Leeds restaurant legends opens in Ripon

Guy Martin-Laval, owner of La Grillade, with Alan Bennett.
Guy Martin-Laval, owner of La Grillade, with Alan Bennett.
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A legendary Yorkshire restaurant scene has opened a new restaurant in Ripon.

Guy Martin-Laval, who ran the legendary La Grillade in Wellington Street in Leeds for more than 30 years, has relocated his award-winning restaurant to Kirkgate in the shadow of Ripon Cathedral.

La Grillade’s new premises in Kirkgate offer around 60 covers plus private dining space.

He said: “By buying the finest and freshest products available in Yorkshire, coupled with employing the most highly-trained and caring staff, we believe that the experience of dining at our restaurant will be memorable and unique. At La Grillade, in Ripon as in Leeds, the customer comes first.”

La Grillade established a tremendous reputation on Leeds, where the cream of West Yorkshire’s business, media and legal community met to eat, drink, talk and - above all - to relax in the most congenial of surroundings.

Mr Martin-Laval has promised to repeat this formula in Ripon.