Leeds’ financial and business district is not only home to some of the country’s top law and accountancy firms, but also boasts a range of restaurants, bars, cafés and hotels which leaves you spoiled for choice! Here is a list to give you a sense of what’s on offer…
Ibérica is an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of Leeds. It houses a basement wine bar, La Bodega, with an extensive list of Spanish sourced wines and a menu which promises the real deal when it comes to tapas dishes and all set within a listed building which transports you to the Mediterranean.
Home to fine Thai dining, Sukhothai will be switching up its menu for the first time since arriving in Leeds (over 15 years ago!). Promising fresh flavours, signature dishes and brand-new elements from every corner of Thailand, it never fails to impress the Leeds foodies.
Have you ever travelled to Argentina? Fear not, Gaucho is the next best thing. Imagine the finest cooked Argentine steak, cowhide fabrics, lavish interior and a wine list to die for, not to mention the quality of service.
Stockdales of Yorkshire
Stockdales brings together local produce and imaginative cooking to deliver a sophisticated meal. If you’re looking for a relaxed dining experience and a delicious Wagyu steak, then this restaurant won’t disappoint. Don’t forget to try a tipple of wine from their internationally renowned wine menu.
Residing in the Old Post Office in City Square, Banyan Bar & Kitchen is a destination bar just minutes from the train station. With al fresco dining for when the sun is shining, an eclectic menu offering more than just one cuisine and an extensive cocktail selection, you’ll be in for a treat!
Restaurant Bar and Grill
Located in the other half of the landmark Old Post Office, Restaurant Bar & Grill provides an impressive surrounding to enjoy a classic brunch, lunch dinner or private party. They pride themselves on the philosophy of ingredients and are dedicated to giving you the very best every time. When the sun is out you can also relax and watch the day go by with a cocktail on their terrace.
Sous Le Nez En Ville
One of the longer-standing residents of Leeds, Sous Le Nez is an award-winning French basement eatery in the heart of the financial district. With a wine list over 40 pages long and creative lunchtime and evening menus, you won’t be stuck for choice when it comes to mouth-watering food alongside a complementary glass of wine.
Think Italian escapism meets Leeds. This restaurant offers not only an authentic Italian dining room experience but also boasts an eat-at deli and prosecco bar and an open kitchen. Promising to offer the freshest of ingredients and to accompany, a refreshing glass of vino, there’s something for everyone at Gino’s.
(Photo: Gino D’Acampo)
My Thai @ The Old Steps
Hoping for some traditional Thai street food? My Thai offers a cosy, colourful atmosphere with a wide variety of Thai dishes using seasonal ingredients to keep the menu fresh, spicy curries and an array of imported beers. Its relaxed and affordable and the staff are very friendly, what’s not to like?
Winner of the Best World Restaurant at the Oliver Awards 2018, Tattu promises a modern Chinese dining experience that you just won’t forget. Enjoy a fusion of traditional Asian flavours with contemporary presentation, surrounded by an interior design which will blow you away. Not to mention the Cherry Blossom tree which will leave you in awe.
(Photo – Tattu)
A premium bar and dining room inspired by the ‘Industrial Banker’, giving a nod to its listed building and central Financial district location, The Liquorist offers up modern cocktails, wines, light bites and bar snacks, hidden away on Greek Street.
Cocktails by the plenty, molecular mixology and a dining experience to bring some excitement, The Alchemist on Greek Street is worth a venture inside…
(Photo: The Alchemist)
All Bar One
Drinks, parties, sweet treats, vegan menu, bottomless brunch…the list goes on!
‘Bringing a taste of New York to Leeds’…a stylish, split-level bar with a cocktail menu to keep you going all night.
Looking to celebrate in style? New kid on the block, Dirty Martini is a late-night cocktail bar housed in the glorious Atlas House, with a killer happy hour…
A sophisticated wine bar with an urban feel, The Decanter prides itself on its speciality wine sourced from the finest vineyards.
(Photo: The Decanter)
The Lost & Found
A Victorian-themed cocktail bar inspired by fictional character Professor Virginia K. Stevenson’s travels, discoveries and passion for ornithology, offering up a magical botanical themed bar with a secret. Delve into the unknown and experience some forgotten cocktails with a twist.
(Photo: The Lost & Found)
Wine by the glass and tapas sized foods to accompany, Wino provides a relaxed and intimate wine bar environment in the bustling business district of Leeds.
The White Rabbit Bar
Head down the rabbit hole and be transported to a major chill out zone in the heart of the city centre… Craft beer, lagers and spirits alongside classic 60s and 70s vinyl ensures you’ll have a great evening in this nostalgic underground central bar.
La Bottega Milanese
Speciality coffee, genuine Italian imports, Italian liquors and traditional patisserie, La Bottega Milanese offers a continental experience in the heart of Leeds.
Famed for its exceptional quality of food, Philpotts provides the foodies of Leeds with artisan sandwiches, brunch favourites and sweet treats with a variety of blended tea and coffees.
Luxury handmade cakes based on artisanal baking traditions, continental menu and a delicious Afternoon Tea offering, it’s a great spot to unwind.
Looking for a tearoom with a unique touch? Le Chalet prides itself on its Afternoon Tea, breakfast and lunch menus with a French twist.
A luxury hotel experience in the heart of the city centre, Dakota Deluxe delivers luxury accommodation, high quality service and an award-winning Bar & Grill experience.
(Photo: Dakota Deluxe)
Tick Tock Unlock
The first live escape game in Leeds, this venue offers a fun day out for families, friends and corporates which will leave you determined to get out!