Man Behind The Curtain by Michael O’Hare

We actually went to Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds earlier this year but the photos got lost in the dearth of my memory cards. I still wanted to show you what we had though because if you haven’t been already, you really need to go.

Man Behind The Curtain is the new (ish-now) restaurant by chef Michael O’Hare.

Michael O'Hare

He used to run the celebrated Blind Swine in York where he quickly got a reputation for producing experimental and pretty damn amazing food. We went a few times and loved it. When Michael and his team closed the Blind Swine to seek out a new location, they went “on tour”. We quickly grabbed the opportunity to get them over to our house to cook for us and some friends. I still can’t quite believe we got the chance to do that, they cooked a fab meal and my kitchen had never been cleaner after!

When Michael chose his new location (upstairs at Flannels), we were in like a shot. Instead of me going through each dish in this blog post, I actually don’t think I’d do it justice. I love food and I love going to nice restaurants…but I don’t know enough about food to describe it well to ‘proper’ foodies – instead I’ll direct you to Bacon on the Beech who describes it well. His pics also show the décor (which they have really updated since we went – we loved what they had done so much that my husband hired the same artist to do a piece at his premises).

So, check out my pics below to get your hunger going then check out the other review to get the low-down on the food. Needless to say, I think Michael O’Hare is a very talented chef and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Man Behind The Curtain for a treat meal out in Leeds.

Man Behind The Curtain Menu

Man Behind The Curtain Starter







Man Behind The Curtain




Petis Fours


Man Behind The Curtain by Michael O'Hare



  1. December 11, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! I need to get myself back up to Leeds soon – I haven’t been for a few years (since I lived there, probably) and I’ve heard so much about its new food scene.

  2. December 13, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    This all looks insane – I wouldnt know where to begin with eating it! 🙂

  3. Tim Forster
    December 15, 2014 / 12:54 pm

    Ate there earlier this year. Probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten!

  4. Jo Hutchinson
    December 16, 2014 / 2:48 am

    How wonderful, thanks for sharing

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