Sous Le Nez

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333 reviews
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£26 to £40
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It’s all about a different atmosphere. It’s about good food. It’s about good service and attention to detail. There’s a reason Sous Le Nez is renowned in Leeds. In fact, our award-winning basement bar and bistro – in a handy, city centre location – has been providing mouth-watering food to Leeds diners since 1991. Our wine list is as unique as it is extensive, and our lunchtime and evening menus are creative and very popular. And our portions are huge too!
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing food, great wine recommendations. A large table were a bit boisterous, but I’d highly recommend the restaurant.

K
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant and it never fails to disappoint. Food is always amazing and we have experienced great service everytime.

A
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always good. Enough said

JP
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A warm welcome, knowledgeable waiters, food delicious and portions no less than substantial, almost over facing you.
All in all a wonderful meal

BK
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The meal of the day at £30.95 is amazing value. The food is delicious and the service is brilliant. I and my friends go for a special meal to celebrate birthdays usually or when we want a treat. I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

PW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a consistent and high quality experience at Sous le Nez. Have eaten lunch and dinner here on several occasions and have tried most of the menu - all fantastic. Great wine list to boot.

Z
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The 3 course meal and 1/2 bottle of wine is such an excellent deal when taking into account the quality of the food. I chose 2 Vegetarian options which is new for me, and I wasn't disappointed - the sauces were rich and beautiful, the wine was terrific for it's price range and the service was speedy with friendly, smiling faces. As for dessert, let me just tell you now - the Crème Brulee was other worldly good!!!!

n
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The food quality is good, but not outstanding.
Whether to eat there or not depends on what you are looking for - it is very old fashioned and is the opposite of modern and trendy. Very few younger diners, probably needs some changes

GW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service and lovely atmosphere. Great value pre theatre menu. Will definately go back and highly recommend.

V
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience as always and the early evening menu is excellent value for money. We have been coming here for around 10 years and it has never disappointed us.

IW
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really lovely evening. Our second visit and a special birthday treat for our friend who loved it.

f
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I thought greatly improved upon when we went 9 months ago

CM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were made very welcome by lovely staff. Food was delicious and a fantastic choice of wine.

SB
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Good food. Expensive for what it was. Not welcoming. Felt soulless.

JB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good service except bringing the coffee too early (remedied immediately on request), and generous portions. Food tasty and well cooked although possibly lacking the delicacy of the dining we had recently enjoyed when actually in France. Was surprised that a 'French' restaurant didn't leave bread available beyond delivery of the first course so couldn't 'dip' into sauces. Good selection of wines, although somewhat disappointed that 'house' wines were 50% from outside France. I do acknowledge there were lots of a la carte French wines - it was the 'house' list I am commenting on also cheese platter contained at least 2 British cheeses, rather than all French.

VH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the early menu, great value and lovely food

S
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food - staff are excellent really enjoyable evening.

CA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our first visit - celebrating our wedding anniversary. It was initially rather cool inside ( extraordinary drop in outside temperature ). Waiter quickly switched heater on and I was quickly able to take off my jacket.
Food was excellent - well presented. Super tasty and unbelievable value for the quality of food on the Early Bird Menu.
Service was relaxed and friendly.
Would 100% recommend and wee will return.
Just cannot believe it has taken us 37 years or wedded bliss ( LOL ) before we found such a little gem in Leeds

WP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service friendly and professional polite personnel

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L
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great little restaurant that's not changed in twenty years. The service was very good. The waiting staff were very attentive to our needs. The food is of a high standard and well presented.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first time at Sous le Nez, but it certainly won't be the last. We had the £30 menu, which provided 3 courses and a half bottle of house wine per person, with a good choice on each course. It was outstanding value for money.

BK
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been going to Sous le Nez for 25 year or more and I can honestly say I’ve never come away disappointed. The food is delicious and the flavours are sublime. It’s my go to restaurant for a treat with friends

A
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We ate on a Friday evening and the place was busy. I had heard really good things so had high expectations. The food was good but not outstanding, would return but there are other places on my list first.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I think the menu had been reduced since our last visit which was a little disappointing but food good as ever and always excellent service

DM
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely ambience (perfect for diners who want to have a good conversation). Staff were attentive and very pleasant. I ordered a vegan meal in advance which is probably not the best thing for a French restaurant. The starter was a warm salad and very dull. It had no dressing. A few salad leaves, walnuts and a bit of roast veg just lacked imagination. The mushroom risotto for the main course was delicious, creamy and flavoursome. The other diners in my party thought the food was wonderful so no complaints from them! Overall, a nice experience but I felt short-changed by the starter.

AB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food (Coquilles St Jacques starter, duck main course, selection of cheeses and coffee) was excellent, but being able to pair each course with a suitable whisky (Invergordon 1988, Springbank Calvados wood, Glenmorangie Port wood and Glenfarclas Family Cask 1961) made it even better. The staff seemed a bit rushed and slightly chaotic at times, but they were very friendly and helpful in between. I look forward to dining at Sous le Nez en Ville again next time I visit Leeds.

DA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Unpretentious restaurant but did everything well. Good choice menu and an excellent, friendly service.

PB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. I had duo of pork for my main and have to say the belly pork was one of the best I've had. My girlfriend had chargrilled lamb which was equally as good.
Would highly recommend.

PA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been on various occassions.always excellent. will not hesitate to go again.

CP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional, unobtrusive but attentive. All 3 diners had the early bird menu: Brie, goats cheese salad & fishcake. All are highly recommended. The rump steak was cooked to perfection and the house red complimented the meal well.

JC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous evening at Sous le Nez. The food was amazing and such good value for money. All staff was welcoming and friendly. We have already planned a return visit.

PG
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Enthusiastic staff, nice steak and peppercorn sauce.

AT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant wasn't even nearly full on arrival and we were placed at a tiny table in a busy area. After ordering wine and champagne they decided to move us to a much better table.

The food was excellent but I felt the staff were fed up and wanted the day to end, no connection with the customers, which was a shame.

We would return, as long as given the better table.

The food was the best.

CC
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic French food

JB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

A nice place the food and service was good, despite the business. The noise in the restaurant was very loud.

AB
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Early prix fixe menu - absolutely delicious. Never disappoints.

BR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Established French restaurant in Leeds with great food and service. Ideal for a business linch/dinner. Couldn't fault the food.

O
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is the second time we have been back in recent weeks. As always the service and attentiveness of the staff was exemplary. The food was very good - approaching excellent. We arrived about 6pm and it was already quite busy - nice ambience. We will be back soon.

LC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal, great value and ambience have recommended to friends

RB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined after the theatre. Lovely day all in all. We are always greeted in a warm and friendly manner which immediately sets you at ease. The early bird menu has a great choice of mouth watering dishes which makes it difficult to choose. The lambs liver was cooked to perfection-pink in the middle. The vegetables are always beautifully cooked and full of flavour. My favourite dessert is the trio of ice creams_they are amazing and presented in a large teacup. Coffee here never fails to please unlike wishy washy coffees elsewhere and always with mints (plural!!). Recently went to a well known Leeds restaurant, spent a fortune and didn't get a mint with the coffee?!?! Honestly, if you want fantastic food in a lovely ambience with exceptional service, then you must visit Sous le Nez. We've been going for years and will continue to do so.

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