Our top finds for places to eat in Leeds

Top Finds for Places to Eat in LeedsLeeds represents everything fine with farming, and the food culture is a credit to this testament.  With great local suppliers of fresh produce, food markets and street food matched with fine dining and high-quality dining experiences, Leeds has something to tickle everyone’s tastes buds. 

If you’re a big foodie like us, check out some of our recommended places to eat in Leeds. 

Looking for a relaxed dining experience?  Look no further than Shears Yard.  Set in the 19th Century rope factory, with what seems like filament bulbs taking up the entire space, the atmosphere is calming yet electric.  Matched with this is the menu choice, which offers a rare combination of unusual flavours as well as classic and comfort ones you would expect to find. 

It’s also the little touches that make an impact, and at Shears Yard the chefs go out of their way when it comes to the presentation of your dishes, providing very simple yet very effective finishing touches.  We can’t forget about the drinks, made from local ingredients; there is a wide range to choose from which you can enjoy either at the comfort of your table or while relaxing on the outdoor terrace. 

For a little bit more culture and luxury, the Fourth Floor Café is where it’s at!  Whether you’re looking for a relaxing seat after moving away from the hustle and bustle of the shopping streets below, unwind on the outside terrace with the perfect rooftop view.  With teal leather seats, statement mirrors, metallic finishes everywhere, the Fourth Floor Café is nothing but picture perfect in its ambience. 

With menus that change with the season, using only local fresh produce to produce its culinary treats, we can assure you that this is one café you will never get bored of. 

The next two eateries are two of the team at Crucial Engineering’s favourite.  Starting with the Crafthouse.  The epitome of sophistication, the Crafthouse has an open kitchen, amazing views of the city’s skyline, and is all about living and breathing the culture and heritage of Leeds.  From the interiors sporting fabric reams and placed artwork, traditional looms, marble, and dark oak; the Crafthouse certainly goes above and beyond to set the right atmosphere.  

The atmosphere for meat lovers everywhere that is (and now we get to why the team at Crucial Engineering like this place).  Using a chargrilling machine for all of their meat, the locally sourced products are cooked to tasty perfection and just the way you like them.  Make sure to use the outdoor terrace too especially during the summer months. 

The second of our favourite places to eat in Leeds is the Greedy Pig.  A little bit of a strange name we’ll agree but the creativity that the Greedy Pig offers override everything.  Famous for its exotic brunch dishes as well as being known as “The Swine that Dines,” you will find on the menu things such as a mix of sausages, harissa, duck eggs, mushrooms, fennel, pickled walnuts and so much more.  Keeping things fresh, the Greedy Pig makes sure to offer something different for everyone every week. 

Finally, The Reliance.  A place for those who love craft beers and natural wines.  A boho café bar feels matched with a dining experience you won’t forget; The Reliance is currently in its second decade in Leeds showing its popularity truly remaining intact over the years.   

Here you will experience inspiring seasonal variations as well as the artisan skills of passionate chefs.  We’d also recommend treating yourself to their horseradish, capers, sausages and even ox heart, the tastes are truly unbelievable. 

Directions from Crucial Engineerng to Harvey Niclos Fourth Floor Brasserie and Bar

Take New York St and York St. to Marsh Ln
Take A64(M), A58(M) and A647 to Richardshaw Rd in Pudsey
Continue on Richardshaw Rd to your destination

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