Best places to eat in Headingley

Looking for somewhere to eat on your trip to Headingley for the Summer Bash? Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, an authentic street food experience, or classic seated dining, Headingley has the perfect variety to suit you.

Very rarely will you take a walk through Headingley, and see Heaney & Mill without a terrace full of diners and drinkers. This local hotspot is both casual and classy, offering a combination of traditional British dishes, and authentic global flavours. Executive chef, Tom Rennolds, 2012 Masterchef finalist, has a flair for locality, and using the finest quality and freshest ingredients.

If you’re looking for a takeaway option on your visit to Headingley, I am Döner have a residency here with authentic Berlin kebabs, an adaptation of traditional Turkish kebabs. Their award-winning kebabs on artisan bread are a favourite amongst locals and students, or grab yourself a salad or rice box for a lighter option.

For a taste of the Mediterranean here in Yorkshire, Santorini Bar & Grill is a relaxed and friendly venue with Greek and Turkish cuisine. Offering traditional dishes such as gyros, mezze, and mouth-watering lamb moussaka, it’s a perfect day to night venue for a chill lunch or a dinner with their signature cocktails.

When the sun is shining, The Original Oak is the place to be in Headingley. Another local favourite, this pub comes equipped with a large garden, where they regularly televise sporting matches on their giant screens. With a global menu, jam-packed with classic pub favourites, it’s a great spot to drink and dine, no matter what the weather is like outside.

Walking through the doors of Zaap Thai, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to a bustling street food market in Bangkok itself. Here you can grab yourself the likes of noodle dishes, bao buns, dim sum, and even freshly made bubble tea. With vibrant neon lighting, funky Thai inspired graffiti decor, and even tuk tuk seating, Zaap Thai is fun, bright, and faultlessly authentic.

A glamorous New York inspired cocktail bar, Manahatta is set across two floors and it’s a perfect spot to grab a combination of small plates, pizzas, and burgers. The perfect day to night venue, for laid-back vibes through the daytime with family, or a social gathering with friends right through the evening.

POCO Sicilian Street Food does exactly what it says on the box, and when it comes to wanting an authentic Sicilian lunch – this is the place to be. Made by Sicilian chefs using the freshest Italian ingredients, there’s a daily changing menu that can vary by the season, but expect an extensive arrangement of arancini, pizza, foccaccia, and cannoli.