First Date in Leeds

Right! You've done the hard bit, grafting away on Tinder and Whatsapp for a few days, planning the right emojis to use for your jokes and pretending to be more interesting, and now you need some first date bars in Leeds. We all need different things on a first date: some people want a  fancy restaurant, others want a really fun bar to get stuck into, but no matter what, if you are on a first date in Leeds, we'll make sure you are having a great time.

Gusto Leeds

131 user reviews 4

With knock-out interiors, a smart wine menu and delicious Italian plates, Gusto Leeds is a great place for a first date. Grab a table near the fairy-light strewn trees and starting picking your way through the menu of classic Italian dishes.

Absurd Bird Leeds

30 user reviews 4

For a fun and friendly first date in Leeds, Absurd Bird bring tasty comfort food, twisted cocktails and the best buffalo wings in town. Cool, quirky and laid-back, it's a great place for that first big date.

The Maven

139 user reviews 4

There's no better way to prove that you deserve another date than a secret bar. This Leeds dating bar is just the spot, with prohibition interiors and a cocktail menu of adorable, Instagram-ready masterpieces served with greenery or in tea cups (if they're into that sort of thing).


291 user reviews 4

Why not ask about ordering a 'Giraffe' of Beer or Prosecco reception to share with friends! and 1 other offer

You can't go wrong with a quirky first date bar in Leeds. If nothing else, you can talk about the colourful interiors, painted-stained animal heads on the walls, or murals painted by local artists. Otherwise, you can drink their craft beer giraffe sharers, signature cocktails, or pizzas cooked in their in-house oven.

For a chilled out first date with great beer and food, Bandobust is here for you. The restaurant is casual, meaning there's no awkward formalities, and you can both jump into the Indian street food and craft beer while you get to know each other.

Jake's Bar & Still Room

2 user reviews 1

Speakeasy vibes in an industrial setting, Jake's is a cool place for a first date in Leeds. They've been brewing their own spirits for years, which means that along with the cool vibes from the brickwork walls and chesterfield sofas, you can get some unique drinks too.

There's nothing simpler on a first date than pizza. Here, you can treat yourself to a selection of Neapolitan pizzas, cooked in a wood-fire oven, all while enjoying a selection of beers and wines. That means all you have to worry about is your chat.

East 59th

2 user reviews 3

Whether your lunch involves a midday lunch of huge American food washed down by milkshakes, or want to hang out in their cool New York rooftop bar come the night, your date here has a chance of going really well. One of the cooler places in the city, expect fun interiors and even more fun cocktails.

Sheesh Mahal is a great place to secure a second date in Leeds. Plush interiors, with velvet seats and sofas coupled with a food menu of traditional – and award-winning – dishes makes for an excellent ice breaker.