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Eating Out

Sophisticated dining, quirky cafes and the street food revolution have all come together to make Leeds a must visit destination for foodies.

Fine Dining

Restaurants in Leeds can make a special occasion even more so, with unique menus and service that you’ll remember forever.


Michelin Star restaurant, The Man Behind The Curtain, takes its Wizard of Oz inspired name to heart, with an 11 course yellow brick road of a tasting menu that features everything from pork rinds to oysters.

Crafthouse offers a more traditional menu that celebrates the best of British and changes with the seasons, with local cuts of meat cooked to perfection over their exclusive Josper grill.

For those looking for a French flavour, try Kendell’s Bistro. Their menu changes daily and is made with only the freshest ingredients, making every dish unique.

Crafthouse
Trinity Kitchen - Credit Hannah Webster

INDEPENDENT EATERIES

From Bundobust’s Indian street food to Friends of Ham’s charcuterie, there’s an appetite for independent food all over Leeds.

Take a look around Trinity Kitchen, who host a line up a street food traders that changes every month, alongside Vietnamese street food at Pho.

Located in Leeds’ historic Kirkgate Market, Café Moor serve authentic North African and Middle Eastern street food that wouldn’t look out of place in the world’s finest restaurants.

Each May the city celebrates its fantastic food scene with Leeds Indie Food, the country’s biggest festival of independent food and drink culture. The festival sees businesses all over the city collaborating to run innovative events, with everyone from fine dining restaurants to coffee shops, from independent cinemas to art galleries getting in on the action. The 2016 festival will be taking place from 12th - 30th May, for more information visit leedsindiefood.co.uk.

FEAST WITH THE FAMILY

Kids can be picky, but fortunately, Leeds is full of restaurants that will keep them quiet with more than just chicken and chips.

They can try the Salvo’s award winning Italian cuisine or head to Fazenda and try to distract them from the sword skewered steaks with an activity pack.

For the older kids with an appetite, Brasserie Blanc offers half portions from their main menu of French classics. But if they’re really hungry, get to Almost Famous for their stacked burgers and chilli fries.

Leeds is proud to be a pioneering child friendly city – aspiring to be the best city for children and young people to grow up in – to learn more visit: http://www.childfriendlyleeds.co.uk/ 

Almost Famous
Whitelocks Pub

TRADITIONAL TASTES

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to Sunday lunch in Leeds, with The Cross Keys, Whitelock’s and The Midnight Bell serving them up with all the trimmings. Which is the best? That’s up to you, but they’ll all leave you with a full tummy and a wide smile.

The Grill on the Square offers an extensive choice of the finest 100% British steak, along with fresh seafood and some indulgent home comforts. Their focus is on solid, honest and proper food.

We’ve even perfected fish & chips. Nash’s has become the destination for a fish supper in the city, serving generations of Leeds’ folk since 1924.

Town Hall Tavern serves up classic pub lunches made with fresh, local ingredients - such as their Yorkshire beef pie and the ever faithful scampi and chips.

AFTERNOON TREATS

 Whether you’re taking a well-deserved break from shopping or having a laid back lunch with friends, there are afternoon teas for every taste in Leeds.

You can step back in time at Just Grand! Vintage Tea Room or have a Parisian break at Le Chalet. 2 Oxford Place also offer gluten free afternoon teas, for guilt free indulgence, or watch the world go by on the waterfront at City Cafe.

Enjoy afternoon tea under the Victoria Quarter’s stunning stained-glass ceiling in the Harvey Nichols Espresso Bar.

Coffee is serious business in Leeds, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with Mrs. Atha’s, La Botegga Milanese and Layne’s Espresso if you’re after a quick pick me up, morning, noon or night.

Afternoon Tea - City Cafe at DoubleTree by Hilton