Cut & Craft York opens in the Victoria area of ​​Leeds

THE owners of an upmarket restaurant in York are set to open a stunning new venue in style on Monday (October 24).

Cut & Craft opens in Leeds city center in Victoria, next to The Ivy and Ivy Asia, and a listed building that once housed Collinson’s Cafe, where Wallace Hartley played in the orchestra shortly before boarding the ill-fated Titanic as a group. Master.

The building makes the most of a beautiful glass dome and features a circular central bar.

York businessmen Oscar Akgul and Osman Dogan have invested around £1.6million in the business, taking their steakhouse brand York Cut & Craft to the heart of Leeds with the new 150-seat restaurant.

The 7,000 square foot business, twice the size of the York site, will include a mezzanine and private dining space, and will create around 80 jobs – bringing the company’s total employment to around 470.

This follows the £800,000 investment by Business Partners in Lucia York last year and an £600,000 refurbishment at Lucia Harrogate – with the Lucia in Beverley and the original Cut & Craft in York taking the portfolio to five duo’s total restaurants.

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“I’ve lived in York for 25 years now and it’s a really proud moment for our York-born brand to move to Leeds,” said Oscar.

“It has been a difficult two years to put everything in place with the magnificent Victorian building, but we are finally there.

“We have used the finest quality fittings with gold, marble, velvet and brass, while making sure to retain the historic fabric of the old building, but we are very down to earth individuals and although the place seems expensive, customers will still get the same friendly service.

“Our dedicated chefs work in the background just to select, store and prepare the best meat – there’s a lot of effort behind the scenes.”

York Press: York businessmen Oscar Akgul and Osman Dogan of Cut and Craft pictured in LeedsYork businessmen Oscar Akgul and Osman Dogan of Cut and Craft pictured in Leeds (Image: UGC)

Cut & Craft Leeds should open from Monday seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

They are employing a new team of dedicated guest experience managers in restaurants to provide customers with a tailored experience, from arranging a private entrance, to finding a favorite wine, to arranging photographs and ordering flowers for special occasions.

Oscar said the menu includes some great value offerings, including their £12 10oz flat steaks.

“All we want is for our customers to see that all the effort that goes into these restaurants, and when they have the opportunity to dine out, that they think of local and independent restaurants – not just ours. – rather than big brands,” Oscar said.

“We’re very proud to be on the Yorkshire scene and that’s why we have the white rose in our logo. My last name, Akgul, also means white rose, so that’s fine!”

York Press: Oscar Akgul Oscar Akgul (Image: UGC)

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