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5.3 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews

Quinta Bar and Grill

Ilkley Mediterranean ££ +100
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About Quinta Bar and Grill

Set in the heart of the picturesque and trendy suburb of Ilkley, on the outskirts of Leeds, Quinta Bar & Grill is a restaurant which continues to grow and grow in reputation. Mediterranean food is its forte, with a menu inspired by Italian, Spanish and French flavours, and of course an emphasis on great steaks and fresh fish. It couldn’t be easier to reach – just yards from Ilkley train station on Wells Road – so you’ve no excuse not to book a table now.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 19:45
Quinta Bar and Grill, 10 Wells Road, LS29 9JD Leeds

Further Information

The food of the Mediterranean is well-known and well-loved by the people of West Yorkshire. We’ve all been to that part of the world – whether it be Faliraki, Lloret, Magaluf or any of the other high-quality holiday destinations enjoyed by Brits – and experienced the Mediterranean diet first hand. Leeds foodies will be happy to know then, that they can have a taste of the Med in Ilkley, in the form of Quinta Bar & Grill on Wells Road, just a short walk from Ilkley station, where they can sample the delights of the region without ever leaving Yorkshire.

The Mediterranean menu is packed with fruits of the mer, and when the mer in question is the Med, you can be sure the quality is high. Lobster ravioli, piri-piri grilled prawns and grilled mackerel are just some of the options, and they are accompanied by their land-lubbing cousins in the form of crispy pork belly, chicken and tarragon mousse and a wide range of superb steaks. Quinta in Ilkley is just dipping a toe in the waters of the Med, but it continues to delight the diners of Leeds: book a table now to experience it for yourself.

CHEF'S CHOICE

77 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 77 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: cheap
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9 reviews so far 6
18.06.2017 13:06

It was a busy night last Friday, but the service was as good as ever and we were not left lingering over plates. The goats cheese & beetroot is a marriage made in heaven; absolutely delicious, as was the lamb. The only problem is decisions; what to choose from the various menu options. We'll be back soon.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2017 10:39

Excellent meal and service as always. This is one of the nicest restaurants in a town with many good places to eat. We always enjoy an evening here.

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 18:35

Fabulous food and wine. Great service and lovely atmosphere. A taste of the real Portugal in Ilkley. The speciality soufflés are amazing, definitely not to be missed.

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 12:14

Great food, excellent table service without being intrusive, and I felt good value. The salmon starter and beef main course was delicious. I will certainly visit again

2 reviews so far 6
15.07.2016 15:00

This was the 4th or 5th time we have eaten at Quinta and we were again not disappointed in anything, a warm welcome, efficient and appropriate service and lovely things to eat and drink. My sister in law was particularly impressed that her fish was done to perfection, crispy skin and succulent flesh. We all ate from the early bird menu but there was a also wide choice on the main menu and a choice of lobster specials. It was a Monday night and therefore quiet which was also a benefit as we needed space to talk, but even when busy, Quinta, with its windows at either end does not feel crowded.

2 reviews so far 6
09.11.2016 11:43

A relatively quiet Tuesday evening but still a nice atmosphere with good music at just the right level. Service was very attentive as usual, not pushy, and after the meal we were untroubled as we sat and chatted for ages before finally sorting the bill. Most importantly, the food was great. It's not a massive choice on the menu but I take that to be a good sign, that the food is prepared as ordered. And the complimentary bread balls and butter are really tasty too.

1 review so far 5
05.03.2017 00:13

A very enjoyable evening with excellent food and good service. The smoked haddock chowder was the best I have had since visiting New England many years ago. All the dishes were well-presented and dishes intended to be hot we're just that, hot... but the freshness of the ingredients so apparent. Other diners were clearly also enjoying their experience. Only very slight negative was that the background music is atmospheric but sometimes just a little too loud & having to speak louder to each other. Quinta has a good chef In its kitchen and the front of house management is also good and welcoming.

4 reviews so far 5
06.03.2016 08:14

An excellent meal -Saturday dinner. My wife started with piri-piri prawns which were very good and I started with scallops which I thoroughly enjoyed. For main course I had roast cod with ratatouille and sautee potatoes and my wife had the rib-eye steak on a granite slab with chips. Both were first class. Desserts were lemon possett for me (delicious) and chocolate fondant, which I didn't get to taste as it had gone in no time. With two glasses of wine, two coffees and two bottles of water the bill came to £94, good value. Service was good.

1 review so far 5
14.06.2017 11:44

We enjoyed our meal at Quinta. The food was excellent, however the rack of lamb, though tender was not very warm. If anything the meat portion was too large. If you want vegetables you really need to order sides as there were few with the main dish. The service was excellent and the seating arrangement comfortable. As with many restaurants in the evening, it became very noisy, making conversation a challenge - this could have been because we were sitting next to the big window with the sound bouncing back.

