Lifetime of the Linea- Dakota

October 25, 2018 in UK & Ireland

Dakota is a lifestyle brand, meaning when a guests walks into any of the hotels they enter into a world of hospitality that is completely catered to themselves.  The teams at Dakota are passionate about guest experience more so than anything else and this shows in the service guests receive.  All the grills are brasserie-style with the heart of all menus being focused around steak and seafood.  There are bars in all of the hotels, perfect for everything from our speciality coffees throughout the day to our delicious cocktails at night and everything in between.


Although primarily a food location, Dakota champions coffee with the same high regard. George, Dakotas F&B Services Manager explains; “This is something we have been passionate about for years, from day one our teams are shown the importance of detail.  If a coffee is leaving our bars it should be perfect – nothing less.  We have been fortunate enough to get some incredible coffee from Origin for years and it is our responsibility to do it justice as it leaves the bar.  An important thing for us has always been to break through the stereotypes of “hotel bars or restaurants”. The Dakota Bar & Grill are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder aside the best in the city.


We were fortunate enough to get our hands on one of the Linea Classic Classic shortly after opening the hotel in Leeds last year, I believe it was around June however that feels like a lifetime ago now.

Without doubt one of the biggest pulls when getting the machine was the La Marzocco name, unfortunately, we have not been lucky enough to have a La Marzocco machine in any of our hotels just yet. So when Oli from Origin let us know that we had the opportunity to get the Classic, we leapt at the chance!3rd


It’s no secret that Leeds is going through one of the most exciting periods of growth and development in years.  Having moved down from Scotland at the start of March 2017 I think I have seen around 10 sited open in that time alone!  With my ear to the ground it looks like there is no sign of stopping and we are so excited to be situated right in the heart of such buzzing city.”

Next time you’re in Leeds, you can find Dakota on Russell Street.

View the Linea Classic range here.

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