Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen


For over 21 years Oporto has brought the best drinks, music and atmosphere to the loving crowds of Leeds with the best food & drink, resident DJs and weekly live music curated by Dead Young Records and their talented friends.

Located at the edge of the city centre, it’s a short stride from all transport links but a world away from your average small bar & venue. With a 120 capacity venue attached to the infamous Call Lane bar you can plan or attend a huge range of events with us or just let your hair down in a safe and inclusive space for fun lovers from all walks of life.

Whether you’re dancing on the bar, watching an intimate candle lit acoustic show or losing it in a sweaty rock gig, Oporto punches well above its weight, with a newly installed PA, stage & acclaimed vegan junk food pop-up Knaves Kitchen there’s plenty more fun to come.


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Gaslight Xmas Special
Saint Sister, Jake Morley, Behla Hutchinson, Mehalah Ray & more
7pm @ Mill Hill Chapel

£8 adv.
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High & Lonesome & Oporto present... Gaslight Club Xmas Special featuring: Saint Sister Jake Morley Behla Hutchinson Mehalah Ray + host & compare as always Gary Stewart. Mulled wine & more from the Oporto team & some food to warm the soul from Knave's Kitchen talented cruelty free chefs. Thursday 13th December 2018 | £8 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 7pm DOORS New home of Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds LS1 - “The thick, eerie electro-folk of Ireland’s Saint Sister, not so much haunted as delicately possessed” – The Guardian It’s easy to get lost in the minimal, chasmic, but beautifully arranged soundscapes” – Stereogum “Delicate, full, desperate vocal shine” – Entertainment Weekly “What was I doing all those years?”, asks Morgan Macintyre, one half of the mesmerising Irish duo Saint Sister on their latest single “Causing Trouble”. Reflecting on past relationships and the age old truth that the people you knew in the past never really change despite the fact that everything else does. “The song is about transitioning, from Belfast to Dublin, from an old love to a new, and the gaps that can be found between you and another person or place when people transition at different paces and in different directions." Causing Trouble pulls from a wide range of disparate influences. The arrangement courtesy of Gemma Doherty takes the shimmer of 90’s pop stalwarts Moby and Massive Attack, combining luscious harp textures, crisp vocal harmony with 808 thuds and subterranean bass to create a chasmic slice of modern electronic folk. The track builds on the success of 2016’s Tin Man. Released in December via the Communion Singles Club the single was met with widespread critical approval and championed on BBC Radio 1 by Huw Stephens. The success of this single saw the band named as “The Best New Band in Ireland” by the readers of The Irish Times as well as receive a nomination for Song of the Year by the prestigious Choice Music prize alongside other Irish heavy hitters Niall Horan and James Vincent McMorrow. The band has had an extremely busy year on the road with a schedule including performances at the BBC introducing stage at Glastonbury, Longitude and Electric Picnic as well as standout showcase performances at Eurosonic and The Reeperbahn festival. They were privileged to join Brooklyn outfit Mutual Benefit on their UK tour in November and last month they were hand picked by Lisa Hannigan to support her on an extensive 20 date European tour. The band return to the UK in May for a series of headline dates, including a show in the intimate confines of the St Pancras Old Church. Having played their last London show to a sold out Roundhouse, the stark contrast of the ornate and beautiful church will create an ambience not to be missed. At home they perform at the prestigious National Concert Hall, in early June. This is set to be a monumental occasion for the band, a particularly impressive feat given that they have only played 3 headline shows in Dublin to date.
Cousin Kula
Psych rock festive fun!

£6 adv.
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Cousin Kula’s unique Psych-pop sound has built a fervent fanbase in their hometown of Bristol through their energetic live performances. In the past year the band have landed high profile support slots with Dutch Uncles and The Kooks and they come to Oporto on 9th December. 🎧 - Tickets:
Gaslight Club
In The Morning Lights, Stan Smith & Hollie Haines.

Free Entry
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny has one last Oporto party before the big Xmas bash... Every Monday evening Dead Young Records' Gaslight Club welcomes the best songwriters, singers, acoustic acts, bands, performances and the more eclectic and eccentric elements of Leeds' (and the world) music scene to Oporto or a hushed, candle lit soiree hosted by the incredibly gifted Gary Stewart and his talented friends. This week we have: In The Morning Lights, Stan Smith & Hollie Haines. host Gary Stewart keeping things in ship shape as always! Music from 8.30pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA:
Knave’s Kitchen 100% Vegan Xmas
Cruelty-free Christmas ft. 3 course menu, cocktails & more!
Midday - late

Book for large groups
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We're proud to unveil our first ever 100% Vegan Christmas menu in conjunction with Vegan pop-up Knave's Kitchen! Served every day from the 1st of December and featuring new signature dishes like ‘Christmas Wurst and Parsnip Bacon Bun’ as well as ‘Boozy Shallots, Root Hash and Lambs Lettuce Truffle Crunch’, ‘Peruvian Jack Fruit Ceviche, Corn Croquettes, Sweet Pepper Aji’ and ‘Yorkshire Seitan and Wild Mushroom Wellington, Rosemary Roasties, Mulled Cabbage, Buttered Greens and PROPER Gravy’ alongside lots of other tasty options you can see on our site. Oporto_October_GH-16 After a year where veganism and plant-based cooking has truly crossed over, all at Knave's Kitchen are excited to celebrate the end of 2018 with more of the same delicious, cruelty & guilt-free, exciting food... Don't just take our work for it, here's head chef Sam Thomas' take “All the tinsel, trees and brandy-soaked puddings in the world couldn't come close to getting me as excited for the festive season as this menu. It's got it all: spicy deep seasonal punch, delicious nutritious wild ingredients and enough cheesy crass pomp to fill a French fromagerie four times over. At the same time as being Yorkshire as f*ck and holding true to the real Knave's Kitchen Junk Food vibes” Oporto_October_GH-39 We will be serving Xmas dishes as specials throughout December but for larger groups & the full 3 course feast booking is essential, get your mates / office / family together for a fun & festive feast! As an added incentive we'll be giving a complimentary £25 voucher to the lead booker of ALL parties of 8 or more, to use to dine for free with us during Veganuary, whoop! Drinks packages of vegan cocktails, bubbly, wine & beer are also available upon request from the ace staff of Oporto. Full menu here: // #noturkeyswereharmedinthemakingofthisturkey // Booking essential for 4 or more: - 0113 245 4444 - £10 deposit per person dining.
31-33 Jump Street
Oporto is 22! Bands, boozes & more!
8pm - late

Free Entry
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For Oporto's 22nd birthday party we're going JUMP STREET! We've spoken to Deputy Chief Millar and he's agreed "Do the same thing as last time. Everyone's happy." Red Cups Yearbook photobooth Live: Noise Basterds (fka Sex Burrito) Live: Jonny Smash (pished covers of the Man in Black) Too Many DJs (like, they can't all get in the booth) Party favors from Knave's Kitchen Jägermeister So you son of a bitches are going to college... Matching Puka shell necklaces mandatory, dude! 8pm - Thursday 29th November Free Entry all night