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 top restaurants in Leeds and discover the stunning rooftops, romantic haunts or charming Michelin star spots we can't get enough of.

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Last updated on 16th January 2024




Salvo's Restaurant

Searching for Italian restaurants? 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.

Shears Yard

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.

Tattu Leeds

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.

Mans Market

This Chinese restaurant in Leeds is all kinds of cool. Mans Market is kitted out in a chic wooden bar, lanterns and a wacky shipping container. As for the food, you'll be treated to a range of mouthwatering dim sum or bao with noodles.

Crafthouse

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.

El Gato Negro Leeds

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.

Indian Tiffin Room Leeds

One of the most cool restaurants in Leeds city centre - and not just for those colourful interiors - Indian Tiffin Room is a venue delving out the finest street food, spanning everything from chaat to kebabs from the tandoor. Make ours the aal makhani, please.

Teppanyaki

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.

Zaap

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.

Bulgogi Grill

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.

Home

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. 

Chef Jono at V&V

A sleek upstairs restaurant with a slinky cocktail bar below; Chef Jono at V&V is a venue of two faces and ideal for fine dining in Leeds. Indulge in a tasting menu of British dishes from the Masterchef: The Professionals finalist, before moving downstairs into the debaucherous den boasting wickedly great libations.

The Ivy Leeds

A place for crowd-pleasing brasserie dishes and the beaut interiors to match, The Ivy is a staple across many cities - and Leeds is no exception. Whether brunches or British meals come the evening are more your thing, this place pairs food with everything from signature cocktails to Champagne.

Eat Your Greens

One for the responsible foodie among us, Eat Your Greens is a top place to eat. Think fuss-free dishes made from local, organic and sustainable sourced ingredients - resulting in a farm to fork menu featuring the likes of pan-fried seabass with a leek and tarragon velouté or a seasonal bhaji plate.

Tharavadu

Tharavadu is a multi-award-winning Indian pick of halal restaurants 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.