Romantic Restaurants In Leeds

It could be Valentine's Day, a night out with your long-term beau or your 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 in style, or somewhere so beautifully lit that you can't help but steal a kiss beside the candles, there's a place for you to eat in this city. With that in mind, have a read of our guide to the most romantic restaurants in Leeds.

Last updated on 27th January 2022

Veeno Leeds

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If you're 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, it's a sure fire way of guaranteeing you some brownie points.

Iberica Leeds

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Swoon-worthy decor, an extensive wine list and a mouthwatering selection of tapas: Iberica is making our list of date ideas in Leeds. Boasting a stylish basement bar with over 70 Spanish wines to choose from and a restaurant serving up everything from grilled squid to sharing paellas, it leaves you spoilt for choice.

Vice & Virtue is the sleek British restaurant serving dishes from MasterChef finalist Jono Hawthorne, which makes for a charming little hideaway to settle down in with your other half. But, if you want to be a bit more sinful, head to the cocktail bar downstairs for devilishly mixed drinks and a sexier gentleman's club theme.

This sleek hideaway is perfect for a date night 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.


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Nothing says 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.

If Instagrammable interiors and beautiful British fare are what you're seeking 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 date night up a notch here.

With 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 and other indulgent desserts. Swoon.

If you're looking to really grab someone's attention, Tattu is the place to do it. Let this gorgeous restaurant 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.

A destination for 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.

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.

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

Head to Victoria Gate shopping centre and you'll find this contemporary Japanese restaurant nestled on its rooftop. Issho is fronting gorgeous wood panelling and greenery on 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.

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 night 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.