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The 20 best restaurants in Leeds

Words: Shane Blanchard

We Loiners (the good folk of Leeds to the rest of you out there) can be an awkward lot; always demanding independence for Yorkshire, constantly regarding Mancunians suspiciously and generally wanting the best of everything. Thankfully, this potentially grumpy demeanour is tempered by keeping us well fed. There’s a great creativity and dynamism from chefs in a city spoiled with a rich hinterland of farming, independent suppliers and local coastlines to plunder for ingredients and the results are a varied, high quality dining experience.

So whether it’s a light bite on the move or a full-on sit-down gorging, the city’s diverse foodie scene has something for everyone. It’s taken some whittling down so without further ado, here are 20 of the coolest places to eat in Leeds.



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by Chris Sayer
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It's easy, and anyone can do it

by Tom Victor
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by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

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According to an actual barista

by Carl Anka
16 Aug 2017

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They're getting good at this booze thing

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017

All hail Nigel Slater, the Quiet King of Cookery

The dangerously sensual chef makes cooking seem like the most enjoyable thing in the world

by Josh Baines
15 Aug 2017

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God damn them

by Emily Reynolds
15 Aug 2017

Wetherspoon's have a new rule and you're *not* going to like it

What are we supposed to do now?

by Tom Victor
14 Aug 2017

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A gin and tonic please, driver

by Gary Ogden
14 Aug 2017

Your Subway sandwich just got more expensive and people are very upset

This is not on

by Dave Fawbert
11 Aug 2017