Leeds is home to hundreds of fantastic restaurants, and visitors to the city will have no problem finding somewhere memorable to eat. Whether you want a one of a kind dining experience or a bargain burger, you’ll find something to satisfy your tastebuds.
Whether you are visiting Leeds for business or pleasure, make sure you know some of the coolest places to eat in this vibrant city. The sophisticated Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds City Centre combines historic art deco details with modern amenities, and is within easy reach of the best restaurants in Leeds.
A new and unique restaurant in Leeds is The Man Behind The Curtain, and it’s a particularly memorable experience at night. The restaurant offers an exemplary and modern set tasting menu costing £65 for evening diners, with iconic and beautifully presented plates. It’s a wonderful treat, and diners are encouraged to dress up and make sure their mobile phones stay hidden away. The Man Behind The Curtain is open for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday only, 6.30 to 9.30pm, so you should book a table in advance.
Teppan 260 is the other cool kid on the block in the Leeds restaurant scene, and makes a great place to go for adventurous eaters of all ages. When you arrive, you’ll find an iPad on your table, which you use to order your meal. Teppan 260 prides itself on quick service, offering up meals on hot iron plates. You stir your food so it’s cooked the way you like, add some sauce, and then tuck in.
A restaurant in Leeds popular with locals is the Reliance and North Bar. In the dining room you’ll find an excellent menu of seasonal food, served from an open plan kitchen. The speciality is the Reliance and North Bar’s home-cured charcuterie range, made using locally sourced rare breed pork. Whether it’s Sunday brunch, a filling lunch, or an elegant evening meal you’re after, you’ll find the menu reasonably priced and filling.
Another Leeds restaurant which is a favourite among locals is The Foundry, which uses quality ingredients, served up in hearty yet classy portions. Produce is sourced locally, with fresh fish from Whitby and meat from the Dales. The Foundry offer fixed price lunches or seasonal dinner menus, with food well priced and served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
For freshly made, gourmet burgers for lunch or dinner, head to Boss Burgers. Whether you want to enjoy a burger made from grass fed Yorkshire cattle or a tasty vegetarian patty, you’ll find a burger to suit. The Boss Burgers menu is small but perfectly formed, the decor simple and fun, and everything is well priced.
Another great value Leeds restaurant is popular Nichols Vegetarian Delicatessen, open for meals and takeaway Monday to Saturday 8am to 5pm. The menu is light and visitors can enjoy sandwiches, soup, all day breakfasts and speciality cakes. There are gluten free and vegan options on the menu, and the deli even stocks handmade chopping boards.
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