18 of the Best Restaurants in Bradford

Known as one of the major cities of culture in the UK and being the world’s first UNESCO City of Film, Bradford is an emerging foodie hot spot in the north of England. Whether you’re fancying a casual meet-up with friends over a spot of lunch or want to try out some of the finest cuisines Bradford restaurants have to offer, this city has it all.

Not all of the restaurants on this list are fancy fine dining, however, expect plenty of authentic dishes, family-favourite recipes and service with a smile. Our pick of Bradford’s best restaurants includes a fusion of independent family-run businesses and long-established restaurants operating across the UK.

Bradford City Centre Restaurants

Cona Restaurant

Cona Restaurant

Bradford Halal Fine Dining Steak Fine Dining Restaurant

To start our list of the best Bradford restaurants, Cona is a renowed favourite. Situated right in the heart of the city centre, Cona is a halal steak restaurant specialising in serving internationally sourced, prime cuts of naturally graded beef. They only source the best available cuts from Halal Wagyu beef from Japan to Salt Aged Dexter from Cumbria.

Cona is great at creating an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for their customers with precise service, plus seasonal and innovative dishes. Expect dishes from miso lamb chops to Australian Wagyu Imperial Beef.

20 E Parade, Bradford, BD1 5HD – 01274 727747

La Caverna Pizzeria

La Caverna Pizzeria

Bradford Italian Wood Fired Pizza Restaurant

Next on our list of the best restaurants in Bradford is La Caverna, an authentic Modenese pizzeria. Found on Millergate in Bradford city centre, pay a visit to this cosy restaurant for unbeatable authentic flavours and an all-around good time.

Using traditional wood fire techniques and only the finest ingredients, it’s not hard to see why people rave about this Italian favourite. Transport yourself to the streets of Casinalbo in Modena with a taste of one of La Caverna’s pizzas where their dough recipe originated from. Found on Millergate in Bradford City Centre, pay a visit to this cosy pizza restaurant for unbeatable authentic flavours and an all-around good time.

Millergate, Sunbridgewells, BD1 1SY – 01274 726795



Bradford Japanese Brazilian Cocktails

If you’re fancying something different, why not try this Bradford restaurant? Combining sushi and grilled meats, meet this Japanese and Brazilian fusion. SakkuSamba offers something new to the city of Bradford, serving all kinds of dishes from salmon sashimi to lean steak served with chimichurri.

Bringing together the best of both cuisines, take in the ambience of this vibrant restaurant while you indulge in their extensive a la carte menu or sip on a strawberry caipirinha or two. SakkuSamba even serves an unlimited tapas-style menu if you fancy grazing over a few plates of sushi or slices of steak.

The Broadway Shopping Centre, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1JR – 01274 265972

City Vaults

City Vaults

Bradford GastroPub British Restaurant

Serving up some of the best pub grub in the city is City Vaults. This gastropub is rich in history from once being a bank premises to now acting as a staple pub in the heart of Bradford for over 30 years.

City Vaults prides itself on holding all the traditional values of a British pub whilst also featuring modern design and stunning architecture. Order a pint of real ale or glass of G&T whilst sampling one of their stone-baked pizzas or classic gastropub food fused with modern cuisine such as Yorkshire pudding burritos or chicken fajitas.

33 Hustlergate, Bradford, BD1 1RE – 01274 739697

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia

Bradford Italian Restaurant

Another Italian favourite, this eatery is certainly well worthy of a mention in our guide to the best Bradford restaurants. Nella, Gianni and Leno have been preparing and serving authentic Italian food to the people of Bradford for over 30 years.

Providing only the best quality Italian home cooking, their menu is a treasure trove of Italian favourites from special dishes to the classics. Each dish only contains the best seasonal produce combined with the creativity of the Massimo family. Make a reservation and discover some great dishes from spicy arancini balls to fresh scialatelli pasta with truffle and wild mushrooms and of course, authentic Neapolitan pizza.

3 Upper Piccadilly, Bradford, BD1 3PE – 01274 733834

Porter House Bros

Porter House Bros

Bradford Steak Seafood Local Produce Restaurant

If you’re a lover of all things surf, turf and smoke, this is the restaurant for you. Porter House Bros specialises in serving all things premium steak, smoked meats and fresh seafood.

