Established in 1999, Arc Inspirations opened its first bar, The Arc in Headingley, Leeds in 2000. Within three years, The Box and Trio Bar & Grill both in Headingley were launched along with Zed in Chapel Allerton, Leeds. In 2004, The Hub was opened, the company's second bar in Chapel Allerton. 2006 saw the launch of the first bar outside Leeds, Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate. In October 2007, Napa Bar & Kitchen was launched in Roundhay, Leeds. May 2008 saw the opening of Kobe in Horsforth, Leeds, the company’s eighth venture and there are of course plans for more.
The first bar in Headingley to break away from the stereotypical Headingley pub with its glass front and contemporary design, The Arc brings relaxed glamour to the area.
The Arc is the perfect venue to meet up with friends, gradually transforming from a relaxed and welcoming venue during the day to an upbeat party scene in the evening. The dark wood and rich deep reds and our roaring fire add comfort and warmth to the experience during the day and real passion at night.
Our chefs are committed to delivering dishes with flair and passion, created using locally sourced ingredients, whether that be gourmet burgers, pizzas and pastas or healthy option light salads and grills.
The Box is the second home for most students and young professionals from Headingley.
On two floors, with areas created for every occasion, The Box has won the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Best Student Venue in both 2005 and 2006.
For those keen on people watching, full length windows act as an observation gallery for the hustle and bustle of thriving Headingley. For those that want to chill, sink yourselves in to one of our lived in leather sofas around the feature fire. And for those who want some sport, challenge yourselves on one of our three American pool tables or watch the latest big games on one of the 15 plasma screens.
Once settled in The Box, you wont want to move, satisfied with our sumptuous burgers, pizzas and El Paso menu, complemented by our comprehensive range of premium beer, wines and spirits.
Trio Bar & Grill in Headingley offers three fantastic experiences in one building, encompassing a sophisticated restaurant, vibrant basement bar and stylish cocktail lounge.
The ground floor restaurant with its feature floor to ceiling windows, changes from a light and welcoming place to eat and meet during daylight hours, to a place for sophisticated dining in the evening. The aromas from the feature wood fired oven and the excitement and drama from the open kitchen, create the ultimate dining experience. Our chefs are passionate about using local produce and the extensive menu demonstrates the abundance of fine, fresh, healthy and wholesome Yorkshire ingredients.
The basement bar is host to some of the most talented bar tenders and mixologists the north has to offer and is renowned for its mixture of traditional, classic and home-grown cocktails as well as its eclectic music policy and the resulting vibrant atmosphere.
The top floor is Skippy’s, our hidden gem, with dark padded leather booths, candles and seductive lighting to tempt you to sample our extensive spirits and inspiring cocktails, complemented by enticing tapas.
Located in the heart of Chapel Allerton, with an awning for outdoor dining and socialising, award winning Zed has the perfect recipe for a full bar during the day and night.
Zed recently went through an extensive refurbishment and now boasts an uber relaxed atmosphere for intimate dining in our cosy booths or big party gatherings on our outdoor deck.
Our chefs have expanded their repertoire of light lunchtime snacks, substantial mains and grills, not forgetting fabulous desserts. All complemented by our great range of beers, wines and spirits. As well as offering a vast selection of our now famous cocktails, we’ll also blend individual treats.
As the lights go down, be prepared to be transported in to the best party atmosphere in Chapel Allerton!
A New York styled neighbourhood bar with luxurious leather, soft woods and intimate lighting, The Hub in Chapel Allerton is the perfect place to catch up with friends, lose yourself and forget about the outside worlds.
Comfort yourselves with one of our gourmet burgers made using local Yorkshire Dales beef and a pint of the world most stylish beer, Nastro Azzurro Peroni.
Our cheeky bar tenders will pander to your every wish, while you relax and chill to absorb the big game on one of our five plasma screens.
Taking its name from the Asian / African banyan tree, which are often used as places to meet thanks to the shade offered by its expanding branches, Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate town centre is the perfect place to put down roots, eat, drink and unwind.
Banyan matches any mood at any time within the deeply sensual background of dark wood and leather. The elevated seating area creates the perfect platform for drinks, lively conversation and people watching.
Signature dishes range from the indulgent Kobe burger, created using beef from Japanese Wagyu cattle, to comfort food served with a modern twist. The drinks menu is designed to suit every experience and occasion from Bavarian wheat beer, Hacker Pschorr and Fruli strawberry beer to five variations of the world’s favourite cocktail, the Mojito and the award winning Angel Agave.
Banyan is the new mecca for conversation, cuisine and cocktails.
North California’s Napa Valley is known for its cult status wines and profusion of vineyards, and to the native Wappo Indians of California, Napa means ‘land of plenty’. We have adopted this rather apt name for our latest creation in Roundhay and aim to re-create this atmosphere and offer you a complete wine and food experience.
With an extensive feature wine back bar and innovative use of wood, steel and leather, Napa is designed to be a warm, welcoming and atmospheric venue, the perfect place to eat, drink and party.
Our wholesome and contemporary cuisine is created using the freshest ingredients, sourced locally where possible and complemented with some of the world’s finest beef. Our dishes range from the decadent Kobe burger and the finest Chateaubriand to comforting breakfasts, deli sandwiches, salads and platters for sharing.
We have an exquisite range of grape varieties from the Napa Valley, from the king and queen of wines, Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays to Zinfandels. We haven’t forgotten the grain and hop lovers, we are proud to be the first bar in the area to serve Belle Vue Kriek, a cherry beer brewed by Trappist monks, plus Paulaner of Munich, Nastro Azzuro of Roma, Imported Amstel and our very own Black Sheep Best Bitter.
Kobe, the latest bar and restaurant in the heart of Horsforth, is chic, yet relaxing; buzzing with excitement, yet subtle in glamour and mood.
Taking its name from the legendary beef from the Wagyu cattle, which are totally indulged with daily sake massages and regular beer breaks in a quest to produce the most-tender and flavoursome beef. Prepare to be instantly seduced and pampered in Kobe’s luxurious and decadent setting perfect for sophisticated socialising.
Kobe’s signature dishes of course include the Kobe burger, which is fork tender and full of flavour plus the finest Chateaubriand, the ultimate treat for two to share. The main menu consists of comforting breakfasts, gourmet burgers, innovative grills, deli sandwiches, salads and ‘share and share alike’ meze platters.
Kobe offers a specialist range of Far Eastern drinks with the Asian beer listing featuring bottled Asahi and Kirin Ichiban beer. In a tribute to the Japanese perfection of distillation and fermentation, Kobe will also offer one of the country’s finest selections of award winning whiskeys