This cocktail bar and restaurant has the atmosphere of an exclusive private members' club. A great shout for a romantic date night or a birthday dinner in Leeds, The Lost & Found also has regular happy hour deals and set menus for a more affordable meal out.
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.
Inspired by the souks of the Middle East, Comptoir Libanais' menu is full of Lebanese dishes, from cold mezze to lamb Kibbeh and spiced chicken kofta. What's more, their restaurant is nestled inside the Everyman cinema, making it handy for a pre-film bite.
The Alchemist isn't just a quirky cocktail bar in the city centre, it also serves up an awesome menu of internationally-inspired eats. Graze on fish and chips, jerk chicken and crispy pork belly in-between cocktail sipping and Instagram snapping at their Greek Street and Trinity hangouts.
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.
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.
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.
Found on East Parade in the city centre, Blackhouse Grill on the Square is a snazzy restaurant decked out with fairy lights, chesterfield sofas and stylish lighting. It's the perfect spot to tuck into beautifully cooked steaks, delicious fish and so much more.
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.
Set in the historic old building society, Browns is ideal for a meal with the parents or a special occasion. With large sash windows flooding the dining space with light, they also have an impressive weekend brunch menu, including lobster Benedict and pancetta pancakes.
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.
This late-night restaurant may be better known for its lively bar and sun-trap terrace than for its culinary might, but Banyan also has an exciting menu of a la carte classics. Fuel up on a range of sharing platters, salads and grilled goodies before a night on the tiles.
Dripping in New York aesthetics, this cool bar and kitchen is known for getting lively with the post-work crowd. Try the chicken sidewalk burger with a rocky road brownie and Staten Island iced tea for the full US of A experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.