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5.3 /6 Excellent 199 Reviews

Korks Wine Bar

Otley Bar, Wine Bar ££££ +100
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About Korks Wine Bar

Korks Wine Bar is something of an institution in the heart of the Leeds suburb of Otley and wears its culinary heritage as an understated badge of honour. Head Chef Ashley Dibbs has a healthy appetite for creating food that is both exciting and familiar, celebrating fresh local produce wherever possible. The building itself is grade II-listed but you’d be hard pressed to find any boasting down on Bondgate, it’s not the Yorkshire way. Instead they serve up varied cuisine with an international edge, a firm handshake and a welcoming atmosphere as standard. They also serve up regular live music, making it easy to spend the whole evening there.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00
Korks Wine Bar, 40 Bondgate, LS21 1AD Leeds

Further Information

Situated on Bondgate in the suburb of Otley, Korks Wine Bar is part of the new breed of Yorkshire restaurant that continues to grow and grow in God’s Own County. Their cuisine is international, as one would expect from a multi-cultural city such as Leeds. You can also expect to see chicken tikka, bangers & mash and almost everything in between, but with an emphasis on making the most of what Yorkshire has to offer.

What Yorkshire has to offer of course, is exceptional ingredients and Korks are keen on using local suppliers wherever possible. With bread from Bondgate just a few doors down, beef from Rawdon, cheese from Harrogate and seafood from the North Sea coast. Taking the finest in seasonal and local products and turning them into diverse, international dishes is no easy task and few do it well. The queues at Korks Wine Bar in Otley prove that, when done well, the market is there… Make sure you don’t miss out by booking your table now.


199 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 199 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
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2 reviews so far 6
26.09.2017 09:56

great atmosphere and friendly staff. add great food and great experience.

13 reviews so far 6
25.09.2017 11:56

You can't beat Korks for value and friendly service. I booked a table for 5 of us last Friday and we had a very pleasant afternoon. I apologize to the staff at Korks as we had eventually were thrown out well after closing time!! (We were having such a pleasant time we were not watching the clock) We promise not to do it again!

3 reviews so far 6
16.09.2017 06:58

Always the Best Place in Town. The food and range of wines excellent. Staff great. A young team eager to please. Visit Kork's, you won't be disappointed.

11 reviews so far 6
08.09.2017 09:08

Korks is one of our favourite places to dine. The service is friendly, happy and smiling and the food is always tasty and fresh. Great value on the Early Bird menu too.

1 review so far 4
05.09.2017 20:57

We have been to Kork's many times in the past and are always happy to eat there. On our last visit we took a visitor from the states who was staying with us and were keen for her to have an enjoyable evening. We were greeted at the bar in the usual friendly style and asked if we wanted to order a drink while waiting for our table and choosing our food. We ordered drinks with the intention of ordering a bottle of wine with our food. In the event when our food order was taken the young lady did not ask if we wanted wine and we were so busy ordering, and talking, that we forgot. On realising this we asked a passing member of staff and a few minutes later another member of staff appeared with a wine list. We were surprised to find that he clearly had no knowledge of the wine and my wife had to point out for him, on the list, the wine she wanted to order. I do not blame the young man in question as he was clearly new to the job. However, I do wonder how much training is being offered. This question was raised in relation to other members of staff who lacked the skill and confidence we have been used to from staff at Kork's. Our only other moan is the way that customers have to choose from the menu on the wall rather than from a menue at the table. Perhaps this is a minority view and wouldn't put me off going again. I mention this not to be anything other than a 'critical freind' because despite the service being of a lesser standard than usual, the food was excellent.

11 reviews so far 5
06.09.2017 15:38

Wir waren schon oft in Korks Wine Bar essen und waren immer sehr zufrieden. Man kann sowohl für den kleinen Hunger etwas finden als auch für mehrere Gänge. Die Weinauswahl ist auch gut, das Restaurant gemütlich, wenn auch manchmal etwas laut, wenn alle Tische besetzt sind und im Hintergrund noch Musik läuft.

1 review so far 5
28.11.2015 08:37

we have had drinks here several times and always thought the menus looked great. So happy we have now eaten here as the food, wine and service were all great. After sharing the Camembert starter (we couldn't finish it much as I wanted to - I would never have had space to eat anything again!), my husband had steak which was delicious (I tried a little bit!) and I had sea bass which was amazing. We could not even contemplate a dessert due to being so full! I would defiantly recommend and will be returning!

