There’s lots of exciting new openings in Leeds this summer and these are the ones we thought might catch your eye! Keep your eyes peeled on our social media pages to see what else is going on in the city we love to call home.

Blue Sakura

The Merrion Centre will be welcoming a brand new, all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant this Autumn. It’s an already established European favourite and its Leeds venue will be the first in the UK. They will be offering unlimited Asian-style grill dishes alongside fresh Japanese sushi which you can order through a built-in tablet.


If you’ve been lucky enough to have tried Vice and Virtue and Aperitivo, you’re in for a treat with Feed. It is an all-day restaurant in the centre of Pudsey, where you can experience breakfast through to dinner in a laid-back environment.

Massimo Deli and Pizzeria

New Briggate is gearing up for the arrival of a new pizzeria and deli next month. You can pick up a fresh coffee, gourmet sandwich, salad bowl or handmade wood-fired pizza, along with a range of local produce from the deli counter.

Gino D’Acampo Prosecco and Pizza Bar

The Italian celebrity chef has already got a successful restaurant on Park Row in the city centre, but that isn’t stopping him from opening up another one in Thorpe Park Retail Park this Autumn. Expect all the Italian favourites from his existing restaurants and wash down with a prosecco or cocktail!


After 18 years, Arc in Headingley is no longer and Manahatta is opening in its place. With some big boots to fill, Manahatta Headingley will have big screens to watch all the live sport, the first ever bottomless brunch in Headingley and live music at the weekend.

Blue-Collar Barbering

Looking for a new independent barber shop in the city centre? Look no further…Blue-Collar Barbering is a brand new barbers on Leeds’ oldest street – Kirkgate.

Corner House Coffee Bar

A brand new Yorkshire-inspired café is opening in Moortown, and it’s going to open early morning until late so there’s something for everyone. If you fancy some Spanish tapas alongside a bottle of wine, here’s the place to try!


Over the past couple of years, bootcamps have become a popular way for people to keep fit. Trailblazer is a Leeds based bootcamp specialist who has decided to expand to a 3000 sqft basement in St Catherines Mill in Bramley. Expect a club atmosphere and lots of fitness classes!

The Maven

You may not have even realised The Maven existed as it’s one of Leeds’ best kept secrets. Hidden behind an unmarked door, it’s a cocktail-loving speakeasy which has decided to expand into a restaurant. Keep your eyes peeled for opening dates.