Outdoor Restaurants In Leeds

Sun's out, huns out? Damn right, because when we finally get a sight of those rays, it's only right to make the most of the occasion with a trip to the city's finest rooftops, terraces and gardens. Forget another day spent inside because we've rounded up the best outdoor restaurants in Leeds to satisfy all your alfresco dining and drinking needs.

Last updated on 23rd September 2020

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

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Cooking up honey-marinated pork skewers, sticky tamarind wings and massaman curry, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a perfect pick when it comes to Asian food. And if you're after places to eat outside in Leeds? Their easy-going terrace certainly won't disappoint.

Water Lane Boathouse

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The ultimate alfresco spot, Water Lane Boathouse boasts stunning views of Leeds' Canal wharf, as well as a mouthwatering menu of sourdough pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and healthy salads. Grab a window seat, or perch on one of the outdoor benches to watch the world float by whilst you chow down.


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Not only does Angelica serve a mouthwatering menu of beef tartare, truffle burgers and fillet steak but it's also home to one of the most gorgeous rooftop dining areas in Leeds. Pair all that with a mezcal sour and views out over the city.

East 59th

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When it comes to outdoor restaurants in Leeds, East 59th is up there... literally. Touting a rooftop bar that offers sweeping views of the city centre, the New York-themed space is great for food, drinks and Instagrammable scenes.

One of the most glam places around, SkyLounge is great for date nights, swanky drinks and Insta-worthy dinners. Sitting pretty atop the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel are floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views and a menu pairing signature cocktails with brunch, afternoon tea and more.

Serving up a collection of classic British pub grub and own-brand cask ales, The Midnight Bell is a great choice for outdoor dining in Leeds. Choose between chicken liver pate, pan-fried seabass and Yorkshire Dales lamb rump and get cosy outside in the courtyard.

Whether you came for the wide selection of real ales or menu of classic pub grub, chances are that you'll be staying for the outdoor areas. With not one, but two spaces, The Lamb and Flag has a private terrace and courtyard beer garden.

Situated on the water's edge of the River Aire, Calls Landing is a great choice for outdoor dining in Leeds. The riverside bar features a balcony and beer garden alongside quintessentially British bites including lamb stews and jam roll polys.

Home to one of the beer gardens in Leeds is The Cross Keys. Make your way to the Water Lane pub and restaurant for gastro bites and charming service. Chill by the fireplace in winter and take things outside come the summer months.

No one-trick pony, Issho is serving up style, substance and swish Japanese plates. Dine in izakaya-style as you dig into a menu of sushi, miso cod and mushroom tempura before checking out the terrace for views and cocktails.