Leeds city centre steak restaurant celebrates fourth birthday

Wagyu beef steak at Stockdales of Yorkshire.

A steak restaurant that champions British agriculture and produce is celebrating its four-year anniversary in Leeds city centre.

Owned by ABP Food Group, Stockdales of Yorkshire first opened their doors in Leeds in 2015 and have since gained a sterling reputation in the city for their high-quality steaks, most notably their British-bred Wagyu beef, cooked over a Josper Grill.

Since opening at the old Pearl Assurance building, a Grade II listed property on South Parade, Stockdales has managed to provide an exceptional dining experience for customers in and around Leeds – securing their reputation as one of the best steak restaurants in Leeds, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The restaurant was also recently featured in the 2020 Michelin Guide for the third consecutive year, being awarded ‘The Plate’ which recognises establishments that serve good food.

To celebrate their fourth birthday, Stockdales will be hosting an evening of canapés and prosecco for a selection of their loyal customers and staff, teasing a few new dishes from their upcoming seasonal menu and toasting to the future.

Growing their team over four years, the kitchen is now headed by Weike Zhao, who has several years of experience working in fine dining restaurants and learnt her craft from mentor Derek Boath, who used to work at Per Se in New York, a 3 Michelin Star establishment.

Speaking on their anniversary, Stockdales general manager Victoria Hatton said:

“We are incredibly delighted to be celebrating our fourth birthday here in Leeds. When Stockdales opened back in 2015, the vision was to provide people with fine cuisine sourced and produced in Yorkshire, and this is something that is still integral to the restaurant today.

In my short time here, we have been able to match the expectations set by ourselves, and customers old and new.”