- Leeds: where to eat in the centre of town.
Mrs FD went to Jamie Olivers place and would echo the above. Was ok but nothing more.
Just near the Town Hall is Veritas. Real ales, nice beers etc, good cheapish food. Would highly recommend.Posted 6 years ago
If you like good meat try Fazenda at Granary Wharf, it’s a new place and really good value too.
Been to Bibis a few times and left unimpressed each time with the food and the service is shocking.
Aagrah or Akbars for a curry not tried Mumtaz yet.
IGM, Leodis was great but closed down ages ago to be replaced with a Brasserie Blanc which isn’t worth visiting.Posted 6 years ago
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Italian, Salvos in headingley or Bianco in town to the back of the Town Hall avoid Bibis and Casa Mia milenium.
Thai, Chauprya was good but don’t sit near the water feature Thai Edge is also very good but a bit posh and Thai Cottage is really fun and cheap.
Japanese either Fuji Hiro for excellent noodles or rice dishes in a caff environment or Little Toyko for a wider menu and sushi in a restaurant .
Indian not my thing i think the pickles and starters at mumtaz are excellent and always feel over faced by the mains all my Asian friends avoid mumtaz and go to Akbar’s .
For real posh go to Brasserie 44 in the calls.Posted 6 years agobenSubscriber
My favourite restaurant is Viva, a brilliant independant Italian on Bridge End.
Little Tokyo, as mentioned above, is great if you fancy Japanese. The sushi, sashimi & bento boxes are top – try the eel!
Slightly out of town (Water Lane) is a pub called The Cross Keys for awesome homecooked traditional British food.
Kendells Bistro near the Playhouse is also very good, if a little on the pricy side.
I’d avoid BiBis personally.Posted 6 years agospacehopperSubscriber
the Tiled hall at the Art gallery as Elfin said is a nice space to be in.. nice cakes too.. worth checking out the massive sogne fjord painting in the gallery too.. its awesome..!
Not a fan of Mumtaz either..
had forgotten about kendells.. the food their is aaamazing! but the service can be a bit flaky at times..Posted 6 years agopeterfileMember
Bibis is absolutely terrible.
The Aagrah is FAR better than any of the Akkbars.
Little Tokyo is a cracking place, really cool and the bento boxes are awesome.
Gaucho does a decent steak.
Livebait is utterly horrific (I worked there for 2 years as a student)
Loch Fyne is decent if you want fish.
Salvos is by far the best Italian in leeds.
Brasierre 44 is pretty good.
However, for some weird reason, the french restaurants seem to be better than most, I’d recommend the following…..
KendellsPosted 6 years ago
Sous le Nez
Aagrah is a great curry but I’ve been 4 times (iirc) and everytime I felt a bit squirbly the next day.
Not been but I’ve heard Kendells is fantastic.
I found Mumtaz in Leeds to be awful. Rubbish food and rubbish service.
Corner cafe is supposed to be a great curry house too but I think Sheesh Mahal on Kirkstall Rd (plenty of free parking) is the best curry house in Leeds.
Browns is very swanky and food is ok but service is sloooooooooooow.Posted 6 years agoscuttlerMember
Gauchos – very expensive, good steak, crap chips. Frankly it stunk a bit drainy last time I was there….
Fazenda is great assuming you’re a carnivore – I definitely prefer it to Gauchos.
I like Anthony’s Brasserie (Corn Exchange) and Bar and Grill but both are quite expensive for the size of portions you (don’t) get. B&G always has a good atmosphere and the building is superb.
Jamie’s is cack.
Haven’t been to Sheesh Mahal for yonks but used to love it.
La Grillade also worth a visit and the set menus are decent value. I keep promising to go back to Sous-le-Nez – sounds like it’s still up to scratch.Posted 6 years ago
With regards to Anthonys main restaurant on Boar Lane, avoid it like the plague, we had a VERY poor experience there.
Starting with the Russel Brand alike hipster on the desk who failed to get us a drink and kept us waiting for 30 mins before seating us despite the place being half full, the main courses coming out 15 mins apart and one of them being wrong despite it being a table of two, the £180 bill and the nerve of the staff to tell us we’d only left a 5% tip when most people leave 20%.Posted 6 years agomatthewjbSubscriber
Restaurant Bar and Grill is a great setting. The food is usually reliable.
La Grillade and Sous Le Nez both do good French food.
I quite like Jamie’s and Carluccio’s for italian. But they are expensive for what you get.
If you just want steak then Gaucho’s and Blackhouse are good.Posted 6 years ago
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