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Five of the best restaurants in Leeds

Updated: Apr 27, 2022

Emilija Morrison: Business Development Assistant

We recently wrote an article on the best things to do in and around Leeds, which you can check out here. Today, we write about the best restaurants you can find in the city… We hope we can inspire you to visit at least a few!


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1. The Man Behind the Curtain

The only Michelin star restaurant in Leeds, The Man Behind the Curtain is described as “unconventional” on Michelin guide. Both the lunch and dinner menus contain a host of interesting meals with unfamiliar names, from tamagoyaki scramble to ajo blanco. The meals too are served in an inventive way, with lobster being served atop a telephone, mimicking a Salvador Dali sculpture. Whilst this place is expensive at £65 a head, it is worth it if you are wanting to try something a little different to your usual restaurant.

For more information click here.


a bowl filled with different types of food on a table

2. Bundobust

A perfect choice for the Vegans and Vegetarians in your life, this restaurant serves delicious Indian street food. No meat is served at all, with the menu being 100% vegetarian. The meals are all incredibly appetising, from the veggie burgers to the rajma and rice, which is described as a “warming and wholesome hug in a pot”. It receives rave reviews online, with one diner saying it is “the best restaurant in Leeds.”

For more information click here.


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3. Kendells Bistro

Leeds may not be the first place you think of when you think of French food – yet this is the place to go if you want to feel Parisian for the day. A huge range of French delicacies await you here. The bistro also has quite a romantic vibe, so maybe this is the one you want to go to if you are going on a date.

For more information click here.


a plate full of food

4. Lupes Cantina Mexicana

The owner of the restaurant, Rudy, was born in Mexico. In 2016 he opened Lupes Cantina Mexicana, a family-run business. The place serves delicious Mexican street food and is incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike. The menu is bursting with Latin American treats, including quesadillas and tacos.

For more information click here.


a table full of food

5. Friends of Ham Leeds

This restaurant opened in 2012 with the aim of introducing high quality food to Leeds. It offers a range of cheese and meat boards, all seemingly very popular with visitors. The restaurant also serves beer and cocktails.

For more information click here.

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