From Indian curry houses to Spanish tapas to falafel served in a food truck – TripAdvisor’s list of the best covers a range of cuisines and covers the entire city.
Here are the 11 best restaurants, according to TripAdvisor as of April 2022.
Canal Club, which opened in late 2021, has been crowned number one of the best restaurants on the Leeds list. The bar and cafe, in Little Neville Street, offers a menu to share with small dishes such as spicy Caribbean chicken, scallops and black pudding, beef kofta and Greek skewers. Commenters said: “Never been before, no expectations. The food was excellent, the decor was excellent, the service was awesome, the price was unreal. Lots of food and two drinks for around £45,” while another added: “We had a lovely lunch here. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. If you’re looking for a cool place to go with great music, this is the place. My new favorite place in Leeds.”
Photo: Photo: Canal Club
La Taberna came second on the list. The family business serves traditional Spanish tapas. Located at Britannia House in York Place, food includes homemade Spanish tortillas, Padron peppers, flat iron steak and homemade beef meatballs, as well as a range of fish dishes. One reviewer said: “This is a lovely little restaurant with delicious food and very friendly staff. We had 6 tapas to share and each was very tasty and of excellent quality. Wouldn’t hesitate to return!”
Photo: The Taberna
The Bengal Brasserie restaurant in Merrion Way came third on the list, while the Haddon Road site came in ninth. It’s no surprise to see the popular curry house on the list, as its Haddon Road restaurant was recently named Currylife’s Best Restaurant of the Year. Dishes include starters such as fish massalla, paneer tikka and murg bunda, while there is a range of house specialties for main courses as well as traditional dishes such as biryani, rogan josh and bhuna. One reviewer said: “I went to this restaurant with friends as they suggested, and they were absolutely right. The food is spectacular, spicy the way I like it, good portions, everything was fresh and the price is right. The staff are also very pleasant and helpful. A must for those who love curry’, while another added, ‘Wow!’ Pictured: a main course from Shabji Balti at Bengal Brasserie.
Photo: Gary Longbottom
Yokohama at Roundhay Road, Harehills clinched fourth place on the list. The Japanese and Korean restaurant is a very popular place for its delicious but inexpensive dishes. Dishes include beef bulogi, chicken yaki udon and a range of ramen dishes. One reviewer said: “A truly exceptional dining experience which adds a touch of class to Harehills In Leeds. We tried it after reading TripAdvisor reviews and I’m delighted to say that not only were we not disappointed “, but we were delighted. Extensive menu of Korean and Japanese food, well presented, beautifully cooked with attentive and friendly staff. Great value and all adds up to this most cosmopolitan city.”