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10 Festive Fine Dining Restaurants

10th November 2021

As the foodie capital of the north, Leeds is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, cafes and street food venues serving tastes from around the world throughout the city. It’s no secret that one of the best things about the festive season is the food and drink, so this Christmas why not pay one of these fine dining establishments a visit?

 

Brasserie Blanc

4 Victoria Mill, The Embankment, Sovereign St, Leeds LS1 4BJ

Tucked away in Sovereign Street, Brassiere Blanc is one of Leeds’ hidden gems. In a refurbished Victorian mill, this warm and welcoming restaurant provides tastes that remain loyal to the French classics, while allowing guests to feel relaxed and have fun. If you’re looking for the festive fine dining experience without the formality, it’s definitely the place for you.

 

Chaophraya

20A, Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

Experience a traditional Thai Christmas with one of Chaophraya’s carefully crafted three course tasting menus; designed to allow guests to enjoy new flavours and existing favourites in one sitting. Incredible Thai food, accompanied by a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and beers, means Chaophraya is the perfect venue to toast to the festivities with friends, family and colleagues.

 

Crafthouse

Level 5, Trinity, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW

Located on the 5th floor of Trinity Leeds with spectacular views of Boar Lane and the surrounding area, Crafthouse is a prime location for a festive feast. With their dedicated Christmas menu, a la carte, or seven course tasting menus full of outstanding quality food, there are plenty of options to choose from. Serving ingredients sourced from the finest local providers, including meat from the world-renowned Ginger Pig butchers in North Yorkshire, the restaurant complete with its own penthouse bar Angelica for after dinner drinks gives it’s guests the full fine dining experience.

 

Home

16/17 Kirkgate, Leeds LS1 6BY

Led by Masterchef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam and Michelin-starred Head Chef Mark Owens, Home is a fine dining restaurant in the heart of Leeds that creates dishes inspired by the surrounding landscape and the produce it provides. The building was once home to a Victorian tiled fish market and is just steps away from the famous Kirgate market. The team curate an ever-changing collection of eight to ten course menus, giving guests a fabulous opportunity to try something new this festive season.

 

Issho

Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU

For exquisite Japanese Cuisine in a super stylish setting, visit Issho in Victoria Gate. Sit on the stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the city skyline with an oasis of plush sofas and lush greenery or chill out inside under the cherry blossom trees. Nibble on some sushi and bao buns, indulge in one of their many original cocktails or just sip some sake!

 

Ibérica

Hepper House, 17a East Parade Leeds LS1 2BH

Located in an historic Grade 2 listed cloth merchants, Ibérica is the place to go in Leeds for Spanish food. The menu features modern takes on traditional classics, with innovative recipes showcasing the best of contemporary Spanish cuisine, so whether it’s a tapas lunch, after-work drinks, a night out with friends or a romantic meal for two, there’s everything for a truly memorable noche!

 

Restaurant Bar and Grill

The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, Leeds LS1 2AN

In the heart of city square, Leeds’ landmark Old Post Office is an elegant setting for your brunch, lunch, dinner or private party. It’s all about classic and inspired seasonal cooking, amazing steaks, and brilliant cocktails to match. With a heated outdoor terrace on the square overlooking the glittering Christmas tree, there’s no better place to celebrate the festive season with friends or family.

 

Shears Yard 

11-15 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EH

Brought to you by the team behind Arts Café, Shears Yard is a kitchen and bar that delivers a fresh and seasonal menu of creative combinations of locally sourced ingredients. Set in a 19th century building complete with high ceilings and exposed brick work, this modern and industrial interior provides an intimate and relaxed setting for guests to enjoy. Whether you’re sampling their Taste of Shears Yard selections, or dining from the three course Christmas menu, Shears Yard provides exciting dishes that both look and taste amazing.

 

The Owl

Kirkgate Market, Kirkgate, Leeds LS2 7JL

Based in Kirkgate Market, The Owl is a charming and discreet location with an open kitchen and bar style layout. Guests can enjoy British food full of tradition and flavour delivered using the finest ingredients from local suppliers, some of which are right in the market! With their seafood and game based menus, The Owl is the prime spot for lovers of classic pub grub anyone looking for a substantial fine dining experience.

 

Vice and Virtue

68 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU

An award-winning fine dining British restaurant and prohibition cocktail lounge, Vice and Virtue offers a Modern British dining experience. Known for pushing the boundaries of the culinary arts, MasterChef: The Professional’s finalist Chef Jono and his team offer creative and elegant dishes guaranteed to whet your appetite this holiday season.