Knaves Kitchen

Knaves Kitchen

History

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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PAST EVENTS

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Mon14January
Gaslight Club
Jack Conman, Little Blue Thula & more...
8pm

Free Entry
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Leeds' finest free for all, NYC, Greenwich Village Style, Hootenanny... 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 Jack Conman, Little Blue Thula & more... ...plus host Gary Stewart keeping things snappy as always! Music from 8pm - 10.30pm (bar til 2am) Oporto Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 Sign up for updates VIA: www.facebook.com/pg/GaslightClubLeeds/events
Mon31December
NYE that’s what i call oporto
New Years Eve greatest hits party
Free Entry

8pm
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This New Years Eve we're going for the greatest of hits & nothing else, that's right it's "Now That's what I Call Oporto"
 
Suggest your favourite Oporto Anthems on social media & if your choice makes it into our 40 track playlist there might be a little reward in it for you!
 
From 8pm we'll be counting down the biggest of bangers followed by resident DJs taking you into the new year with countdown, party cannons and the usual Jäger fueled dancing!
Come get your fill for the last time in 2018 with this compilation of all the best bits of Oporto!
NYE OPORTO
Mon31December
Knave’s Kitchen NYE
New Years Eve Vegan Supper Club & Party!
6.30pm 'til late

£29.95pp
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Knave's Kitchen & Oporto present a vegan spectacular for the biggest night of the year... New Years Eve is always an altogether more fabulous affair, with that in mind vegan bubbly will be flowing to welcome guests to their table, which will be reserved for the whole evening, guests will then be served a 3 course menu of groundbreaking vegan food to tantalise the taste-buds one last time in 2018! NYE sparkle Knaves Plus there will be the usual Oporto fun with top DJs and party atmosphere leading up to midnight & all through the night! Book now to reserve your table with bubbly, 3 course meal & some extra special surprises all for just £29.95pp. Book now: eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-years-eve-vegan-supper-club-party-tickets-51579986127 Cruelty Free doesn't have to mean fun free! Happy New Year & see you in Veganuary... www.knaveskitchen.com
Sun23December
Knave’s Kitchen 100% Vegan Xmas
Cruelty-free Christmas ft. 3 course menu, cocktails & more every day 'til Xmas!
Midday - late

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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 'til 23rd 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: www.knaveskitchen.com // #noturkeyswereharmedinthemakingofthisturkey // Booking essential for 4 or more: info@oportobar.co.uk - 0113 245 4444 - £10 deposit per person dining.
Thu13December
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 www.millhillchapel.org www.saintsisterband.com www.facebook.com/Saint.Sister.band - “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.
Sun9December
Cousin Kula
Psych rock festive fun!
7.30pm

£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. 🎧 - https://spoti.fi/2z3TeRu Tickets: http://bit.ly/cousinkulaleeds