About

Brett’s restaurant is a new project for Leeds chef and restaurant entrepreneur, Shaun Davies. First working in catering in Harrogate, he left the country to run a farmhouse restaurant in Menorca before returning to Leeds in 2004. He successfully ran the highly rated, Michelin-listed Foundry Restaurant for 12 years with business partner Phil Richardson. Now the passionate sports fan has moved on and opened his own new restaurant in Headingley.
Multi-award winning Head Chef Cameron Gardiner, formally of the much loved Leodis then the original Head Chef of the Foundry Wine Bar and remained so for 10 years before becoming the Regional Operations Chef for the Individual Restaurant Company before returning to his partnership with Shaun at the new Brett’s Restaurant.
    The restaurant has a long history in Headingley. Arthur Brett and family moved here in about 1899 as the suburb grew. He acquired a horse and cart and worked as a carting agent carrying people and goods around the area. In 1919, he launched a new venture by going to Leeds market everyday bringing fresh fish back to his shop to sell. Working with his son Charlie, they expanded the business in the 1930s by also creating a restaurant. It gained its national reputation through cricket with famous players and commentators becoming its most devoted customers. The business has run here ever since