Village Pub & Grill - Village Hotel Leeds North

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Sunday Lunch
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From Sunday lunch to a working breakfast, dinner with mates or lunch with the ladies, our Pub & Grill welcomes hotel guests and locals alike, all day, every day.

Specials

Traditional Sunday lunch or brunch: From £15

Help yourself to our Chefs Table of unlimited appetisers then
choose either a traditional Sunday lunch or new brunch dish. From
£15pp
Add a bottle of fizz or house wine (white, rose and red) for £15
See website for full T&C’s

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: October 31, 2019

Ends: April 30, 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-10:00PM

What 203 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
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FL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We booked for the carvery not knowing that they'd changed it. Prefer carvery.

SH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Relatively quiet for Sunday lunch but they said they were fully booked. I had made a booking so thought service would be good considering staff/customer ratio as there were many tables “reserved” but during my 1.5 hours there no one sat at the tables. Need a good restaurant manager in there to see the potential you are losing. Had to ask 3 times for a plate to start the food service. Food was ok but standards of service have, like a lot of restaurants these days, slipped.

Will start to go back to individual restaurants and just go here for a coffee.

GW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The person who showed us to our table was pleasant and helpful. The burger was fine, but the fish, whilst the batter looked nice and crisp, was grey and disgusting looking, not cooked through. The waiter who delivered the meal was taking no notice of any diners but was ambling about listening to the music. I had to get up and take the fish over to him. The original person came over and offered his profuse apologies and offered me a choice of something else but I refused. He also arranged for the meal to be removed from our bill. We have eaten with you on several occasions in the past but will not be doing so again. The food area was far too noisy.

S
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Misleading publicity. The Sunday dinner is no longer a carvery. The starters have changed considerably with much cheaper ingredients presented in odd containers that look like jamjars. The main course served plated up like a school dinner with ony two choices of meat. desserts again cheaper and rather odd.
To be fair everything was fresh and the meat and veg well cooked.
The restaurant was very noisy. TV's blaring everywhere and general noise from customers many of whom were not dining.
We have been dining at the village Leeds North for many years and from our point of view the present incarnation is a disaster.
PS. Staff were fine and obliging

S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered 4 meals 2 came out at different time and then my main was over cooked and dry and when we said when asked was everything ok , we got the response of " ok that's fine I'll let the chef know".

RK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Booked a table for 6 for lunch,but we had to find a table ourselves on arrival. It was the only table for 6. After ordering at the bar, the food arrived and everybody was pleased with their choice.

S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We had buffet help yourself Sunday lunch at the Village. Several starters were available including soup, prawn cocktail and various salads. The soup was tasty but all other starters were mostly just salad with a little topping for example the prawn cocktail had plenty of sauce but 3 prawns. The carvery was good quality, plentiful and hot. 4 deserts on offer much the same as starters.
Service OK nobody particularly puts themselves out with the exception of the very pleasant young chef on the carvery.
For a quick and decent value Sunday lunch I would go back if it weren’t for the atrocious ambiance. We could not hear each other speaking due to football blaring out on the television. Unbelievable that some bright spark thought it a good idea to put a sports bar as a restaurant in a hotel. Won’t be back for lunch or evening meal!

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food awful - both starters and dessert poor, the Carvery main was ok. The jelly was liquid in the dessert. No one on hand to talk through allergies - given incorrect information about what was in items so had to question again. No table service at all so drinks purchased at the bar - not ideal when large party/children with you but this wasn’t made clear until asked for some after a wait. Plates not cleared away between courses. Disappointing.

BE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the different food was a hit with everyone, will definitely be coming back here again. Thank you

KL
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good value, when I booked the table I asked for a quiet table it was very noisy, no complaints about the food which was good. When we went to pay we were willing to just leave the money and tip but the table at the till was you can’t use 2 vouchers (new member) buy one get one free so we had to pay separately so she missed out on the tip which were willing to leave abit jobs worth. Maybe worth the restaurant having a quiet area not everyone wants noise

MA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We are regulars on a Sunday but this week was a big let down . Turkey very dry and in general food wasn’t great. Had to ask for starter plates to me removed after waiting a long time again with mains . Manager is great and staff should take a big note from him he has great customer service skills. Wish I had got his name but thanks to him he gave us faith to return

SH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We all had the Sunday lunch and the food was freshly prepared at the carvery and we were invited to help ourselves to further portions if our appetites stretched that far. Children eating free Is a very good offer and represents great value for money for family dining.

