(l-r) Cassie Rogerson, John Gaunt and Alex Rogerson.
Chloe Shakesby

"Final part of the jigsaw" as new restaurant opens at Leeds' Sunny Bank Mills

A new all-day bar and restaurant that will go from brunch to late-night cocktails is opening up at a former television shooting site.

Saint Jude, which is a sister establishment to Grumpy’s pizzeria, is opening at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, which once acted as the site for Yorkshire Television’s Emmerdale.

Saint Jude and Grumpy’s are run by Farsley-based sisters Alex and Cassie Rogerson, who named the restaurants after their parents.

Alex commented: “We wanted to create a venue that complemented Grumpy’s and the other surrounding eateries, including our brilliant neighbours Mill Kitchen.

“Saint Jude opens at 10am for brunch and offers tables to walk-in customers all the way through to evening food and late night cocktails.

“The decor is cosier and darker than Grumpy’s, giving it a more grown-up feel where you’re welcome to stay and drink all day. No booking is needed.

“The outdoor terrace and side garden is a real sun trap and twinkling festoon lights make it a great spot for alfresco dining and drinks with family and friends on a warm evening.

“We couldn’t imagine opening our second place anywhere other than Farsley. It is a really wonderful community that encourages us to do our best.”

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse Ltd, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Alex and Cassie have decided to open a new restaurant at Sunny Bank in the wake of the success of Grumpy’s.

“Saint Jude is a fantastic addition to our ever-growing community and will be a real asset for everyone who works and visits here. We are proud to be a part of Alex and Cassie’s exciting journey.

“Saint Jude is the final part of the jigsaw for this part of the mill with Mill Kitchen, Grumpys, Saint Jude, Anahata Yoga and of course Jackaboos play gym working together to create a really vibrant street scene and atmosphere.”

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