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Smokin’ Bar and Kitchen comes to Leeds

Smokin Bar - credit James Brown

 

Leeds Bierkeller Entertainment Complex has revealed plans for a new American-style barbecue restaurant specialising in traditional flavours of the Old West but with a contemporary twist.

The Smokin’ Bar and Kitchen, at 1 South Parade, will serve up signature in-house smoked meats such as juicy chargrilled steaks, ribs and wings combined with secret recipe glazes and spice blends.

But the smoke won’t stop there – it is also planning to offer a selection of healthy smoked fish dishes including Creole salmon and spiced blackened cod.

The existing Around The World Bar will be transformed to give it an authentic US-inspired feel showcasing a brand new menu focused on slow-cooked favourites and big smoky flavours.


Rebecca Eastwood, operations director of the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex, says The Smokin’ Bar, which opens on Friday 1st December, will be something totally new for the venue.

She said: “Smoked, barbecued and chargrilled meats are really popular at the moment so we know there’s going to be a demand for this kind of food, but we want to be about more than just that which is why we’ve extended our menu to include a variety of smoked fish alternatives too.

“I’ve already experienced some of the dishes which we’ll be serving here and there’s something a bit different about them in terms of the intense authentic flavours and the quality so we’re really excited to bring them to our customers.

“Old West-style food Is amazing, it’s all about the cuts of meat, the smoking and the innovative cooking techniques, but you’ve got to do it well which is what we intend to do. And it’s not just about good food – we’ll also have an extensive cocktail range and a resident DJ to give us a great party atmosphere at night.”


Leeds will be the first Bierkeller Entertainment Complex in the UK to house the new The Smokin’ Bar concept.

There are now six complexes in cities across the country but we were the original so it feels like it’s come full circle because we’re the first again,” she added. “We’re really looking forward to launching The Smokin’ Bar because it will give us a strong food focus and give our staff a chance to show just how good they are at delivering the best service.”


Isaac Mayne, head of marketing and promotions for BurningNight Group which owns the Bierkeller Entertainment Complex, says the company is constantly investing to keep its restaurants current.

We always want to bring something original to our customers and that’s what we’re doing with The Smokin’ Bar And Kitchen,” he said. “The distinctive smokehouse taste is something lots of people will be familiar with but our chefs have worked hard to create flavours which set us apart so we can’t wait for everyone to try them.”

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