Best Affordable Restaurants In Leeds

When it comes to eating out in the city, sometimes we don't want to burn a hole in our pocket to have a good ol' time. From Thai hotspots offering mouthwatering set menus to laidback haunts boasting budget-friendly early bird deals, check out our guide to affordable restaurants in Leeds.

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Last updated on 12th June 2024

Grosvenor Casino Leeds Westgate

Though it's known for fantastic gaming, Grosvenor Casino is also a great shout for affordable eats. Tuck into sharing platters like nachos and loaded fries, or enjoy sumptuous main courses such as nduja tagliatelle, fish'n'chips and crispy chicken burgers. 


Boasting an entirely gluten-free menu, CASA is an inclusive venue for a range of diets. Starting from £6 each, enjoy tucking into tapas plates made up of mouth-tingling Latin flavours, from Colombia to Mexico. As for drinks? Try out the range of international beers or hand-picked Argentinian wines.

Manahatta Headingley

This glamourous New York-style bar and restaurant is located in Headingley, whipping up two for one cocktails all day, everyday. Sip signature blends like the Cake By The Ocean or an Orchard Apple Spritz at Manahatta, whether you're heading there on a date night or for their popular bottomless brunches that feature dishes like sweet chilli chicken pizza and barbecue plant-based burgers. And for entertainment? Hit the shuffleboard tables after your meal.

The Wardrobe

Although it may be known for its indie music nights, The Wardrobe is also offering a pretty epic Leeds early bird menu. Available between Monday and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm, foodies can sink their teeth into a two-course meal, including sirloin steaks or king prawns, all for £18 each.

The New Conservatory

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The New Conservatory has a rich history, sitting on the site of the old Stock Exchange. The boozer has come a long way since its youth in the 1980s, thanks to new ownership and renovations, but offers the same hearty and affordable grub chock-full of homemade goodness that'll make your taste buds sing. From delish 12'' stone-baked sourdough pizzas to their signature steak and ale pie, there's something for everyone.

Gusto Italian - Leeds

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If you're in the mood for Italian grub, Gusto knows how to nail signature pasta plates. As for interiors? You'll certainly be impressed by the gorgeous dining room decked with greenery and fairy lights, alongside the chic outdoor terrace ideal for the warmer months.

The Library, Leeds

When it comes to casual places to eat in Leeds without spending too much, The Library is a solid choice. They've got an enviable selection of £5.50 small plates on the menu, as well as tasty sharers, loaded fries and stone-baked pizzas with all sorts of toppings, costing £12 or less.

The Malt Brewhouse

The Malt Brewhouse in Horsforth is a must-visit for a mouthwatering meal that your bank account will approve of. Their small plates start from just £3, alongside stunning pizzas that all cost £11 and all kinds of loaded nacho combinations for under a tenner.


Bundobust is a great choice cheap restaurants in Leeds city centre, as you can nab two dishes off the select menu for a bargain price of £9.95. And when you need affordable vegan and vegetarian food, there's no better place than this Indian eatery.

Rudy's Leeds

Ranked the UK's best pizzeria, Rudy's specialises in Neapolitan-style slices using 24-hour double fermented dough. All of the mains cost £12.50 or less, with toppings like smoked mozzarella, salami, mushrooms and even vegan cheese. What's more, there's delicious Italian cocktails like Aperol spritz or negronis too.

Revolution Electric Press

Boasting a seriously impressive selection of cocktails, Revolution Electric Press is a bar and restaurant serving up stone-baked pizzas, stacked burgers and classic pub grub. Even better? You can get 50% off main meals every single Monday at this city centre spot.