SYLVA Deli and Bar


SYLVA, the name means wood or trees in Latin. New to Oakwood here in Leeds, where many locals and passers by have waited, watched and wondered what this unusual building was all about. Spread over two floors, its light and spacious, a modern space where breakfast is served from 8am. Light snacks, small plates, tea and coffee are served throughout the day, ingredients sourced from local producers.

SYLVA finally revealing itself in February 2017. Standing amongst the trees on the edge of Roundhay Park, a  modern twist on a gothic building. Blending beautifully with its surroundings, protected by the tall trees as close as the build would allow, fitting in as though it had always been there. What a transformation from what used to be ‘The Park Toilet Block’. Oakwood residents should be thrilled with the outcomes.

I have visited SYLVA now a couple times with friends, had a glass or two of Chardonnay ‘Little Rascal’ ( Australia), felt peckish so ordered from SYLVA’s night deli menu. A platter of continental meats together with an artisan cheese board, just the trick when only a nibble is required to enjoy the fine wines they serve here.

There are approximately twenty seven  wines featured. Wines to suite all palates, choose from Red, Whites, Rose, Sparklings. If you feel like being ‘waited on’ take a seat, sit back, relax and soak up the atmosphere.

 A few of my favourites -Albarino (Spain), Sauvignon Blanc (Esk Valley, NZ), Viognier (Le Versant, France). Cabernet Sauvignon (South Africa), Pinot Noir (Esk Valley, NZ), Rioja Tempranillo (Hacienda Lopez de Haro, Spain).

Gin is trending everywhere right now, so many varieties available to choose from. SYLVA offer a wide range of perfect Gin & Tonics.

Inedit, the famous beer from Barcelona, the one you drink from a wine glass. Developed by one of Barcelona’s Michelin Star Chef’s Ferran Adria’.

SYLVA  is most definitely on the map here in leeds and well worth visiting, a fabulous venue for meeting up with friends or simply dropping by and having a coffee. I shall be checking out some of the events that are being planned for April and May …..




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