Pool court at 42: For a special meal out
For a special meal out take you and yours to this restaurant , attached to the prestigious "42 The Calls" hotel it is a michelin starred gastranomic delight.
The ambience is subdued, but not stuffy, The service is excellent, and the food is to die for.
It is not a cheap night out, but it is exceptional value for money as everything about this place from the cutlery to the apres dinner coffee is "spot on "
Favorite Dish: Whatever you order, you will enjoy it.
Fish and chips: Watch the waistline!
This is not a restaurant it is a takeaway, and I cannot even remember the name ( I will find out next time I go), all I can tell you is that I have been getting fish and chips from here since I was a lass-and they are yummy!!
This "chippy" is adjacent to Leeds market opposite the car park and is only open during the day, when its open the street outside is "littered" with people eating their fish & chips and there is a long line of people sat on the car park fence (like sparrows on a telegraph wire) eating with gusto.
Favorite Dish: Fish, chips, gravy , curry sauce-AND DONT FORGET THE SCRAPS!!
Darbar Indian restaurant: leave room for desert
The first idea that you get that this may not be your run of the mill indian restaurant is when you see the doorman who is dressed in exotic robes and little pointy toe slippers - he looks like he has just stepped out of "the arabian nights"
The restaurant is up some rather steep stairs , but the climb is worth it, the decor is typical indian restaurant (flock wallpaper etc), but it manages to be light and airy at the same time.
Service is good, efficient and friendly (of course-you are up north now, you know), and the food is excellent
Favorite Dish: Strangely enough even though I love curry, my favourite dish is the desert.
When everybody has finished their main course a huge basket of fruit and candies is brought to the table, so you can all choose what you like and munch at your leisure, there are the usual things like apples, bananas, and kiwi fruit, but also more exotic fruit-some I had never seen before (or since), dont be embarrased about asking the waiter how to eat these strange things , they love introducing them to you.
Little Tokyo: Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo in the centre of Leeds.
Japanese food is not all sushi and raw fish.
had a great meal here - Japanese Curry (fairly mild) with king prawns. Good selection for veggies too. Bento lunch boxes looked amazing too ansd you just have to taste the profiteroles - they are divine. just wish I'd taken a picture....
56 Noodle Bar: Fantastic noodle bar!
So minimal you'll feel like you need to tidy up after yourself and polish the door handle on the way out. The service has military precision and the food is a fabulous mix of regional noodle-type dishes. This really is a special restaurant and the staff really make you feel welcome, can be pricey after 7pm but between 5 and 7pm they do a early bird special. The last time I was there in March 2004 the price was £7.50 for a three course meal. The quality of the food is fantastic and by just looking at the meals you can tell they've taken their time making them.
Favorite Dish: So many to choose from but Mongolian garlic lamb as a main course and the coconut spring roll for desert really are a delight!
There are several places to get food outside of Elland Road Stadium on match day although they are mainly from burger vans.
Favorite Dish: The main food is chips but you can get hot dogs, burgers and pies as well.
Hot and cold drinks are also available from these outlets.
Salsa Mexicana: Mexican in Chapel Allerton
This is my favourite place to eat in Leeds at the moment. It's out of the city centre so you'll probably need a bus (try the 2, the 3 or the 36) or a taxi to get up to Chapel Allerton.
It's small, they take bookings before about 8pm, but after that it's first come first served.
Try to visit on a Thursday. They always used to have a bottle of beer for £1 offer on on Thursdays which was great. Last time we went they said they weren't doing it, but when the bill came the beer came up at £1 per bottle after all. Bonus!
Favorite Dish: My favourite thing is actually the chilli nuts on the tables.
For meals, I love the Fajitas. You get pots and pots of stuff to put on them and if you can get through it all you've got more stamina than I have! It's best just to pick and choose your toppings and give the rest to a friend who ordered another meal and really has a craving for guacamole!
I do like the "mexican cheese fondue" starter. I can't remember what it's called at the moment, but it's lovely!
Salsa Mexicana: Something a bit different
In the centre there are many different types of restaurants and buffets but there is a nice little restaurant in the suburbs of Leeds (Chapel Allerton). It obviously has a Mexican theme with a selection of dishes at quite a reasonable price. Can get busy at prime time, may need to book in advance?
Favorite Dish: Always enjoy the Nachos as a starter. Main meals all sound quite similar but cooked or presented slightly different - but that could be my ignorance on cooking!!!
Good coffee in England!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mostly you get weak or instant coffee in England. But in Leeds you can find Starbucks (ok, better than the weak stuff, but I don't like em either) and another franchice coffeeshop (costa rica something).
But the best coffee can be had at one of the italian coffeeshops or restaurants.
Three Horse Shoes: Good simple pub food
Just like throughout England, this pub serves good food for a good price.
And it is one of the best around Leeds, Almost every night it is booked full. If you come alone or with 2-4 people, there should be a table ready, or a little wait. But if coming with a bigger group, make sure you make an reservation
Hansa's: Veg and rather Special
This is a vegetarian [vegan dishes provided] Indian restaurant run and staffed entirely by women - though not discriminating against male customers thank Heaven!
It is not the cheapest food available but it is certainly not the most expensive either and it is delicious.
Favorite Dish: The dishes vary a bit from time to time but I have never had a bad one yet.
I cannot think back to Leeds...
I cannot think back to Leeds without remembering bagels! After looking around the university, mum and I were starving. We headed into the town and looked for somewhere to eat. We arrived at a little bagel shop. It was great. We had cups of bacon and lentil soup with bagels and it was the most delicious lunch ever. We've tried to get the same thing over here in Northern Ireland but it's never quite as good as in Leeds. Unfortunately I really can't remember the name of the cafe - I'll ask my mum later.
The most delicious bagels and soup ever!! Pretty cheap too.
Favorite Dish: Bagels with Bacon and Lentil soup
Fat Franco's, just outside...
Fat Franco's, just outside Leeds in Horsforth. Excellent italian food, catering for most budgets, depending on how rich you're feeling.
DarBar in the centre, just at the side of Debenhams, does excellent indian food.
Sala Thai in Headingley is also well worth a visit for top thai food.
range of prices
Favorite Dish: The italian cold meat selection starter is awesome, also love the seafood salad.
The Grove Cafe,Brudenell...
The Grove Cafe,
The sort of place that people appear for late breakfast / lunch around Sunday noon to recover from the night before wondering what they are doing out of bed.
Favorite Dish: Their burger (veggie or meat). Cheap very large with chip salad, etc etc. Try a double to fill anyone.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen: Great Strawberry Milkshakes!
Under construction 11 gbp (May 2014)
Lunch meal deal of a small cheese burger, skinny fries and a strawberry milkshake.
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