The Owl is on The Move

Liz Cottam has had a busy year so far: Two wins at the Yorkshire Evening Post Oliver Awards, an appearance on Great British Menu and mentions in the Michelin Guide for HOME and CORA. Now The Owl is moving away from Kirkgate Market to a new location at Lockside, to a picturesque setting by the canal at Leeds’ Mustard Wharf development. And it’s such a short walk to and from the train station.

The new venue will include an outdoor terrace and provide twice the space customers are used to – and in the safe pair of hands of Head Chef Mark Owens – allowing room to realise the team’s visions for the restaurant. The spring menu includes a mix of traditional British fayre and some unique tasting courses and adventures, such as aged Yorkshire duck terrine and Yorkshire rhubarb.

Elizabeth Cottam: “We can’t wait to move into Owl’s new forever home. We’ve been working really hard to find the right spot for Owl and we’re delighted to say that we’ve found it. To be part of the exciting new Mustard Wharf development is an honour, it’s such a great new asset for Leeds and you can feel a real buzz in the air. Expect lots of light, picturesque views, and even some outdoor space! We’ve found the perfect spot to guzzle down some oysters and champagne on those sunny days and cosy evenings, al fresco style! All whilst gazing at the wonderful City skyline, right on the water’s edge on our terrace.”

Before the move, the restaurant will be hosting one of their special Wine & Dine events on Thursday 5th May. Six courses of British seasonal ingredients and flavours will be paired with wine and stories. Expect bread, snacks, oysters, charcuterie and an unforgettable evening. The night will be priced at £100 per person.

Owl’s last service at Kirkgate will be on 21st May before reopening at Mustard Wharf on 28th May. Bookings are now open for the first weekend. Address: Owl, Lockside, Mustard Approach, LS1 4EY

Photographs – Mark Owens and Liz Cottam.

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