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The Man Behind The Curtain

Restaurant Overview

Telephone: 0113 2432376
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Chef: Michael O'Hare


Restaurant Location

The Man Behind The Curtain
68-78 Vicar Lane, Top Floor Flannels, Leeds, LS1 7JH
Train Station: Leeds Station (0.42 miles)
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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Friday: 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Saturday: 12:30 - 2:00 PM, 5:00 - 5:30 PM, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Sunday: Closed

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Restaurant Reviews and Social

Average rating: 4.4

Latest review:

Two words. Absolutely Brilliant! I don't think I have ever been to a place quite like this and i can't imagine anything else matching it. The food, the staff, the ambience all perfect for one another. The food is absolutely spectacular, each mouthful is full of flavour and expertly crafted. You can tell Michael has thought about the flavours and has expertly designed each item on the menu. Not only that but he even came out to present one course to us at our table (Much to our surprise) Even when Michael is not coming out to present, his staff are extremely pleasant and are happy to discuss drink pairings and also inform you of the course you are about to eat (Ingredients, name, tastes etc). Each waiter/chef/waitress that came to us was full of information and polite. I could not have met a nicer group of people. Finally is the design of the place. One bit I did notice is it's all black and white with splashes of a neon yellow whilst a board (Skateboard/Snowboard etc) runs throughout. This makes more sense the more I think about it as it allows the food to be the main source of colour in the room thus not distracting your attention or influencing your taste. In short, I would highly recommend even if you only go once. I won our visit as part of a works competition however I am saving up to go back again as I have never had such a fantastic experience before :)
Posted by Daniel Hoult a month ago

Restaurant Guide Change History

Date Guide Old Award New Award
December 2018 Hardens Top 100 73rd in UK Not in Top 100
September 2018 AA Guide AA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette AA RosetteAA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette
September 2018 Good Food Guide 7/10  (50th in UK) Not in Top 50
August 2017 Good Food Guide Not in Top 50 7/10  (50th in UK)
September 2016 AA Guide No Rosettes AA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette
April 2016 AA Guide Added to Guide No Rosettes
September 2015 Michelin Guide No Stars / Bib / Plate Michelin Star

Our Review of The Man Behind The Curtain (May 2016)

It's safe to say The Man Behind The Curtain is one of the hottest restaurant tickets in the UK right now and it's not difficult to see why. With multiple TV appearances to showcase the ultra modern and spectacular looking food, not to mention a precious star from our favourite tyre munching inspectors, it's really no great surprise that the place is booked up for the entirety of 2016. It wouldn't surprise me if by the time I finish writing the review it's booked up for the entirety of 2017 also. But is the hype really justified? I was looking forward to finding out as I visited with my wife for dinner on a May Tuesday evening....

Read our full The Man Behind The Curtain review

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