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The Pit - Leeds City Centre image
The Pit - Leeds City Centre image
The Pit - Leeds City Centre image
The Pit - Leeds City Centre image
The Pit - Leeds City Centre image

2 for 1 at The Pit - Leeds City Centre

One of the newest additions to the ever-popular Arc Inspirations family, The Pit on central Leeds’s lively Merrion Street is now offering ravenous tastecard members the opportunity to feast on top-quality Southern BBQ style burgers, steaks and ribs, as well as vibrant Mexican food. Sourced locally, before being slowly cooked on a low heat in the American style, the succulent, prime quality meat on offer at The Pit is bound to have you returning time and time again.

Despite The Pit’s rough ‘n’ ready American gold mining theme, complete with the tagline, ‘Mind Your Head…’, the restaurant is far from filthy inside. This laid-back lower-ground floor bar has pristine surfaces illuminated by low hanging bulbs, and friendly service enjoyed by a mostly young and stylish clientele.

Expect to leave with your stomach bulging full of comfort food from the Deep South and Mexico. The menu features southern style BBQ chicken smothered in American sausage gravy, the melt-in-your-mouth Boston butt – a plate full of pulled pork, blackened sweet onions, smashed apple sauce, crisp smoked streaky bacon served on corn bread with slaw - and the sweet and sticky Hickory-smoked baby back ribs. There’s also mac ‘n’ cheese creations, and plenty of burritos, tacos and nacho plates perfect for sharing.

The Pit Burgers, however, are the main event. Served on large plates with a choice of normal or sweet potato fries, the Ultimate Cheese and Bacon Burger - a bacon and pork burger served with chipotle mayonnaise, Monterey Jack cheese, beer battered onion rings and BBQ sauce – is sure to satisfy your meat cravings and cure even the most furious of hangovers. If you’re up for a real challenge, try test the steeliness of your stomach with the Pit Master: a towering meat offering, stacked high with a beef burger, bacon, pulled pork, chicken, Monterey Jack cheese and beer battered onion rings.

With cosy booth seating, a vibrant drinks menu, and even a den area complete with a ping-pong table, The Pit has everything you and your friends, family or date will need for hours of fun. Surrounded by some of the coolest bars in Leeds, The Pit has become so popular that three sibling restaurants have opened in suburbs of the city: if you’re not feeling like a trip into the city centre, try Headlingley, Harrogate or Chapel Allerton’s branches of this American gem, also on tastecard.

Important Information

Please Note: Drinks are not included. The offer is not valid on bank holidays or special celebration days such as, but not limited to, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day. This tastecard deal is available on the a la carte menu only. Children's meals are not included.

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The Pit - Leeds City Centre
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Marc said "Yesss
Again... Loved it..!!!"
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Mandy said "The pit
Absolutely superb went on a Sunday night it was quiet ordered ribs and tachos then steak and..."
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Mel said
" Banging nosh"
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Marc said
" Shannon is ace and hotttttttt"
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Amy said "Great Food!
Came yesterday for lunch and got the Mexican 1/2 chicken - most delicious meal I've had in..."
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" Amazing cocktails and large choice. Great food and massive portions, really filling and quick..."
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Woodys said "Great Food Excellent Service
We were served by 2 young girls who were excellent and polite
They explained menu..."
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Helen said "Fantastic
Came for an early meal before heading to a concert.

Lovely greeting and shown to..."
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test1 said
" MEAT"
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Janet said
" Had a fabulous lunch with my daughter today. Excellent service and food. Will definitely return."
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Frankie said "Tip Top!
I have absolutely Nothing bad to say about this place. They have a great menu, great music and..."
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Xander said
" Service, food, atmosphere, drinks, all great!"
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Sam said "Great service
The waitress and the chef were fantastic. I have multiple allergies (gluten and dairy), most of..."
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" Excellent easy to use card"
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" Really enjoyable service & excellent food"
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  • Marc said: "Yesss
    Again... Loved it..!!! "
    Posted 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • Mandy said: "The pit
    Absolutely superb went on a Sunday night it was quiet ordered ribs and tachos then steak and pulled pork burger outstanding I cannot fault the service nor the food I travel all over Europe on business and eat rather well and I was very surprised that this place is better than most I have had the pleasure to eat in superb "
    Posted 2 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Mel said:
    " Banging nosh "
    Posted 2 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Marc said:
    " Shannon is ace and hotttttttt "
    Posted 2 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Amy said: "Great Food!
    Came yesterday for lunch and got the Mexican 1/2 chicken - most delicious meal I've had in ages, along with brilliant service.

    Also cocktails were 241 so very happy!

    Worth every penny when used with the tastecard too "
    Posted 3 months, 27 days ago...
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  • " Amazing cocktails and large choice. Great food and massive portions, really filling and quick service. Steve was the best waiter ever, loving life. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Woodys said: "Great Food Excellent Service
    We were served by 2 young girls who were excellent and polite
    They explained menu brilliantly and what we could use the card on
    The food was really nice and the drinks superb
    We will return
    Thank you "
    Posted 5 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Helen said: "Fantastic
    Came for an early meal before heading to a concert.

    Lovely greeting and shown to our table. Menus arrived along with a specials list, plenty of choice for starters, mains and sides.