Expect an atmosphere that’s sophisticated yet comfortable, with rustic chic décor creating an elegant yet vibrant dining atmosphere. All of their steaks are aged on-site for over 30 days, all smoked meats are freshly prepared daily, smoked with oak chips for 12 hours and all of their seafood is sustainably sourced from local suppliers to ensure maximum freshness. Build your own surf and turf dishes from lobster tail and tiger king prawns added to rib-eye and beef fillet steak. Porter House Bros is certainly one of the best Bradford restaurants.

72 Thornton Rd, Bradford, BD1 2DG – 01274 738000

Restaurants in the Bradford Area



Bradford Indian Cookery Class Seasonal Awards Vegetarian Restaurant

One that should be at the very top of your best Bradford restaurants list. Whether you are a devoted vegetarian or a meat eater, Prashad’s menu and food will excite you. Using authentic North Indian vegetarian recipes, handed down through generations, along with new and creative ideas conjured up by their award-winning Head Chef, Minal. Prashad combines the best of Gujarati and North Indian vegetarian food with seasonal and regional variations.

If that’s not all, Prashad is also the only two-star AA Rosette-awarded Indian restaurant across the whole of Yorkshire and have held a very prestigious Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand for years.

137 Whitehall Rd, Drighlington, Bradford, BD11 1AT – 0113 285 2037

Grand Cru

Grand Cru

Bradford Fine Dining Local Produce Afternoon Tea Restaurant

For another one of the best Bradford restaurants, Grand Cru offers a luxurious, high-end dining experience. This independent restaurant is passionate about showcasing fantastic Yorkshire produce, paired with fabulous wines from around the world.

Working with local suppliers, they source the finest ingredients every season. With a regularly changing menu, expect an exciting dining experience all year round. Combining both modern and classic cooking techniques, Grand Cru offers imaginative cuisine featuring honest food. From beautifully presented starters and inventive vegetarian options to exciting tasting menus and puddings to die for. Choose from their 6-course tasting menu, midweek set menu, A la Carte and Sunday menu, and their Grand Cru afternoon teas.

559-565 Bradford Rd, Birkenshaw, Bradford, BD11 2AQ – 01274 686222

Mezza Restaurant

Mezza Restaurant

Bradford International Seasonal Restaurant

Bradford restaurants are known for their vast range of cuisines, and this restaurant is no different. Mezza Restaurant specialises in authentic Levantine Middle Eastern cuisine.

Their dishes are inspired by the kitchens of Lebanon, Syria and Turkey to take their guests on a vibrant aromatic journey to experience the true flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean. Choose from a variety of mouth-watering mezzes, flavourful fresh salads, chargrilled meats and of course sweet Levantine desserts.

Legrams Mill, Bradford, BD7 1NH – 01274 745886



Bradford Indian Asian Healthy Plates

This flagship restaurant is easily one of the best Indian Bradford restaurants. MyLahore is well known Indian brand across the whole of Yorkshire, however, their flagship restaurant is in Bradford.

Known for its famously diverse menus, MyLahore has mastered offering tastes for everyone and taking its guests on culinary strolls down memory lane. Their practices are rooted in British Asian cuisine from shepherd’s pie to samosa and from karahis to cornflake tarts. Expect chargrilled burgers, traditional curries, global flavours and home-favourite desserts at this ‘British Asian kitchen’.

52 Great Horton Rd, Bradford, BD7 1AL – 01274 308508

The Royal

The Royal

Bradford GastroPub Sunday Lunch Steak

Located in the quaint neighbourhood of Low Moor lies The Royal. This thriving family-run gastropub is known for its exceptional food and great atmosphere.

Sit back and relax as you enjoy a light lunch or catch up with friends over a cosy evening meal. There’s even an outdoor decking area for catching some rays whilst sampling some of the best cask ales that West Yorkshire has to offer. Sip on a cool glass of Sauvignon Blanc as you tuck into blackened swordfish with hominy corn dirty rice or 10 oz rump steak served with portobello mushroom and hand-cut chips.

5 Wooller Rd, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12 0RR – 01274 607111

My Thai

My Thai

Bradford Thai Tasting Menu Restaurant

Another feature on our best Bradford restaurants list is My Thai. Situated on Keighley Road, this Thai favourite is the perfect place to dine, relax and drink with friends and family in a cosy, colourful atmosphere.

