about us


Olive & Rye is the vision of chef/owner Joe Hepworth and his amazing team who strive to supply the people of Leeds with a quality retail and dining experience in the heart of the City.
Situated in the amazing Queens Arcade Olive & Rye supplies an extensive cheese, meat counter full of amazing local and homemade produce not only to be enjoyed on the premises but also to take away and enjoy at home.
An ever changing take away lunch menu, ideal for a quick bite while on the go.  Floor to ceiling shelves stacked with locally sourced, jams, chutneys, wines, beers and foodie gifts for all tastes can also be made into one of our bespoke hampers built to order. Olive & Rye really is a food lovers paradise.

Alongside the amazing deli store Olive and Rye also has a 44 seater Café/Restaurant area serving, Brunch, Lunch and small plates, wines by the glass and amazing coffee by the guys at Dark Woods Coffee Roasters. Every Month we hold one of our amazing Olive & Rye evenings where our customers can come along and enjoy a multi course tasting menu lovingly and expertly produced by our in house chefs and on occasion guest chefs from around the country.
Please take a look at our events page for upcoming restaurant and cookery class/baking and product tasting dates.