5 reviews so far 5
07.08.2017 09:32

Our regular Sunday evening visit for the Steak Deal. A little quieter than usual, maybe some people away on holiday! As expected a warm welcome from Becky and a friendly catch up! Order taken and shown to our table where a basket of bread awaited. We had ordered chicken and unusually waited a while for it to appear. It did arrive and was cooked extremely well although the sides of salad and chips came at different times (longer for the chips), something which could be improved!! Nevertheless it was most enjoyable.

1 review so far 3
27.08.2017 22:24

A good meal spoiled by the service from the waitresses. When asked any question about the menu e.g. Is there cheese in the sauce (I am allergic), looked blank at us, eventually asked her to check with chef, we were given different sweet menus, we asked which one was early bird menu, I will go and ask. They should have basic knowledge re service they are providing. When the bill came we asked the waitress to split the bill in half on two cards, she looked blank, no idea how to divide the amount in two, eventually we told her how much to put on that card, when it came to the second card she looked really worried. How much do I put on this card? Same as last one plus one penny, she still looked blank until we told her the amount. Staff need some basic maths!!

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:32

Korks is a great place to relax and enjoy excellent food and wine especially with friends. It has a great atmosphere and the staff are genuinely friendly and attentive at all times, even when they're really busy, which is why you're always best to book ahead. the variety and freshness of the food is a treat as are the prices, which are extremely reasonable for such quality. Try it you'll love it!

1 review so far 4
18.10.2015 10:43

The atmosphere was very good; there is quite a buzz about the place. Food and wine were good. Disappointed with the size of the salmon fillet and also the veg portion which was only enough for one really. My husband had the pate and there was two very small pieces of toast and quite a good portion of pate. We ask for more toast and got bread rather than toast. We had the Early Bird menu and although that was not particularly a great bargain at £18 for 2 courses, I wonder if that was why the portions sizes were on the small side?

5 reviews so far 6
27.10.2016 12:07

As usual the experience at Korks is a very positive one. Visited on a Sunday evening and had the steak offer. Well- we both had chicken on the same offer. Great reception from Chris (owner) and Becky on front of house. Meal very nicely cooked to order and waiting staff very attentive and pleasant. Great value meal including a bottle of wine!! What more can you ask for?

13 reviews so far 6
13.08.2017 10:39

Five of us came to Korks (again!) and we all had the Early Bird Special. Four of us had the belly pork and one had the chicken. We could only manage two courses! Excellent value for money. The black pudding starter was not particularly exciting (said one guest) and that is the first negative thing I have ever said about Korks. We will all come back again though!

11 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 08:36

We've been dining at Korks Wine Bar for several years and have never been disappointed. Excellent food, happy helpful staff and a nice atmosphere make it one of our go-to choices.

1 review so far 6
05.02.2017 18:02

We enjoyed a very tasty lunch today at Korks Wine Bar. The food was excellent and the service was first class, we will definitely be making a return visit very soon.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 18:40

good thanks, enjoyed the food and general attention, staff were very pleasant. However, instructions we gave regarding our mums birthday cake were ignored and one of our party was a bit upset that they had run out of decaf coffee and Sainsbury's is just across the road. We thought that someone might have nipped out and then we need not have known that and there was no intention of getting some.

2 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 16:21

Beautiful Sunday lunch once again; two parfaits and a French onion soup for starters, 2 x beef cooked to our liking with a great assortment of vegetables and a chicken with asparagus and mushrooms (in a sauce), followed by 2 x Eton mess to finish off with. All service was timely and friendly staff. Can't find any fault!

2 reviews so far 6
24.02.2017 13:10

Haven't been to Korks for awhile - something that will be remedied - as our meal and experience last night were excellent. The food was delicious and we were still offered the early bird option despite the time having lapsed. The staff and service were just great. We shall return again - thank you for a top night.

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 14:15

Great night out with friends - welcoming easy vibe to the place. Friendly staff. Good food and wine. Decent choice of food well prepared and cooked - we dragged friends over from Ilkley for a change as normally we have to travel from Menston to Ilkley. Good job done by Korks in getting the message across that there are good places to eat outside of Ilkley. Thanks.

1 review so far 3
29.05.2016 14:31

Whilst the food was good, the service was amateurish.. It took 23 minutes for a late arriver to our party to get their first drink.. The waitress didn't know if they served Henricks, then had to find out what the house white was, then didn't know the soup of the day.. Service was slow all night.. Also, waiting for coffee and the bill both took an age as all the staff gathered at the end of the bar and pretty much gave up serving.. The service really has slacked off; which is a shame as the food is very good.