Shears Yard Blog

January 2018 Offer: Enjoy 50% Off Food

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Dreading January blues already? Well fear not, because our 50% off food January offer is back and available from 8th January.   Simply sign up for future offers & notifications with your email below. January Offer T&Cs The offer can be redeemed between 5.30pm & 10pm, Tue – Fri. A minimum of 2 courses & a drink […]

Runner Up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards!

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We’re honoured to have been announced as a Runner Up in the Best Restaurant category at the Observer Food Monthly awards. Waking up to the amazing news on Sunday naturally meant we had have a Bloody Mary or two to celebrate! To be acknowledged in this prestigious accolade and to have beaten so many other […]

Shears Yard X Nikka Whiskey: 5 Course Tasting Dinner

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We’re excited to announce that on September 24th we will be joined by the award-winning Japanese whisky, Nikka, for a spectacular 5 course tasting dinner.  The Eastern inspired menu will be paired with 3 different whisky cocktails and 2 neat malts of Nikka Whisky, which is renowned for its elegant and light flavours. The evening […]

¡Viva Shears Yard!

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Join us on May 24 for a taste revolution as we team up with Viva Cuba for our second event for Leeds Indie Food Festival. Expect a completely unique take on Cuban cuisine as Shears Yard serves up its own twist on the Viva Cuba menu over five courses. Tickets include three Havana Club rum […]

Shears Yard x Portobello Road Gin

Portobello Road Gin

Shears Yard X Portobello Road Gin Take Over Following the success of last year’s event between Shears Yard and Portobello Road Gin, we have teamed up once again for Leeds Indie Food Festival and this time we’ll be taking over the intimate and bohemian setting of Arts Cafe. Guests can enjoy an amazing 5 course […]

Wanted: Assistant Manager

We are looking for a talented and experienced Assistant Manager to join our team! This is a fantastic experience for anyone who is passionate about great food & drink and delivering excellent customer service! If you are interested please email your cv with a covering letter to [email protected]

Join our Team

We’re on the hunt for two new wonderful new additions to our Shears Yard front of house team! Experience is preferred but not essential. Most importantly we are looking for someone who is friendly, hard working with a passion for a good service and excellent food & drink! We are recruiting for two part time […]

Shears Yard x Duval Leroy: 5 Course Tasting Menu


For our first tasting dinner of 2015, we have teamed up with one of our favourite champagne houses. In partnership with Duval Leroy, we will bring you an amazing 5 course tasting menu. Each dish will be paired with a glass of their finest champagnes or a unique champagne cocktail, crafted by Shears Yard’s bar […]


It’s the chocolate that brought together Naomi Campbell, Stephen Fry, Einstein and Liberace around the dinner table in one of its most iconic TV adverts and also, on a personal level, a compulsory part of any Christmas feast. Growing up, I spent many Christmas day evenings wading through the empty wrappers that had been returned […]

Recipe: BBQ glazed pork cheeks with leek, chorizo & sweetcorn salsa.

I developed the following recipe for a recent event that Shears Yard did with Ilkley Brewery. The event was a 5 course tasting menu and this particular dish was paired with their beer Rye n dry, which is modelled on the classic American whisky and served with a twist of orange. Given the Southern American […]