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Food: Where to eat in Leeds

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Leeds is such a diverse city when it comes to the food scene that it can be hard to know where to begin. We have selected our top places to eat around Leeds. 

The Ox Club

For Cool and Casual

Ox Club is a solid-fuel grill restaurant at Headrow House that’s serious about not just being able to offer quality local produce but giving it the cooking process it deserves to being out the best in every piece of meat served. It’s recommended by the likes of Jay Rayner, the Michelin Guide and the Good Food Guide, so you’re guaranteed an exceptional experience. 


For Steak and Seafood:

If a juicy slice of prime fillet steak or a succulent salmon dish is just what you’re craving, Blackhouse is for you. While the menu does offer some other crowd pleasers including fajitas and lamb rump, the majority of what this contemporary and stylish restaurant offer is steak and seafood. And they do it very well. 


For Meat Lovers:

Found in the contemporary Granary Wharf area of Leeds, Fazenda offers the perfect dining experience for devout carnivores; a buffet of unlimited meat. The ga├║cho dining experience has grown in popularity in recent years, with many restaurants across the world creating their own take on the Brazilian tradition and serving a range of quality, hand-cut meats straight to your plate. 

The Cross Keys

For Family Friendly 

If you’re looking for proper Yorkshire gastro-pub grub with an atmosphere and setting that suits the needs of a family, the Cross Keys is the place to be. Just a short walk from central Leeds, this cosy and stylish pub offers a menu to suit all the family’s tastes and has a selection of local beers to help wash down your substantial plateful, while relaxing in the beautiful suntrap of a garden during the warmer months. 


For Vegetarian Cuisine

This vegetarian Indian restaurant has been around for three decades, serving up a full menu of home-cooked, authentic Indian cuisine. I challenge even the biggest meat lovers to not be spoilt for choice by Hansa Dhabi’s delicious offerings. 

Man Behind The Curtain

For Something Different

This Michelin-starred venue is more than just a restaurant - it’s an experience born of chef-owner Michael O’Hare’s imaginative vision to make dinnertime about more than just a meal.  It has taken off with huge success and you now need to book months in advance for the chance to experience the ornate creations and theatrical serving style on offer. Tasting menus start from £55.