High above the twinkling light of the city Crafthouse and Angelica are the epitome of what makes a stunning romantic restaurant location.

For well over 10 years these two venues on the 5th and 6th floors respectively of The Trinity Centre have been the hottest ticket in town – and its easy to understand why.

Both places have an exclusive luxurious aura  from the moment you enter their private lifts.

Cocktails pre-dinner are a must and Angelica has a large and varied cocktail list. The wrap around terrace with exclusive views of the city is a very romantic spot at any time of the year – even on the coldest day you will get a warm glow and not feel cold. The reason there’s a plethora of heaters, sheep skins over the chairs and plenty of fluffy blankets if you do feel the cold.

Or if you chose to sit inside there’s a wonderful garden feeling with shrubs, plants and flowers round the marble bar – wherever you choose to sit this is a really romantic place especially at sunset or late evening under a carpet of silver stars.

After your cocktail sojourn you can make your way to Crafthouse either in the private lift or as I call it down the secret staircase to the restaurant.

It didn’t take us long to decide on our starter. My colleague went for a prawn cocktail. There was a massive helping of prawns, the shredded gem lettuce was crispy and the cognac dressing made a tasty accompaniment  to the dish.

I opted for the chicken and mango salad a real culinary treat. There was a large helping of warm chicken breast served with croutons and avocado and the soy and lime dressing made a tasty accompaniment – this is a starter to die for.

For main course my colleague chose the roast chicken breast which came served with a tasty sauce and a potato and smoked cheddar croquette.  The croquette was crispy on the outside and soft and cheesy on the inside whilst the chicken was very tender. The accompaniment of braised lettuce was a first for my colleague who didn’t know what to expect but her verdict was simple – “I love it”. It was crispy tasty and hot and something she would definitely try again.

My choice of baked Cornish cod fillet did not disappoint. Cod is a hard dish to cook but this was cooked to perfection. It was succulent and moist.  The accompaniment of a tomato butter sauce was a brilliant idea and the creamy mash and broccoli were the perfect match.

Our choice of desserts was a good one. My colleague chose the Yorkshire Curd Tart which came with a blackcurrent sorbet and was true to tradition with a nutmeg topping.

My raspberry and sherry trifle was certainly a heaven on a plate. This was my best tasting trifle ever with the crème de framboise ripple ice cream adding a delicious dimension to the dessert.

Crafthouse has a large and exclusive menu so here are some dishes that are sure to tickle your tastebuds and give a taste of their high standard of cuisine




So if you want to take your date night to new heights then Crafthouse is for you! There’s an unforgettable view and an ambience that’s one in a million.

Crafthouse  Level 5 Trinity, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds

Tel: 0113 897 0444







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