If you're looking to escape the chaos of the city centre, head to Water Lane Boathouse, the gorgeous pub that's located on the banks of Leeds' Canal Wharf. Watch narrowboats float by as you tuck into a selection of hearty burgers and stone-baked pizzas.
Restaurants With A View In Leeds
From stylish old buildings through to swanky modern bars, there's so much to love about Leeds. And while we could gush all day about restaurants' interiors, we've also got a long list of incredible views that make eating and drinking in this city quite the experience. Whether it's brunch with a side of skyline or pints by the river, we've rounded up all the Leeds restaurants with amazing views - perfect for taking your next trip to new heights.
One of the city's coolest cocktail bars is also boasting some pretty impressive views over Leeds. The Alchemist - Trinity has got 'sun downer' written all over it; head out to their outdoor terrace to watch the sunset as you slurp their insanely theatrical mix of concoctions.
For dinner with a view over Leeds' incredible historic architecture, there's few to rival Issho. On sunny days, laze around on their chic terrace, watching the world go by beneath you, while in winter, we're all about working our way through their sushi menu in the floral-bedecked interiors.
This Grade II-listed cutie isn't just serving up cosy interiors for winter, but also has prime position next to the rather impressive Leeds Minster - a church dating back to the Medieval ages. Head out to their patio for brews from Leeds Brewery and views of this important piece of the city's history.
For a restaurant by the river in Leeds, it's over to Aire Bar, the charming eatery housed in a Grade-II listed building with sights of the water. Its vibe is pretty cool and casual, which is great for a catch-up with mates - though we can find any excuse to work through their burger menu.
Cameras at the ready, cause this one is a classic... East 59th is one of Leeds' swankiest rooftop restaurants and bars, offering views of the city's gorgeous architecture including the historic Kirkgate Market. Grab a space on their outdoor terrace for jaw-dropping vistas, boujee brunch plates, and NYC-inspired cocktails come nightfall.
The clue's in the title with this one; SkyLounge is set on the 13th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton and overlooks the River Aire. And it's not just incredible panoramas from this Leeds restaurant, there's bottomless brunches and a heated terrace to keep you interested too.