31-33 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 113 246 0669
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10:30pm
Door: Make reservation
Style: Restaurant bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: Middling
Food: Full menu
Owned by: Living Ventures
Images By: diffordsguide.com
A classic New York grill and steakhouse in a modern Yorkshire setting offering a large selection of classic cocktails.
Formally Est Est Est and now one of Living Ventures growing chain of Blackhouse Grills this large venue has undergone an impressive makeover. A zinc top central island bar extends a high wooden counter with more bar stools offering drinkers a centre stage panoramic view of the restaurant. Around this a veritable rainforest of dark wood furnishings sits under a zinc tiled ceiling. Out front you can watch the city go by from the heated, parasol covered, bamboo shaded terrace.
The impressive drinks menu lists cocktails under reassuring titles such as Martinis, Mojitos, Collins, Manhattans, Margaritas and of course Daiquiris. Order any of this and you’ll enjoy both fabulous American-style attentive service and a great drink. The beers are a tad disappointing but this is a more champagne and martini joint.
While the bar is excellent, this remains chiefly a restaurant offering simply cooked surf and turf dishes with staples such as steaks and burgers.