Independent Food & Drink

The independent food and drink scene in Leeds is thriving. it’s the independent restaurants, bars and cafes you won’t find anywhere else that make to food and drink scene here one of the country’s best!

British classics feature at OxClub, Matt Healy x The Foundry and Fettle. Check out Kirkgate Market’s street food offering which includes locals favourite’s Owt, The Owl and Manjit’s Kitchen.

And for the best Indian food try Tharavadu or Bundobust and of course a visit to Trinity Kitchen is a must with a menu of ever changing cuisines.

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Kapow Coffee

Independent Coffee Shop.

15 Thornton's Arcade, Leeds
Telephone. 0113 Email.

The Boathouse Inn

Wonderfully situated on the banks of the River Aire in picturesque Saltaire, the original boathouse was built in 1871. It was later converted into a pub, but...

Victoria Road, Saltaire
Telephone. 01274 585690 Email.

Fuji Hiro

Back in 1997, Fuji Hiro was the first Japanese restaurant to open in Leeds and more than two decades later it’s still going strong.

The intimate 40-...

45 Wade Lane, Leeds
Telephone. 0113 243 9184 Email.

Cheerful Chilli

The Cheerful Chilli was founded in May 2000 in order to provide good quality vegetarian meals in a relaxing atmosphere. There wholesome and generous dishes a...

Yorkgate Farm, East Chevin Road, Otley
Telephone. 01943 466567 Email.


Built in 1715, and with its current famous interior dating from the late 1800s, Whitelock’s is the oldest public house in Leeds. Under new ownership since ...

Turks Head Yard, Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Telephone. 0113 2423368 Email.

Lazy Lounge

Lazy Lounge is an exclusive wine bar & grill set in the heart of the financial district of Leeds offering a relaxed and friendly atmosphere where you ca...

Westpoint, Leeds
Telephone. 01132 446055 Email.

Friends of Ham

Eating and drinking emporium complete with a Tasting Room, Delicatessen, Log Burner and Outdoor Seating.

Serving up Specialist Beers, Wine, Sherry, Ch...

4-8 New Station Street, Leeds
Telephone. 0113 242 0275 Email.