Planning the perfect Leeds proposal at Issho


Meaning ‘together’ in Japanese, Issho is a contemporary Japanese rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds’ Victoria Gate. Take a front-row seat and watch our masters make a selection of sushi and sashimi, or relax in the oasis of plush sofas and lush greenery on our terrace for a cocktail or two. Issho offers lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and more, with a hint of Eastern promise.

Tip: “This is the perfect spot to celebrate two families coming together over our contemporary Japanese dishes designed to be shared.”

With spring just around the corner, it’s a time of new beginnings and unprecedented romantic gestures. So, what better time to pop the question? Having bought the ring, there is still the concern of choosing the ideal location to propose. It needs to be a place that means something to you both; somewhere that represents your affection for one another and will help to create an unforgettable memory. Thankfully, our lovely hometown of Leeds offers some of the most romantic spots in Yorkshire. Make sure to take full advantage of nature’s beauty by going for a picturesque stroll through the forests and heathland of Otley Chevin. Or, you can recreate chivalric tales of courtly love by exploring the charming medieval ruins of Kirkstall Abbey or Knaresborough Castle. Alternatively, the Romanesque-style Grand Theatre can help set the scene for the big moment – especially if you book your own private box. And for the modernists, what could be more picture-perfect than proposing amongst the work of some of the world’s most celebrated artists at Yorkshire Sculpture Park? Finally, there is always yours truly, Issho. Why not surprise your loved one with a mix of unbelievable food and stunning views? Based on the Victoria Leeds rooftop, the views of the city skyline can be enjoyed both inside Issho and outside on our exclusive outdoor terrace. Our seasonal menu means that the food is perfect at any time of the year, and can all be skilfully paired with sake, wine or whisky crafted by our expert bar team.  Our skilled team of chefs create truly distinct dishes and innovative new concepts including the fabulous Japanese-inspired Afternoon Tea. You can be sure that any of our dishes will delight your taste buds. For more tips on finding that magical spot in Leeds, check out ROX – Diamonds & Thrills’ interactive guide to proposing in the city.

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