Romantic Restaurants In Leeds

It could be Valentine's Day, a night out with your long-term beau or the very first date; whatever the occasion, we all need a little bit of romance when coupling up. Whether you're after a place to be wined and dined, or somewhere so beautifully lit that you can't help but steal a kiss beside the candles, there's somewhere for you to eat across this city. So, have a read of our guide to the most romantic restaurants in Leeds.

Last updated on 17th January 2023

The Cut and Craft Leeds

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Show your other half just how much you like 'em by treating them to a trip to The Cut and Craft Leeds. Not only will you find sultry, swoon-worthy interiors here, including dazzling chandeliers and scalloped booths, but also luxurious feasting options - think premium steak, elevated British classics and more.

Veeno Leeds

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Are you a couple of vino-loving Leeds dwellers? Then Veeno is the rustic wine bar calling your name from Wellington Place. Fronting some of the best bottles in the world just waiting to be glugged into your glass, alongside wine tasting dinners, it's a sure fire way of guaranteeing you some brownie points.

Riva Blu - Leeds

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For a romantic Italian restaurant in Leeds, Riva Blu is a great shout thanks to its combo of floral decorations with a muted blue and neutral colour scheme. Aside from the stunning interiors, you can expect a menu of classics like seafood linguine, veal Milanese and pizzas.

Head to Victoria Gate shopping centre and you'll find this contemporary Japanese restaurant nestled on its rooftop. Issho has gorgeous wood panelling and greenery across its terrace, alongside some interiors that are pretty easy on the eye too. If you tuck into sushi and other sharing plates here, you won't be disappointed.

Flaunting swish decor, low lighting and plenty of botanicals, El Gato Negro Leeds is the tapas bar offering up the perfect setting for all you love birds out there. Feast on Ibérico ham and chorizo infused with cider, before moving onto the likes of crème Catalan or other indulgent desserts. Swoon.

One of the most romantic fancy restaurants in Leeds with halal options, Tattu is the place for an eye-catching meal. Let this gorgeous spot do all the work, serving up tasty Chinese cuisine surrounded by purple fauna. Now all you have to do is turn up the charm and make gooey eyes across the table.

This sleek hideaway is the perfect pick of date restaurants in Leeds, thanks to its adorable aesthetic and delicious food. Uniting industrial chic with cute hanging lightbulbs, it's the perfect environment to steal a kiss while enjoying a selection of homemade liquors, wines, and locally-sourced European dishes.

It's not just about the delicious food at Tharavadu. The Kerala dishes here are tasty enough to get the sparks flying anywhere, but their moody interior, extensive wine list and array of craft beers combine to make this Michelin-recommended restaurant an amazing date destination.

All you can eat sushi? Well, if that isn't a proper date treat, we don't know what is. From the sashimi and pan-Asian grill plates to its pink sakura decorations, Sakku is a beauty. Our tip? Don't forget about their range of unique cocktails, including mint juleps mixed with matcha and a tempting sake-tini.

Vice & Virtue is a top choice of romantic but fancy restaurants in Leeds city centre, as it's serving dishes from MasterChef finalist Jono Hawthorne. If you want to be a bit more sinful, venture to the cocktail bar downstairs for devilishly mixed drinks and a sexier gentleman's club theme too.

A destination for fine dining, Home is boasting a warm and welcoming atmosphere to match the quality of its food. Their offerings are constantly evolving, adding inventive new plates using fresh British produce, so that you can enjoy different seven or ten-course tasting menus each month.

If romantic restaurants in Leeds city centre are what you're after from date night, then this Michelin-starred luxury venue fits the bill. The Man Behind the Curtain delivers a twelve-course tasting menu of experimental food courtesy of head chef Michael O'Hare.


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Nothing screams romance quite like a stunning setting. Sitting on the sixth floor of the Trinity Leeds building, Angelica not only offers stylish interiors and an impressive roof terrace, but also panoramic views. It's the perfect excuse to grab some delicious British dishes or cocktails with your OH.

Dinner with a show, anyone? Teppanyaki proves that the art of cooking itself is plenty to keep you entertained, as the friendly chefs fry up your meal on the hot plates at your table. Using theatrical skills like juggling, flipping and fire, this is a date night restaurant in Leeds that's worth remembering.

Bulgogi Grill is a restaurant with a neat little twist. The Merrion Road eatery gives you a range of BBQ meats and seafood, each marinated in traditional Korean seasonings and sauces. Then, it's up to each couple how – and for how long – you cook these on the concave grill in the middle of your table.

After Instagrammable interiors and beautiful British fare for your night of romance? Then The Ivy Leeds is the restaurant for you. From the floral decor to their unique sips and innovative twists on classic dishes, you're sure to take dates up a notch here.