Loch Fyne Restaurants opens new eatery in Leeds – Fishupdate.com

Loch Fyne Restaurants opens new eatery in Leeds Published:  27 July, 2006

LOCH Fyne Restaurants, which already has a successful venue in neighbouring Harrogate, is now opening a new restaurant in the heart of Leeds.

Situated in the magnificent Old Post Office in City Square, the restaurant seats 120 guests over two floors and has al fresco dining for around 60 in the recently renovated square itself. The building has been sympathetically restored with many of the original features retained to create a tasteful blend of old and new. Impressive giant canvases depicting images that reflect the essence of Loch Fyne – the loch, fishing boats and even highland cattle – create a stunning backdrop.

In addition to a dining area, the ground floor features a central bar for use by both diners and non-diners. Next to the bar is an impressive cold counter display of fresh seafood – lobster, langoustine, mussels, white fish and oysters, many of which come direct from the shores of Loch Fyne.

Favourite dishes include, Lobster seafood platters, char-grilled tuna or halibut, sea bream, crab cakes or a traditional fish pie.

A special focus of attention for Loch Fyne is environmental welfare and the company has a reputation as a pioneer in marine protection working closely with organisations that monitor and protect fish species. Loch Fyne’s salmon is from an award-winning farm in Loch Duart – the first to receive RSPCA freedom food accreditation for its animal welfare and quality of produce. G

eneral Manager Nick Julian said: “We are very excited to be opening in Leeds city centre. It’s my home town and is now such a vibrant place to live and work with a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink. The City is perfect for us and we have had a lot of early interest from local people who are enthusiastic about trying our high quality, fresh seafood in this wonderful setting.

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