Outdoor Restaurants In Leeds

With toasty temps and blue skies comes the season of alfresco dining. And we are here for it. After all, it only seems right to make the most of the sunshine by taking your brunches, lunches and dinners outside. So, without further ado, check out our roundup of outdoor restaurants in Leeds and discover some of the city's finest rooftops, riverside terraces and lush beer gardens.

Last updated on 28th June 2021

A Victorian-themed den with a sun-drenched terrace, The Lost & Found is a top choice for botanical cocktails and European fare. Housed within an impressive building and with menus suited for vegans, veggies and carnivores alike, this restaurant and bar is ideal for catch-ups with mates and romantic date nights.

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

141 user reviews 4

Cooking up lemongrass-scented chicken skewers, sweetcorn cakes and panang curries, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a perfect pick if you're craving something a little different. And if you're after places to eat outside in Leeds? Their extensive terrace certainly won't disappoint.

The Adelphi

16 user reviews 5

Bottomless Brunch

Fancy some good old pub grub in the sunshine? The Adelphi has just the thing, serving up real ales and artisan spirits alongside sausage and mash, burgers, fishcakes and salads. They've also got a double whammy of seating, both out front and in their back garden.

Editor's Draught

36 user reviews 5

Searching for places to drink outside in Leeds? Get a streetside table at Editor's Draught and you'll enjoy some glorious sunshine, a range of craft beers and a menu of comfort food classics - think burgers, pizzas, tacos and more.

Nation Of Shopkeepers

35 user reviews 4

When it comes to alfresco dining in Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers should be on your list. 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 in the sunshine.

Thought that The Alchemist was just the destination for bubbling drinks and dry ice? Think again, because this Trinity gem also happens to be one of the best restaurants with heated outdoor seating in Leeds. Head to the plush terrace for quirky brunches, stylish mains and plenty more.

Beer Hawk Leeds

54 user reviews 5

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 laid-back evening here with friends sinking pints and chomping on onion rings, vegan duck fries and patties galore.

East 59th

2 user reviews 3

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


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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.

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.

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.

Situated along The Calls, on the banks of the River Aire, Stew & Oyster is a great choice for outdoor dining in Leeds. The waterside restaurant oozes date night vibes, featuring an intimate balcony and beer garden alongside a mix of small plates, curries and vegan bites.

Serving up a collection of pub grub classics and own-brand cask ales, The Midnight Bell is coming up trumps for places to eat outside in Leeds. Meet your pals in the courtyard and settle in for an afternoon of freshly poured pints while soaking in that vitamin D.

With an incredible izakaya-style menu and a roof terrace equipped for heated outdoor dining in Leeds, 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.

Home to one of the biggest and best beer gardens in Leeds, The Cross Keys is bound to be buzzing with punters during the summer months. Make your way to the Water Lane pub and restaurant for gastro bites and charming service while chilling with your mates.