LB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor upgrade is very nice, love that it is still buffet style Sunday lunch with the choice and standard of food being excellent as always.

NI
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money nice easy to park .Good choice of food and watch sport too could not fault it many thanks

EA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Myself and my husband have been to many of your hotels Newcastle and Leeds south we were very impressed and recommend it to friends and family. We then tried Leeds north and were very disappointed with the new changes no restaurant for a quiet meal we were put in a pub with people watching rugby and football shouting loud which made our evening meal uncomfortable. Also knowing it’s the kids holiday the rules state children out of the spa and pool at 5pm which this did not happen either. Very disappointing stay shame because we really enjoyed using and recommending your hotels.

GP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as the last time we visited before the refurbishment , overall okay,carvary bit of a let down Yorkshire puddings were very hard,on the positive side the dining area is very pleasant and decent value for money

n
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Absolutely dreadful service.
After I booked my table online for 6 people, I took the trouble to ring and explain it was for my Mums 80th pre-birthday surprise, as she hadn't seen my daughter for 4 months.
I explained my Parents were hard of hearing, and couldn't hear the conversation if the surroundings were too noisy. The lady I spoke to said she'd reserve a table which was enclosed and away from other diners.
On arrival, I gave my cake and some table confetti to a server and explained we had a table booked for later.
When we arrived for dinner, there was no table confetti and we were in a table in the middle of the room near to the bar. The noise was ridiculous and we kept getting bashed by people queuing at the bar.
We were given menus and I explained that we had prepaid for 2 courses. I asked if it was the correct menu, to which he replied he didn't know, but he said I should queue up and ask at the bar.
This took 20 minutes to be seen and get new menus.
I do feel with the prices charged that guests should not have to order at the bar which is reminiscent of Wetherspoons but with MUCH inflated prices.
Our food took absolutely ages to arrive.
When it arrived it was tasty however ridiculously overpriced for what it was.
It took ages to clear the table and get our mains, in fact we sat down at 7.30 and didn't get mains until nearly 8.40!
After mains we requested the cake for my Mum.
The restaurant was nearly empty by now so there was little pressure on the servers.
This took 25 minutes to appear. Unfortunately our table was still covered with mains plates etc.
The female server, despite it saying happy 80th, went to place it on my daughter's setting... she's 18, then when we said, no not her, she dithered about around the table before eventually finding my Mum.
It really was very very poor.
Will definitely not recommend or return

NI
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service only fault i had was they took plates away before everyone finished dis it twice Everything else excellent

EF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and the new restaurant is very nice and looks good

K
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and new televised sports area excellent. Friendly staff and very accommodating. Atmosphere was amazing as part of England lionesses game.

S
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The restaurant has now a new format and is not the better for it. Understaffed, cramped and difficult to move about because of excess furniture round the bar. TV's everywhere and very noisy. I think the quality of the food and the choice is down and service to clear tables for example is poor. I regret the loss of the old restaurant which was much better. This review refers to the Sunday Carvery.

