choice. While grandma needed a bit of support getting up the many stairs, we were all delighted by the ambience and the expertise of the bartending staff and the wait staff in the restaurant. The food was innovative and delicious, and the wine list was great. My only suggestion would be to possibly create a bit more cohesion with the decor between the bar and the restaurant, and to somehow make the stairs a little less daunting for those with difficulties. We loved it though - and will hope to go again.

CD
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vice and Virtue continues to be an amazing experience every single time we visit. Cannot recommend this place enough, we literally tell everyone we know who likes to eat out that this is simply the best restaurant in Leeds right now.

DH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

This restaurant has significantly gone down hill since we last dined here. None of the 5of us would visit again

PP
London
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Stunning food. Deserve a Michelin star

t
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 2

it was very good the food was nice, it wasnt outstanding but it was good. waiters was very good and attentive but noticed the folded napkins for others when they left the table but not ours just little things. no explanation why we ahd to wait for our table but got a complentary drink so maybe that was the reason they agve us the drink because we were made to wait. but we did enjoy was very good.

K
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and incredible food - we’ll definitely be back!

JH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant food and service, was quiet when we went on a Thursday night but I expect it’s be better on a weekend. Still had a top evening.

RF
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The food looked better than it tasted and the atmosphere was none existent. The star of the show was definitely the carrot! Good job the company was hilarious!

MT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

The food lacked flavour. Out of the 7 dishes only 2 tasted nice and the others were a struggle to finish. As we left the restaurant hungry and unimpressed by the flavour of the food the price of the food was not warranted in my opinion.

How ever the waiting staff were really knowledgeable and did an amazing job. The plating was beautiful, pitty about the taste

CD
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is simply the best restaurant in Leeds right now. The quality of the food, the knowledge and courtesy of the staff, the setting.. Everything is perfect. What really sets it apart from other tasting menus and fine dining restaurants is the balance achieved. Courses never come out too quickly, so the experience is savoured instead of rushed. The menu by its very definition is a tasting menu, but we have never left hungry. Finally the price is pitched absolutely perfectly, it's impossible to feel like you have spent anything more than this place deserves. Vice & Virtue simply does everything right. Go there immediately and have the full tasting menu. Enjoy yourself.

JG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, just perfect!

JT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts. We will definitely be back.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely brilliant food and service, will definitely returning & recommending.

FH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible meal! Everything was exceptional and so Inventive. There was only one course that we didn’t like much which was the raw scallop, however everything else was delicious. The smoked carrot, cod toungue and lamb were our favourites! I would definitely return

AW
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was cold, menu was strange and food really quite poor. Very disappointing experience unfortunately.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I'd heard good things about this tasting menu, but unfortunately on our visit, 4 out of the 5 courses were bland and uninteresting. Even my friends who had been before commented on how poor the food was on this visit. We did it through the January deal, but this is no way to get people to return at full price, when we didn't even think it was worth it on the deal. The wine pairings were good though.

M
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I totally enjoyed the experience but it is a very specific palate that the taster menu would suit. I think you should offer an alternative menu so that it’s not so limiting. Some lovely touches like the complementary cocktail. The quality of the cocktails was first class.

CD
Yorkshire
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an amazing meal, fresh ingredients, knowledgeable staff and superb service. Can't wait to go back!

FY
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the January five course tasting with drinks pairings and it was brilliant. I'll be going back again!

A
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. The food was exquisite and I tried things I normally wouldn’t. The chicken parfait and brandy snap and the white chocolate dessert were heavenly! Really enjoyed the whole experience and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely return back! Would recommend the bar also, great cocktails and surroundings.

AW
London
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious although I think we should have chosen more courses given the size of plates

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing from walking in greeting was amazing few drinks in the cocktail bar before heading to our table everything presented amazing perfect wine pairing. Very knowledgable staff and great experience.

BA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fantastic service, great treat for group of 4 friends

FP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wowza. Awesome food.

These guys really understand flavour combinations and balance. Food is not pretentious, but very honest and transparent. The North East / Yorkshire has some amazing restaurants - I'd put this in my Top 3.

r
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service is fantatsic . the only thing better is the quality of the food. each course was delicately prepared with a beautiful flavour and impact. Wow. and they were prepared to make any individual changes too. nothing was too much effort. top class food. top class service. a real stunning experience. thank you everyone at Vice and Virtue for a memorable evening

DR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Odd entrance but the cocktails calmed us down and the service was great. The taster menu was superb: venison, mackerel excellent but the celeriac was sensational. Will be going again.

SW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our first experience at the vice and virtue. Food was lovely and service was fantastic!

LS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, couldn't recommend it more! And there's a fantastic cocktail lounge below, sometimes with live jazz, which is a perfect way to end the meal.

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