Cheap eats

  • Trinity Kitchen
    Every six weeks, Trinity Kitchen invites a new set of street food traders to set up shop in their super cool food court. They also offer student discount at most of their stalls! It’s a really funky and yummy place to eat and it’s great as you can go with a big group, and each select a different cuisine. No more arguing over what you fancy to eat!
  • Mod pizza
    Here you can select your sauce, your cheese and your toppings to create your own delicious pizza, totally suited to you. Usually they host mid-week week deals too, such as a pizza and a drink for £7.
  • Meat Liquor
    This place is fancy and does amazing burgers and steak. The huge 25% student discount makes it super affordable!
  • Temple coffee
    This place is always so busy you have to queue out of the door, but it’s worth it. They sell amazing doughnuts and coffee – think pink lattes!
  • The Falafel guys
    These things are huge, all vegetarian, packed full of flavour and super cheap. Plus, they serve their food out of a little van on Briggate which is pretty cool.
  • Leeds Beckett’s Student Union
    They offer great breakfasts, lunches and dinners and nearly all of them cost under a fiver. Service is really quick, so it’s handy if you are short on time - plus the portions are huge!
  • The Crepe hut
    This hidden gem in Kirkgate Market offers sweet and savoury crepes which are served with delicious hot drinks. They offer flavours which you wouldn’t expect, but also the classic Nutella and strawberries.
  • Pizza Fella
    This delicious place offers wood fired pizzas and a casual dining experience. They’re drinks menu is full of Italian wines and they also offer other Italian dishes such as Bruschetta and Antipasti.
  • Pieminister
    They sell proper comfort food - pie, mash and gravy, all for under £8. Their different pie options are to die for too! They have many flavours, fillings and types of pie.
  • Cantina
    This is the perfect vegan restaurant. Every dish on the menu is vegan, and it costs less than £10.
  • Da Mario’s
    This little Italian, family run business is perfect for a quick, heart-warming bowl of pasta or pizza. The portions are huge and you really get your moneys’ worth!
  • Belgrave
    Here you can find ‘dough boys’. Freshly cooked, stone baked pizza slices that are HUGE and all under £5. Their rooftop bar is worth a visit in the sunshine too!

More on the expensive side. Perfect for a date night or special meal

  • The Cosy Club
    This place is not too expensive but amazing food and cocktails! They offer a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu (plus a full dedicated vegan menu) and the interior is beautiful too.
  • Craft House and Angelica
    This place is great if you need an excuse to dress up! Located at the top of Trinity Leeds, it has glass walls so boasts amazing views of Leeds, along with the experience of fine dining and delicious food.
  • The Alchemist
    The Alchemist give a different experience to the usual ‘casual dinner and drinks’. Although it’s on the pricy side for a student budget, it offers really good food (and throughout January they usually offer 50% off all food!) plus they serve bubbling, smoky cocktails that really special.
  • Neighbourhood
    This transforms from a fun lunch destination to a party in the evenings with DJ’s, saxophone players and cool events. The food is great for a birthday meal or a party!
  • The Botanist
    Firstly, The Botanist offers great cocktail making classes which is a great idea for a Christmas party or a birthday present idea. Their cocktails are mixed together with unusual flavours and food-wise, they also serve deli boards, huge hanging kebabs and steaks.
  • The Man behind the curtain
    This one is really fancy – probably a place to take your parents if they visit. This Michelin star restaurant boasts a ten to twelve course meal! This place is all about the experience, photographing you meal is a no go because the chef wants you sit back, phone free and focus on the food.
  • Arnolds
    This place is new, and showcases delicious produce from Yorkshire. It focuses especially great meat dishes such as lamb and duck. Their A la carte menu is on the pricey side but well worth splashing the cash on if it’s a special occasion.
  • Fazenda
    This restaurant is like no other! You are served different cuts and types of meat every couple of minutes and you control it all by a paddle. Each table comes with a red and green paddles, if the green is up then they will serve you more, if its red then they stop. The buffet to go alongside the meat is delicious too – there’s everything you could want.
  • The Lost and found
    Think gorgeous decoration, comfy armchairs and the prettiest toilets ever. This place can be a little on the pricey side, so I’d make the most of the deal they have on weekends. They serve a brunch dish, along with bottomless cocktails or prosecco, for 2 hours and it costs just £25. Their cocktails are amazing and their festive menu is to die for at this time of year.
  • Tattu
    If you’re looking for amazing food and a new Instagram photo, head here! I went here last year for my birthday and was not disappointed! It serves freshly cooked Chinese food with a twist, as well as the most creative cocktails ever. The restaurant’s decoration is beautiful, and it’s worth visiting for that alone. It’s perfect for a large group of people.


Hi I’m Molly! I’m currently a second year student studying Journalism and I love it! It’s my passion to write and express my ideas through writing. I’m here to give some advice and my ideas on university life!

Enjoy! Molly.

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