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First look at Green Room: Leeds’ new innovative social space, eatery and rooftop bar

23rd May 2022

First look at Green Room: Leeds’ new innovative social space, eatery and rooftop bar

After two years of planning and preparation, the highly anticipated Innovative social space, eatery and rooftop bar, Green Room, is now open. Arriving just in time for summer, the vegan-friendly, multifunctional £3 million venue will function as a coffee bar and eatery by day, and a bar by night.

Located in the historic building next to the newly renovated Majestic Building and the new Channel 4 HQ, Green Room has collaborated with the very best local independent food and drink brands, creating an unrivalled collection of vegan-friendly dishes and drink menus.

Moreish plant-based street food

Coffee connoisseurs will be able to get their caffeine fix courtesy of North Star Coffee Roasters, who are the city’s leading providers of ethically sourced coffee beans from the world’s best producers.

From the Thursday 9th June, food will be provided by award-winning vegan cafe Grön, who have made waves across the city with their feel-good plant-based food and Scandi-inspired Roundhay, Harrogate and York venues

Guests can expect to see moreish classic Grön brunch dishes such as the fully loaded Avocado on Toast and Vegan Pancakes with Blueberry compote, coconut yogurt, fresh blueberries, mint, biscoff crumb and maple syrup.

Award-winning local breweries

Green Room bar will be stocked with craft beers and ales from award-winning local breweries, including Northern Monk, Kirkstall Brewery and Magic Rock. The rooftop bar will also serve up a selection of cocktails ranging from Green Room Ice Tea and Passion Fruit Bramble to a North Star Espresso Martini.

The Spritz Menu includes a refreshing assortment of summery drinks, including a Cucumber-Gin or Elderflower Spritz, whilst Gin Goblets range from the fruity Rhubarb and Apple to the warming Bombay Sunset.

Green Room design blends an eclectic mix of industrial fittings, warm soft furnishings, reclaimed furniture, and lush greenery, creating a laid-back ambience that can move effortlessly from day to night. The crown jewel of the venue is undoubtedly the rooftop bar, which will play host to summer BBQs and the best local DJ talent providing your summer soundtrack playing every Thursday to Sunday on the state-of-the-art VOID sound system.

Located in the heart of the Leeds business district, the venue is perfectly positioned to host casual meetings and post-work food and drinks. Green Room is also home to a pair of luxurious two-bedroom apartments, which are available to rent on Booking.com and Expedia, making them ideal for midweek stays and weekend getaways.

Healthier lifestyle

Green Room is the brainchild of two entrepreneurs, Will Habergham and Kirk Allen, who have spent the past decade working in clubs, events, and music festivals. New Zealander Will took inspiration for the concept from a trip to New Zealand, who have been at the forefront of championing venues that focus on recycling, sustainability, and a healthier lifestyle.

Speaking ahead of the launch, Director Kirk Allen, said:

“After a challenging two years spent planning, prepping, and renovating, we’re really excited to be finally open. We believe the people in this city are more than ready to embrace venues that champion a strong focus on sustainability and healthier living, whilst also providing a setting and atmosphere that’s both fresh and unique to the city. We can’t wait to welcome our first guests this weekend.”

Fellow Director, Will Habergham, added:

“We’re all really proud of Green Room project and are confident that we have the perfect mix of exceptional plant-based food from Grön, as well as an incredible selection of drinks from the likes of North Star, Kirkstall Brewery and Northern Monk. The venue itself looks amazing, and is designed to work both in and outdoors, to cater to the often-unpredictable Leeds weather.”

“We’re looking forward to summer 2022, when guests can expect some of the best BBQ’s and DJ-centric events the city has ever seen. Green Room offers something truly unique, and we hope the people of Yorkshire are ready to embrace our vision.”