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Go dine is your free eating out guide to the best local restaurants

Whatever your reason for visiting this vibrant city, you can be assured that you will find loads of fantastic independent restaurants in Leeds. Whether your visit is for shopping or business purposes, or simply some leisure time with family or friends, you won’t want to miss out on some of these great places to eat. To make life a little easier, and free up more of your time for relaxing, here at Go dine we have put together a comprehensive guide to restaurants in Leeds and the surrounding areas. You need look no further in your quest for an excellent meal as our informative guide has put together all the information you could ever want, to make an educated choice.

Packed with quality information and inspirational photographs, our guide is second to none. As a team of dedicated professionals we have made it our mission to apply what we know about restaurant dining in Leeds to the task of making your life as simple as possible. There has never been a better time to experience the restaurants in Leeds and by putting you, the customer, in control we are making sure that it continues to thrive. Becoming a part of our community, and the restaurant community as a whole, not only gives you access to the most up to date information but it also allows you to comment on your experiences and share your thoughts; a process that allows restaurants to respond to the changing needs of their customers. We work closely with all of our restaurants to ensure that these needs are continually being met.

Although, like most cities, Leeds is overrun with chain restaurants there are plenty of independent restaurants to suit the more discerning diner; those who are looking for great food at good value with friendly accommodating service. Feeling special, and knowing that you matter as a customer, is part of the experience of dining out. Called hospitality for a reason, it is at the very core of every good establishment. Offering quality food and friendly service, these independent restaurants are the heartbeat of the Leeds dining scene.

A wide variety of cuisines and dining experiences await you in the city centre itself. The Food Academy at Flannels deserves a mention for its ground breaking set up. Staffed with gifted young chefs and dedicated front of house staff, that have all recently completed their college training, there can be no better way to support the growing restaurant scene. Working your way up the restaurant ladder can be an arduous task and often rests on one lucky break. This restaurant provides a showcase of talent that could be the future stars of British cuisine. Alternatively, Brasserie Forty-4 is one of the many restaurants by the Riverside that are housed within beautifully restored warehouses, and offer fine food with excellent service in relaxed surroundings. If you are looking for something a little more bright and contemporary then you could try the Fourth Floor Café at Harvey Nichols for upbeat modern dining. Whatever your preferences, you can be sure that there is a restaurant in Leeds city centre that will fit the bill.

Further out in the suburbs of Leeds the culinary adventure continues. The restaurants in Headingleyrange from the luxurious Sukhothia Thai Restaurant to the Mediterranean flavours at Georgio’s Italian whilst El Bareto is one of the most popular Chapel Allerton restaurants for chilling out with friends. Further out still, there are many great places to eat in Harrogate, the nearby spa town that is renowned for its immaculate RHS gardens and also home to the famous Betty’s tea rooms. One of these is the quirky BED restaurant that features a well thought out menu that focuses on expertly combined ingredients.

There are still so many good restaurants in Leeds to explore that we haven’t been able to mention but each of our restaurant pages is packed with information that will help you to decide. We feature menus and stunning photography, as well as news and reviews, in order to give you access to all the information that you need to discover great places to eat in Leeds. Although our site is designed to be easy to use, and filled with all the information you will ever need, we know that from time to time you may need a little help. That is why we are available 24/7 by email on or if you would rather speak to an actual person then you can call us Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 01159 506 804.

We hope that you find Go dine useful and look forward to booking your table at some of Leeds’ finest restaurants,

The Go dine team.