October 31, 2020

Our verdict: Dirty Martini Leeds officially opens its doors

Leeds’ glitterati celebrated the opening of premium cocktail bar, Dirty Martini, at the official launch event on Friday.

Party goers (the EatDrinkYorkshire team amongst them) sipped expertly crafted cocktails and danced the night away at the brand-new venue at 31 King Street, which is open until midnight Sunday-Wednesday, until 1am on Thursday, and until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Guests were treated to a delicious selection of cocktails and nibbles over the venue’s two floors, which feature glamorous bars on both the ground and the first floor, DJs every weekend and plenty of bookable spaces, Dirty Martini promises to be Leeds’ newest hotspot and last night has certainly put it on the map.

Stuart Grimson, General Manager of Dirty Martini Leeds, said: “We’re so excited to have opened Dirty Martini in Leeds and overwhelmed to have had so many people join us to celebrate our launch last night. We offer a brand-new approach to cocktail bars with our daily happy hour and feel so honoured to be a part of the Leeds community.”

Additionally, to celebrate its upcoming launch in Leeds, Dirty Martini has created an exclusive cocktail to add to Leeds’ menu – The White Rose Martini. 

Inspired by Yorkshire’s iconic emblem, the White Rose Martini consists of egg white, coconut water, rose water syrup, lemon juice, dandelion and burdock bitters, Slingsby Gin, garnished with a beautiful dried rosebud.  

The White Rose Martini will be available for a limited time only, exclusively at Dirty Martini Leeds (31 King Street, LS1 2HL).

Dirty Martini is famed for its glamorous interiors, extensive menu of bespoke martinis and cocktails, as well as its irresistible happy hour offer. With truly innovative flavour combinations such as the exotic Dragon Fruit & Pomegranate Martini and the vibrantly sweet Blood Orange & Vanilla Martini, as well as serving perfected cocktail favourites, such as the synonymous Dirty Martini or the refreshing Passionfruit Martini, it’s no wonder that the iconic menu is famous nationwide.

With seven bars around London, one in Cardiff and a Manchester venue launched last week, the Leeds venue is the brand’s second site in the north and is set to make a huge impact on the city’s late night food and drink offering.

EatDrinkYorkshire’s verdict:

Despite being absolutely ram-packed with people eager to sample Leeds’ very latest cocktail bar offering, the staff did a sterling job of keeping the drinks flowing (they’d obviously been well trained prior to the opening) without compromising once on the quality of the final product. Coupled with beautifully lush interiors and decor, Dirty Martini is well worth checking out.