Date Night In Leeds

It doesn't matter whether it's the first meet with your crush or a regular evening out alongside a long-time beau; what's important is that it's always memorable. Across this city, you can keep those sparks flying while visiting some of the finest bars, restaurants and activity spaces around. So if you're after fun date night ideas in Leeds, look no further than these picks.

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Last updated on 5th February 2024

Experiences by Ibérica

Iberica Leeds is the place to head alongside your SO for a range of fun experiences spanning gin tastings, sherry masterclasses and more. Each of these events will woo someone special, especially when you factor in the tasty sharing boards to pair with your drinks.

Bootlegger Leeds

Located in Leeds, Bootlegger is the perfect place to take your sweetie on a night out. Enjoy forgotten favourites in this 1920s-inspired venue, complete with vintage decor and live music. You'll both be able to swing and sway to old school blues and rock 'n' roll.

Paint a Pic Leeds

If your evening activities in Leeds for a date need a fun craft-driven twist, then Paint A Pic have just the thing. Head down to one of their art classes at a local bar, so you can nab as many drinks as you want while creating your masterpiece to take home.

Rooftop Bars In Leeds

What could be more romantic than looking out over the city from above? These rooftop bars boast excellent views and delicious drinks, whether you're after a casual couple of pints and a burger in a pub or elegant cocktails and small plates in a swanky venue.

Secret Bars In Leeds

Tucked away on lesser-known streets and hidden behind unassuming doors, you can find some of the city's best kept secrets. These mysterious bars are serving up creative cocktails all over, whether you fancy a tropical paradise or a speakeasy-style hideaway.

Bulgogi Grill

Bulgogi Grill is a unique way to get those conversational juices flowing, thanks to its quirky concept. You and your date will order a selection of locally-sourced meats or seafood, marinated in traditional Korean seasonings and sauces, before cooking it yourselves on the concave central grill.


Home is a fine dining destination found just below the river, serving a selection of artistically presented small plates. Created by chefs Mark Owens and MasterChef semi-finalist Elizabeth Cottam, these dishes use only the freshest British produce across a series of ever-changing tasting menus.


Make sure you add a bit of theatre to your night at Teppanyaki. Here the Japanese dishes are cooked on a hot plate in front of you, with chefs whipping up fiery displays - perfect for something a little different on date night.

Chef Jono at V&V

Do you feel virtuous, or a bit more sinful? You don't have to decide with a trip to Vice & Virtue, which sees a sleek British restaurant serve you a wonderful array of seasonal dishes upstairs, while the downstairs cocktail bar has a sultry gentlemen's club theme.

Sheesh Mahal

When you really want to earn some brownie points on date night, bring that special someone to Sheesh Mahal for some award-winning Indian food. The plush interiors ooze romance and the food is good enough to make any kind of diner happy.

Blind Tyger

You don't need to travel to the capital for broody, sophisticated cocktails bars – you just need to go to Blind Tyger. This watering hole uses the finest ingredients and mixes them up to create something truly spectacular. To top it off, there's smooth jazz and blues on the speakers.

Roxy Ball Room

Fancy something a little different to spark romance? Roxy Ball Room is the perfect place, with all sorts of games on offer. Whether you fancy table tennis, pool, beer pong or a bit of everything, prices start from just £4.50 for 30 minutes of fun. And for after? They do a cracking burger here too.


The moody, contemporary interiors of Tharavadu are enough to attract a lot of couples, but it's the delicious Kerala food that will seal the deal. With a seafood-heavy menu washed down by an extensive list of craft beers, ciders and wine, this venue is starting to sound like the ideal place for romance.