Leeds is a real eater’s paradise these days. With loads of interesting eateries fed by the city’s street food culture and so much choice, the best restaurants in Leeds have plenty of treats to offer. Find out all you need to know below.
Though not quite so famous for curry as neighbouring Bradford, Leeds still has a glut of brilliant Indian restaurants. There are still plenty of traditional curry houses, but interesting variations offering different regional options or vegetarian alternatives are emerging, too.
The days when there was nothing other than sandwiches and McDonalds on offer for lunch in Leeds are well behind us. Loads of cool cafés and restaurants in Leeds city centre offer fast, tasty and convenient food for shoppers and workers. Here are three excellent choices:
Sometimes it feels like you can’t trip up in Leeds without landing face-first in a delicious burger. These three offer something particularly special, though.
Wagyu beef tends to come from Japan and is very tender and has a buttery flavour, with lots of fat marbling which makes the cut of meat usually much more fat than flesh. A good piece of wagyu beef will be so soft it will melt in your mouth, which is what makes it so desirable.
The reason it costs a lot is the care that goes into raising wagyu breeds. Breeding cows are fed on grass pasture and calves are given a very strict diet (as well as being put in jackets when the weather gets cold) to ensure the highest quality meat.
It’s fair to say I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with shopping, particularly at the Trafford Centre. The one thing that gets me through the sometimes-necessary trips to such places is the hope of finding somewhere good to dine when I’m finished. You’d think that’d be easy at the Trafford Centre, after all there are over 50 places to eat and drink. Although the majority are either coffee shops or the usual sort of chains you can find on any retail park - from Pizza Express and Nando’s to T.G.I Fridays and Frankie & Benny’s - there are several more interesting options too.
Dashing to the theatre, sweetie, darling? Well not until you’ve pondered the city’s top five dining establishments for luvvies looking for a little pre theatre satisfaction in Glasgow.
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.