    Complimentary bowl of salted pop corn was a nice touch whilst waiting for the starter. Pork scratchings had a lovely crunch. A pit burger and one of the special Italian burgers for mains and we couldn't have been more pleased. Both exceeded expectation, with sweet potato fries neither lasted too long. I would certainly suggest that the Italian burger be put on the permanent menu!

    A dessert, absolutely, churros and a peanut butter brownie were ordered. Again lovely although the churros were a bit too greasy and over cooked but redeemed with the salted caramel type sauce.

    With 2 for 1 on cocktails the Pink 75 is a definite must and with the food being on a tastecard, a good value meal was very much enjoyed.

    Service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for Mitchell our waiter. "
    Posted 5 months, 12 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • test1 said:
    " MEAT "
    Posted 5 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Janet said:
    " Had a fabulous lunch with my daughter today. Excellent service and food. Will definitely return. "
    Posted 6 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Frankie said: "Tip Top!
    I have absolutely Nothing bad to say about this place. They have a great menu, great music and great drinks! Friendly staff and 10/10 atmosphere. Can't wait to come back! "
    Posted 8 months, 9 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Xander said:
    " Service, food, atmosphere, drinks, all great! "
    Posted 11 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Sam said: "Great service
    The waitress and the chef were fantastic. I have multiple allergies (gluten and dairy), most of the items on the menu have gluten in them but they went out of their way to make me variations which tasted really good. My friend enjoyed his meal too. Very tasty and good portions.

    The cocktails were also good (I went for rum cocktails). Their 2 for 1 cocktails offer does not require you to get the same cocktail nor get them at the same time (you don't want your ice melting) so if you have a tab open and order within the happy hour period the offer applies. Far more sensible. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 days ago...
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  • " Excellent easy to use card "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 3 days ago...
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  • " Really enjoyable service & excellent food "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 7 days ago...
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  • Marc said: "Yesss
    Again... Loved it..!!! "
    Posted 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • Mandy said: "The pit
    Absolutely superb went on a Sunday night it was quiet ordered ribs and tachos then steak and pulled pork burger outstanding I cannot fault the service nor the food I travel all over Europe on business and eat rather well and I was very surprised that this place is better than most I have had the pleasure to eat in superb "
    Posted 2 months, 8 days ago...
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  • Mel said:
    " Banging nosh "
    Posted 2 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Marc said:
    " Shannon is ace and hotttttttt "
    Posted 2 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Amy said: "Great Food!
    Came yesterday for lunch and got the Mexican 1/2 chicken - most delicious meal I've had in ages, along with brilliant service.

    Also cocktails were 241 so very happy!

    Worth every penny when used with the tastecard too "
    Posted 3 months, 27 days ago...
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  • " Amazing cocktails and large choice. Great food and massive portions, really filling and quick service. Steve was the best waiter ever, loving life. "
    Posted 4 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Woodys said: "Great Food Excellent Service
    We were served by 2 young girls who were excellent and polite
    They explained menu brilliantly and what we could use the card on
    The food was really nice and the drinks superb
    We will return
    Thank you "
    Posted 5 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Helen said: "Fantastic
    Came for an early meal before heading to a concert.

    Lovely greeting and shown to our table. Menus arrived along with a specials list, plenty of choice for starters, mains and sides.

    Complimentary bowl of salted pop corn was a nice touch whilst waiting for the starter. Pork scratchings had a lovely crunch. A pit burger and one of the special Italian burgers for mains and we couldn't have been more pleased. Both exceeded expectation, with sweet potato fries neither lasted too long. I would certainly suggest that the Italian burger be put on the permanent menu!

    A dessert, absolutely, churros and a peanut butter brownie were ordered. Again lovely although the churros were a bit too greasy and over cooked but redeemed with the salted caramel type sauce.

    With 2 for 1 on cocktails the Pink 75 is a definite must and with the food being on a tastecard, a good value meal was very much enjoyed.

    Service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for Mitchell our waiter. "
    Posted 5 months, 12 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • test1 said:
    " MEAT "
    Posted 5 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Janet said:
    " Had a fabulous lunch with my daughter today. Excellent service and food. Will definitely return. "
    Posted 6 months, 9 days ago...
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  • Frankie said: "Tip Top!
    I have absolutely Nothing bad to say about this place. They have a great menu, great music and great drinks! Friendly staff and 10/10 atmosphere. Can't wait to come back! "
    Posted 8 months, 9 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Xander said:
    " Service, food, atmosphere, drinks, all great! "
    Posted 11 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Sam said: "Great service
    The waitress and the chef were fantastic. I have multiple allergies (gluten and dairy), most of the items on the menu have gluten in them but they went out of their way to make me variations which tasted really good. My friend enjoyed his meal too. Very tasty and good portions.

    The cocktails were also good (I went for rum cocktails). Their 2 for 1 cocktails offer does not require you to get the same cocktail nor get them at the same time (you don't want your ice melting) so if you have a tab open and order within the happy hour period the offer applies. Far more sensible. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • " Excellent easy to use card "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 3 days ago...
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  • " Really enjoyable service & excellent food "
    Posted 1 year, 1 month, 7 days ago...
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