Six new places opening in Leeds in 2023

New year, new openings.

2023 is going to be an incredible year for Leeds.

Between the Year of Culture activities and a thriving city centre, there’s going to be plenty of places to check out in the new year- including some exciting new openings.

Here’s six new places coming to Leeds in the new year…

Things In Bread

Boar Lane, Leeds city centre | Opening January 2023

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The people behind sweet treat favourite Doh’hut are opening a store dedicated to sarnies. Named ‘Things in Bread’, the owners of Doh’hut will be transforming what was once the Nicholas Deakin store on Boar Lane into a dedicated sandwich store.

Announcing the news on Instagram, Doh’hut said to expect “Classic Proper British Sandwiches , Egg & Cress, BLT , Ham and Cheese & loads more…. sounds basic while I’m writing this but I promise you these sandwiches are anything but! If you’ve had our sandwiches you know we do them right & so excited to finally have the space to do them better than ever. Made to order & bread baked fresh every day! Works begin asap and hope to get open as soon as we can!”

Find out more here.

Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds | Opening April 2023

Outside of cinema.
Image: Hyde Park Picture House

Bringing back the last remaining gas lit cinema in the country, doors will open in April 2023 following an extensive renovation to introduce modern amenities that bring the building into the 21st century whilst preserving and protecting its history for generations to come to appreciate.

Find out more here.

Absolute Body Solutions

East Parade, Leeds city centre | Opening January 2023

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Absolute Body Solutions are a North-West gym brand focused on offering premium personal training facilities and helping individuals reach their health and fitness goals. Renowned for its incredible six-week transformation programme, ABS Leeds will be based in the city centre on the prime location of East Parade. The 1800 sq ft unit is currently undertaking a complete renovation as it prepares to be one of the city’s major fitness hotspots.

Find out more here.


Kirkgate, Leeds city centre | Opening in 2023

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At a hearing on Tuesday 11 October 2022, it was said that the opening of the Caribbean restaurant would help cultural and economic growth and as it is a food based offering, will not cause significant noise disruption. There were no objections at the hearing and in conclusion, the restaurant will be allowed to sell alcohol until 10.30pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends.

Find out more here.

Golf Fang

Redcote Lane | Opening date unknown

Image: The Hoot Leeds

This may be a golf-first opening, but the street food options here are set to attract plenty of attention in its own right.

Set to open in late autumn 2022, the Liverpool-born entertainment-street food-crazy golf concept will land just moments form the city centre and set up on Redcote Lane, Kirkstall. The will be a full 18 hole course to get through, with ample opportunity to see some familiar faces, like TV’s Jeremy Kyle on the course as well as some of Gold Fang’s best known holes like the Teddy Picker and Tunnel of Love on their themed courses.


Otley Road, Headingley | Opening date unknown

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There’s a huge array of eateries and cuisine in and around Headingley, and now with new kids on the block TADA joining Otley Road, you’ll be able to dine on Japanese cuisine as well.

The restaurant will be split across two floors. The bottom floor will serve as a traditional sushi bar and the top will serve grilled yakitori skewers and bowls of comforting ramen alongside a carefully curated list of trendy cocktails, sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Set to open this summer, we can’t wait to try it out.

Feature Image- Things In Bread / The Hoot Leeds

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