Dirty Martini to join Leeds’ cocktail scene

Dirty Martini is the latest name set to join the renowned Leeds nightlife scene, with a site acquisition in close proximity to Greek Street, one of the city centre’s busiest nightspots.

The news comes as part of the bar group’s wider plans for growth and expansion, having recently announcing a new site in Manchester at the start of the year,  a planned investment of £1.5M for the conversion of the 6,700-sq. foot space.

Located at 31 King Street, the group plan to invest £800k in the refurbishment of the current restaurant and bar, which has a capacity of 250. King Street is in close proximity to developed nightlife spot Greek Street,which was recently pedestrianised this summer as part of a wider revival plan.

The substantial regional investment builds upon the recent success of Dirty Martini Cardiff, which has exceeded expectations and generated over 40,000 pre-booked covers since opening late October.

Dirty Martini has developed a reputation for its high quality, handcrafted cocktails, sophisticated interiors and a spirited atmosphere that makes for an unforgettable night.

Scott Matthews, Chief Executive Officer at Dirty Martini, said “The city centre is undergoing a nightlife revival, particularly the Greek Street and King Street area and we thrilled that Dirty Martini will be a part of the rejuvenation. Our expansion in Cardiff was a huge success, and as a result we are progressing with our national roll out with confidence.”

The bar group currently operates eight sites across the UK in Bishopsgate, Covent Garden, Hanover Square, Islington, Monument, St Paul’s, Minories and Cardiff. Manchester is due to open later in the year. The expansion plan also sees Dirty Martini adding to its portfolio with a Birmingham location, which too is scheduled for late 2017.