Almost Famous - Leeds

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4.0based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
3.7
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.9
Value
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

I'd recommend Almost Famous for its food. Got there and despite having booked our table, it wasn't ready for 7 o'clock and we had to further wait at the bar. Table service very slow, waiting quite a while to order our food and then waiting quite a while to be served with drinks etc. We asked one of the waiters for the bill, they forgot and we stood up to go pay at the till as we had enough waiting around. Nice friendly personnel though.

CM
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and experience , the rating is not 5* due to the lack of draught beer due to it only pumping out foam (I assume there is air in the system which could have been cleared by cleaning the tap or you had run out of CO2) and milkshakes which are to me part of the experience at Almost Famous.

JL
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, nice atmosphere.
Staff were very friendly.

RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very good and the menu was interesting. The service from our waitress was really good but the rest of the service was a bit hit and miss. Our table was booked but they didn't seem to be ready for us. had to move chairs etc. There were a few members of staff that saw us as we arrived but no one actually acknowledged us for a little bit. Would go back for the food but the service needs to be a more consistent between members of staff.

JS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Possibly the best burger i have ever eaten, with a good variety to pick from. Would definitely recommend a visit!

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

food was good, the service was okay but nothing special, the light above us didn’t work so that was irritating as we don’t like eating in the dark

OP
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Although the food was good, the service was appalling. We waited 30minutes for someone to come take a drink order, we also asked if we could order food at the same time as we was starving. The waitress practically ran off as soon as she had taken our drinks order, leaving us to wait and having to call another waitress over to place our food order. All this whilst several waitresses walked past us and blanked us. From entering the premises to getting a drink nevermind food was a 45 minute wait, not really acceptable in my view. Even trying to pay incurred a wait that wasn’t necessary when staff are stood talking etc.

The food, when it did arrive, was good, but unfortunately due to the terrible service I wouldn’t return nor recommend.

r
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Although happy in the end there was a lot of items not available. This did prohibit our choices and meant one of the party was unable to choose her first choice.

CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food, service and atmosphere! Only recommendation would be to get rid or dim the bright white lights!

A
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If Willy Wonka opened up a burger restaurant, it would be just like this. Wonderfully creative offerings from a witty American fast food inspired menu. If you like your burgers towering and tasty then this is the place for you. Great drinks and gut-busting sides, all in a rather pleasant and friendly atmosphere. Recommended.

DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Only criticism was a dirty table when we arrived but otherwise good food and polite staff, would go again

BW
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Poor service drinks took over 20 mins to arrive and you weren’t busy. It was fizzy pop and draught beer. Burgers were tiny, my fries were cold & it cost an absolute fortune. Really disappointed had heard such good things.

SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

I had read lots of reviews for this place a lot of them negative but this is the 3rd time I’ve been and every time food and service has been spot on 👌🏻

JH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to almost famous during our stay in leads on Monday. Can’t quite remember the girls name that served us may have been Amy, the food was outstanding and she was great, would recommend to anyone and will definitely be back!

LH
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

I went here Monday 9th December for my boyfriends birthday. We was really impressed with the food even though it didn’t really look like the instagram photos it still was really nice! However, it wasn’t wha we expected the restaurant was dull and not lively. It was all dark and grey and just not a nice environment to eat the food. I’d recommend an update with the decor. Other than that, really nice.

BP
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been to almost famous well over 100 times... I used to eat there like 3-4x a week when I worked in Leeds, it was my go to dinner place. The food is fantastic, the staff are talented and polite, the drinks are great and the food is excellent value for money!

I do miss the "Not another gun in Texas" burger though :( but the River Phoenix or the Peter Lugar is a must have for anyone!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

It had amazing food but the service was terrible it took ages to get drinks and the service was poor but it was great otherwise

JC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love almost famous, so did the rest of the group!!! MUST MUST EAT HERE

TD
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

Food was awesome, however, be careful you don't inadvertently eat the paper your food is served on, if you skinny your burger and use the cutlery! It was heaving which is great, but staff were too busy to be 'nice!'

Almost Famous - Leeds
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi TishD! Great to hear you enjoyed our food and it lived up to expectations! Fire us an email over at manager@almostfamousleeds.co m. And let us know what the problem was with the staff! Thanks!

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JA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fantastic food, reliable and quick service, woman at the desk seemed as if she didnt want to be there but overall, wonderful experience.

Almost Famous - Leeds
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi there, we're sorry to hear that you didn't think our host was as warm as she could have been! Although it's good to hear you enjoyed our food and service! Looking forward to seeing you again.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great burgers and awesome pig and waffle fries. Great place to eat with friends and indulge. I had the Awesome HQ and loved the halloumi and crispy chicken.

Almost Famous - Leeds
Responded on 3 December 2019

The Awesome HQ is definitely a crowd favourite! Good to hear you enjoyed the food and your visit with us!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience1

Food is great but the fact we had to carry someone in a wheelchair in and out up stairs was ridiculous. The disabled access didn’t work and they clearly never check it!

