Outdoor Restaurants In Leeds

It's not just toasty temps and blue skies that welcome a season of alfresco dining. Venues across the city are making sure their gardens, patios and terraces are cosy in winter and sun-drenched in summer. So, without further ado, check out our roundup of outdoor restaurants in Leeds and discover some of the city's finest alfresco eats.

Last updated on 30th September 2022

Editor's Draught, Leeds

77 user reviews 5

Grab a streetside table at Editor's Draught and you'll enjoy a range of craft beers and a menu of comfort food classics. Think burgers, pizzas, tacos and more, all washed down with the finest boozy nectar.

Nation Of Shopkeepers

35 user reviews 4

One of the best restaurants in Leeds offering outdoor seating, Nation Of Shopkeepers is a real hit. Not only does the Cookridge Street pub offer a crowd-pleasing menu of burgers, chicken and vegan bites, but it's also got great craft beers to sip on.

Beer Hawk Leeds

69 user reviews 4

Best known for its mega selection of craft brews - the last time we checked it had over 140 - Beer Hawk also whips up tasty burgers. Spend a laidback evening here with friends, sinking pints and chomping on onion rings, vegan duck fries and patties galore.

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

141 user reviews 4

Cooking up lemongrass-flavoured chicken skewers, sweetcorn patties and tasty curries, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a perfect pick if you're craving something a little different. And if you're after Leeds city centre restaurants with alfresco opportunities? Their extensive terrace certainly won't disappoint.

The Adelphi

16 user reviews 5

Looking to eat your Sunday lunch outside in Leeds? The Adelphi has just the thing, serving up real ales and artisan spirits alongside piled-high plates of meat, veggies and lashings of gravy. They've also got a double whammy of seating, both out front and in their back garden.

The Canary Bar

51 user reviews 4

Looking for heated outdoor dining in Leeds? Nestled in the Dock is The Canary Bar, which is sporting a terrace with views across the water. To keep you refreshed, there's an all-day menu of Greek salad, burgers and mezze, topped off by a choice of heady concoction or local beers.

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. Along with a first floor private terrace, The Lamb and Flag also has a courtyard beer garden clad with pretty fairy lights.

With an incredible izakaya-style menu and a roof terrace equipped for heated outdoor dining in the cooler months or soaking up the sun in summer, Issho is winning points for style and substance. The perfect place for a special occasion, the restaurant and bar also has a number of signature cocktails available.

A one-stop shop of brunch, booze and international fare, Canal Club is the stylish bar featuring waterfront seating for all your alfresco dining needs. Whet your whistle with fun cocktails, before munching on a mouthwatering selection of global tapas dishes.

Sitting pretty atop the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, SkyLounge is one of the most glamorous restaurants with outdoor seating in Leeds. Expect floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views and a menu pairing signature cocktails with brunch, afternoon tea and more.

East 59th

2 user reviews 3

When it comes to alfresco dining in Leeds, East 59th is raising the game... literally. Touting a sky-high bar that offers sweeping views of the city centre and opportunities for the 'Gram, this New York-themed space is great for mate dates and romantic evenings alike.


3 user reviews 4

It's not hard to see why Angelica is regarded as one of Leeds' best rooftop restaurants. Along with a mouthwatering menu of fine dining dishes, a beautiful sky-high terrace and a stellar selection of cocktails, the Trinity haunt boasts enviable views across the city.