We've picked some of the best restaurants and some great foodie establishments in 'the capital of the North', Leeds. Fine dining or budget bites? If you're looking for places to eat in Leeds, we've got it covered.
The Corn Exchange, Call Lane
An excursion to Leeds without visiting local culinary mogul Anthony Flinn's original offering would be a shame indeed. Dining is seriously exciting, with palate-teasing potions served through straws from tightly sealed bottles to begin. Follow with some daring juxtapositions: crab with chicken hearts and a lemon and basil sorbet, anyone? Audacity pays off, thanks to excellent ingredients and clean pure flavours.
Brasserie Forty 4
44 The Calls
Rustic brick and industrial architecture set the scene for this pleasing waterside venue. Expect well-executed brasserie fare followed by homely, satisfying puds. A seriously invigorating wine list confirms Brasserie Forty 4 as the perfect casual dinner venue.
72/74 North Street
A beacon of Gujarati vegetarian food in Leeds, Hansa's celebrated its 25th anniversary 2011. This veggie favourite is famed as an all-woman set-up, with Mrs Hansa Dabhi very much in control of proceedings. Enjoy draped ceilings, an Indian vocal soundtrack, family photos and some fine-tuned home cooking.
On a budget? A selection of the best-value eateries, recommended by our army of food fans.
Pickles and Potter – Our readers rave about ‘divine rare roast beef and Stilton sandwiches’ and ‘brilliant’ platters.
Jaldi Jaldi – An offshoot of Leeds Indian stalwart Mumtaz, pick up naan paninis and bottled mango lassis, or hot curries from £5.75.
Our reader picks of the best foodie establishments as recommended on our Restaurant Finder.
Anthony’s Patisserie – ‘Sensational’ pit-stop while shopping in the beautiful Victorian Quarter.
Leeds Kirkgate Market – ‘Every type of fruit and veg under the sun’, slap bang in the centre of Leeds.
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