We are open 11:00am until 9:30pm seven days a week.
- Gluten Free Available
- Business Lunch
- Easy Access
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.
Enjoyed the food; there were lots of options to chose from. We were really happy that we were welcomed to order more tapas at our leisure rather than being rushed out.
The food was lovely and the atmosphere relaxed and conducive to conversation. Staff were happy to let our large group stay for several hours. We were only disappointed by our coffees- 2 people could not finish theirs (said the flavour was awful); and one had to be sent back due to being nearly cold when served. The bill was calculated incorrectly at first (5 children were charged full price instead of half price on the set menu, adding an extra £57 to the bill) but fortunately we spotted this and it was politely corrected.
Excellent meal really enjoyed it
Lovely food Friendly service BUT after we had had our “mains” no one seemed aware nor offered us the dessert menu or coffee, or cleared the table despite the fact that the restaurant was nearly empty. We had to get up and ask and the coffee took so long to serve that one Sheffield friends did not have time to have their drink as they had to dash to get their train the coffee took so long.However, I think thus was probs a one off and wouldn’t stop me going back. As a beer enthusiast I think it would be good to see some small Spanish microbreweries featured and a few of our own here in Yorkshire although I was happy to see Black Sheeep offered.
We had a very enjoyable evening and the food was fantastic. The only thing that didn't make this a 5 star night was the Service. We had to ask to give someone a drinks order and then again to have the menu explained to us. When the wine came it was just 'plonked' on the table with no option to taste or to have it poured. Just a bit disappointing but food was fantastic.
Fantastic food, fantastic service
Food was fantastic, unfortunately the white Sangria we had was not like any I've ever had and was not enjoyable we sent the first one back because it wasn't drinkable they did bring another one which was a little better, no fruit in it though. Service was also very good would go again just pick a different drink.
Fantastic meal- the food was amazing, perfect atmosphere and the service was spot on. We will definitely be back!
Absolutely great as usual!
Great meal, good service, thank you
The service was excellent, our waiter was extremely friendly, polite and efficient. The food and wine were amazing! My biggest criticism would be that the restaurant was absolutely freezing! It wouldn't stop me coming back as everything else was great but it would be nice not to be cold whilst eating
Cant fault it. Highly recommended dining experience.
Although when I got here I was welcomed and seated quickly I found that when it came to ordering drinks or asking for bills dessert menus the service wasn’t great I waited 15 min to get someone to get me the bill after I had finished and things had been cleaned away. This is the only downfall though . Everything else was perfect.
Fantastic food - the mussels and chorizo and potato dishes were particularly good. Great value for money and good ambience. Probably the best tapas in Leeds!
This is my 3rd visit to the leeds restaurant. I've also been to both york restaurants. They are all fantastic.
Waiting staff were amazing and offered advice and options. We asked to choose the dishes for our group of 6 and matches 21 dishes perfectly. The broccoli was amazing
Couldn't fault it. Everyone in my group really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and it made the evening.
Great evening with friends. Delicious food. Good choice of dishes. Efficient service. Will definitely return soon.
Delicious food Very good wine Polite efficient staff
This is the first time we have visited Ambiente and we enjoyed it greatly. The food was lovely, service great and we felt the time between courses etc. was spot on.As usual, after leaving, we asked ourselves what we thought and we agreed that we would return without any hesitation. Many thanks to all the staff. Tim and Elaine
Lovely meal on Saturday evening with 5 friends. The food was really lovely, all freshly cooked. Nice atmosphere but it did get a little loud on occasion. Would definitely eat here again.
Excellent customer service and delicious food, will recommend to others
Gorgeous food served by lovely staff. We had a great eveningv
Great food and an excellent service. Will definitely recommend
Hi booked Ambiente on the basis of never having had Tapas before and trip advisor ratings seemed positive overall. Not easy to locate was the first issue as no clear signage outside; staff very friendly but didn’t advise us well as we made it clear we have never had tapas before and so left to our own devices to make a choice. Chose mixed wheels for starter, both meat and vegetarian for choice between us, very much same all the way through bread piece with a tomatoe spread on top with the different extra toppings, not very nice I am afraid. The main was a selection from the grill menu, again not knowing much about Tapas portion size between two not exiting, virtually enough to call them tasters, had a long wait for last plate to the stage of not really wanting it as the other plates had been finished a good ten minutes before. Tapenade had a strange after taste too in my opinion. All in all £60.90 for two with two glasses of wine and one soft drink. It did allow us, in our 50’s, to make a clear decision that Ambiente was not a restaurant we would be returning too and Tapas is not something that excited us to want to try it again. So in conclusion, friendly staff, nice atmosphere but slightly expensive and poor food. David and Jackie.