Chow Down: It’s Back – Bigger and Better

Chow Down returns with a new Urban Garden, new Chow Down Brunch and Taco & Tequila Festival.

The new Urban Garden will be the largest garden in the City Centre. Chow Down will also feature an improved Tipple Cocktail Bar, a larger and tastier food selection, and new events like All Day Parties, Dog Social and more.

Pop-up restaurant Braizin’ Squad will take over the kitchen at the launch on 6 April and for the first half of Spring. Their open fire cooking earned them a mention in The Observer as serving one of the best Sunday Roasts. Chefs Jamie Marrion, Jordan Kaye, and Michal Marud have extensive experience with the Leeds hospitality scene, having previously worked at Ox Club and Stockdales of Yorkshire.

Jamie Marrion, Braizin’ Squad: “Keep your eyes peeled for us at Chow Down this spring. Expect smokey flavours, braised meats, all cooked over fire and regular specials as we like to keep everything fresh..” 

Braizin’ Squad L to R Jordan Kaye, Jamie Marrion and Michal Marud. Credit Chapter 81

The resident kitchens will be providing Leeds with its largest Sunday brunch service, complete with relaxing tunes, excellent coffee, and delicious brunch fare. From the Battle of the Burger to the Leeds Indie Food Wing Fest (May) to the summer’s special Taco & Tequila event and beyond, the food festival season is officially kicking off.

Bastards Bistro will return as resident after a successful Winter kitchen takeover. More food talent will include Archchi’s, Cluck n Dough, Colombo Street, Fire & Dough, Hoi Polloi Street Kitchen, Homeboy Pizza Co, Nasi Lemak, Nikos Comfort Kitchen, Little Bao Boy, Little Red Food Cluck, Shoot The Bull and Sri Non Thai. 

Entertainment this year will include Dog Social, Bingo Lingo’s, Floating Arts and Guilty Pleasures. Internationally recognised DJs as well as top local talent will take over the decks right through the summer and the all-day parties will see some special guests. 

Chow Down: Cuban Bros. Credit Chapter 81.

Matt Long, Founder Chow Down and New Citizens:  “With the opening of our brand-new urban garden, which will be the ideal spot to soak up the sun this summer, I expect a very busy season. In addition to our own Taco & Tequila weekender, we will be hosting a number of new events this season, such as Guilty Pleasures, Floating Art, the Battle of the Burger, the Wings fest in collaboration with Leeds Indie Food, and the Wings fest.”

Bookings for Chow Down go on sale Friday 17th March via the website. Chow Down is here till August but bookings will only be available until May 

Launching Easter week
Thursday 6th April
Opening Hours: 2023
Thursday 17:00 – 23:00
Friday 17:00 – 23:00
Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 11:00 – 18:00

Cover photograph Chow Down. Credit Chapter 81.

Leeds Living