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Unwind in Style!

15 April 2015
Unwind in Style!
Its tall glass windows overlooking Lovell park fills the cosy little bar and diner with plenty of light and character and creates an ideal venue for a bit of informal dining but with a restaurant standard spread and service. The Reliance, sitting on the corner where North Street meets Lower Brunswick Street in the city’s Northern Quarter is already a winner amongst the culture seekers that frequent the nearby Grand Theatre.

The high ceilinged front lounge presents itself with wooden tables and chairs. Open and airy, its red and white themed walls strewn with vintage portraits add a homely, laid-back appeal whether you drop by for a pint, a steaming cup of coffee or a hearty meal.

The Reliance is equally known for its beers, wines and its scrumptious cuisine. In addition to their great selection of cask-ale, kegged ale and a range of bottled beers, Reliance also prides itself on their small but impressive list of wines. If you feel peckish while having a drink, choose from an array of their lighter bar snacks or pick out something grander or a seasonal dish from the dining room menus including Reliance’s own home-cured charcuterie range, which they not only serve within but supply to selected wholesalers, bars and restaurants in town.

Having mastered the art of preserving salt curing, fermenting and air drying locally sourced meat, Reliance’s chefs expertly hand make all of their charcuterie, using traditional techniques and recipes that have been carefully researched, thought and tested so that you could enjoy some of their delightful salamis, coppas, lomos and hams.

A few steps beyond the side of the bar is the dining room with a large open plan kitchen adjoined by a smaller private dining room which can accommodate up to 24. The latter can be booked for private dining pleasure, gatherings or celebrations not to mention more formal occasions for the likes of official meetings. The room is fully equipped with a wireless projector and screen, Wi-Fi, a separate sound system and a flip chart with the options for refreshment breaks, including coffee and pastries, a buffet lunch and a relaxed evening dinner after a hard day’s work. This is also easily converted into Reliance’s ‘mini cinema’ where you could indulge in one of their regular screenings or put on your own private screening with the options to include a dinner and cinema experience. Or if you have an evening planned at the theatre, book their early bird pre-theatre dinner which heads off from 5.00pm – 6.30pm daily.

Liked what you read so far? Then pop in to Reliance for a pint, a coffee or just a read of the paper and unwind in style!

Kam is a Business Writer for Leeds Living. Having joined in April 2015 she writes for the Strictly Business section and specialises in business editorials.