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A handsome selection of independent cafés, bars, restaurants, pop-ups and pubs have revitalised the Leeds culinary experience for all palettes and wallets.

2 Oxford Place

From coffee and cake mid-morning to our delectable evening menu our gluten free kitchen is open from 11am Tuesday to…

314

Inspired by good times and wild parties had in and around West Hollywood, 314 is a cocktail party bar with…

51% Bourbon

Its theme of straight spirits, classic rock ’n’ roll and rough-around-the-edges American style seems to attract a mixed group of…

Aagrah

Our philosophy is simple ~ to introduce the ‘spice of life’ to your lives. We are about so much more…

Alfred

The perfect neighbourhood bar. Located in Meanwood, Alfred takes the baton from North and runs with it. Amazing drinks are…

Almost Famous Burgers

Almost Famous Burgers has made its way across The Pennines from its home town of Manchester to bring its special…

Ambiente Tapas Ltd

Ambiente Tapas specialises in Mediterranean Tapas and Sherry. We want to ensure our diners have the freshest food of the…

Appetite Deli

Appetite Deli and Corporate catering is located in the heart of Leeds’s central business district; ideally placed to pop in…

Archie’s Bar & Kitchen

An all-day venue with a unique urban vibe, where the city meets the sea.

Art’s Cafe

Having first opened its doors in 1994, Art’s Cafe is Leeds’ original cafe bar. It is one of the city’s…

Bangwok

After getting a whole lot of love at our pop-up in Trinity Kitchen, we parked up our tuk-tuk and opened…

Banh & Mee

A Vietnamese street kitchen, specialising in Pho and mama Nguyen’s three generation broth, as well as Banh Mí – the iconic…

Bar 166 & Bistro

In the lively suburb of Horsforth sits an iconic building at the start of Town Street that is home to…

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

Located in Leeds’ vibrant Northern Quarter, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen first opened its doors in 1934 as Leeds Children’s…

Bilbao Bar

Bilbao bar opened on the 7th June 2014 and has quickly established itself as one of the coolest and friendliest…

Bird & Beast

Bird and Beast is a Rotisserie restaurant featuring our incredible free range chicken in a range of flavors including jerk, bbq,…

Black Swan

Partners Shane Quigley (Epiphany Solutions, Platform Q) and Si Ord, of Sandinista and Smokestack, collaborate to bring you Black Swan,…

Blind Tyger

Our William Morris-esque papered walls are lined with cosy booths whilst curious trinkets and ornaments adorn the shelves and bookcases….

Brooklyn

Bars on Leeds’ Call Lane aren’t hard to come by – it’s the centre of Leeds’ nightlife after all. But…

Brown’s Greens

Located in Rawdon, Brown’s Greens is a warm, friendly and independent veggie cafe. We have a delicious selection of cakes, teas,…

Bundobust

Bundobust started as a collaboration between award winning institutions Prashad (Gordan Ramsay’s Great British Restaurant finalists) and The Sparrow Bier…

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue

The UK’s hottest Brasilian Barbecue, featuring chicken, beef and pork skewers cooked fresh to order on a custom made grill,…

Café 164

Café 164 is a fully licensed eat-in and take-away city centre sandwich shop and espresso bar in Leeds city centre,…

Café Moor

Welcome to Café Moor where we serve North African and Middle Eastern Street Food Style lunches, snacks, pastries, mint and…

Call Lane Social

An effortlessly cool hangout that is dedicated to giving you the warmest welcome on Call Lane. If you’re looking for…

Caravanserai

The Caravanserai: Creating sumptuous street food and delicious refreshments for fellow travellers since 1438. The Caravanserai was a movable feast,…

Casa Colombiana

Casa Colombiana is an authentic latin bar and kitchen, where you will be treated to the full latin experience. You…

Casa Mia

Lovingly named the “Coffee Shop” by owners Marta, Francesco and the team, Casa Mia can be all things to all…

Cha Lounge

Cha Lounge promotes a truly ethical and carbon neutral ethos by serving carefully chosen food and beverages sourced locally and…

Corn Exchange

Leeds Corn Exchange is one of Britain’s finest Victorian buildings and a Grade 1 listed structure. Designed by Cuthbert Brodrick…

Cranberry

We love our coffee and we want you to as well, we have chosen beans that are grown in Brazil…

Crowd of Favours

Just off Kirkgate, the oldest street in Leeds, The Crowd of Favours is a great place to kick back and…

