Quirky Date Ideas In Leeds

Yeah, yeah, drinks and a meal are nice and all... but how about a comedy night in a wacky basement bar? Or a game of shuffleboard over some craft pints? Whether you looking to make a great first impression with that special someone or want to keep your boo on their toes, these quirky date ideas in Leeds are sure to make for a memorable night.

Last updated on 8th September 2022

The Wardrobe

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If you're after quirky date plans in St Peter's Square, then head on over to The Wardrobe. This popular venue is home to a range of indie club nights to get you movin' or groovin' together, alongside bottomless brunches and live music from renowned artists such as Mabel.

For a hands-on couples activity, take on the thrilling Escape Hunt with your significant other and a couple of mates - double date anyone? - and work together to earn your freedom. The adrenaline-pumping game also lets you choose your own theme and'll task you to complete a series of challenges against the clock. 

  Ready Steady Bake It

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@ Ready, Steady, Bake it on Various dates from Thursday 6th October 2022

If you're looking to add a dash of healthy competition to your quirky date night, check out Ready Steady Bake It. You'll go head-to-head in a effort to be named star baker, with 90 minutes on the clock, all the equipment to hand and extra decorations to make a truly personalised creation. 


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To tuck into gyozas and a welcome drink before diving into a sushi masterclass, hit up YO! Leeds Trinity. You'll get the chance to learn some history, practise fish-cutting skills and construct four delicious items.


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Enjoy delicious drinks, some good ol' hearty food and the sounds of soul at Smokestack. This quirky date night speakeasy also welcomes in a range of live acts and DJ sets playing the best in funk, ska, Latin boogaloo and 60s R'n'B for you to bop along to.

Flex your cooking skills at Bulgogi Grill, a Korean DIY restaurant on Merrion Street. The kitchen will ply you with locally-sourced BBQ meat and seafood that's been pre-marinated for you to prepare as you wish on your own dome grill.

A cracking shout for foodies looking to push the boat out, The Man Behind the Curtain is a Michelin-starred restaurant that blends dinner and art in a pretty extraordinary way. Expect a stunning selection of expertly-crafted cocktails and a tasting menu that'll really knock your date sideways. 

Score your way to another date with an evening at Roxy Ball Room. The Trinity Square games den has a tonne of pool, ping pong and football tables for you to let out your inner big kid. There's also boozy shakes, burgers and pizzas for when you need to refuel.