When visiting Leeds there are several things you just have to do; check out the shopping centres, make a trip to some of the beautiful tourist attractions such as the Leeds Art Gallery, and go for something to eat! One of the most exciting, and social, ways to eat in Leeds is by visiting one of the incredible tapas restaurants in the city!
Tapas restaurants in Leeds are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and provide the perfect backdrop for everything from business lunches to lively Friday nights. Tapas is best defined as the tradition of enjoy small portions of different dishes and finger foods. Eating tapas is an informal act that encourages conversation and interaction between people making it perfect for groups or for breaking the ice on a first date!
Not to be confused with a main meal created from loads of smaller dishes, you start eating tapas and don’t finish until you feel full. Typically a selection of different dishes are ordered for the table and once they have been consumed you simply keep on ordering as and when you feel like having a little nibble. The important thing to remember about tapas is that it is not a type of food. Anything can be considered tapas from meatballs to olives and paella to slices of ham and bread as long as it is small and is accompanied by drinks.
Whatever your reasons for hunting down a tapas restaurant in Leeds you can rest assured that with our handy guide you’ll be able to find the perfect restaurant in Leeds for your occasion. To help make the decision a little easier we’ve collected all of the menus, photos and offers available at each restaurant so you can enjoy your tapas for less!
Did you know? In Barcelona there are several different ways that tapas might be offered. In some restaurants you will see a dish marked with two prices – one for tapas and one for raciones (a bigger portion for when you’re really hungry!). Pinchos are mouth-sized tapas always served on top of a piece of bread and sometimes called Montaditos and finally the Platos Combinados; the Spanish version of our ‘meat and two veg’. It’s an entire meal on a place and can sometimes be just a selection of the tapas on offer!