We are open 11:00am until 9:30pm seven days a week.
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
- Dogs Welcome
- Outdoor Seating
- Dietary Needs Catered For
About Ambiente Tapas Leeds
We offer an extensive range of tasty, innovative Spanish & Mediterranean themed dishes served in a stylish & contemporary setting - with a hint of rustic charm thrown in.
Our menu presents a wide selection of tapas which sees old favourites like Patatas Bravas and Calamares alongside some more unusual dishes that explore our interest in fusion, Albondigas (meatballs) served in a creamy lemongrass & chilli sauce, or our Morcilla (blackpudding) scotch eggs being two such examples. Whatever your likes or dislikes and regardless of how adventurous you are, we are confident that we can guarantee a really memorable dining experience at Ambiente. In addition to this we offer a daily Lunch & Brunch menu which features our own interpretations of classic breakfasts from around the world, alongside some more familiar old favourites.
Our range of mostly Spanish wines is extensive and includes organic & vegan options. Our selection criteria for these wines is always based on quality, so you can be confident that whatever your taste one of our wines will fit the bill.
As for our espresso-based coffee, we use a combination of freshly roasted & blended Arabica beans from York's own Coffee Emporium with a classic Italian La Spaziale espresso machine to produce coffees with an outstanding depth of flavour. All our teas and hot chocolates are fairly traded too. But don't take our word for it - come & find out for yourself!
We are committed to offering a comprehensive choice to vegetarians & vegans as well as meat eaters, and we can also cater for anyone with specific dietary requirements (gluten free, dairy free etc) - just mention as you book or when you come in and we will be pleased to go through our menu with you.
Service With A Smile As Always 😁👌 Food Outstanding, Atmosphere Just Perfect. Thanks Again Guys x
Amazing food especially the belly pork! Great atmosphere great location and dog friendly... superb
Lovely food and atmosphere.
Our server was excellent, asked about allergies straight away which was a huge help. The food was gorgeous as per usual, our regards to the chef. Was a perfect evening x
The food was excellent but service wasnt great the staff were pleasant enough but after being seated at 715pm we were not approached to order drinks until almost 740pm. A table seated next to us that arrived 15 minutes after we did were approached to order drinks before us. It was busy but I would have expected to at least have drink ordered shortly after arriving. Food was great though.
The service was very quick which was good, but we would have liked the different tapas to come separately!
Great place for eating with friends or family . Enjoyed a birthday meal here and staff attentive and friendly . Delicious food and drinks . Highly recommend
We had a lovely afternoon and the food was beautiful.
Unfortunately Ambiente only seems to be a former shadow of what it once was; we have regularly visit this restaurant over the last few years but this last visit will likely be our last. The menu appears to have shrunk significantly, there was once a formidable selection of meats to choose from, now you seem extremely limited. In addition, our last visit, 4 of the menu items were unavailable, all meats and all something which we'd of wanted to try. We were informed that this was due to them being 'popular' dishes, which isn't surprising due to the lack of menu options. If they're known as popular and the restaurant is out of 4 dishes at 8am, something isn't really working. If you're booking, book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. With the addition of some popular tapas chains coming to leeds over the next 6 months I think it's unlikely we'll revisit while the menu is in it's current state.
Good as usual, but I disliked the contraction of the menu to exclude some of my favourites: morcilla; bisteka; pulpo; and some others. Several, listed on this page, have been deleted from the new menu. To my taste, it has become a little too 'veggie', and needs to return to dead fish and animals.
Fab place fab food - love it there!
All food was delicious, lovely environment and really friendly, helpful staff!
Dined on Saturday night, the restaurant was out of a lot of dishes but I was only told this after I ordered. One of the dishes I ordered, I was only told the kitchen was out of this after waiting for it for around 20 minutes. I was given a complimentary brownie due to the hassle but it was sickly (brownies should not be served with caramel sauce). I won’t be returning
Gorgeous food, bustling atmosphere like you’d expect in a Tapas. Fantastic flat iron steak! Not a fan on the sherry😬. Will definitely be back when we’re in Leeds.
Really lovely experience and delicious food
Came here For my birthday with some friends on a Thursday late afternoon so it wasn’t busy .. we did wait quite a while and eventually asked could we order some drinks and food.. the lady who was serving us was possibly Spanish and was maybe a bit of a language barrier , once the food came (came quickly no complaints there) when we went to pay there was one or 2 issues as I had a birthday offer , the same lady was unable to do sonething on the till so she called her manager , instead of standing there and help her finish the transaction she was clearly struggling with they went away and then if I may not be mistaken looked like she was being told off when she went for help a second time, to then when the manager eventually finished the transaction my friend asked for her receipt which he ignored her and then told her he would not be able to reprint. I, being a manager and working in customer service just thought he was rude , other than that the service from the lady was good, she was very friendly and clearly just needed some training. The manager on the other hand or supervisor if it was may need a customer service refresher !
On my birthday i came with my fiance although the staff were friendly they were not completely attentive. One of our tapas dishes came completely cold... we eventually managed to tell a server and they said is most definitely shouldn't be and sent it back. By the time it arrived we had completely finished our meal and been waiting a short while so seemed a little odd... like having it for dessert!! The waiter just mostly laughed awkwardly even my fiance pointed this out. Nothing else was said ir don't to apologise for this so i felt quite disappointed for my birthday meal. Also my fiance told me he wrote an email and it was ignored. I probably won't be returning in regards to this now.
Lovely restaurant, top service
Thank you Ambiente Leeds! I visited mid afternoon on a Saturday and was given a window table by the river, as per my request. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable - they helped my friend with dietary requirements to find the right tapas. I will definitely be visiting again and soon.
Delicious food and excellent service.
Such a lovely place to eat. Would highly recommend.
Love this place. The food is gorgeous and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I have a daughter studying at Leeds university which gives us the Perfect excuse to visit. 😃
Fabulous menu, great choice of food, good service. The only negative I would say is that the sangria is quite pricey
Excellent service as always this is our favourite place to eat in Leeds because of the service
We ordered from the menu del dia and the quality of the food was really good. After La Tasca closed a few years ago we have missed a 'go to' place for great tapas, and we now feel we have got our go to place back again. The quality of food is very consistent.