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Restaurants in Leeds

Leed's dining scene has mushroomed over the last decade, with exciting culinary gems to be had, provided you know where to go. There are now over 100 restaurants in the city. The restaurants below have been classed into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (over £40)
Moderate (£20 to £40)
Cheap (up to £20)
Prices are based on the cost of a three course meal for one including a half bottle of house wine (where available).




Set in the new Trinity Leeds leisure complex which opened in 2013 is this fifth floor restaurant, which is part of the highly acclaimed D&D London global restaurant chain. Its seasonally-changing menu offers classic British fare sourced within a 96km (60 miles) radius from lobster to steak and oysters. Under the auspices of Yorkshire chef Lee Bennet, this place is worth splashing out for. There are also fixed price, two- and three-course lunch options.

Address: , 70 Boar Lane, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 897 0444.
Website: http://www.crafthouse-restaurant.com

Malmaison Brasserie


The sloping roofs, dark wood interior, open fire and below-ground location give this a really cosy, snug feel. The menu features good quality produce that's prepared in a modern and inventive way. Expect classic British dishes with a twist such as Yorkshire pudding, whilst there is a French influence to some dishes too.

Address: , 1 Swinegate, Leeds,
Telephone: 0844 693 0654.
Website: http://www.malmaison.com

The Restaurant Bar and Grill


This classy establishment serves good quality food in an elegant and relaxing environment, with an open kitchen where you can see the chefs at work. There is also a great breakfast brunch menu with exceptional fruit juices and smoothies. Located in the Old Post Office building in City Square, the setting is equally impressive.

Address: 3 City Square, The Old Post Office, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 244 9625.
Website: http://www.individualrestaurants.co.uk




Part of a chain of Thai restaurants, Chaophraya serves mouth-watering Thai cuisine and has a super deluxe bar called the Palm Sugar. Always busy and with dishes full of flavour, you can't go wrong eating here.

Address: , Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 244 9339.

Fourth Floor Cafe at Harvey Nichols


This newly-refurbished cafe offers striking vistas of the city via floor-to-ceiling windows, metallic touches, teal leather seats and wooden floors to create a refined setting for excellent Yorkshire produce on a seasonally-changing menu.

Address: , 107-111 Briggate, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 204 8000.
Website: http://www.harveynichols.com/restaurants

The Cross Keys


This charming bistro pub boasts exposed brickwork, exposed beams, a stone fireplace and an outdoor space featuring a vintage ice cream truck. Serving British cuisine with panache, it enjoys a loyal local following.

Address: , 107 Water Lane, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 243 3711.
Website: http://www.the-crosskeys.com


Hansa's Restaurant


Well worth the short walk out from the city centre, Hansa's serves up an interesting menu of flavoursome vegetarian and vegan Gujurati cuisine. Established in 1986, this award-winning Leeds restaurant is the oldest family-run restaurant in the city. A visit here is sure to leave you pining for the accompanying recipe book.

Address: , 72-74 North Street, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 244 4408.
Website: http://www.hansasrestaurant.com

Pickles and Potter


This award-winning deli cafe is renowned for its rare roast beef, piri piri and tuna and rocket pesto sandwiches. Also on offer are homemade chutneys and relishes, superbs salads and platters.

Address: , 18-20 Queens Arcade, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 242 7702.
Website: http://www.picklesandpotter.co.uk



This Persian restaurant is a small, family-run affair serving tasty food at reasonable prices. Tuck into kebabs, marinated fish, falafel and traditional dishes, with plenty of change left to spare.

Address: , 81 Kirkgate, Leeds,
Telephone: (0113) 244 4496.
Website: http://www.crunchlunch.co.uk
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A Grade II listed boutique hotel with 45 rooms, this proper offers refined, classic and contemporary furnishings. Built in 1891 as the former liberal club, it offers a distinctive terracotta facade, wrought iron gates, Corinthian columns and stained glass windows. It's been voted one the world's top 80 hotels by Conde Nast Traveller.

Oak Villa B&B

This charming friendly B&B is situated close to Headingley Cricket Ground and is set in the heart of a pleasant wooded conservation area. The Victorian house has free parking Wi-Fi and a licensed bar. Some rooms have en-suites and there are different sized rooms. The hotel is just 1.5 miles from the city centre.


In a grand former bus and tram office, the Leeds branch of this popular chain offers stylish and contemporary rooms that all come with CD and DVD players as standard by the River Aire. There are 100 stylish rooms while British classics feature strongly on the menu.

Travelodge Leeds Central

This hotel offers good value, functional rooms at a convenient location that's close to the train station.

Queens Hotel

For location, this landmark hotel is unbeatable. Adjacent to the railway station and overlooking City Square, it's a stone's throw from all the action. With 215 rooms, an executive floor and two dining options, it is a large hotel with plenty of amenities and top notch service.

Met Hotel

This fabulously-ornate Grade II listed building has recently been refurbished and offers guests elegant, spacious rooms, a terracotta exterior and ornate furnishings. It's located in the business district but is still close to all the restaurant, shops and nightlife action.