Restaurants in Leeds City Centre

From buzzy Trinity to the stunning Victoria Quarter and historic Corn Exchange, Leeds is jam-packed with tasty eateries for shoppers and late-night revellers alike. Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat or somewhere more intimate for a special occasion, the area is home to innovative Indian restaurants, charming tapas spots, laidback burger diners and more. See for yourself with our top picks of restaurants in Leeds city centre.

The Box Leeds

226 user reviews 4

The Box Leeds is a brilliant place to while away an afternoon with your mates. As well as regular sports screenings, a huge drinks offering and a selection of Mexican street food, the venue also hosts shuffleboard tournaments for those after a little friendly competition.

Absurd Bird Leeds

30 user reviews 4

This family-friendly chicken and waffle restaurant is the home of comfort food and the perfect pit-stop after a day of pounding the pavements. With a signature buttermilk recipe, Absurd Bird's menu includes burgers, wings, tenders and a whole lotta mouthwatering sides. 

MOJO Leeds

134 user reviews 4

Take a trip to the Deep South with a little help from this Merrion Street dive bar. MOJO's ethos is all about great times, good music and food that feeds the soul, knocking up a beastly menu of giant burgers, chicken wings and vegan fast food.

Gusto Leeds

131 user reviews 4

One of the best Italian restaurants in Leeds city centre, Gusto know a thing or two about dishing up a mean pizza and pasta. Nosh on the freshest quality ingredients whilst enjoying the beautiful interiors - think charming fairy lights and decorative fauna.

Yard & Coop Leeds

222 user reviews 4

Looking for somewhere to eat in Leeds city centre? You could do far worse than a meal at poultry maestros Yard & Coop. Hit them up for a bottomless brunch of chicken and waffles or head over a little later and make the most of their extensive cocktail menu, including the Don't Tequila My Vibe and the Jinni Hendrix.

All Bar One may not initially come to mind when sussing out vegan restaurants in Leeds city centre, but you'd be missing out if you didn't pay the Greek Street bar and eatery a visit. Chow down on a delicious laksa, vegetable tempura or plant-based lasagne, all washed down with a happy hour cocktail or two.  

Slug and Lettuce Leeds

556 user reviews 4

You can't go wrong with a good ol' Slug And Lettuce. Situated along Park Row, the modern place to eat in Leeds combines chic decor - neon lights, decorative mirrors and pastel-coloured seating - with a crowd-pleasing menu of global dishes suited for meeting up with your mates. 

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

141 user reviews 4

Rosa's Thai Cafe has already seen huge success in London and is now looking to take on the North. With an outdoor terrace for sunny days and a vast menu of all your favourites - chicken satay, massaman curry and stir fry - this place is a no-brainer.


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Arguably one of the prettiest restaurants in Leeds city centre, Angelica is located on the sixth floor of Trinity. Not only does it feature a stunning wraparound bar and floor-to-ceiling windows, but it also has a rooftop terrace – providing an idyllic backdrop whilst you tuck into their classic British menu.

If you're after a show-stopping meal in Leeds look no further than Teppanyaki, a Japanese restaurant where your food is prepared, flipped and seared right in front of you. Its central location also makes it an obvious go-to if you're catching a show at the Grande Theatre or the First Direct Arena.

One of the best vegan and veggie restaurants in Leeds city centre, Eat Your Greens is whipping up a host of ethical small and large plates, meaning you can fill your boots feeling guilt-free. And with an in-built grocery store, you'll be able to recreate your favourite dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen.

This vibrant restaurant is putting its own spin on a number of native street food classics from around the country. Order from Indian Tiffin Room's lip-smacking menu and get ready for a truly delicious evening of spicy dosas, filled puris, grilled kebabs and flavoursome curries.

It may have a reputation for bringing the party when the sun goes down, but you'd be surprised to learn that Revolution also comes up trumps in the kitchen department. Gather the girls for an evening spent sipping cocktails and feasting on flatbreads, burgers and salads and watch as the lively venue transforms into a nightlife spot before your eyes.

Renowned for cooking up award-winning tapas and Spanish-themed drinks, El Gato Negro is bound to have something for everyone. Grab a table within their gorgeous dining room and nestle in for an evening of squid ink crackers, cauliflower cheese croquettes and three different kinds of sangria. Salud.