Where to Eat in Leeds: The Best Restaurants and Bars

March 8, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Leeds, a city in West Yorkshire, England, was one of the leading centers of industry in Victorian England. The Leeds City Museum is a great place to brush up on local history, and many TripAdvisor travelers say no visit to town is complete without exploring the Royal Armouries. You’ll also find lovely parks and a lively restaurant scene, with many eateries specializing in international cuisine.
Things to do in Leeds

1. Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

Watermans Place 3 Wharf Approach | Granary Wharf, Leeds LS1 4GL, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$220 - HK$330 +44 113 400 1183
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

Reviewed By Divers2013 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

we had a meal here on new years eve & I must say a huge thankyou to all the staff, as the meal and the service was just excellent, the salad bar was great and what lovely choices you had, the meat was just excellent we tried it all, the staff were so helpful from the time we arrived to leaving Thankyou

2. Anand Sweets

109 Harehills Road, Leeds LS8 5HS, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Fast Food, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +44 113 248 1234
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 133 reviews

Anand Sweets

Reviewed By chapelapple - leeds

Nice staff but waited a while to get served and even longer to get our good. Two staff on at lunch time was not enough. We had a mixture of food which was all served streaming hot which I like. My only criticism about the food was the Dahl makhani was not proper Dahl makhani, three Dahls mixed in, bland, tasteless, we didn't finish it and that was disappointing. The rest was delicious, I will definitely go again.

3. Ira B's

27 Chelwood Drive, Leeds LS8 2AT, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, European, British, Soups, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 113 230 2200
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 775 reviews

Ira B's

Reviewed By gopherleeds - leeds

I love ira bs. Great food. Amazing chicken soup and a great atmosphere thanks to ira,s wit and personality If you have not been go!

4. The Oxford Place

2 Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX, England Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$31 - HK$228 +44 113 234 1294
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 131 reviews

The Oxford Place

Serving morning coffee and cake, lunch and brunch and fantastic atmospheric dinner with the Yorkshire hospitality. A good vegetarian/vegan selection of dishes. We will see you soon...

Reviewed By jewles65 - Burnley, United Kingdom

Our 1st visit,we had decided to try this little restaurant after Reading all the good reviews,visited early evening on Sunday(mother’s day)we ordered the fish & chips x 2 one lightly battered,when the lady came with our meals she did not know which was the lightly battered fish? Which she should of,the fish was huge but bland not a tasty piece of haddock at all & the chunky chips were disappointing I’m sure they were frozen,I would of thought they would of been homemade,came with a pot of tartare sauce but was just lacking some peas,my other family member had the burger which was delicious a proper meaty tasty burger he asked for the chunky chips instead of the skinny fries & again he was disappointed with the chips he also thought the chips were frozen,but yet on previous photos they don’t look like ours that we were served,the service was good I think we were served by the owners but sorry to say expected better with some of the food after Reading all the good reviews.

5. Humpit

Corn Exchange, Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BR, England Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$78 +44 113 245 3836
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 735 reviews

Humpit

We decided to open a hummus and pita bar as we felt that the general public deserved something more than just tubs of supermarket hummus and cardboard pita bread. Having travelled around the Mediterranean and the Middle East sampling great meals based on these two amazing ingredients, we decided it was time to specialise and create a brand where we could encourage people to try the delights of this simple but incredible combination. As a bit of an afterthought we decided to add falafel to the mix and that is now pretty much all that we do at Humpit. Together with our own homemade lemonade, peach ice tea and our new market juice of the day, its all simple, quick, very tasty, affordable and proving to be a hit among Leeds' and Sheffield eaters! Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am - 5.30pm and on Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm (or until the hummus runs out!). Unfortunately we are unable to take table Reservations in Leeds as the place is very small and the turn-around is generally very fast. Our Sheffield outlet is mainly takeaway but we do have 7 stools for those who would rather eat in and watch the view!