Almost Famous - Leeds
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hi Keisha, we're glad to hear you enjoy our burgers so much! Although we are sorry that our disabled lift wasn't working on your visit. It was a power problem on the day that we've gotten fixed right away.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Waited almost two hours for food - restaurant clearly couldn’t cope with Saturday demand. Had great food here before but it was stone cold.

OW
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Staff lost my reservation, it took us ages to get seated. Following that it then took over an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. Horrendous service, food was alright

KB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

We went here on Saturday and unfortunately I can’t say it was an enjoyable experience. We booked a table for 7.15pm and were seated by 7.20pm which is fine. Someone came and took our order pretty fast which was great, however we made our order and waited.. and waited. We were not told there was a wait on food and our drinks were also not brought to us for 25minuets. After waiting at this point 45mins no one came to apologise for the wait. Finally after 1hr 15mins our food came, with no apology. We normally rave to everyone about almost famous however we were so underwhelmed and disappointed. Everything tasted like salt had been poured on top and the burger was so dry. Tried to get someone’s attention but they were so busy and the restaurant was SO loud I couldn’t. Me and my husband were sat next to each other, not opposite and we had to shout to speak to each other. Although this isn’t the restaurants fault there was also a table next to us who clearly had too much to drink and were screaming and shouting which isn’t enjoyable when you’re trying to enjoy your meal, never mind the fact the music was so loud. Overall we’re so disappointed and won’t be returning, I feel like it was extremely poorly managed especially being a Saturday night this should be a priority. We weren’t the only people to complain either 2/3 more tables were obviously very disappointed.

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience1

Fire alarm went off for 20 minutes. No apology or explanation.

Almost Famous - Leeds
Responded on 3 December 2019

Hello Chelsey! We're really sorry for the fire alarm going off during your visit. Obviously it's not something we plan on happening nor have control off. We really hope this doesn't put you off visiting us again!

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FH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived 20 minutes late because there had been an accident and the traffic in Leeds was terrible. When we arrivedd, they had given away our table and we had to wait in the bar. Understandable policy, but i would have liked some leeway as the whole of Leeds was late that evening. We got another table fairly quickly, ordered our meal and then sat there waiting for over an hour. Eventually we had to leave because our movie was about to start, so we left, hungry and unimpressed. Shame cos the burgers looked and smelled amazing.

CF
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great venue close to the First Direct Arena
Burgers were amazing, very tasty will definitely be back 5*

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first time eating at Almost Famous, the food was amazing, the staff were lovely and it was a bright and lively place!

RK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

Food is always amazing which is what makes the place and, afterall why we went. However we arrived at 17.15 but didn't get our food until shortly after 18.30. This is too long to wait.

LL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at almost famous in Leeds and certainly won’t be the last! The food was amazing! Cocktails just as fabulous.

NT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The service was slow but it was definitely worth the wait! The food I'd incredible. I got the unfairground burger with the bacon bacon fried and macand cheese balls and I it was so nice. The seating is Abit cramped and it's very noisy so it would of been better if we had room to breathe instead of been part of the tables next to us conversation but that's the only critism. I'd definitely come again but book a table because you'll be waiting ages.

F
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

It took over 30 minutes for staff to take our order, this was both food and drink. When we finally got served, our waiter apologised and we were offered a free pitcher of cocktail. After ordering it took a further 45 minutes for food to arrive. The whole party were impressed with the food but disappointed with the service.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing as per, if you are looking for a good burger, this is the place to go! Will be back for sure 👌🏻

L
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was amazing and the burgers were so juicy,only downside was we got our food before any drinks were delivered.

H
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a treat!! Absolutely loved everything about this place. Staff were friendly and gave us options for our table. We chosen sit in the Pixel bar and went for the SNES option and enjoyed Mario, Donkey Kong and Streetfighter games. I had the River Phoenix burger which was amazing (opted for no chillies). The Jigglypuff cocktail was my favourite.
We chose the bar as it was close to the Beckett student union where we were heading to watch the Feeder gig. Special thanks to the bar manager that popped on several Feeder tunes for us 👍
We will definitely be back and have recommended to several friends. Keep up the good work guys!

L
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Just not that great, expect a lot but there’s not atmosphere in the place, the burgers aren’t worth the amount you pay and the staff just aren’t that bothered.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and superb food 10/10

DF
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely good, best burgers I have had. Staff very friendly and helpful. Only complaint was the loud music. Have been before and never heard it that loud. It was like being in a nightclub. When leaving my ears actually felt like I was leaving a club at 5 in the morning. Not really what you want when going out with your partner and having to shout over the table. Apart from that the place is worth a visit. Very clean too.

LB
Lincolnshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only ever been to Almost Famous - Leeds on 4 occasions however every time has been brilliant. Staff are very friendly, food and taste cooked to perfection and always a pleasant surprise when the bill arrives.