Dakota - Leeds

4.8
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53 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Classic steak and seafood dishes, perfectly cooked and brilliantly presented in the heart of Greek Street just 5min walk from Leeds Train Station and Trinity.

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Sun 12:30PM - 3:30PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Sat 1:00PM - 3:30PM

What 53 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.6
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T
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place

OT
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere pre drinks. Excellent dining area downstairs with a lovely ambiance. Service very good as usual.
Family Sunday lunch with daughter and granddaughter.
Staff really nice especially with our granddaughter.

Will definitely return as we’ve visited a few times already and never disappointed

10/10

T
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service and food was great

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great Place to Eat. Friendly staff

OT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sunday lunch excellent

VW
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday for my partner.
New menu had just been introduced. Was fabulous.

NT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

M
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The hotel bar area is a pleasant place to have a drink before your meal, with comfortable seating, suitable music at comfortable volume and interesting black and white photographs. The bar staff seemed busy and it was several minutes before anyone acknowledged us seated at the bar waiting to order drinks. The meal itself was very good, cooked well and well presented. The service was a little slow and we did wonder if they were understaffed on our Thursday night. We made several attempts to catch the eye of any member of staff fleeting by in order to ask about the menu, more water, more bread etc. No one came to 'see how we were getting on ' or if we required anything else. Topping up of glasses was done by staff on 1-2 occasions only. However, the staff were pleasant and smartly dressed. The toilet facilities were excellent. Overall, I would dine again.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was amazing!

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was recommended a few places but so happy I chose Dakota.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING place!!! Every course was fantastic and the service was spot on. The espresso martinis after crowned a great evening! Will definitely be back!

LH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Very average food at quite high prices.
Waiting staff were good however, attentive without hovering over you.
We sat very close to another couple and felt conscious of speaking as the general atmosphere was quiet, this was on a Saturday night when I would expect a bit more volume.
We wouldn’t return the restaurant as the price didn’t reflect the overall experience

a
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall1Food5Service5Ambience5

we booked months in advance then rang us 3 weeks before and said they could only offer the £95.00 , not the standard menu ( around £50 a head) menu, this then left us with very limited options for new years eve, so i was very dissapointed as we didnt want to pay that much, but everywhere else was pretty much booked up by then.
that sais the food and servioce were lovely last time I ate here

JT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Slow drinks service on arrival. Drinks are extremely pricey (£15 for a Kir Royal)
Christmas menu. I had smoked salmon blini. I left half the blini as it was large, thick and tasteless.
I had the turkey mainbut this too was disappointing and I left some of this. Roast potatoes dry. Veg good but small portion. I had dessert (still hungry!). The dessert was lovely.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was just brilliant really great time

OT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family Sunday lunch absolutely perfect.

AB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My sisters and I had an amazing time here from the warm welcome to the attentive service, great food (value for money) and awesome Cocktails. Our afternoon was made especially lovely due to Vincent and the team.

n
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and atmosphere but it wasn’t that busy so not sure why they had to sit us so close together

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch with family

RA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

Went for a friend’s 40th birthday, treated appallingly by a member of staff. So much so. My friend left in tears. Phoned three times to speak to a manager as we were treated so appallingly but never called back. Appalling customer service. A real shame as I have been to Dakota several times before and always experienced excellent customer service. I will never go again.

J
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service food and atmosphere

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the nicest meals I have ever had! The chicken and chorizo main was delicious! Definetly worth a visit!

s
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great Saturday lunchtime meal here. Extremely good value for money for the market menu and although the restaurant was very quiet, we had a great meal. The portions were very generous and the food of excellent quality. The service was very attentive without being intrusive. We would recommend the restaurant without hesitation.

JY
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very cosy and serene environment. Food taste really nice aswell. Overall very Impressed with everything. Will comeback more regular.

RM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. The seasonal items were particularly good. Venison burger was just great. The salmon, exceptional. Where from? Scarborough. You can't get better than that for wild salmon. The service is well considered and worth the tariff. Overall, not cheap but good quality, and that should be what really matters. Next time we're in Leeds, we'll definitely come here again.

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wanted to come here & we weren't let down the service was excellent the food was amazing such a welcoming place to eat. We'll be back!!!

E
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

A good menu, albeit a little expensive, as were the drinks. The ambiance and service were good, although the restaurant is underground with no natural light/windows which could feel claustrophobic for some people. A pleasant experience and we will go back again.

KL
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food.
Staff were very attentive and welcoming.
Would have preferred to have some music in the background. It was a very quiet afternoon in the restaurant with only 3 tables taken, which were adjacent to one another. This meant we heard other people's conversations over our own and didn't feel a sense of privacy to enjoy our meal.

GB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Having read the reviews on trip advisor I was expecting good food and service. Very disappointing. When I made the reservation I nominated a special guest as the dinner was a celebration for a friend. I mentioned this to a member of staff on arrival. The restaurant had my friend's name and did nothing, not even a complimentary drink.

The side orders did not appear and when I chased this up with the waitress they did appear eventually without an apology. Nobody asked how our meal was. When we finished our meal all the staff were congregating around the bar and we had to find a member of staff to order drinks and ask for the bill. The staff were indifferent.

At the end of there night the manager asked how the meal was, I said "fair" and he didn't ask any further details. I found the manager at the end of the night and set out the poor service we had received and explained that we would not be paying the service charge as a result.

This restaurant purports to be top-end. It is not. Over-priced for the mediocre food and service.

P
Yorkshire
13 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Really loved this restaurant. It was a great atmosphere, fab food, good service and generally a great evening out. Will definitely be going back there.

SQ
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal there for my birthday on Tue 29th. Was surprised by a Happy Birthday dessert . Also had breakfast in there the morning after which was also delicious

MP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great staff, nice atmosphere, would definitely come back

F
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal, one of the best I had in Leeds.

PH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all round only complaint was they did not have my booking registered although booked through open table

OT
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, good service the only thing I was not happy about was that they charge you a service charge on the bill without authorisation, they said it is on menu that they do this but tried to charge us £15 for two people this should be at the end when you pay and asked if we want to pay it rather than just take it even though they say it’s on the menu not everyone will see this and how many have paid it without knowing put us off having to rush back there

LB
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous venue. Very tasty Sunday lunch. Highly recommended.

J
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Real quality right across the board and although it’s not cheap, it’s certainly worth paying a bit more for The exclusivity.

MB
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Went to The Dakota with friends for dinner . Been for a cocktail before , but didn't eat . Checked out the menu and decided to book for 4 for a Saturday night. From arriving at the door to going to the bar and onto the restuarant the service was outstanding , a tribute to the management. Cocktails were great and the food outstanding , not one dish dissapointed anybody. Well done , will recommend and be back very soon.

JL
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

well Presented food which was enjoyed by a party of five. The ambiance was one of calmness and definitely a place to dine for a special event. Will definitely be returning

B
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good value Sunday lunch.