1 review so far 6
22.04.2017 22:31

Brilliant lunch. We were able to mix and match the menu which was great. The sauces on all the courses I had were brilliant. However I would not choose the pineapple tart tatan. The pastry was under cooked and the tart was sat in a bowl of sauce. The sauce was brilliant but made everything soggy. Good day out though and would go again without hesitation.

4 reviews so far 5
13.12.2015 09:49

A good meal. I had scallops, which were sweet, fresh and delicious, followed by smoked cod in mussel chowder which was good. My wife had hummus which was spicey and delicious, followed by a rib-eye steak served on a hot slate which was also good. With a glass of wine each, two bottles of mineral water, two coffees and a side salad the bill came to £79 which was fair value.

2 reviews so far 4
03.12.2016 07:58

red pepper appetiser was very tasty, hummus a bit bland, blinis nice but very small. Owner friendly, think our server was probably his young daughter. Had pizza for main meal which were enormous and too big to eat. They forgot to add an ingredient but arrived themselves with it before we noticed. Smell of burning at one point during the night, heard various loud clashes and droppages but that might have just been because of where we were sat. Overall a pleasant evening with nice enough food.

1 review so far 3
31.05.2017 10:31

The food portions were very small. I found out from the owner that he was using a guest chef from the Box Tree that night so maybe he thought he was producing a taster menu!! My wife had a scallop starter in Quinta 4 weeks ago and got 3 scallops on the plate. On Saturday she had one scallop cut in half!! Our guests both had sea bass with the fillet cut into 3 and it was the equivalent size of one large fish finger. Whilst there was no doubting the quality of the food we walked out still hungry and feeling a little bit cheated. I am not sure we would rush back!!

2 reviews so far 5
08.03.2016 19:40

Very nice meal with two friends from London who were impressed. Being a winter Tuesday we were the only diners which affected the atmosphere but meant we had good attention. Food very good and we all had different things so s tried a good sample of the menu and it all arrived in timely fashion and at the right temperature. Thankyou, we shall be back.

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 10:25

An interesting menu, lovely food, welcoming staff, all in a pleasing environment. The lunch deal is good value. We just wish other customers wouldn't make so much noise with their booming or piercing voices. We could hardly hear each other in conversation. That's not the fault of the restaurant, I just hope the loud people read this and tone it down next time.

2 reviews so far 5
14.01.2017 17:09

The restaurant was quiet as it was a Thursday in January so difficult to comment on ambience, but the maitre de was welcoming and helpful. Service was excellent and the food very, very good. There was an error over the pudding which was rapidly apologised for and the cost of it was removed from the bill unsolicited. We will return.

1 review so far 5
31.05.2017 18:10

We went for the set lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it with a lovely glass of Portuguese red wine. We will be going back. We have been a la carte in the past and again thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Great service as well. Top marks not given simply because the sweets although nice are not of the same high quality.

1 review so far 6
13.04.2017 23:55

The food was amazing. My sea bream was perfect. My friends ordered smoked haddock risotto and slow cooked beef. No one was disappointed. To finish we all had sticky toffee pudding, which was delicious. We took advantage of the early bird as we were going to a show.

1 review so far 5
05.10.2016 07:11

Food quality very good. We had the pre theatre meal, which provided excellent value for money. Fish cakes to start , tender beef for mains and a pudding, which to be fair wasn't quite as good as the other two. However would definitely visit again. Good location too, next to the Brilliant Friends of Ham bar.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 11:02

Fantastic food with delicious flavours, choices and presentation. All four of our party were delighted with their meals and gluten free choices were abundant and without compromise. We received a warm welcome and the service was excellent. Already working out when we can return!

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 09:36

Excellent service and food. If we're ever in the area again we will certainly return. We were there on a Monday night but can imagine a wonderful atmosphere on a weekend night. Maybe a change of music would help on a quiet night!

1 review so far 6
23.02.2017 16:55

Great friendly staff. Good food and excellent atmosphere. Will be going back after our first visit. The early bird menu was also a great idea. Complimentary truffles for my partner whose bday it was, which was a nice touch. Highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 08:43

We've been to Quinta several times over the last couple of years and it's always lovely. It has an excellent menu, which makes deciding what to have very hard! As ever, we had a beautiful meal last night and the service was excellent.

1 review so far 5
30.03.2016 23:28

This is a great little restaurant. The food is always excellent and attractively served and the menu changes often enough to keep you interested. The chef comes up with some really good flavour combinations without being weird. The atmosphere relaxed and informal with good service. really good value for money.

3 reviews so far 6
19.03.2017 19:53

Fantastic Sunday lunch today, as always. The French onion soup was superb as was the roast beef and all the trimmings and the salmon was beautifully cooked. We love the relaxed ambiance at Quinta and the service is excellent. Lovely restaurant.

1 review so far 3
19.05.2016 16:14

The welcome and service was very good. Our waitress very helpful. The early bird menu had a good range of choice although we were slightly underwhelmed overall by the dishes and there were few vegetables. The dish ordered from the a la carte was as described and was enjoyable. The main difficulty was with the icecream which was ordered from the a la carte. The kitchen admitted that they couldn't get the chocolate one to set and so served it melted.

