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 best romantic restaurants in Leeds for couples.

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Last updated on 24th January 2024

Veeno Leeds

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.


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 spicy mango margaritas and a tempting Tokyo Sunset.

Chef Jono at V&V

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.


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.


A destination for romantic fine dining in Leeds, 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.

Tattu Leeds

One of the most fancy restaurants in Leeds for a date, 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, with halal options too. Now all you have to do is turn up the charm and make gooey eyes across the table.

Bulgogi Grill

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.

Shears Yard

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.

El Gato Negro Leeds

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 vegetable paella, before moving onto the likes of crème Catalana or other indulgent desserts.


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.

The Ivy Leeds

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.