The Arrival of Arnold’s – Fine Dining in the Arena Quarter

The Arena Quarter is fast becoming a premier destination in the City and the addition of Arnold’s will serve to endorse this transformation.

Steve Ridealgh, who oversaw Brasserie 44 on The Calls for thirty years,  will be running Arnold’s with his family:  Carol, his wife, will lead as Head Chef, with son Dave as Restaurant Manager.   Arnold’s will celebrate classical cooking using Yorkshire and other UK produce.

The venue, located on Wade Lane, will combine comfort with elegance and deliver service with excellence, so whether you’ve called in for a casual drink or intend to dine, a full range of wines, ales and spirits will be waiting for you.  Light appetites will be catered for in the selection of bar snacks available.

A private dining room offers luxurious seating, audio-visual equipment and feature lighting.  A dining area can be prepared to bespoke requirements no matter what the occasion.

What to expect from the dining experience?   Starters include Oxtail Risotto with parmesan and truffle oil, Smoked Haddock Gratin and Confit Duck Terrine with hazelnut salad. 

Main courses:  Pork Tenderloin wrapped in Parma ham, Vegetable and Goat’s Cheese Envelope in brick pastry, and Venison Haunch with blackberries and red wine sauce; and a Chateaubriand for two, which is 16oz of prime Yorkshire fillet. 

Desserts: Mango and Passion Fruit Cheesecake, Bailey’s Crème Brûlée and an exquisite Warm Chocolate Brownie with white chocolate and raspberry ice-cream. 

The restaurant is named after the legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist Arnold Ziff, whose tireless contributions to business and charity were awarded with an OBE in 1981.   Edward Ziff, Chairman and Chief Executive of TCS said: 

‘’Arnold’s is going to be more than just a restaurant, but a celebration of my father’s legacy and the inspirational work ethic he bestowed upon myself, my family and indeed the people of Leeds and beyond.

We’re confident that Steve and his team can deliver a first-class dining experience that blends together old and new perfectly.’’


For further information and bookings for Arnold’s, which is opening in early autumn,  please visit



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