3 reviews so far 6
12.10.2016 19:44

This a fantastic restaurant, excellent food and friendly and helpful service. We have eaten at Quinta three times now and it firmly on our favourites list. Other than The Box Tree we don't eat anywhere else when in Ilkley

1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 10:43

Food was excellent, and service was good if a little slow as there were only 6 people in at the time, but we have no complaints about that as we enjoyed drinks and conversation. Our compliments to the Chef! We hope to go again.

2 reviews so far 3
24.05.2016 12:19

Rather disappointing, poorly staffed which in turn resulted in less than satisfactory service. Starters were terrible, my king prawns looked like charcoaled shrimps, my wife's starter was just a cold splodge. With regard to mains, my sole was ok, and just ok. My wife did not get what she ordered but did enjoy what she got. All in all our first visit, we will try again and hopefully there will be some improvement

9 reviews so far 6
14.03.2017 10:40

An absolutely lovely meal, as always. The starter, of Stilton gnocchi in a cream sauce, was to die for! Shame we didn't have room for any of the delicious sounding desserts, so no starter next time!

1 review so far 5
05.08.2016 15:37

Lovely food and nice waiter. We went on a Sunday so was quiet but it can get busy. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Food was of a high quality and good value on the set price menu .

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 20:20

Excellent early bird menu choice and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Great friendly service, we will certainly go again and perhaps try the rib eye steak which looked delicious.

1 review so far 6
29.10.2016 06:47

Lovely place. We both had the steak which were amazing- cooked to perfection. Service was also excellent. All the staff were very friendly and it had a warm atmosphere, we will definitely be returning.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 19:18

Staff very friendly ,nice atmosphere menu good and some lovely wines food very good , we weren't rushed the pace was just right , it was our first time but will definitely return

1 review so far 6
16.04.2017 08:47

Friendly staff, good service and lovely food. Lots of choice and particularly enjoyed the ham hock terrine other chutney. Steak Wellington was well cooked and generous portion size. Would definitely go again.

9 reviews so far 5
16.06.2016 02:21

As usual, a very pleasant meal, but disappointed that the Lobster ravioli, from the Specials menu, was off, even at 7.15pm. The replacement - Lobster tails & asparagus - is not a dish I would choose again.

1 review so far 3
16.10.2016 13:22

Staff were fine, ambience good but one of our meals didn't come up to standard. Wine choice was good. Manager did deduct cost of inferior meal from our bill. My crust of the Beef Wellington was terrible - like soggy uncooked Yorkshire Pudding and didn't seem to have been made from short pastry. Also too much gravy for both main meals.

1 review so far 6
10.11.2016 13:21

Very impressed.. The ambience, the staff and the music were great, and the food was superb! Prices to suit all pockets as well. We will be going again very soon.

3 reviews so far 6
26.02.2017 14:37

Great atmosphere and food. Good service good menu and we will be back soon. The staff are excellent, friendly and relaxed and keen to make sure everything is just right.

1 review so far 5
14.02.2017 09:30

The overall experience was good. We tried the pork & apple tortellini & pan-fried hake from their specials, which were great. The service was a little bit slow becos they were quite busy on Friday night.

3 reviews so far 6
25.01.2016 09:49

Great food, the choice on the menu eclectic and the choice of wine caters for all pockets. The atmosphere is inviting, a great place to share with friends and family.

1 review so far 6
12.03.2017 12:03

What is they to say? Liked the ambience, the food. The waiters were friendly. Granted the prices were a little steep but sometimes you pay extra for that added sophistication.

1 review so far 6
06.03.2016 09:40

We went on a wednesday night. It was excellent food and service, and it was very chilled out inside, so we could have a proper conversation. will definitely go again.

3 reviews so far 6
05.03.2017 10:52

Quinta has been my favourite Ilkley restaurant for some time. The food is varied and well presented, the staff extremely pleasant and welcoming. It gets my vote every time.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 08:34

Had lunch here on a Saturday - great food , great service, good value lunch deal. Good central location, nice modern interior, would recommend to anyone coming to Ilkley.

9 reviews so far 6
18.01.2016 10:38

Lovely atmosphere. Food was really good (including two great vegetarian dishes - what vegetarian turns down a filo pastry main?) and the service excellent. Will definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 14:50

Excellent menu, with wide choice. Excellent food, well cooked and presented and at reasonable prices. Different with nice little extras. Attentive servers without being intrusive. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 07:10

We had an excellent meal. There was a good choice on the menu. The service was friendly and efficient. Would recommend the restaurant for a special evening out.

1 review so far 5
26.04.2017 18:52

Visited when the restaurant first opened and was disappointed but when we went on Saturday we had a totally different experience. The food was delicious and staff very attentive. Will definitely be returning

1 review so far 6
16.02.2017 17:06

A really great place to eat, good wine list, exciting menu choices, very friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere. We will return when we are next in Ilkley.