To make things easier we have made a list of the best restaurants for specific taste buds, depending on which cuisine you fancy. 


The choices are endless! Dare Cafe in Headingley might not look like it, but it has a delicious Mexican offering and you can get 2 for 1 on Mexican every Monday!

Also try: Neon Cactus, Pinche Pinche


Street food seems to be sticking around and although some aren't great, Bundobust (vegetarian) has got it right, even down to the disposable cutlery. Top tip: Make sure you try the okra fries! If you fancy a more traditional curry house, Corner Cafe on Burley Road is ideal.

Also try: The Cat's Pyjamas (Headingley and City Centre), Rola Wala (Trinity Kitchen)


For an authentic and fun evening out, Zaap Thai is one of the best places to eat. With a buzzing atmosphere to reflect the busy markets of Bangkok, you can eat in a Tuk Tuk! In need of a takeaway after a heavy weekend? Order from Jino's Thai Cafe on Otley Road- life saver!

Also try: Pho (Trinity Kitchen), Sukhothai (Headingley), Teppanyaki, Thai Aroy Dee


If BBQ meat is your thing, Red's True BBQ and Longhorns at The Head of Steam in Headingley is where you need to be, just the smell alone will make you hungry. They also have an extensive choice of beer!

Also try: Almost Famous, TGI Friday's (Trinity Leeds)


You can't beat Salvo's for a classic, refined Italian menu and even better, it's on your doorstep (if you live in Headingley.) Or else Gino D'Acampo has opened his own restaurant in Leeds that's proving very popular!

Also try: Bibis Italianissimo, Carluccio's, LIVIN'italy


Who doesn't love a kofta?! Always simplistic with flavours, you can get traditional Turkish and Greek food at Santorini Bar & Grill and The Olive Tree in Headingley, delicious!

Also try: Amalthea Cafe, Tavernaki, The Agora (Horsforth)


Okay, burgers isn't a country but it would be a crime not to tell you about the best burger joints in the city - let's start with Byron (they actually ask you how you want it cooking!) Meat Liquor (monkey fingers will change your life), Boss Burgers, Five Guys and Almost Famous. You're never far from a burger in Leeds...

Enjoy your travels!