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The Lock, Leeds

The Lock is a good addition to DoubleTree by Hilton, and to the Granary Wharf area.

Found in Granary Wharf, Leeds, The Lock is a bar and restaurant offering up relaxed, waterside dining and drinking. I ate an evening meal there whilst staying at DoubleTree by Hilton, and had a great time. The canal views are fantastic, and there’s a large outside seating area for sunny, warm days, with heaters for when it gets a bit cooler.

The Lock, Granary Wharf, Leeds

Inside, it’s open, modern, and welcoming. I love this chap’s face on the wall. He is the face of The Lock…

The Lock, Granary Wharf, Leeds

Food-wise, the menu is fairly simple, but it does have some interesting options alongside the more traditional bar choices. As well as starters and main courses etc. there’s also a selection of flatbreads, and they sound delicious – spiced Dartmouth crab with avocado, for example – perfect for a quick lunch.

We started our meal by sharing plates of chicken tacos and salt and pepper squid.

The Lock, Granary Wharf, Leeds

The chicken tacos were fantastic, and the portion size was really generous – I would have happily had that plateful on its own as a lunch option. The soft taco was packed with fresh salad and pickles giving crunch and zest to the strips of chicken. I loved it.

The Lock, Granary Wharf, Leeds

The squid, however, was a little over-cooked for me. The battered outer was brilliantly crunchy, but the squid within was a little too firm and chewy, which was a shame.

The Lock, Granary Wharf, Leeds

My main was sea bass fillets, on a mountain of samphire and with spiced prawns. I’d ordered a side of mash, which I just didn’t touch because there was plenty of food without it. The sea bass was perfectly cooked and the samphire added to the seasoning, and it all had a buttery deliciousness to it. A fantastic dish.

My friend had the cod and salmon fishcake with a perfectly poached egg. Again, really tasty and very generous. So generous, in fact, that we couldn’t fit in any pudding (WHAT).

The Lock, Leeds

The Lock is a good addition to DoubleTree by Hilton, and to the Granary Wharf area. The food is good quality and it’s tasty too. A lovely option for sunny days by the canal-side.

Read more about my stay at DoubleTree, Leeds, here and my review of the Sky Lounge Brunch Menu here.

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