Best Restaurants in Wakefield

The dining destinations featured in this best restaurants in Wakefield guide have been hand-picked by our local food experts. Whether you’re looking for a sultry date night spot, or a bustling veggie restaurant with tantalising plates to share with pals, Wakefield’s diverse and fast-expanding food scene delivers.

Here you’ll find cuisines from across the world, from Brazilian to the Mediterranean and everything in-between. There’s food for every budget too, whether you’re looking for a casual street food feast, to a blowout fine dining treat. Here are the best restaurants in Wakefield to book right now.

Iris

Iris

Wakefield Restaurant British Sunday Lunch

As one of the best restaurants in Wakefield for over 7 years, Iris showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients whilst supporting independent producers from their ever-changing menus of modern British dishes.

With a background in fine dining and experience working at some of the region’s highest awarded restaurants and hotels, Head Chef and owner Liam alongside his partner and front of house Manager Laura, were keen to return to their roots. Their passion for great seasonal food and highly popular Sunday roasts, has made Iris a firm favourite among Wakefield foodies.

12 Bull Ring, Wakefield WF1 1HA – 01924 367683



TET

TET

Wakefield Restaurant Thai Vietnamese

TET, located in the city centre specialise in a fusion of contemporary Thai and Vietnamese dishes with exquisite presentation.

This Wakefield restaurant provides an intimate atmosphere in sleek surroundings. From the dark moody lighting to the flowering blossom trees, TET has a décor to rival some of the best looking restaurants in Leeds and Manchester.

The drinks list showcases a fine selection of wines, beers, sakes and cocktails to perfectly compliment the food on offer.

3-9 Cross Square, Wakefield, WF1 1PQ – 01924 298 555

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Fino

Fino

Wakefield Restaurant Italian Wood Fired Pizza Small Plates Cocktails Al fresco dining

Fino is possibly the most Instagrammable spot on our guide of the best restaurants in Wakefield. If you’re looking for a romantic setting or a cosy corner for a catch-up with friends, then this is it.

The restaurant serves a selection of Italian small plates (Cicchetti) bowls of fresh pasta and wood-fired pizzas. Not to mention a great selection of Italian wines, beers and cocktails.

The Grade ll listed building dates back to the 15th century and is a strong contender for the best looking venue on our list. Together with a sun soaked, cobbled courtyard that’s perfect for al-fresco drinks in the warmer months.

53 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BP – 01924 369 641

Robatary

Robatary

Wakefield Restaurant International Sunday Lunch Cocktails Al fresco dining

This sultry city centre restaurant is a hot spot for the foodies with a taste of adventure.

The menu takes influence from Peru, Indonesia, the American west coast and the pan-Asian pacific. Robatary is named after the in-house Japanese charcoal Robata grill.

Guests can look forward to a culinary experience like no other, together with a selection of perfectly paired drinks and cocktails in one of Wakefield’s coolest dining destinations.

25-27 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ – 01924 211 904

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Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill

Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill

Wakefield Restaurant Brazilian

At Estabulo you will find a celebration of the authentic taste of the Brazilian rodizio. Since launching their Wakefield restaurant has been a huge hit with guests looking for a meat themed feast.

Guests can dine to their hearts content with a choice of mouthwatering cuts, expertly carved at their tables Together with a range of salads, fresh vegetables and sides, all served as part of their fixed price lunch and dinner menus.

Estabulo is a great choice for big groups, weekend celebrations or hungry appetites looking for a midweek treat.

1 Burgage Square, Merchant Gate, Wakefield, WF1 2TS – 01924 363 666

Qubana

Qubana

Wakefield Restaurant Spanish Tapas Cocktails

Located in the former Barclays bank, Qubana is one of the most popular destinations from our guide to the best restaurants in Wakefield. The building’s original architecture has been thoughtfully restored, whilst providing a Latino flair in the heart of the city centre.

As you’d expect from a restaurant that showcases a combination of Spanish and south American cuisines, tapas and small plates take centre stage. Main course dishes are cooked in the traditional Galacian Josper oven to give the unmistakable taste of the Mediterranean.

Together with a basement restaurant, private dining rooms and a super stylish roof terrace and bar, Qubana is a favourite destination for diners and drinkers looking for a plush setting and refreshing cocktails.

1-3 Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2EL – 01924 299 000



Jose's Tapas

Jose's Tapas

Wakefield Restaurant Spanish Tapas

Jose’s Tapas Restaurant is a family-owned business in the heart of Wakefield city centre. This is one of the best restaurants in Wakefield for Spanish cuisine. They serve delicious authentic tapas as well as paella and other traditional dishes all prepared in house.

Jose and his team are very passionate about what they do, priding themselves on sourcing the finest Spanish ingredients to showcase throughout the menu. After your first visit, you’ll be re-booking to try the rest of the menu.

9-11 Cross Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BW – 01924 339 429

Corarima

Corarima

Wakefield Restaurant Vegan Vegetarian Ethiopian Gluten Free

Wakefield’s hidden treasure, Corarima, is a vegan and Gluten-Free restaurant of East African origin. The menu is packed with traditional authentic Abyssinian cuisine, hearty stews made up of vegetables and pulses.

The exquisite flavours that run through their menu are warm, spicy, smoky and delightfully distinctive. Sit back with one of their natural and herbal drinks that complement their wonderful food.

10 Cross Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BW – 01924 695 713



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Wentbridge House

Wentbridge House

Pontefract Restaurant Awards British Afternoon Tea Sunday Lunch Fine Dining Bistro Al fresco dining

Set in 20 acres of landscaped grounds in a conservation village, Wentbridge is a stone-built grand manor house. Dining at Wentbridge is a celebration of all things Yorkshire. Their skilled kitchen team carefully combines local ingredients and the finest seasonal produce, simply prepared and beautifully served.

Mouth-watering steaks are a speciality, using prime cuts of the very finest British beef, traditionally reared and supplied to by Yorkshire’s Dovecote Park.

Guests have a choice of dining in the 2-AA Rosette awarded Fleur De Lys restaurant, drawing room or the Brasserie restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch and dinner. Dine with views over their picturesque gardens and terrace, making it one of the most beautifully set restaurants in Wakefield.

The Great North Road, Wentbridge, Pontefract WF8 3JJ – 01977 620 444



Malagor

Malagor

Wakefield Restaurant Thai

Malagor is an independent family-run restaurant that serves the finest Thai cuisine. Located just outside of Ossett Town centre, the specialist chefs at Malagor offer some of the most delicious dishes for miles around.

Quality locally-sourced meat, fish and vegetables are combined with flavour-packed Thai herbs and spices for a truly authentic taste.

Queen’s Drive, Ossett, WF5 0NH – 01924 416 990

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