Best Restaurants In Leeds

With an ever-expanding foodie scene and an impressive number of award-winning kitchens in the mix, this city's keeping your tastebuds on their toes from morning through to night. Need some inspo? Take a peak at our pick of the best restaurants in Leeds and discover the stunning rooftops, romantic haunts or charming Michelin star spots we can't get enough of.

Last updated on 17th January 2023

Headrow House

19 user reviews 5

Home to Michelin-recommended Ox Club, Headrow House may look like a cool beer hall and roof terrace, but it's also a great place to have a bite. Here, you can eat food from the solid-fuel grill restaurant, which showcases the best of Yorkshire's seasonal produce.

The Cut and Craft Leeds

86 user reviews 4

The Cut and Craft is a gorgeous restaurant in Leeds city centre that's ideal for date nights and special occasions. While in glamorous, sexy surrounds, devour delicious delights, whether it's the premium, salt-aged ribeye steak or the pan-roasted seabass. Just don't forget to pair it with one of the creative cocktails.

Tharavadu is a multi-award-winning Indian restaurant in Leeds, making it a no-brainer for your curry fix. Feast on a selection of authentic Keralan dishes - think chilli paneer, marinated sea bass or masala dosas - and you'll see why it's gained such acclaim.

Searching for Italian restaurants in Leeds? Salvo's is the place to be. Found on Headingley's Otley Road, the venue houses the likes of scooters as decoration and whips up plenty of authentic eats, so you can choose from pastas, pizza, seafood or their vegan menu.

Bulgogi Grill is putting you in the driving seat at its DIY-style abode. Hands down one of the quirkiest places to eat, this Korean joint is providing you with a central grill along with locally-sourced meats and seafood that has been marinated in traditional seasonings.

If only the very best will do, how about our pick of Michelin star restaurants in Leeds? You can get stuck into a regularly-changing set menu of innovative plates in a seriously sleek setting at The Man Behind the Curtain.

When you've got a Masterchef finalist at the helm, you know you're in for a treat. Expect an ever-changing eight to ten-course set menu of reimagined British favourites at Home restaurant in Leeds. These all come with a fine dining touch, of course. 

A sleek upstairs restaurant with a slinky cocktail bar below; Vice & Virtue is a venue of two faces and ideal for fine dining in Leeds. Indulge in a tasting menu of British dishes paired expertly with drinks, before moving downstairs into the debaucherous den boasting wickedly great libations.

This Spanish favourite comes from a line of award-winning Northern restaurants, where Ibérico chorizo, seafood and para picar all feature on the lineup of tapas dishes. Topping it off, El Gato Negro isn't bad to look at either.

Want your dinner with a view? Issho is the Japanese restaurant in Leeds that's perfect for you. The sophisticated rooftop haunt is located along Victoria Gate and delivers the finest contemporary cuisine - we're talking gourmet sushi, gyozas and more.


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You probably know Angelica best as a gorgeous rooftop cocktail bar, but you'd be missing out if you didn't also have some of the edible delights that are on offer. Gaze over the city as you enjoy Josper-grilled steaks, decadent burgers, whole lobsters and more.

Add a little theatre to your meals out with a trip to Teppanyaki. The Japanese restaurant is preparing your food right in front of your eyes, with chefs juggling, flipping and setting fire to a whole array of seafood or meat.

Without a doubt the most stunning of all the best restaurants in Leeds city centre, Tattu is dishing up modern Chinese cuisine in a swoon-worthy setting. Perfect for date nights with your beau, this one is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Cool and contemporary, Shears Yard is a favourite in the city thanks to the choice of settling down in its charming interiors or the leafy courtyard. The all-day eatery retains industrial elements from its past life as a rope and canvas manufacturer, creating a modern space to hang out in.


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Bangkok street signs, upcycled light features and delicious dishes; Zaap is embracing all things Thai, complete with provincial classics. Think minced pork omelettes and steamed squid soups, which are served alongside pop or rock tunes and themed cocktails.