Almost European in its abundance of coffee shops, Wakefield city centre has both high street names and independent outlets including Deli Central, Cobblers and Mocha Moocho to name a few.
The city has an increasing variety of restaurants that give visitors a chance to taste cuisine from around the world, with plenty of homes for sale in the surrounding area.
Iris, on the Bull Ring, is a modern British restaurant which prides itself on locally-grown and seasonal produce. The Cow Shed, at 53 Northgate, and The Grill Pit, also on the Bull Ring, offer unique dining experiences (and quality steak), with the latter taking influence from Wakefield’s former mining heritage.
Rusticos on Northgate is an Italian restaurant offering classic and modern dishes. Just a short walk away on the cobbles of White Horse Yard you will find Brazuca Rodizio Bar and Grill, the only Brazilian-themed restaurant in the city serving cocktails, tequila and a full Tex-Mex menu. Adding an Asian influence, Thai on the Square serves perfectly prepared, traditional Thai with tom yum soup, creamy curries and seafood specials.
Following a £1 million investment, Qubana tapas and grill is the most recent arrival to join the dining scene in Wakefield. More than a restaurant, you can enjoy La Terraza, a Mediterranean rooftop bar, The Vault for private dining and also Gin & Cocina, which combines live music (Friday and Saturday evenings) with an array of gins and a sample of Pintxos - Spanish bar snacks.
Rinaldi’s, located just a five-minute drive from Wakefield and minutes from the M1, has attracted attention for some years now. A vibrant, modern and beautifully-dressed venue, its wide selection of Italian dishes including pizza, pasta, steaks and fish make it an ideal choice for business or pleasure.
If you’re looking for a couple of hidden gems, head to the Lakeside Café or La Fortezza, which are both tucked away in the idyllic and picturesque village of Newmillerdam, 4.5 miles from Wakefield city centre.
Whether you’re one for high-end international dining or prefer the comfort of a cosy pub lunch, new homes in Wakefield will cater for your tastes.