Bibis, Leeds


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If you’re still going strong after forty years, chances are you’re doing something right. The same could be said for bar and restaurant Bibis – forty years in Leeds city centre and still unrivalled in the Italian dining stakes.

Besides its stellar reputation, it’s also got a special place in the hearts of eHarmony couple Jean and John. “We love the surroundings – all the mirrors and chandeliers. And more importantly it’s where we decided we wanted to be with each other,” says Jean. After dinner John came back to mine and stayed the rest of the weekend, and now we go back every year.”

Jean and John bibis

It makes a great anniversary destination too – there are so many dishes on the menu it’ll take you years to try it all. And with their Showtime evenings you can catch a new live tribute act every week, performing anything from Soul, Jazz and Motown to today’s chart toppers.


The food is essentially Italian, but that doesn’t stop the first-rate chefs straying a little further in their culinary influences – with things like Honey Glazed Ham Hock served with Parmesan mash. Don’t worry – they’ve got all of the Italian classics too with lasagnes, pastas and pizzas to pick from.

The decor is straight out of the 1920s with Art-Deco detailing wherever you look. So, if you fancy a little Gatsby glamour on your first date, there’s nowhere better.

Book your table, show or just scroll through their seriously impressive photo gallery –

Bibis Italianissimo,
Criterion Place,
Sovereign Street,
Tel: 0113 243 0905

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