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The Best Fine Dining in Leeds
Fine dining in Leeds has never been so accessible and there’s a place to suit everyone’s budget. Yorkshire absolutely has some fabulous Michelin Starred eateries for that celebratory meal out. But if the thought of putting on your glad rags and driving for an hour in search of that ‘destination restaurant’ seems a sat nav nightmare waiting to happen, then the great city of Leeds should be one of your first choices.
With an array of superb independents and a healthy mix of top chains, not to mention one of the only northern cities to hold that all elusive Michelin Star (sorry Manchester) Leeds should be one of your first places to consider for that upcoming special occasion.
MATT HEALY X THE FOUNDRY
Headed up by BBC’s Masterchef the Professionals star Matt Healy, The Foundry has become a well know favourite amongst the Leeds dining scene. Tucked away at The Round Foundry off Water Lane, amongst the warren of grade 2 listed buildings, this stunning restaurant serves a tasty British small plates menu. Since opening in 2018, they’ve been wowing guests with their mouthwatering food and impeccable hospitality. Including that of The Guardian Food Critic and MasterChef Judge, Jay Raynor.
Matt Healy X Foundry 1 Saw Mill St, Leeds LS11 5WH – 0113 245 0390
Located on the fifth floor of the Trinity Leeds shopping centre Crafthouse is a strong contender for the best restaurant for fine dining in Leeds. Crafthouse offers a regularly changing seasonal British menu and stunning views across the city. Together with super attentive service, stylish interior and a wine list that’s just a good as the food. What’s more, they’ve recently re-launched their a la carte menu, providing a selection of dishes to suit every diner.
Crafthouse, 70 Boar Ln, Leeds LS1 6HW – 0113 897 0444 – crafthouse-restaurant.com
Shear’s Yard is one of the city’s first restaurants to showcase fine dining in Leeds. Tucked away just off The Calls within a stunning venue that oozes atmosphere and welcome, with its exposed brickwork, string lights and friendly staff. Shears Yard’s menus continually evolve, guided by seasonality and local produce. Inspired by both classic and more unusual flavour combinations brought together by their experienced kitchen team.
Shears Yard, 11-15 Wharf St, Leeds LS2 7EH – 0113 244 4144 – shearsyard.com
When it comes to Fine Dining in Leeds, HOME is one of the most familiar places for all the foodies. Brought to you by previous MasterChef Winner Elizabeth Cottam and Mark Owens, once Head Chef of the renowned Box Tree in Ilkley. HOME offers a genuine, warm welcome, a relaxed environment where diners arrive as customers and leave as friends. Dishes are distinctive, yet deliberately familiar. Redefining classic British flavours and served to guests by way of carefully curated tasting menus.
Home, 16/17 Kirkgate, Leeds LS1 6BY – 0113 430 0161 – Find out more
This stunning contemporary Chinese restaurant is located within the heart of the city centre. Fusing traditional Asian flavours with exquisite presentation. Exclusive Chef Clifton Muil and the team have created a decadent 8-Course ‘Emperor’ menu to showcase some of the finest ingredients in one Leeds hottest locations.
Tattu, Minerva, 29 E Parade, Leeds LS1 5PS – 0113 245 1080 – Find out more
Man Behind the Curtain
If you are super into the latest trends on the food scene, The Man Behind the Curtain is the Michelin Star Restaurant for you. The food has been called ‘engagingly bonkers’ and is most certainly different from your average restaurant. As far as fine dining in Leeds goes, this has the longest waiting list so ensure to book well in advance.
Man Behind the Curtain, 68-78 Vicar Lane Lower Ground Floor Flannels LS1 7JH – 0113 243 2376 – themanbehindthecurtain.co.uk
VICE & VIRTUE
At the award-winning Vice and Virtue, indulgent food and drink is their passion. Located in the hipster side of town, Vice and Virtue have been reinventing fine dining in Leeds since 2015.
Vice and Virtue, 68 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU – 0113 345 0202 – viceandvirtueleeds.co.uk
Both Michelin and Good Food Guide recommended Issho serves an authentic selection of Japanese dishes with a contemporary twist.
Set in Leeds stunning £165m Victoria Gate shopping centre, boasting a rooftop bar and outdoor terrace, possibly one of the cities most glamorous locations. With a great selection of dining options to choose from. Guests looking for the full Issho experience can sample their 9-course ‘Emperor’ menu for a true taste of Issho’s contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Issho, Victoria Gate 3rd Floor Rooftop, George St, Leeds LS2 7AU – 0113 426 5000 – Find out more
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