Set in the heart of the picturesque and trendy suburb of Ilkley, on the outskirts of Leeds, Quinta Bar & Grill is a restaurant which continues to grow and grow in reputation. Mediterranean food is its forte, with a menu inspired by Italian, Spanish and French flavours, and of course an emphasis on great steaks and fresh fish. It couldn’t be easier to reach – just yards from Ilkley train station on Wells Road – so you’ve no excuse not to book a table now.
The food of the Mediterranean is well-known and well-loved by the people of West Yorkshire. We’ve all been to that part of the world – whether it be Faliraki, Lloret, Magaluf or any of the other high-quality holiday destinations enjoyed by Brits – and experienced the Mediterranean diet first hand. Leeds foodies will be happy to know then, that they can have a taste of the Med in Ilkley, in the form of Quinta Bar & Grill on Wells Road, just a short walk from Ilkley station, where they can sample the delights of the region without ever leaving Yorkshire.
The Mediterranean menu is packed with fruits of the mer, and when the mer in question is the Med, you can be sure the quality is high. Lobster ravioli, piri-piri grilled prawns and grilled mackerel are just some of the options, and they are accompanied by their land-lubbing cousins in the form of crispy pork belly, chicken and tarragon mousse and a wide range of superb steaks. Quinta in Ilkley is just dipping a toe in the waters of the Med, but it continues to delight the diners of Leeds: book a table now to experience it for yourself.
A really good meal in pleasant surroundings with excellent unobtrusive service. The cod was delicious as was the chocolate fondant sweet. The extras - chocolates at the end of the meal were a nice surprise.
Food was excellent, the beef wellington best I've ever had. All the party loved their food, service also excellent, made to feel very welcome, will definitely be going back.
Excellent ambience and warm welcome from the maitre’d, great service, and well constructed menu delivering super food which is very well presented. A must visit when in Ilkley.
We had an early evening meal after shopping and we were greeted by the owner of the restaurant who made us very welcome although we we the only couple in it soon filled up creating a good atmosphere our chosen meals arrived and our plates were duly emptied - very tasty indeed One scallop and one pigeon starter followed by two venison and one blackberry soufflé accompanied with a nice shiraz topped with port and whisky. We will definitely return.
This was the 4th or 5th time we have eaten at Quinta and we were again not disappointed in anything, a warm welcome, efficient and appropriate service and lovely things to eat and drink. My sister in law was particularly impressed that her fish was done to perfection, crispy skin and succulent flesh. We all ate from the early bird menu but there was a also wide choice on the main menu and a choice of lobster specials. It was a Monday night and therefore quiet which was also a benefit as we needed space to talk, but even when busy, Quinta, with its windows at either end does not feel crowded.
A relatively quiet Tuesday evening but still a nice atmosphere with good music at just the right level. Service was very attentive as usual, not pushy, and after the meal we were untroubled as we sat and chatted for ages before finally sorting the bill. Most importantly, the food was great. It's not a massive choice on the menu but I take that to be a good sign, that the food is prepared as ordered. And the complimentary bread balls and butter are really tasty too.
A very enjoyable evening with excellent food and good service. The smoked haddock chowder was the best I have had since visiting New England many years ago. All the dishes were well-presented and dishes intended to be hot we're just that, hot... but the freshness of the ingredients so apparent. Other diners were clearly also enjoying their experience. Only very slight negative was that the background music is atmospheric but sometimes just a little too loud & having to speak louder to each other. Quinta has a good chef In its kitchen and the front of house management is also good and welcoming.
Lovely atmosphere, had the tempura prawns to start which were fantastic followed by the Vension fillet from the special menu. The meat was cooked perfectly and very tender, asked to swap the roasted parsnip as I don’t like it, which was no problem at all! At the end of the meal the waiting staff brought a free shot and plate of homemade fudge for my birthday - a great finishing touch and felt very looked after throughout the night. We will definitely return!
An excellent meal -Saturday dinner. My wife started with piri-piri prawns which were very good and I started with scallops which I thoroughly enjoyed. For main course I had roast cod with ratatouille and sautee potatoes and my wife had the rib-eye steak on a granite slab with chips. Both were first class. Desserts were lemon possett for me (delicious) and chocolate fondant, which I didn't get to taste as it had gone in no time. With two glasses of wine, two coffees and two bottles of water the bill came to £94, good value. Service was good.
The food is great - the menu is not as huge as in some places, but what they cook they cook really well. The service is spot on, and the restaurant has a lovely relaxed atmosphere, with some background music but not intrusive. It manages to have an intimate feeling even though it's open plan - they have not tried to cram in too many tables. Not cheap but not expensive either for the best eating.