Go dine is your free eating out guide to the best local restaurants
Whatever your reason for visiting Leeds, be it business, shopping, catching up with friends or family and whether you’re just there for the day or for a week, at some point you should definitely visit one of the fantastic independent restaurants in the area. To aid you on your quest for good food we here at Go dine have put together the most comprehensive guide to restaurants in Leeds and the surrounding areas bar none!
At first glance it may seem that Leeds, like many large cities, is packed full of chain restaurants, the more discerning diner will not fail to be impressed with the number of fantastic independent restaurants that offer friendly personable service and fine quality food to match.
In the city centre itself you will discover a wide variety of cuisines and dining experiences. From restaurants by the Riverside that are housed within beautifully restored warehouses, such as Brasserie Forty-4, to purpose-built bright and contemporary venues such as the Fourth Floor Café at Harvey Nichols (a real paradise for tired shoppers and foodies alike), whatever the occasion you can bet that there’s a restaurant in Leeds city centre to suit your needs.
Clarence Dock, home of the Royal Armouries, is a relatively new area of the city and is home to more than just one of the best tourist attractions in Europe. Within the Alea Casino you will find Michelin-starred Indian restaurant chef Vineet who is currently the executive chef at The Bird Restaurant. Adding to the celebrity culinary talent already on offer James Martin has just taken over the reins at the Leeds Kitchen, also within the Casino.
Further outside of Leeds, in what is defined as the suburbs, diners will continue to find culinary gems. The restaurants in Headingley range from the luxurious Sukhothai Thai Restaurant to Giorgio’s Italian whilst El Bareto is one of the most popular Chapel Allerton restaurants for chilling out with friends.
If none of these restaurants take your fancy, Anthony’s Fine dining restaurant on Boar Lane is a fantastic award-winning restaurant, critically acclaimed by many including Gordon Ramsey. If Anthony’s Fine dining is too rich for your tastes, their bistro, The Piazza by Anthony, is set within the old Corn Exchange is popular with regulars, especially their Guinea Pig evening every Monday!
We know we’ve given you a lot to digest and there are still so many restaurants in Leeds that we haven’t mentioned. To help you out we’ve made sure that our restaurant pages are packed to the brim with useful information, pictures, maps, menus and reviews!
We hope that you find Go dine useful and look forwards to booking you in at Leeds’ finest restaurants,
The Go dine team