Reviewed By gordonmpearce - Bradford, United Kingdom

Went here for a weekend lunch - good food with excellent hummus and filled pitta bread- just excellent and well worth a repeat visit

6. Istanbul Grill

194A New Road Side | Horsforth, LS18 4DP, Leeds LS18 4DP, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 113 259 0344
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 278 reviews

Istanbul Grill

Reviewed By Waddy7 - Leeds, United Kingdom

We stopped at the Istanbul grill at tea time on a Saturday and have a lovely meal with my wife, great value and Turkish wine and authentic Turkish food, highly recommended

7. CULTO

97 Stainbeck Road, Leeds LS7 2PR, England Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$86 +44 113 345 4434
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 236 reviews

CULTO

Italian Kitchen & Takeaway in Leeds. Eat in, Collection, Delivery. CULTO introduces a completely new approach to dining, providing restaurant quality food in a takeaway format and affordable price range! Experienced chefs, best ingredients delivered directly from Italy, fair price and passion for food is the key to our success. In addition to your favourite pizzas and pastas we are happy to offer a wide range of lighter options, including traditional Italian soups, fresh and healthy salads, and grills. As well as being a takeaway, CULTO has a beautiful dining area where you can meet with friends and enjoy your favourite foods, drinks, coffee and Italian desserts together. Here, at CULTO we try hard for you to have a better choice. We want Italian food to be more affordable and appreciated in the UK. We deliver to the majority of postcodes in Leeds! P.S.: Don't forget to try our best-selling exclusive – black Pizza Nera with vegetable charcoal!

Reviewed By Stephanie G

Wow a super small very cool Italian bijou restaurant. Certainly will return ... the pasta and pizza absolutely delicious.. Penne Arrabiata yummy!Hi, Stephanie! Thanks so much for your review! We are looking forward to seeing you back soon!

8. Caracas Grill

Britannia House 16 York Place | Basement Britannia House, Leeds LS1 6DQ, England Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Steakhouse, Barbecue, Venezuelan, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$63 - HK$165 +44 113 245 0871
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 121 reviews

Caracas Grill

Caracas Grill is a Family Business where our specialities are Steak, Chicken And Homemade Pork Sausages on the grill with our already famous Fresh Sauces: Guasacaca, Picante and Tartar all made daily. Furthermore we offer Fresh smoothies made with 100% Fruit and Fresh Salads with a Latin touch.

Reviewed By Ed H

Parents and kids love this place, a bit of a hidden gem on York Place. If you love steak and chicken you should try it. Great value as well.Thank you very much for take the time to write us a review. Looking to see you again. Thank you very much.

9. Lupes Cantina Mexicana

Leeds, United Kingdom, LS6 1LF. 204 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LF, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$165 +44 113 345 3070
Excellent
84%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 170 reviews

Lupes Cantina Mexicana

Reviewed By WalkwiththeDog - Leeds

Lupes had been highly recommended and we decided that was where we would eat for our book club Christmas meal. I loved it but not sure that everyone agreed. My starter of the sopa Azteca was delicious-warm, filling, tasty soup on a freezing Monday evening . My main course was the chicken enchiladas served with a really tasty lime sauce. The portion sizes were just right and a range of beers were offered. I can’t wait to return although next time I would find a table away from the draughty door.

10. Sweet Basil Valley

Green Lane, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7BY, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 113 250 0220
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 265 reviews

Sweet Basil Valley

Reviewed By 1961GaryC - Bradford, United Kingdom

We ate here early one Sunday evening and our group of 9 were seated well away from a bigger party including several children. Their behaviour was good but their noise created a strange school-canteen type of atmosphere. Our experience was not spoiled by this however.
It was an almost unanimous approval for food (just my hot and sour vegetable soup had lots of vinegar in). Staff were excellent at offering a replacement or removing the cost from the bill when I explained I like spicy food but not items that smell/taste overpoweringly of vinegar.
No complaints about mains though, everything was excellent in terms of quantity and quality. Food was very tasty and I thoroughly enjoyed the Mixed Special Ginger and Spring Onion dish.
Drinks are priced reasonably and it's possible to have a big blow out for around £20-£25 each.
Plenty of car parking on site and would visit again, as long as I opted for a less well-seasoned soup.

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