Leeds: the capital of the north. A city renowned for its culture and burly Victorian architecture. If you’ve never been to Leeds before, let me just tell you that you’ve really been missing out on experiencing one of the UK’s most interesting cities. There’s a reason northerners make fun of southerners and one of the contributing factors is how bloody nice cities like Leeds and Manchester are.
As you’d expect from the birthplace of Marco Pierre White, Leeds has got a strong food scene and a litany of quality restaurants, cafes, and pubs that are home to more than a handful of exciting chefs. You can dine well in Leeds, my friend. And you can do it without spending too much of your hard-earned money.
Whether you’re a resident of the city or having a UK-based staycation and want to eat something nice outside of your AirBnb, these are some of the best restaurants in Leeds you should be adding to your eat list. I’m not saying they’re the only good restaurants in Leeds. They’re just the answers that I’d provide to you if you were to ask me the question: “where should I eat in Leeds?”
If there are any must-visit locations that I’ve missed out on in this guide, please let me know and I’ll either check it out and add it to the list or tell you it’s not actually very good.