Kino: the new eco-friendly charcuterie restaurant coming to Leeds this summer

With food and drink from Leeds’-own George & Joseph, North Star Coffee Roasters, Latitude Wines and Northern Monk.

Charcuterie, cheese and fine wine- what more do you need this summer?

Opera North is now set to host one of this summer’s most exciting openings.

Located on New Briggate inside the Opera North’s gorgeous Grade II listed space, Kino is set to open its doors from Wednesday 6 July 2022- and they’ll be serving up a range of wholesome Yorkshire foodie faves.

Expect regional cheese and charcuterie all summer long, supplied by the likes of Leeds’ George & Joseph, North Star Coffee Roasters, Latitude Wines and Northern Monk in addition to Darlington’s Acorn Dairy, Lishman’s of Ilkley and Bluebird Bakery.

charcuterie board,
Opening in July 2022. / Image: Chapter 81

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Served with a carefully curated wine list with craft beers and cocktails sat alongside the best of local produce, the menu here will be ever-evolving to showcase the seasonal favourites, guest chefs and kitchen residencies over the summer months.

Then, from September, the restaurant will open with a full food offer from one of Leeds’ most exciting pop-up brands. Whilst the details of this haven’t been fully announced yet, it is expected that Kino at Opera North will have more than a few exciting names to add to their plentiful menu come autumn.

person cutting cheese board.
Championing local suppliers. / Image: Chapter 81

Inspired by the cinematic experience formerly hosted inside the Grade II listed building, Kino means ‘cinema’ in multiple languages, but also encompasses the minimalist style that the restaurant is set to take on as part of its opening identity.

Inside you’ll see 100 covers across a whopping three floors with clean lines to create a relaxed and welcoming space perfect for pre-show drinks, post-performance bites and everything in between.

dining space with high chairs.
The restaurant will run on renewable energy. / Image: Chapter 81

This exciting new opening will be far more than a foodie option for theatre-goers, it’ll be a game-changer restaurant championing independents near and far, all whilst keeping its carbon footprint to a minimum.

Running on renewable energy created from solar panels and from the grid, Kino promises to put sustainability in everything it does- and we can’t wait to see the restaurant in action later this summer.

Richard Mantle, General Director, Opera North says: “Opening Kino is the final piece in the puzzle following our transformative £18 million redevelopment programme, Music Works. Located next to Leeds Grand Theatre, where Opera North is a resident company, and below the Howard Assembly Room, the most eclectic music venue in the north of England, Kino will be the perfect spot to enjoy drinks and a bite to eat before a performance, or as a destination in its own right. With Kino, we continue to do what we do best – entertaining through memorable experiences – adding seriously delicious food and drink to our repertoire.”

person with a wine glass.
A new opening to look forward to this summer. / Image: Chapter 81

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Kino will initially open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5pm – 11pm, and all day on Fridays and Saturdays over the summer before moving into its September menu and full restaurant opening.

For more information, visit the Kino website.

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