Leeds Restaurants for Explorers: The City’s Hidden Gems

Leeds is a lively, vibrant city packed full of restaurants, yet some of the best spots in the city fly under the radar, whether you’ve lived here all your life or you’re just visiting for the day. Why go to the same old haunts? Read on to discover the Leeds restaurants you’ll wish you’ve heard of before!


This amazing Thai restaurant has been widely praised by foodies in Leeds, but often goes unnoticed by visitors as it’s not right in the centre of town. However, the beauty with this place is that they have two premises in Leeds, one in the beautifully historic suburb of Chapel Allerton (just two miles from the heart of the city). The other restaurant opened due to the outrageous success of the first, and can be found in Headingly, a few miles north-west of Chapel Allerton. The menu here is packed with yummy, aromatic Thai dishes, so you should definitely give it a visit to experience a great-value (especially with our offers) Thai meal.


Hidden gems can also be found right in the city centre. Fauiruz is an acclaimed Lebanese eatery that you might not have noticed before, as it’s found nestled on the lower ground floor of an unassuming office building. Don’t let that put you off, though, as this vibrant restaurant is much more than it would seem from the outside, with delicious Meze and Kofta platters being the bestsellers. Heading here would take you into the lively Northern Quarter of Leeds, so make sure you pop in if you feel like straying away from the mainstream high street district for a one-of-a-kind experience, and to save some money with our offers just for Go dine bookings.


Somewhere you may not consider heading if you’re looking for somewhere to eat is a hotel, especially if you live locally. However, you should change your mind, as the boutique hotel the New Ellington hosts the fabulous Digby’s restaurant, which served excellent British classics on its award-winning menu, as well as carefully mixed drinks. Plus, if you eat in this Leeds restaurant, you get an excuse to have a peek into this chic new hotel!


If you’ve already hit all of Leeds restaurant hotspots, then it might be worth looking further afield. Harrogate is an historic spa town north of Leeds, you just need to hop on a train to be transported to this haven for tourists. Naturally, it’s full of great restaurants, so check out Bed while you’re there for a fantastically Yorkshire-themed menu, with ‘fishy on yer dishy’ specials and ‘brush etta’ dishes being yummy as well as funny. You can afford to go quite a few times to try everything, as the early bird offer is ideal for any penny-pinchers.

Have a look on our map for where to find all of the above, as well as many more brilliant places to go! Where have you discovered? We’d love to find out, so leave us a comment below!

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