Crust & Crumb Bakery

Born out of a desire to give folk something better, Crust and Crumb promises good quality food, made fresh on…

Dare Café

Established in 1993, Dare has been a popular eating and drinking venue in Headingley for over 20 years. We offer…

Dish

Dish Dining Room & cocktail bar, winner of the Oliver Awards Best New Comer 2013 & short listed for Best…

distrikt bar

Distrikt is the brainchild of five of Leeds’ own most diverse backgrounds: food foraging, managing bars, and running events. We’ve…

Dock 29

An innovative and unique space created for Leeds, Dock 29 is a restaurant/bar with a big personality. A suspended aeroplane,…

Ecco Pizzeria

We are proud to serve you the most authentic Neapolitan Pizza & Gelato this side of Naples. We have gone…

El Bareto Spanish Restaurant

Chapel Allerton’s very own little piece of Spain: enjoy that holiday feeling at the only truly authentic, family-run tapas restaurant…

Friends of Ham

Friends of Ham, is a bar and charcuterie situated in the heart of Leeds. A continental-style café bar that has…

Further North

Where your front room meets your favourite local! Little sister to the legendary Northbar on New Briggate in the Leeds…

George & Joseph

We are Leeds’ only specialist cheesemongers, and opened our shop in Chapel Allerton in 2012. We source and stock the…

Global Tribe

Global Tribe has a shop, café and therapy room all under one roof in the heart of Leeds city centre….

Grappolo

Bringing a genuine taste of Italy to Horsforth, Grappolo will be your perfect dining host. Whether you’re out for a…

Graze

Serving some of the best Breakfasts and Lunches one could want. What started as a takeaway sandwich shop has become…

Haley & Clifford

We have a comprehensive range of local cheeses, local artisan baked bread, jams, chutneys, condiments & oils, delicious homemade cakes,…

Headrow House

Headrow House is a multi use arts and event space comprised of four floors featuring a large beer hall with giant…

House of Koko

Situated in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, House of Koko is the brain-child of Shanshan Zhu and Chris Ball. A properly independent…

Hyde Park Book Club

Hyde Park Book Club is an arts space serving coffee, beers, wines and food on Leeds’ Hyde Park Corner. Through the…

Ibérica Leeds

Located in the beautiful Grade II listed Hepper House, Iberica brings a taste of Spain to Leeds, offering authentic Spanish…

Jenny’s Jerk Chicken

Authentic Caribbean street food specialising in jerk chicken and other Caribbean dishes such as curry goat.

Kapow Coffee

We serve coffee from our favourites La Bottega Milanese and North Star Coffee Roasters. Food is from quality local producers. Stockists…

La Bottega Milanese Espresso Bar

A Leeds Coffee institution since 2009, La Bottega is a fusion concept of purist Italian & 3rd wave Espresso bar…

LAB

Positioned on the corner of the Northern entrance to the Merrion Centre, in full view of the First Direct Arena,…

Latitude Wine and Liquor Merchant

Latitude’s aim is to offer the kind of knowledge and expertise you simply can’t find in your average supermarket wine…

Laynes Espresso

Since opening in 2011 Laynes has become known across the city, and arguably the country, for delivering consistency and quality…

Lazy Lounge

Hello. Good Morning. Good Afternoon. Good Evening. We are Lazy Lounge. We are an independent bar tucked away just beyond…

Le Chalet Ltd

I have been a people person all my life; not always a good thing I suppose. I love my friends, my…

Little Leeds Beerhouse

Open Since April 2015, Little Leeds Beerhouse has quickly become a staple of the craft beer scene in Leeds. Curating…

Love Rouge Bakery

A delightfully vintage bakery in the heart of Headingley. Specialising in bespoke cake design and cupcakes. Alongside our famous sweet…

LS6 Café

LS6 Café, Bar and Restaurant is open every day from 9.00am until late serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can…

Malcolm Michaels

Malcolm Michaels was established in 1993 by business partners Malcolm & Michael Saynor (uncle & nephew). They have continued to…

Marvin’s Pizza Parlour

Founded in April 2016, Marvin’s Pizza Parlour is an all you can eat pizza and salad bar, located in the area…

Mean-Eyed Cat Bar

MEAN-EYED CAT BAR PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING A TOTALLY UNPRETENTIOUS AND EFFORTLESSLY COOL DRINKING DEN. THE DECOR INSIDE IS VISUALLY AMAZING, IT…

