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  • Ranked #34 of 303
  • Avg. main course: £13
  • 0.1 miles from Headingley
  • American

We say…

Red’s True Barbecue restaurant is famous in Leeds for its authentic, American meats and impressive beer selection. Capitalising on its success, it has now opened a similarly outstanding restaurant in the heart of Headingley, just north of Leeds city centre. It’s perfectly located for those who live around the area, and have heard great things about Red’ True Barbecue, but don’t want to face the hassle of parking and queuing for a space in their city centre outpost.

This newly opened restaurant follows the original Red’s True Barbecue in its semi-industrial décor. It’s perfect for a casual lunch with friends at the weekend, but is equally suited to a lively Friday night meal with a fair few drinks. The staff pride themselves on faultless service, so despite the hustle and bustle of this busy restaurant rest assured that your food will be spot-on as well as the service.

The meat is prepared by smoking it slowly with a low, simmering heat for hours, and is dry rubbed with a top secret spice mixture to make sure the flavours can really infuse, delivering meat that’s moist, tender, flavoursome and unique. Start off with a little plate of spicy sweetcorn and jalapeno fritters served with the house special dip of chilli and cheese. You’ll love picking at the hickory-smoked jumbo BBQ wings, served mild or hot with a blue cheese dip. Next, try the infamous donut burger, two house-made 100% steak burgers flame-grilled with hickory, served with melted cheese, smoked bacon, onion rings, all in between two glazed donuts. It’s an unusual combination, but it definitely works! For a more traditional main, you can’t go wrong with the BBQ plates, and make sure you try the divine Mississippi mud brownie for a dessert.


If you’re after some authentic American cooking, and are feeling particularly carnivorous, give Headingley’s own Red’s True Barbecue restaurant a try. Be sure to book in advance at this local hotspot for peak dining.

last updated: 06 Dec 2019
6a Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, LS6 2AA
0113 359 3490