Laynes and The Brunswick have created Sarto at Munro House

Sarto, the new City Centre pasta restaurant, and the result of a collaboration between Laynes and The Brunswick, will be opening on 19 October at 5 p.m.

The restaurant is at Munro House, just opposite the bus station.  Munro House is an ex-fabric warehouse, hence the name Sarto, meaning tailor in Italian.

After six sold-out pop-ups of Sarto food at Laynes, it’s obvious that the menu is a winner, offering dishes originating from a variety of regions in Italy, with an emphasis on homemade food of quality, such as:  

Pan-fried gnocchi, Jerusalem artichoke, nutmeg and thyme

Squid ink bucatini, nduja, Shetland mussels and samphire

Pumpkin, sage and taleggio arancini with aioli

Pappardelle, neck of beef ragu and old Winchester  

Drinks on tap will range from North Brew Co to Amstel and there’ll be a bottle bar, wine from Latitude and Wayward, spirits from the Sustainable Spirit Co and cocktails from the Brunswick.  

Dave Olejnik, Sarto co-Founder:   

Finally we’re able to put an opening date out there…and coincidentally it’s the same day as my 40th birthday! Running the Sarto pop-ups at Laynes for 6 weekends helped us trial and test many of the dishes you’ll see on the menu, and allowed us to chat to people about what we aim to achieve. We’re sure Sarto will find its place amongst the other quality-led casual dining venues that Leeds has to offer.”

Yanni, Sarto Head Chef (from The Reliance)

“I’m so excited to finally have Sarto ready to open. It will allow me the opportunity to make fresh pasta dishes, while working with a combination of Italian heritage ingredients and the best of local producers. I’ll be pushing pasta in a direction that everyone can relate to, whilst making sure we serve something unique and homemade.”

  • The doors open for the first time 19th October at 5pm
  • Opening Hours are Monday to Thursday 11:30 -22:00; Friday and Saturday 11:30 till 23:30.  Closed on Sunday.

Photographs by Ben Bentley.


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