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From large-scale gastronomic feasts to independent eateries with heart, Leeds has long been a hub for culinary treats for those in the know. With that in mind, here’s your guide to the best food in Leeds.

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10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Food Emporium Leeds

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The Oxford Place

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Kendells Bistro

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Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill

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Ira B's

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Trattoria Il Forno

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Sukhothai South Parade Leeds

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Roots & Fruits

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Red's True Barbecue - Leeds

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Humpit

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Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Plan a whole evening out for after you’ve finished your evening meal; Leeds is known for having a lively nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs to cater to all tastes.
  • In local eateries where you pay for your order at the counter, tipping is uncommon. In restaurants where you receive food at your table, it’s common to tip around 10%.
  • Leeds is a compact city with a centre that’s easy to navigate on foot. Taxis and public buses are also plentiful.
  • Food Emporium Leeds
    Restaurants (Indian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    No trip to Leeds is truly complete without sampling a curry. Food Emporium combines traditional flavors with modern techniques to bring you Indian food with character and bite. The food is authentic and high quality and the service is spot-on. Don’t miss it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Food Emporium is open from 3pm until 11pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and 11:30am until 2pm for lunch, Monday to Thursday.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #215 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    • Wow - first timers 28/04/2018
    • Amazing food 01/05/2017
    • Food Emporium Leeds
    Address:
    Forge Row
    Leeds LS12 5DN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 800 177 7987
    Price range:
    US$ 13 - US$ 26
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Oxford Place
    Restaurants (European, British, International)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This is one of those small but noteworthy restaurants you'll be glad you found. The food is 100% gluten free and offers a range of options, from light daytime snacks to hearty British favorites, with a good choice of veggie and vegan dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • 2 Oxford Place is open from 11.30am, Tuesday to Saturday. It’s a popular spot so be sure to book ahead at busy times to avoid disappointment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Brilliant 20/10/2018
    • This place is awesome. 14/10/2018
    • The Oxford Place
    Address:
    2 Oxford Place
    Leeds LS1 3AX
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 234 1294
    Price range:
    US$ 4 - US$ 27
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Wed - Sat
    12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Other:
  • Kendells Bistro
    Restaurants (French)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If it’s a great atmosphere, quirky setting and superb food and service you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with dinner at Kendells Bistro. From the mismatched furniture and flickering candlelight, to the authentic French cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients, Kendells could certainly pass as a Parisian bistro, and the food is simply delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • You’ll find Kendells Bistro in St. Peter’s Square, not far from the coach station.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sadly disappointing and inconsistent but served great cocktail. 20/10/2018
    • Birthday Meal 20/10/2018
    • Kendells Bistro
    Address:
    3 St Peters Sq
    St. Peters Buildings
    Leeds LS9 8AH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 243 6553
    Price range:
    US$ 30 - US$ 60
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’re a meat fan then a trip to Fazenda’s is a must. You’ll be given a card that’s green on one side and red on the other. Show green and a server will immediately carve some succulent meat right onto your plate. Turn it red-side up and they’ll leave you to enjoy your meal. There’s also an extensive buffet to help yourself to.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • While there are plenty of carb options within the buffet, it’s advisable to stick to the salad and vegetables instead – that way you won’t get too full!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Would recommend 20/10/2018
    • Excellent evening 20/10/2018
    • Fazenda Rodizio Bar & Grill
    Address:
    Watermans Place 3 Wharf Approach
    Granary Wharf
    Leeds LS1 4GL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 400 1183
    Price range:
    US$ 26 - US$ 39
    Other:
  • Ira B's
    Restaurants (American, Cafe, European, British, Diner, Soups, Israeli)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’ve been sampling some of Leeds’ infamous nightlife, head to Ira B’s for a hearty brunch the morning after the night before. Here you’ll find delicious comfort food served in a friendly and welcoming environment, from salt beef sandwiches to chopped liver and warming soups.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Ira B’s is open throughout the day for brunch, snacks, and lunch. It’s closed all day on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Marvellous Sunday breakfast! 16/10/2018
    • Frankly AWESOME 08/10/2018
    • Ira B's
    Address:
    27 Chelwood Drive
    Leeds LS8 2AT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 230 2200
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Fri - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Trattoria Il Forno
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Trattoria il Forno is a no-nonsense pizza place, serving delicious wood-fired pizzas, as well as a range of quality pasta, meat, and fish dishes. This is one of those little restaurants that’s popular with locals in the know.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Trattoria Il Forno is located in the town of Horsforth, which lies northwest of Leeds city centre. Take a taxi or hop on a bus from the city centre.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 36 restaurants in Horsforth
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Never fails to deliver 19/10/2018
    • Absolutely fantastic place 16/10/2018
    • Trattoria Il Forno
    Address:
    85 Town Street
    Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5BP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 345 0150
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Sukhothai South Parade Leeds
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For quality Thai food in a beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere, Sukhothai is hard to beat. From authentic street food style dishes to classic Thai cuisine, you won’t leave disappointed… or hungry!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Try Sukhothai’s massaman curry – it’s divine.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #102 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Delicious 16/10/2018
    • Lovely restaurant 15/10/2018
    • Sukhothai South Parade Leeds
    Address:
    15 South Parade
    Leeds LS1 5QS
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 242 2795
    Price range:
    US$ 16 - US$ 48
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Roots & Fruits
    Restaurants (Cafe, British)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Roots and Fruits is a solid vegetarian restaurant serving freshly made snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a loosely Mexican theme. It’s in a lovely, relaxed setting and the food is freshly cooked to order... and utterly delicious.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Roots and Fruits Vegetarian Cafe is located at 10-11 Grand Arcade.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #124 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice food - definitely visit! 20/10/2018
    • Absolutely delicious, vegan & gluten free available! 07/10/2018
    • Roots & Fruits
    Address:
    10-11 Grand Arcade
    Leeds LS1 6PG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 242 8313
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 13
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
  • Red's True Barbecue - Leeds
    Restaurants (American, Barbecue, Central American)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you like your meat and have a big, hearty appetite, Red’s is the place for you. Turn up hungry and feast on pulled pork, succulent ribs, smoked chicken, or Red’s infamous donut burger, all saturated in their signature sauce. It’s popular among locals, who line up in the street to get a table on most nights, so arrive early or book ahead.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • If you can’t finish your meal, ask for a doggy bag so you can eat your tasty leftovers later.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #196 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Been several times 20/10/2018
    • Meat feast!!!!! 20/10/2018
    • Red's True Barbecue - Leeds
    Address:
    1 Cloth Hall Street
    Leeds LS1 2HD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 359 3480
    Price range:
    US$ 16 - US$ 40
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Humpit
    Restaurants (Cafe, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Humpit pitches itself as a vegetarian hummus and pita bar, but meat eaters and veggies alike will enjoy its delicious Mediterranean and Middle East inspired food. Humpit prides itself on offering a range of meals based around its hummus and pita roots, with falafel thrown into the mix on occasion too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Humpit is open from Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 5pm, and from midday until 4pm on Sundays.
    • For a refreshing drink, try the homemade lemonade or the peach ice tea.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 1,750 restaurants in Leeds
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Plenty tasty. 18/10/2018
    • Don’t be put off by the vegetarian/vegan menu 14/10/2018
    • Humpit
    Address:
    Corn Exchange, Call Lane
    Leeds LS1 7BR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 113 245 3836
    Price range:
    US$ 5 - US$ 9
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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