Halal Restaurants in Leeds

Think you're doomed to an endless cycle of Nando's when it comes to eating out? Think again. Leeds has a flourishing and inclusive culinary scene with a tonne of halal options to choose from. We've saved you the grunt work and compiled a varied list of Leeds' best halal restaurants - emphasis on the varied. Whether you're in the mood for Indian, Thai, Lebanese, Ethiopian or Southern American food we've got you sorted. Enjoy.

Comptoir Libanais Leeds

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A guaranteed fun dining experience, the colourful Lebanese chain serves a selection of platters, mezze dishes and main plates to choose from. We're big fans of the baba ghanuj, lamb kibbeh and batata harra mezze dishes, however, for those fancying something a little more substantial the lamb & prune tagine, spinach fatayer and lamb kofta fattet all get the thumbs up from us.

Rosa's Thai Cafe Leeds

141 user reviews 4

Feast your heart out on pad Thai, massaman curry, deep-fried larb patties and panang curry at this Thai-inspired eatery. Situated on the upper dining terrace of Trinity Shopping centre, the halal restaurant also has seating inside and outside, providing pretty great views across the city.

Absurd Bird Leeds

30 user reviews 4

For all the fried chicken lovers out there, meet Absurd Bird: your new favourite restaurant. Renowned for their chicken-only menu, this fun-loving joint brings the heart and soul of South American cooking to Trinity Kitchen. Whilst weekly bottomless wings night are always popular, we'd suggest trying one their 'absurdly' good chicken waffle dishes.

Award-winning restaurant and bar on New Briggate Street. The fine-dining eatery has seasonally-changing menus and serves up Masterchef-worthy dishes. Whilst the restaurant doesn't usually serve halal dishes they are happy to accommodate if given a day's notice. We'd suggest advance booking for this popular spot.


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Walk into Zaap and you'll be greeted by numerous Thai street signs and flags, various hanging lanterns and a full-sized tuktuk. It's bizarre and brilliant and sets the mood perfectly for a fun evening of authentic Thai food. Dishes include chicken Thai omelette, steamed squid in lemon soup and blue crab papaya salad.

Pass the pakora! This award-winning Indian restaurant has something for everyone. The menu is mega. There's an entire page dedicated to baltis alone. The restaurant's interior is also a bit of an experience as well, with a blue and gold colour scheme running throughout, Chesterfield sofas and velvet chairs. A top combo if you ask us.

This award-winning, traditional Ethiopian restaurant might be located slightly outside of the city centre but trust us when we say it's worth the venture. The menu serves a range of vegan and halal friendly dishes including tender lemon and ginger chicken leg, smoked lamb and spiced chickpea stew.

Yard & Coop Leeds

222 user reviews 4

Specialising in buttermilk fried chicken, this jaunty joint has an eclectic mix of dishes including fried chicken bao buns, kebabs and the popular mac'n'cheese chicken burger. There's also a build-you-own section and weekday £5 lunch menu. Cluck yes!

This regional Indian restaurant is an indisputable Leeds institution and multi-award-winning venue. Its menu features popular Keralese-inspired dishes such as chicken dosa (a rice and lentil pancake) and uzhunnu vada (a fried lentil doughnut). If that hasn't won you over, the Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln is a fan. 'Nuff said.

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful halal restaurants in Leeds, the Indian eatery is designed with traditional scalloped arches, reclaimed shutters and beautiful wall-hanging flowers. Specialising in authentic Indian street food, the menu serves numerous dosas (rice and lentil pancakes), puris (a type of pastry) and traditional desserts.