Choose from a range of soups and starters before moving on to their wide range of fresh salads and Thai-style curries or My Thai signature dishes. They also offer several taster menus, allowing you to sample a range of starters, mains and sides from Pad Num Prik Pao to pumpkin curry chicken. There’s even a beer pairing option.

200 Keighley Rd, Bradford, BD9 4JZ – 01274 499088

Classic Persian Restaurant

Classic Persian Restaurant

Bradford Seasonal Charcoal oven

For something different the next time you visit Bradford, why not try some Persian cuisine? Classic Persian Restaurant is based just outside of the city centre, recreating the beauty and warmth of Iran from their friendly restaurant.

Expect dishes full of fresh green herbs, fruits such as plums and pomegranates to a range of meats and Persian flavourings from saffron to dried lime to cinnamon. There’s charcoal grill mains to choose from, including rice specials and stew specials also known as Khoresht made with spiced meats and herbs.

368 Little Horton Ln, Bradford, BD5 0NB – 01274 728828



Bradford Burger Bar Yorkshire Produce

If you ever end up visiting the quaint Victorian model village of Saltaire, Rumpus is a must-visit. Rumpus serves up special artisan burgers using cattle from their farm in Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire and local farms near Saltaire.

For a quality burger, Rumpus believes in taking pride in where they source their ingredients from using only the best produce they can find for a true farm-to-fork experience. Try one of their ‘Fear the Beast’ burgers with 12oz of beef, smoked cheddar, caramelised onions and crisp streaky bacon or some of their ‘Dirty Dog Fries’ with BBQ pulled pork, chillies and spicy cheese sauce.

22 Bingley Rd, Shipley, BD18 4RU – 01274 599899

Chapel House

Chapel House

Bradford GastroPub British Craft Beer

Situated in the town of Low Moor, Chapel House is a cosy pub set in a 16th-century building full of charm and character. This pub and restaurant has everything you could ask for including open fires, 3 plasma screens to watch the latest match along with a fantastic range of regularly alternating cask ales, lagers and plenty of fine wines.

There are plenty of pub-grub classics to enjoy from slow-cooked lamb shank to fillet of beef burgers. Why not catch up with friends over a brunch or a glass of your favourite wine?

Chapel House Buildings, Low Moor, Bradford, BD12 0HP – 01274 678772

International Restaurant

International Restaurant

Bradford International Indian Grill

First opening in 1976, The International Restaurant has built up a cult following in Bradford and the surrounding areas. Expect recipes full of mind-blowing flavours and heritage dishes that their customers have been enjoying since they first opened.

With two branches, one on Morley Street and the other in their flagship Sticker Lane branch, they specialise in the best desi cooking. Expect rich and fragrant karahis, balti dishes and plenty of international special grills from grilled tiger prawns to lamb chops shashlick.

40-42 Mannville Terrace, Morley St, Bradford, BD7 1BA – 01274 721449
254 Sticker Ln, Bradford, BD4 8RN – 01274 688799



Bradford Steak Wagyu Beef Luxury

Suede is easily one of Bradford’s best restaurants. This steakhouse’s signature dishes are carefully prepared using only the finest cuts of beef including Aged Angus and Wagyu. Enjoy this premier dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Taste some of their most tender black Aberdeen Angus steaks or Prima Aged Wagyu or how about their signature Roast Beef Wellington.

723 Leeds Rd, Laisterdyke, Bradford, BD3 8DG – 01274 660222

Il Pirata Pizzata

Il Pirata Pizzata

Bradford Italian Pizza Craft Beer Restaurant Cookery School

A pizzeria with a twist, Il Pirata Pizzata is last but by no means least on our list of the best Bradford restaurants. This contemporary pizzeria serves Neopolitan-style pizzas in Saltaire, just outside of Bradford. You know it’s good quality pizza when they’re an award-winning Petra Selected Partner pizzeria meaning they serve the best authentic Neopolitan pizzas.

If you fancy perfecting your pizza-making skills, they even offer pizza courses so you can practice creating your Neopolitan pizzas with the help of head chef Simon from mixing dough to perfecting your topping technique. Expect plenty of Il Pirata specials including pesto-base pizzas and toppings ranging from peaches to spicy nduja sausage.

91 Bingley Rd, Saltaire, Shipley, BD18 4SB

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