CS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasty food. brilliant friendly staff.comfartable surrounding.very clean everywhere would recommend the Sunday lunch especially the starters.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have previously visited and enjoyed our meal, since the refurb, it has totally changed. We attended on fathers day and also to celebrate my mums 70th birthday, four staff walked past us before we were greeted and sat at our table, that was where the service stopped. We were having the 3 course carvery, the starters were nice, the quality of the meat at the carvery was poor, very fatty, and the portions were tiny. The rest of the food was either swimming in grease or overcooked. The dessert offering was poor, Eton mess that was far too sweet and with frozen berries, something that was lemon and I'm assuming was meant to be set like a mouse, but was as runny as single cream. My husband ordered the hot pudding which he enjoyed, however, they tried to charge us extra for this despite it being included with the carvery, it took three people to sort out. Despite these niggles, the thing that really let it down is the service. The restaurant is really now a sports bar, with very few people having the carvery, not sure if this is why the quality has gone so downhill. It's also noisy, having to raise my voice to speak to my family at Sunday lunch isn't my thing. You also have to go get your own drinks at the bar, for the inflated price, I would have thought this would have been table service as it used to be, rather than having to queue at a busy bar whilst trying to enjoy lunch. Lastly, no one approached us once to ask how out meal was, and not one plate was cleared the whole time we were there. There were five of use, therefore plates from three courses for five soon build up. An employee saw the dishes when they brought my husband his pudding, however they still were't cleared. Don't get me wrong there were plenty of staff, however they just talked amongst themselves. My husband was supposed to receive vouchers as part of the fathers day lunch, however we weren't given any. We regularly use village hotels, however I this will be our last visit to this one.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed the food drinks were reasonably priced.
We would stay at a Village hotel again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not as busy as I thought it would be on a Friday night, orders are placed at the bar and staff didn't clear the table or ask if we wanted more drinks. Food was cooked well but the menu is simple and limited. Ok for a meal if you are a guest of the hotel as we were or perhaps for a meal with friends to watch sport on the big screens they have.

P
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

excellent value for all you can eat buffet, well set out and great venue for family gatherings, been before and will do so again

CL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was well presented but extremely over priced, particularly when you have to go to the bar to order! The drinks didn't arrive with the food, the adults desserts were served 10 mins before the children's. Tastefully decorated but a very noisy environment to eat in with the large screens blaring out sports channels just a few feet away. Disappointed overall.

RC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Meal ruined by card reader failing five times, old crusty vegetable serving spoons, clanking empty glasses from the bar and TV screens everywhere you look. The refurbishment has taken away all intimacy, calm and restaurant atmosphere. Do not intend to return for Sunday carvery.

AM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We as a family visit regularly Sunday lunch staff were rude ignoring our table of 8 food not refreshed hardly any starters choice of desser ice cream or tiny Eton mess with gone off cream

AB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Average food which was expensive. Service was good but menu and food not good enough to return.

YG
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The food was really nice. Service was good and the restaurant has been revamped to high standards. If I was to make any suggestions it would be to label some dishes so people are not lifting lids constantly . We didn't know what the soup was and we didn't know where to put the lid? This is only a suggestion and not a critisizm. Thank you village hotel.

LA
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The quality of the food and service was good with helpful staff- One of our party is partially deaf and was distressed by the noise level because unfortunately we had chosen to dine on a football night and we found the screens distracting. We would return on a quieter night. The online ordering system meant that our main courses swiftly followed our starters. We would have liked a gap between the two.

OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

This was the first time eating at The Village and we really enjoyed it. The Mother's Day lunch was great value for money. The main restaurant was being refurbished so the room we were in was a bit bland and lacked atmosphere but it won't stop us from coming back.

MM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Usually a lovely meal and fantastic service however due to the restaurant being refurbished the meal was served in the function room and rather than a cosy restaurant vibe it was like being in a school canteen. I would have appreciated being advised that the restaurant was out of use.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food, selection of starters and dessert, choice of meats at carvery. Great value for money.

MA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was tasty and well cooked with a good selection. The Yorkshire puddings were disappointing and more like fluffy pancakes. The free fizz was fine. Service was slow and we often had dirty plates on the table when starting the next courses.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food wasn’t that nice quite cold and stale. To say this was meant to be a Mother’s Day bonanza it was more like an afternoon in a old people’s home no music nothing just a large cold room with food that looked and tasted like it had been left out hours.

Asked for some heating on and ignored not the best Mother’s Day gift specially at £15.95 a head

MB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant closed for refurbishment and placed in a conference room. Apparently the village do not make their guests aware of refurbishments if there is an alternative place to eat , even if this makes for an uncomfortable environment. Food stale and inedible. Service non existent it was as if we had been placed in a conference room and forgotten about. Will not be returning

H
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Enjoyed but weren’t aware before booked that the restaurant was being refurbished and so were in the function room no ambience but food and service still very good

CF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food and friendly and courteous service. We had to wait a bit for the food . We had a train to catch we didn’t have time to finish our dessert or order coffee, but otherwise it was a very enjoyable meal.