MEATliquor Leeds

Opened in September 2014, MEATliquor Leeds is the sixth incarnation of the cult burger joint which started off the back…

Moments Coffee

Moments is a independent café/bistro located in Leeds city centre and is a short walk from the train station. Moments…

Monsieur Dejeuner

Monsieur Dejeuner is a friendly café/crêpe shop with a french taste in the very heart of Headingley. We offer a…

Mr Nobody

The old unit that housed Rare has had a complete rehaul and moved into smaller tapas dishes, whilst still maintaining it’s…

North Bar Social

North Bar spreads its tentacles a little further out from its Leeds heartland! Spread across two floors ‘North Bar Social’…

North Star Coffee Roasters

We are Leeds’ first coffee roastery focused on sourcing and roasting the highest quality coffees that we can get our…

Northern Bloc

At Northern Bl°c our philosophy is based on the simple principle of delivering the highest quality & taste using only…

Northern Monk Brewing Co.

Since the 7th century AD monks have produced and sold beer across Europe. In 1086, the Domesday book records the…

Opposite

Leeds’ first specialty coffee bar opened back in 2005 ‘Opposite’ the steps of Leeds University. Since then we’ve expanded to…

Oracle

Oracle is a stunning 360 degree split level venue located on the waterfront at Brewery Wharf. The lower ground floor…

Out of the Woods

We pride ourselves on creating exciting, healthy & delicious food & drinks with an emphasis on using fantastic local suppliers….

Outlaws Yacht Club

Cool hangout serving own blend espresso, roasted by North Star micro roasters, and our own pale ale, brewed by the…

Pieminister Leeds

Pieminister have officially arrived in Leeds city centre. With a brand new flagship restaurant on two floors, located near the…

Pinche Pinche

Our Mexican tapas menu is a great way to taste the variety of flavours in Mexican food and drink. We’re…

Pizza Fella

We make and serve proper wood fired pizza from Claude our converted Citroen H van. All our pizzas are hand…

Preston

Northbar has opened in the North Leeds suburb of Oakwood, a hop skip and a jump from Roundhay Park. Marvellous…

Primo’s Hot Dogs

Located within the fabulous Leeds Corn Exchange Primo’s serve gourmet hot dogs loaded with fresh, original toppings. Established in 2011,…

Red’s True Barbecue

Hungry souls of Leeds, the end of bad barbecue has arrived. Your saviour is here; Red’s True Barbecue. Rejoice in…

Rola Wala

Inspired by the Kati Rolls of Kolkata, Rola Wala brings the incredible experience of Indian street food to Leeds. Choose…

Roland’s

Independent bar on Call Lane, serving proper drinks and good times to the people of Leeds. Roland’s is only bar…

Roxy Ball Room

This expansive stripped-back space is jam-packed with ping pong and pool tables aimed at bringing out the big kid in…

Roxy Lanes

Roxy Lanes is tucked away above Tesco, in Upper Basinghall Street and houses a cocktail bar with 4 ultra modern…

Salami & Co.

We’re Salami &Co. a dog friendly coffee house where human and houndcan sit back, relax and watch the world go…

Salvo’s Restaurant

Salvo’s Restaurant is a neighbourhood family run restaurant in Headingley, serving genuine Italian food since 1976. Salvo’s remains one of…

Salvo’s Salumeria & Cafe

The Salumeria & Café (Italian Delicatessen) offers an authentic range of cured meats, hams & Italian cheeses, breads & genuine…

Sandinista

Si Ord opened Sandinista Leeds in 2002, named after the Clash’s fourth album and Nicaraguan revolutionary party the ‘Sandinistas’, everything…

Sela Bar & Pizzeria

Sela opened in 2004 with an idea to provide quality imported beers from around the world, fun cocktails to compliment…

Sheaf Street Cafeteria

Sheaf St Cafeteria is a collaboration between Duke Studios and Laynes Espresso and is housed at the front of Duke…

Shears Yard

Shears Yard is an award winning independent kitchen and bar in The Calls area of Leeds City Centre. Located in…

Slate NQ

A vibrant new bar boasting three large outdoor terrace spaces opened in the up and coming area known as the…

Smokestack

Our location maybe Leeds but our heart is in New Orleans. The name Smokestack is taken from the 1965 Blue…

Soba Bar & Kitchen

Serving quality Pan-Asian Street Food with dishes from across the Orient, Soba has always endeavoured to bring an intriguing mix…

