About The Mill Bar and Bistro

The Mill Bar & Bistro Otley is set within the iconic Wharfebank Mills overlooking the River Wharfe and serves up some seriously good food. Passionate about high-quality produce, you’ll find classic British dishes made using the best ingredients around. Located about a half an hour drive from Leeds, this Otley restaurant is fast becoming the go-to for locals in search of a delicious meal in a relaxed environment. Perfect for catching up with friends for lunch as well as celebrating special occasions over dinner, The Mill Bar & Bistro Leeds may just become your new favourite restaurant. Located on Ilkey Road, this one deserves a reservation.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Mill Bar and Bistro
Wharfebank Mills Ilkey Road, Otley
Leeds LS21 3JP

Menu Highlights



Tempura prawns with chill jam


Smoked Applewood cheddar and jalepeno dippers


Belly pork bites with Teriyaki dipping sauce



Corn-fed Chicken Breast

Pan fried free range corn-fed chicken breast, with carrot puree and sauteed greens. On a bed of creamy mash

Vegetable Wellington

Sweet potato, mixed squash and feta wrapped in puff pastry with a kale pesto

Lamb Rump

Roasted lamb rump united with minted peas, sauteed potatoes and a rich lamb jus

Shared Dishes

Piggy Platter

Lishman's pork pie, Yorkshire mini chorizo, sliced Yorkshire ham, black pudding fritter, Chef's pork scratchings and a selection of dips

Fishy Platter

Smoked salmon, fried whitebait, mussels, smoked haddock and leak fishcake, min prawn cocktail

Veggie Platter

Grilled halloumi, mixed olives, homemade falafel, roast red pepper hummus, padron peppers, mixed leaf salad and a selection of breads

More about The Mill Bar and Bistro, Leeds

So, we know The Mill Bar & Bistro Otley is all about high-quality, classic British dishes, but let’s take a closer look at this Ilkey Road restaurant’s menu. To begin, we recommend a couple of starters to share like the crispy pork belly served with confit chicken wings and a chorizo crumb; grilled chilli garlic king prawns and a serving of the fresh mussels that can come cooked in a marinara or spicy Thai sauce alongside freshly baked bread and butter.

For the main event, if a succulent steak is what you’re craving, the Mill Bar & Bistro Otley is for you. You’ll find a selection of delicious cuts of locally sourced steak that come served with onion rings, tomato and mushrooms and your choice of potato and sauces. Or, perhaps The Mill burger is more up your alley, just make sure you arrive hungry enough. Also serving up fresh seafood including pan-fried sea bass; smoked haddock mornay and grilled lemon sole as well as a particularly delightful British lamb rump with all the trimmings. Not too far from Leeds, do yourself a favour and book your table now!

13 The Mill Bar and Bistro Reviews

13 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Very pleasant
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Andy C.5 days ago · 2 reviews

Had a lovely meal here, it’s got a nice, airy feel to the place, the staff were friendly & the service was perfect, our food was cooked very well & tasted great. Definitely coming back 👍

Jennah R.6 days ago · 1 review

A fantastic meal, great staff and lovely venue. We went for our a work meal last night and all 7 of us really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and new, refreshed restaurant. The Steak pie was delicious!

Toni M.11 days ago · 1 review

The staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was amazing too. There is a great ambience. We sat outside for a drink first and it was nice to have music playing. Will come back for definite

Julia J.13 days ago · 5 reviews

Excellent meal in lovely venue Service and choice of food very good. I had smoked haddock which I highly recommend A lovely spot to spend an evening

Debbie G.13 days ago · 1 review

The service was second to none. Staff couldn't have been nicer or more efficient. The food was beautiful. The only reason didn't give a 6 was because they had run out of draft lager and only had bottled. The atmosphere was great. Will definitely recommend it to friends and will be back! Thank you.

Gary P.a month ago · 6 reviews

Went late on a Sunday evening when restaurant had only newly opened a few days before. Difficult to assess at this stage - very quiet and little atmosphere. Had a starter and 3 tapas. Probably chose the wrong things. Portions quite small and nothing special. Starter of tiny mussels was only tepid. Staff were friendly and attentive. Will need another visit to assess more accurately!

Rachel C.a month ago · 1 review

Brand new restaurant, had a nice relaxed feel to it , the service was excellent and the food was lovely and well presented, we were spoilt with the choices available, will definitely revisit! Wonderful evening

Michaela O.a month ago · 1 review

Absolutely delicious... great venue and great staff too. We had the Sunday lunch... Yorkshire pudding to die for and the two fish dishes we had were sublime... have already booked to go back on Wednesday.

Heather B.a month ago · 2 reviews

Lovely atmosphere, good food, great service. What more could you want? I hope that when the restaurant is busy, the staff can cope with the numbers. I would certainly recommend The Mill to anyone.

Andrew L.a month ago · 10 reviews

Lovely food and staff. A nice refresh of the Buon Apps restaurant. For anyone who misses Korks, this is a must visit. Many of the staff are the same and the food is very similar. We'll be back!