Pink Gorilla and other 50% off Leeds foodie deals to chase away the January blues…

Hands up if you’re still on track with those new year resolutions you made so confidently whilst drunk three weeks ago. Yeah, thought as much. Unless you bugger off to Mexico or a European ski resort, January can be a bitch of a month to say the very least.

Thankfully, it’s not all doom and gloom. Whilst the outset may seem bleak, the recently revamped Pink Gorilla have secured some stellar restaurant and bar deals so that you can enjoy some of the best grub the city has to offer, without breaking your rather sorry looking bank account. Here’s my pick of the best (along with some other independent deals):

Malmaison Leeds

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Chez Mal Brasserie has long been one of the city’s finest hidden gems. Often overlooked, hotel restaurants can go unnoticed by foodies, which is a shame when the food is as good as the Mal. Enjoy two or three courses on a 2-4-1 deal from their cracking a la carte menu with a friend – menu highlights include Black Angus ribeye and steamed lobster. Take advantage of this offer throughout January and February here.

Bar Soba

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Adding a touch pf Pan-Asian panache to the increasingly popular Merrion Street, Bar Soba has fast become a Leeds favourite. I can highly recommend the Aromatic Red Duck, and if you like a bit of fire in your cocktail, then the Chilli Shoulder is the one. Enjoy 50% off your total food bill from up until 5th February with Pink Gorilla.

Bird & Beast

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If you want the best chicken in town, then you need to shun Nando’s, sack of the Colonel and head to Bird & Beast. Their free range poultry is double marinated, before going into the oven, then onto the rotisserie over cherry wood chips and charcoal, resulting in the tastiest chicken you’re likely to find. Enjoy 50% off their chicken, all day every day throughout January.

The New Conservatory

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Offering a slice of olde-worlde charm in the heart of Leeds, The New Conservatory offers an extensive menu, filled with home comforts. They also happen to have some of the best lagers, bitters and ales on draught too. They are offering Pink Gorilla members 50% off their entire food bill throughout January, and happy hour drinks between 5-10pm.

If you’re not already a member of Pink Gorilla, then sign up here for free, where you’ll find a host of other Leeds lifestyle discounts.

Here are some of the other offers to look out for in the city this month.

Shears Yard

shears yard leeds

Tucked away on Wharf Street, just down The Calls, this modern restaurant has gradually built up a stellar reputation over the last year or so. Serving up British cuisine with a twist, the menu includes Roast Lamb Neck Fillet, Twice Cooked Belly Pork and Pan Roasted Sea Bream. Sign-up to their email alerts and receive a voucher to enjoy 50% off your entire food bill throughout January.

Slate NQ


If you want to shoot pool whilst sipping cocktails or an ice cold beer, then Slate NQ is the place to go. They also happen to serve up some of the very best pizza you’ll find in the city, all made fresh from order in their wood fired oven. Head across to their Facebook page and sign up for their Joey from Friends pizza special (which is a 2-4-1 pizza offer any day, any time in January).


gusto leeds

If you haven’t already checked out Gusto on Greek Street, then now is the time. As well as a host of Italian classics, such as pizza and seafood pasta, Gusto also offers a mouth-watering selection of steaks and fine wines. Sign up to their mailing list online to qualify for 50% off in January.