Steak restaurant operator Flat Iron has announced plans to launch a 110-cover restaurant in Leeds city centre next month.
The London-based firm has plans to turn the former Church Institute building on the corner of Albion Place and Lands Lane into a two-floor venue. Its menu will feature the brand’s signature Flat Iron steak and bearnaise cheeseburger as well as sides such as truffled macaroni cheese, crispy bone marrow garlic mash and beef dripping chips.
Leeds customers will also be able to choose from a drinks menu featuring wine, cocktails and local draught beers. The restaurant will offer Flat Iron’s own Malbec, which is blended using grapes from the Limoux area of the Languedoc in southern France.
Flat Iron says it has roots in the north stretching back more than 10 years with its own herd of cattle reared by beef farmer Charles Ashbridge based above Sutton Bank near Thirsk. The farm is being used to produce British Wagyu.
Flat Iron’s head of Beef, Fred Smith said: “Yorkshire is the home of our Flat Iron herd, so it felt only natural to open a Flat Iron in Leeds with our very own beef just a few miles away. We’re really looking forward to bringing great steak to the North and welcome new guests to the Flat Iron family.”
Flat Iron was launched by Charlie Carroll in 2012 as a pop-up above a pub in East London and set out to make steak dining more affordable. The chain now has 12 restaurants across London, including Flat Iron butchery in Covent Garden and the 15ft wood-fired spit in Shoreditch, as well as one restaurant in Cambridge.
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