Our top 10 places to eat in Leeds

Our top 10 places to eat in Leeds

Leeds is known for a lot of things yet its cuisine is often overlooked. Despite this, the city has a plethora of exquisite restaurants ranging from the quaint cafes to the edgy restaurants. We’ve compiled a list of the best spots for eating out in Leeds.


  1. The Man Behind the Curtain

Certainly a hidden gem, this enigmatic restaurant combines art and food in a new way which is as aesthetically pleasing as it is tasty. Situated above a department store in the heart of Victoria, this restaurant currently holds the only Michelin Star in Leeds. Chef Michael O’Hare’s menu features some interesting, unusual and peculiarly named dishes such as the ‘Black Cod Emancipation Extended’ and ‘Spider Crab’.


  1. Pizza Fella

Pizza Fella is located on Vicar Lane and in our eyes is the best wood fired pizza in Leeds. We recommend number 3 (neapolitan) or number 8 (nduja) if you like things a bit spicy.


  1. Culto

Dine in style with a home-cooked style of traditional Italian food. The most famous dish on the menu is their trademark ‘pizza nera’ on charcoal based dough.


  1. LS6 Cafe

Famous amongst students, LS6 Cafe is known for its post night out brunches and detox smoothies to help the hangover. Not only does LS6 excel in it’s savoury brunches and hearty breakfasts but also does a killer burger.


  1. Friends of Ham

Renowned for its top of the range pork based platters, cheesy bites and diverse list of craft beers. Friends of ham is the perfect place for a lunchtime meal at an affordable price.


  1. Crafthouse

This high-end dine out destination located in Leeds Trinity is one of the most prestigious restaurants in Leeds. Most known for its steaks and fish dishes such as pan-seared halibut.


  1. Café 164

An offshoot of the beloved Bakery 164, this cafe can cater for your sarnie and sweet tooth needs. This artsy cafe makes the best focaccia and ciabatta sandwiches in Leeds!


3. Bundobust

This ‘beer and indian’ joint offers Gujurat inspired street food and craft beer. This casual dining restaurant is affordable and delicious.


2. Kendell’s Bistro

This quaint bistro delivers an intimate French culinary experience. The food is delicious, delivering all the classics (moules, escargot, paté etc.) with panache along with an ever changing specials board.


  1. Arts Cafe

This veteran spot pitches itself as ‘Leeds’s original café-bar’, and has been around for over 20 years. The menu feats delicious dishes, including slow cooked beef short rib. As well as it’s a la carte menu, Arts Cafe is famous for its incredible brunches. We recommend the chorizo, smoked bacon and new potato hash with spinach and poached hen eggs on the Sunday brunch. Located in the heart of town on the famous ‘Call lane’, Arts Cafe is ideal for brunches and lunches at an affordable price or is equally perfect for dining out in the evenings