Italian restaurant brand Gusto opened the doors to its first Leeds city centre restaurant earlier this month and its certainly satisfying diners’ appetites with an impressive menu of contemporary and classic Italian cusine.
The restaurant brand has invested over £1 million in the 6,700 sq ft restaurant and bar, which is the third in the UK to feature a stylish new ‘grand café’ design along with an extensive menu and over 100 cocktails.
The popular grand cafés of Europe are renowned for beautifully created classic dishes and simple elegance. Combining classic and contemporary Italian influences the menu uses fresh, carefully selected, simple ingredients to offer a superb choice of culinary delights to suit all palates and occasions.
Diners can choose from a mouth-watering choice of pizzas - all baked in a traditional wood fired oven - pastas and risottos, including the ‘Truffle Verdi’ a courgette, goats’ cheese and truffle pizza and a ‘lemon risotto’ with white crab and lobster dressing.
For something more extravagant dishes such as ‘home cured salmon tartare and quails egg’‘whole salt baked sea bass’ and ‘Nutella and mascarpone calzone’ will make for a memorable gastronomic experience! Diners will also still be able to select from a wide choice of classic Italian dishes for which Gusto is renowned.
A lunch option, comprehensive wine list and a selection of unique specials will all feature, with plans to also introduce an indulgent afternoon tea menu.
The new 160 cover venue is located in Pennine House, Greek Street, occupying what was formerly Henry’s Bar. This will be the second Gusto restaurant for Leeds and follows the success of its Cookridge venue, which has been a firm favourite with food-lovers since opening in 2008. The new city centre Gusto aims to draw in customers in with its modern twist on Italian brasserie classics, chic décor and romantic ambience.
Leeds city centre’s restaurant scene is in a period of enormous growth and we felt the time was right to introduce Gusto to the city. The casual dining sector is well catered for in Leeds, so we feel there is definitely room for a high-quality, sophisticated venue, particularly on Greek Street where we expect to see a lot of interest from the business community.”
The lavish refurbishment has transformed the venue with softly lit olive trees, touches of art deco styling throughout and a striking bar.
An introductory offer of 25 per cent off food is available until July 31. Bookings must be made online at gustorestaurants.uk.com/leedspreview. The restaurant is open from 12pm-12am Monday –Sunday.
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Notes to editors:
· Gusto is part of the Manchester-based restaurant and bar group Living Ventures. In 2014 Living Ventures sold a majority stake in the restaurant chain to Palatine Private Equity. It plans to add 15 new sites to its portfolio over the next four years, including a move into the London area for the first time.
· In Leeds Living Ventures already operates the successful bar and restaurant brands The Alchemist, The Botanist and Blackhouse.