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New head chef appointed to switch things up with towering burgers, sharing starters and a quick bite

Local hangout nestled on Leeds Dock, The Canary, has switched up its food offering with a new head chef and a “no fuss, just the good stuff” menu – with sticky chicken wings, stacked-to-the-max burgers, and super-saucy mac ‘n’ cheese bites on the menu.

The dock’s bright yellow container, stroke bar & kitchen, which opened in 2021, has appointed new head chef, Joe Kamsose, formerly of Dock 29 and All Work and Social, to put his own tasty twist on classic grub.

Flipping the former Mexican offering on its head, The Canary, has announced a new “good stuff” menu direction which encourages casual dining, last mac ‘n’ cheese ball grabbing, sticky BBQ finger licking, great times with friends, without the fuss.

On the sharing eats menu, The Canary is servin’ up the likes of fiery jalapeño poppers, mac ‘n’ cheese bites, and crispy chicken tenders with spicy mayo, chipotle mayo or house sauce - perfect for dipping! Or choose from 6, 8, or 12 chicken wings served with sticky BBQ or tangy buffalo sauce – straight up, good stuff.

AND six new burgers, sandwiched between soft brioche buns, dripping in homemade sauce, topped with Swiss cheese and served with house or spicy fries. Veggie option, the mushroom burger, is served with a juicy portobello mushroom, loaded between a pretzel bun and topped with vegan cheese and a delicious mayo alternative.

Looking for something lighter? Now on the menu is a selection of BIG bowl salads, including the spicy beef salad and the halloumi and avocado salad. PLUS everyone’s favourite quick lunch bite, the filled panini (and wraps) served from 11:30-15:00 everyday of the week.

Paired perfectly with picturesque waterside views and locally brewed beers including Northern Monk and Kirkstall, The Canary, is split over two floors and offers a seated outdoor terrace area, perfect for soaking up the sunshine. Plus signature cocktails lovingly created with local spirits including Leeds Gin and Libations Rum, as well as coffee from North Star Coffee.

The Canary also hosts a new interactive quiz night every Wednesday from 19:30 with prizes to be won, plus Sunday Sessions featuring live acoustic sets with local musicians.

Available for private hire, The Canary’s terrace space is bookable with two set menu options for either £22.50 or £28 per person, with lots of sharing options.

Alice Hendrys, General Manager at The Canary Bar said: "Over the past year, The Canary has become the go-to spot for Leeds Dock locals and beyond, offering a space for lunchtime bites, after-work drinks and laid-back weekend socialising.

“Our live music performances and weekly quizzes are now staple nights on the dock; this year we aim to create an even better experience and events schedule for the local community.

“We've just launched a brand-new food menu, an after-work drinks social, and are very excited to welcome new and familiar faces back to the bar."

The new menu is now available at The Canary, bookings can be made here


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