When it comes to the best places to eat in Leeds with friends, Bar Soba should be on your radar. Not only does the Greek Street hotspot offer potent cocktails and vibrant decor, but it's also got a delectable menu of pan-Asian food and a brilliant bottomless brunch.
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.
Step back in time with an evening at The Lost & Found, a whimsical Victorian-themed bar and restaurant. On the menu? Beautiful botanical cocktails, a selection of brunch classics, European-inspired plates and a knockout Sunday roast.
Looking for delicious dining destinations in Leeds? Check out The Botanist, where you'll get to tuck into sharing boards, crispy chicken burgers and ribeye sirloin steak. Plus, their cocktail selection is fabulous - think pineapple and blood orange sours.
For gorgeous riverside views, beaut burgers, loaded pizzas and a whole lotta craft beer, head over to Water Lane Boathouse. Perched on the edge of Leeds' Canal Wharf, this relaxed spot is a guaranteed winner for summertime lunches and after-work drinks.
Housed within an impressive two-storey building, Banyan is serving up top-notch cocktails and international dishes seven days a week. Grab a table inside or on its expansive outdoor terrace and tuck into a midweek meal, Saturday brunch or Sunday roast.
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.
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.
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.
If only British dining with a view will do, Crafthouse is serving a range of seasonally changing tasting and a la carte menus from its gorgeous space, including afternoon teas or Sunday roasts. Take the scenic lift from Boar Lane or go through the shopping centre itself to find this beautiful restaurant on Trinity's 5th floor.
When the weekend rolls around, East 59th becomes inundated with daytime revellers getting their fix of free-flowing fizz and brekkie dishes. But, it's not just the bottomless brunch that attracts the masses. The rooftop gem also touts citywide views that are sure to wow.
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.
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.