Date Night in Leeds

It doesn't matter whether it's the first date with your crush, or a regular date night in Leeds with bae, what's important is that it's always memorable. In this city, you can keep those sparks flying while visiting some of the finest bars, restaurants and events spaces around. So if you're looking for fun ideas for a date in Leeds, look no further than here and keep seeing hearts in your eyes. 

Last updated on 26th October 2021

The Maven

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There's nothing quite like hiding yourself away for a date night in Leeds, and nowhere is better at that than the Maven. This secret bar is not only a prohibition-style den perfect for hushed conversations, their masterfully made cocktails will keep the conversation flowing just fine.  

Gusto Leeds

137 user reviews 4

From the trees intertwined with fairy lights, through to the classic Italian cuisine, Gusto Leeds is a smart choice for date night. It's also an inexpensive choice with plenty of affordable options, including stone-baked pizzas and lunchtime deals.

Manahatta Greek Street

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Bringing a taste of New York to Greek Street, Manahatta is a great bar for a date in Leeds. Not only do they have a delicious array of cocktails crafted by their master mixologists, they've got tasty bites of food to keep your belly full, and it has this infectious atmosphere that means the conversations will be flowing all night.

Veeno Leeds

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Veeno are known throughout the country for their tasty wines - and there's nothing quite as romantic as wine. Come down for classic Italian spuntini, a whole room dedicated to different wines and broody atmosphere.


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Why not ask about ordering a 'Giraffe' of Beer or Prosecco reception to share with friends!

Try something a little bit different with a touch of class for your Leeds date night. This colourful playground is bright enough to get you both in an amazing news, but while you're there you can enjoy a plethora of pizzas, cocktails, or craft beer – that's even served in giraffe 'sharers' too. That'll stop any arguments about who's round it is.

If you really want to earn some brownie points on date night, bring that special someone to Sheesh Mahal for some award-winning Indian food. Not only do the plush interiors call out for dates, the food is good enough to make any kind of diner happy.

When dating in Leeds, make sure you add a bit of theatre to your night with Teppanyaki. Here, the Japanese dishes are cooked on a hot plate in front of you, while interacting with their guests all the way. Perfect for something a little different on date night.

Bulgogi Grill is the perfect way to get those conversational juices flowing thanks to its unique concept. You and your date will order a selection of locally-sourced meats and seafood, marinated in traditional Korean seasonings and sauces. But here's the catch – you'll cook it yourself on the concave central grill.

You don't need to travel to London for broody, sophisticated cocktails bars – you just need to go to Blind Tyger. This Northern Quarter bar uses the finest ingredients and mixes them up to create something truly spectacular. And if you're looking for a  more specific date idea in Leeds, there's smooth jazz and blues on the speakers and cocktail masterclasses for you both to get stuck into.

Do you feel virtuous, or a bit more sinful? You don't have to decide with a trip to Vice & Virtue, that sees a sleek British restaurant upstairs serve you a wonderful array of seasonal dishes, and a downstairs offering all the temptations of a Gentleman's Club. Whether it's an adventurous date or a great meal, this two-faced bar is perfect.

Get date night in Leeds sorted with Pizza Fella, delivering a delicious selection of Neapolitan pizzas that are topped with Southern Italian toppings. Add in a few beers or glasses of wine and you're in for a good time.

For a date, sometimes all you need is some really good food, and if there's one place that's focused solely on good food, it's The Man Behind the Curtain. This Michelin-starred restaurant is filled with quirky dishes called things like 'Inception of a Spacecat in Black' – but strap in for the night, as it's all served in a twelve course tasting menu.

The moody, contemporary interiors are enough to attract a lot of couples into its walls. But the delicious Kerala Indian food will seal the deal, with a seafood-heavy menu washed down by an extensive list of craft beers, ciders and wine sounding like the perfect date night.


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You can't be looking for ideas for a date in Leeds without a bit of music to spice it all up. While this New Orleans speakeasy will keep you grooving with a fine selection of live funk, soul, blues and jazz all night long, you and your date can keep the liquor flowing with their Deep South cocktail menu.