Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti Leeds officially opens on Monday 11th July.

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Ricci’s Tapas & Cicchetti Leeds officially opens on Monday 11th July.

Exclusive: New restaurant, cocktail bar and secret gin den join Leeds’ financial district

City Buzz can exclusively reveal that Ricci’s Tapas and Cicchetti and adjoining cocktail bar 53 Degrees North will open in Leeds next month.

It will join the likes of nearby tapas neighbours La Rambla and Iberica after snapping up a site at Grade II-listed Goodbard House, on the corner of East Parade and Infirmary Street in the heart of the city’s financial district.

Speaking to City Buzz, restauranteur Michael Ricci, who owns three sites in Halifax, said: “It was the obvious next step for us and it felt like the right time to come to Leeds.

“Over the last nine months I have noticed more of a buzz in the city.
The new site at Goodbard House. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

“It has such a vibrant social scene that is constantly evolving.

“You see other big names moving into the area and it gives everyone a bit of comfort knowing that it is on the up.