Social Bar

The Social is a welcome and welcoming new bar and hang-out in the city centre’s thriving Northern Quarter. A collaboration…

Stockdales of Yorkshire

Stockdales of Yorkshire opened its doors for the first time in September 2015. Situated on South Parade, it aims to…

Sukhothai

Sukhothai is the home of authentic Thai fine dining in Leeds. Starting out in 2002, in the north Leeds suburbs,…

Tasty Kitchen & Coffee

Tasty is a high quality independent café in the heart of vibrant Leeds suburb Oakwood. Locally sourced ingredients from Yorkshire…

Teapot Tea or Coffee

A charming and entirely independent tea and coffee shop

Tharavadu

Tharavadu – The First authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds has become one the favourite dining spot of the region in…

The Arch Cafe

The Arch Cafe is a new and exciting venture in Leeds city centre, and is a cafe with a social conscience. The…

The Brewery Tap

The Brewery Tap is conveniently situated next to Leeds train station, just minutes from both the shops and the financial…

The Cross Keys

As you step through the door of The Cross Keys you are instantly transported from the hubbub of the city,…

The Decanter

The Decanter Wine Bar is located at 17 Park Row, nested into the financial district of Leeds City Centre. A…

The Fenton

Once upon a time in a great land, not far from where you are right now, there was a pub…

The Lakeside Café

A beautifully vibrant cafe set on the banks of Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park. Enjoy some of our exceptionally popular…

The Midnight Bell

Located at the heart of the Holbeck Urban Village, The Midnight Bell is housed within the oldest set of industrial…

The Mustard Pot

The Mustard Pot is a traditional British Pub in the heart of Chapel Allerton, one of the top 10 places…

The Office Bar

With it’s contemporary interior yet rustic feel, The Office Bar is a great little hideaway at the end of the…

The Pit

We do things differently underground… Our food menu consists of Pit classics such as steaks, lobster, burgers and ribs that…

The Reliance

With an equal emphasis on food and drink, the Reliance serves up bold seasonal dishes in an informal atmosphere, where…

The Sunshine Bakery

A charmingly small, family run independent bakery, situated in the revived Chapel Allerton for the past 5 years. They offer…

The Swine That Dines

The Swine That Dines  is “Informal Small Plate Dining”. We open Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm and are a…

The Tiki Hideaway

Aloha! Welcome to our enticing Tiki Hideaway, the original and best tiki bar in Leeds City Centre! Drinks & good…

The Turks Head

Opened in early 2016, The Turk’s Head is already regarded as one the most beautiful bars in Yorkshire, hidden just…

The White Swan

Immediately adjacent to the world famous City Varieties Music Hall and tucked up the Swan Street alley off Briggate, The…

The Yorkshire Wrap Company

A new business opened in Kirkgate Market Food Hall specialising in Yorkshire pudding wraps and homemade gravy

Tong Tong

A surprising array of wonderful homemade desserts from East Asia freshly made daily using a combination of local produce and…

Vanilla One

Here at Vanilla One, we do simple things really well and have been doing so since 2012. We provide a…

Verve

Friendly, independent bar, serving an extensive choice of bottled and draught beers and incredible cocktails. Verve is renowned for its…

Vice & Virtue

Vice and Virtue is a cocktail lounge and restaurant in the heart of Leeds City Centre’s Northern Quarter.

Viet Guy

Viet Guy opened at the end of 2015 as the first Vietnamese restaurant in Leeds. Serving truly authentic Vietnamese food,…

Wapentake

We are an Artisan Bakery, Cafe & Bar dedicated to our love of Yorkshire. It may help you understand us…

Wax Bar & Jukejoint

Situated in the thriving Northern Quarter; Wax Bar & Jukejoint is a throwback to the finest styles and sounds of…

Whitelock’s Ale House

Since 1715 Whitelock’s has become an integral and much loved piece of the city’s fabric. Located on Leeds’ busiest shopping…

Whites Deli

Whites Deli serve homecooked, wholesome, locally sourced produce with award winning coffee, mouthwatering meats, organic veg, artisan patters, gourmet sandwiches…

Wino

Hidden gem located in the bustling financial district . A unique selection of wines all available by the glass Cheese ,…

WOLF

At WOLF we bring traditional Italian street food from the carts of Italy to the people of the Leeds. Tapping…

Zaap

Step inside Zaap and you’ll be transported into a Bangkok street food market, with all its magical hustle and bustle,…

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