We are open 11:00am until 9:30pm seven days a week.
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
- Dogs Welcome
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
2nd visit this week for Eat Leeds Restaurant Week.... the fact we went here twice in one week says it all and we were not disappointed again, highly recommended
We ordered 7 dishes and at no time were we advised that staggering our order may have been a good idea. consequently 7 dishes of food all arrived at the same time resulting in several of them being luke warm by the time we came to eat them. Also not good value compared to my other tapas experiences.
Delicious food and excellent service! The restaurant's atmosphere is lovely and the patio faces the river.
As it was Eat Leeds week it was excellent value for money. The young lady who served us was excellent and so was the food particularly the squid which was beautiful and as good as I have had in Greece.
Surprisingly, fantastic food and service, atmosphere was lacking but it was early evening on a Tuesday. The tapas was some of the best we have had and will be back to have some of the same and to try others.
We decided to try this for the Eat Leeds Restaurant Week.... what a gem! Great food, good sized portions and alll the dishes we chose were very tasty, the Sherry flight was good value too, would definitely recommend and we will be back!
The skirt steak was absolutely amazing. Your homemade chimmi churi was the perfect balance to the flavour of the steak. Also, the chorizo in the paella was a real treat of spiced sausage. Unlike many in the UK that are only favoured with paprika, yours has a great complexity. The server was delightful and very helpful in deciding dishes. The only minor criticism was that the prawns in the paella tasted bland like frozen ones do, this only minor as the paella it self had nice balance as a whole. All in all was great and would come again, next time with friends.
The waiter, Rob, made the night. Extremely helpful and funny. Couldn’t of been any better. Food was great and reasonably priced.
Were here on the Eat Leeds deal , 3 tapas for £10. A shame 2 dishes were sold out , but what we had was delicious. Especially the beef skirt and meatballs dishes. Service was v friendly and efficient , couldn't fault it. Would definitely reccomend .
Amazing Food and Venue
as always very good all round
Great restaurant with good quality food but the portions can be small given the prices of the meat and fish items in particular, and that its tapas so you are ordering multiple items. Recommended but a bit expensive.
We enjoyed the food, drinks and service so much on the Friday visit that we came back on Saturday. Was really impressed by the quality of the food and the knowledge and friendliness of the staff.
Lovely setting next to canal especially on a sunny day. Internal decor also good. Only issue was that some seating is right next to the doors to the outside so they were constantly being opened and closed which got a little disruptive, especially when seated right next to them. Food on the whole was good however the potatoes in one dish were very undercooked. It was busy and the restaurant opens at 12, we got there for 1 so I got the impression this restaurant isn't used to being busy so soon after opening so they didn't seem very well prepared for it. We had to wait 30 minutes to be served our food. We will dine again but on an evening where it is hoped the food will be cooked through properly and service will be a little quicker.
Very tasty food great service mushroom and goats cheese and lamb dishes highly recommend
We were celebrating my step daughter’s 21st on this sunny Friday and the table we had booked was really cramped and in a dingy corner, where we felt a but oppressed. Your lovely front of house waitress was happy to move us to a bright table without making it difficult, which started the night brilliantly. From there it just got better. We have a coeliac member of our family, and the gluten free options were clearly marked on the allergen menu, the food was beautiful and the drinks were plentiful and all brought at a lovely pace, not all at once like some tapas places. We loved our evening. Thank you Ambiente Leeds!
We really enjoyed our evening with you - thank you
Overall the experience was OK. Service good and friendly, the place was OK, the food was definitely nice but my lasting impression was that it was overpriced for what it was. I mean nice food but not amazing nice. The £6.95 dishes should have been £5 and the £4.50 dishes say £3.50 just as a basic example of what I think they were worth. Also some of the portions were truly 2 mouthfuls and that was it which made the price paid more questionable. Plenty of people there so I very much doubt the owners care less about what I think and that's fair enough. I wouldn't not recommend the place but then neither would I mention it. For me, there are better and better value places to go and eat but everyone has their favourites naturally. Interestingly though, the people that said to give the place a try and make my own mind up had similar thoughts and feelings as the ones I've written so I think there's something to be said. Thanks.
Great place to go, great food and friendly and funny staff.
We have been many times to Ambiente and it is always delicious. The value for money is just so good and the portion sizes are generous. The staff knowledge is the highest it can be and they have menus for each allergy, which is helpful to check back on, especially when my friend is quite food sensitive. It will not be my last visit!!
Amazing food, great service and love the outdoor seating! Will be back
We had a fabulous night food was lovely and our waiter was too thank you for sorting out the lovely window table will be back very soon . Kind regards Debra
Thank you for accommodating our team outing. My apologies for the changing numbers and late communication which your team managed without complaint. The food was excellent and the whole experience meant a long standing colleague left on a high note.
excellent food and lovely atmosphere,it is our favourite venue in Leeds we have being here 6 times and can`t wait to come back again.
Fab food great atmosphere really enjoyable evening we will definitely return