Bengal Brasserie expansion heats up with Leeds launch

Fabian Hamilton, MP for Leeds North East; Malik Dobir, director, Bengal Brasserie; Helen Green, Town Centre Securities

A spicy new addition to Leeds’ flourishing city centre restaurant scene has opened its doors.

The Yorkshire-based independent Bengal Brasserie restaurant group, which specialises in Indian and Bengali food, has launched its 120-cover licensed eatery in a refurbished 3,600 sq ft premises on Merrion Way close to Leeds Arena.

Serving up authentic Bengali and Indian food with a modern slant, this is the group’s fifth Bengal Brasserie restaurant.

House specialities include freshly prepared murg mohoni, chicken deshi and a range of korai dishes created by executive chef, both British fusion chef of the year and Asian chef of the year winner Mohon Miah, who has been with the business since its launch in 1992.

Bengal Brasserie director Malik Dobir said: “We are excited to finally open the new restaurant, which is our largest so far, and we are really looking forward to welcoming customers through the doors.
“Each of our restaurants has its own individual character but our new Leeds city centre is especially exciting because we have gone a little bit further to create something really special that we hope will make it into a destination restaurant that people will seek out for a really excellent gastronomic experience.”

Helen Green, associate director at Merrion Centre owner Town Centre Securities said: “We are delighted to welcome Malik and the Bengal Brasserie team to Merrion.  Bengal Brasserie has been established in Yorkshire for over 25 years and I know his customers are delighted that he has finally opened a restaurant here in Leeds city centre.  It has been worth the wait as the new premises are stunning, and Bengal Brasserie is a definite great new addition to our already varied range of restaurants and bars.”

Bengal Brasserie has sister restaurants in Haddon Road in Kirkstall, Roundhay Road in North Leeds, Goodramgate in York and Victoria Street in Wetherby.