Vice & VirtueModern British
At Vice & Virtue, cocktails are a savvy delight, the tasting menus are a sprightly revelation – and it would be a sin not to appreciate both. While the location is hardly heavenly – squeezed into an odd wedge of a building overlooking the A64 with a colossal new student-housing tower on its way to blotting out the sun – this unexpected venue is home to the finest service in Leeds. There’s an excellent standalone bar, full of treats while food by chef/patron Luke Downing and his questing young brigade is fiendishly complex. Seasonal delights could include orange blossom eclair with a Yorkshire Blue cheese sauce, fermented little gem lettuce, rabbit and marjoram dumplings and a ‘not cheese’ course of creamed goat’s cheese and almond foam. For those who appreciate the good things in life.