25th July 2020
Our city has a whole menu of delicious dining experiences on offer including some of the finest restaurants in the country. For those who are celebrating or simply just indulging, here’s a look at some of Leeds’ best fine dining spots for an incredible meal and unforgettable experience.
HOME – With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, HOME is a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of Leeds. Lead by Chef Patron Elizabeth Cottam, she and her team curate an ever-changing and spontaneous collection of eight to ten course menus, making it one of the city’s most exciting and unique restaurants. Much to our joy, HOME will be taking bookings again from Friday 31 July.
(HOME Strawberry Cheesecake)
The Owl – From the chef creators of acclaimed restaurant HOME, The Owl is Leeds Kirkgate Market’s first ever pub. Chef patron Mark Owens leads the team that focuses on delivering the very best British food, beer and wines in one of the most unique locations in the city. If you like your traditional British food full of delicious local flavours, The Owl is definitely for you. Just like HOME, they will be taking bookings from Friday 31 July.
Crafthouse – Showcasing the very best British produce, Crafthouse takes its inspiration from the history of Leeds and Yorkshire. Located on the fifth floor of Trinity Leeds, the restaurant offers regularly changing seasonal British menus and spectacular views across the city. It pays homage to Leeds’ rich culture and heritage, with a focus on outstanding quality food and wine. Luckily for us, Crafthouse is already open and taking bookings.
(Crafthouse Interior, Credit H Webster)
The Man Behind the Curtain – A Michelin starred restaurant by Michael O’Hare, The Man Behind The Curtain has a reputation for modern and often unusual food, with unique and artistic presentation. If you’re looking for a dining experience with a twist, be sure to check it out!
Issho – Meaning ‘together’ in Japanese, Issho is a contemporary rooftop restaurant and bar in Leeds’ Victoria Gate. Its stylish restaurant offers exquisitely tasty dishes courtesy of Executive Head Chef, Joe Grant, all with an authentic Japanese feel. Issho is already open and taking bookings!
Vice & Virtue – An award winning fine dining British restaurant and prohibition cocktail lounge. Specialising in the most fantastic and unique tasting menus. Their ethos is about utilising local produce and they source from local independents as much as they can.
The Ivy, Victoria Quarter – Located in a historic, listed building on Vicar Lane in the heart of the city centre, The Ivy offers a sophisticated and relaxed feel coupled with a vibrant atmosphere. It serves a delicious all-day contemporary British menu that ranges from breakfast through to lunch and dinner including light snacks, sandwiches and afternoon tea – and its doors are already open again, yay!
(The Ivy, Credit Paul Winch-Furness)
Matt Healy x The Foundry –The Matt Healy team had made waves in the food scene, winning Best Newcomer at the Yorkshire Life Awards and receiving some outstanding reviews in the local press. Delivering exceptional flavours and some fantastic food with Matt Healy at the helm, runner up in Masterchef: The Professionals. You definitely won’t be disappointed.
It was hard to whittle this down to just a few as we’re lucky to have a huge selection of wonderful fine dining restaurants here in Leeds, all with unique menus, exquisite food and stellar service – discover more here.