Food & Drink

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There’s a reason Leeds is known as the foodie capital of the North. At our heart is a thriving independent food scene, renowned for its diversity, energy and innovation. Passionate people, known for their craft, serving up plates to be proud of.

You’ll find it in the street food stalls of Kirkgate Market and the abundance of independent restaurants and cafes across the city centre places like Manjits Kitchen, Mans Market, the Empire Café, Fint, and Eat Your Greens plus popular coffee spots like Laynes and North Star.




For fine dining experiences you’ll be spoilt for choice for award-winning restaurants combining unique menus and stellar service, like Ox Club, The Collective, The Owl, Vice & Virtue, Home and Tharavadu.

Celebrations are well taken care of too, with creative cocktails, sumptuous settings and spectacular views, you’ll find plenty to entertain at Cut and Craft, Iberica, Tattu, Ivy and Ivy Asia, Crafthouse and Angelica.

Explore our foodie blogs and food and drink event pages for more inspiration.

Whitelock's Leeds - credit Proud Fox Creative

Naturally Leeds has a fantastic selection of traditional pubs serving great grub and Sunday dinner, including the historic Whitelock’s, (the oldest pub in the city complete with original fixtures), the Lamb and Flag and the Adelphi all serving perfect menus to accompany a good pint.

Plus we have a wealth of food and drink tours, experiences, breweries and more.

Leeds Food Tours (2) - credit Conor Spencer - SQUARE