"What: This trendy New York style rooftop bar and restaurant is a great spot in which to start the weekend, particularly when you factor in its fantastic bottomless brunch. Here you can feast on the likes of avocado on toast, eggs cooked in various ways, and burgers, all while enjoying free-flowing bubbly or Bloody Marys for 90 minutes. It’s worth noting that East 59th’s weekend bottomless brunch is popular with groups and parties, so it’s best to book ahead.Where: East 59th, 47 Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU"
"This summer will bring another rooftop dining destination to the city in the form of this glamourous Manhattan-style bar and grill opening in Victoria Gate in July. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining from the delicious US-themed menu, along with indulgent brunches, and bask in an authentic taste of New York in the heart of Leeds. Visit: 46 Victoria Street, LS2 7AU"
"What: The sixth floor of Leeds' Trinity Centre might not be where you would expect to find a brilliant brunch, but D&D's Angelica serves exactly that. This isn't the place to go if you're looking for a slap-up brunch as this is very much a stylish restaurant rather than a casual café. However, if you are in the market for something a little bit classy, Angelica's menu features everything from a crayfish and brown butter crumpet to buttermilk banoffee pancakes.Where: Level 6, Trinity Centre, 70 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW"
"Set high in the Leeds Trinity Building, Angelica is a mainstay when it comes to Leeds restaurants with views. Given its high position, both the indoor and outdoor dining spaces look over the city, making date night all the more special."
"With a wrap around terrace and panoramic city views, Angelica is a real show-stopper. Relax in a luxurious setting with a cocktail prepared by one of their skilled mixologists. What better way to spend a summer’s day?"
4.4 (1332 ratings)
Varied venue with a beer hall, restaurant and roof terrace hosting regular arts and music events.
"And luckily for you, it has not just one, but two, of the best rooftop gardens too!. Headrow is set in a converted textile mill and is popular among the locals for its great food and drink, as well as for the variety of bars within it. You absolutely need to add it to your weekend in Leeds itinerary if you’re visiting from afar!"
"Headrow Houseis home to Michelin Guide recommended restaurant Ox Club. Take a walk upstairs to the Headrow House roof terrace and see the neon lights of one of Leeds’ most famous landmarks. There are two levels, the upper level, Kennedy Meadows offers views of Victoria Quarter, the domes of Kirkgate Market and Victoria Gate."
"This charming restaurant housed in a former textile mill serves quality dishes in an adorable setting. It’s the kind of place you can visit with friends, on a date or with your parents at the weekend."
Water Lane Boathouse
4.3 (1405 ratings)
Bi-level pub by the water offering seasonal fare in a relaxed environment with a roomy outdoor area.
Canal Wharf, Holbeck, Leeds LS11 5PS, United Kingdom
"Bar, bakery and as the name suggests, former boathouse, this waterside joint overlooks the canal and is ideally located for a pre or post-lunch family stroll. Board games will keep young visitors well occupied, although their attention may well be diverted by the arrival of Small Victories’ amazing sourdough pizzas. These bad boys are freshly made on site, so feel free to ask for a smaller size if your kids aren’t able to polish off a full portion."
"If you're looking to escape the chaos of the city centre, head to Water Lane Boathouse, the gorgeous pub that's located on the banks of Leeds' Canal Wharf. Watch narrowboats float by as you tuck into a selection of hearty burgers and stone-baked pizzas."
"Watch canal boats chug into Granary Wharf from the floor-to-ceiling windows or generous outside seating area at this beer bar, occupying a prime historic spot on the water close enough to clink glasses with... Top ChoiceBrewery in Leeds"
4 (379 ratings)
Global fare in a lively setting with with art-covered walls, vanity lighting & lime green booths.
"What: Bringing a bit of New York glitz to Leeds, Neighbourhood is an incredibly fun place to brunch thanks to its ultra-extra décor which features pink bulbs everywhere you look and graffiti murals designed by Triston Eaton on the walls. In terms of the brunch menu, depending on how hungry you're feeling you can opt for anything from avocado toast, to the HBHD burger which comes with hot salted fries. This is another spot where you can add in bottomless drinks for £35.Where: 5 Greek Street, LS1 5RW"
"A little slice of New York in the heart of Leeds, Neighbourhood is a great place to do brunch. The restaurant is decked out in style with a living wall and graffiti murals by famous street artist Triston Eaton. Their mid-morning can be made into a bottomless affair for £30 per person, so you can get any dish on their dedicated menu with unlimited drinks between 10am and 1pm every Saturday and Sunday."
"Outside their flash Greek Street restaurant, Neighbourhood’s outdoor area promises afternoon sun and Insta-worthy food. There’s a canopy along the building, to offer shelter from the elements, but if it’s sun you want, there’s plenty of space. They offer a menu of New Yorkshire inspired eats, from fresh sushi rolls to crispy pulled duck lollipops and teriyaki glazed salmon."
"The brand-new YO1 Beach Club is a fun and safe urban oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, with peaceful views of the river and passing boats. Located in Tower Gardens, next to the River Ouse, we are open every day from 24th June to 5th September, from 9.30am – 6.00pm Monday – Friday, and 9.00am – 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday. The Club comprises a wood-panelled covered café and veranda with a boardwalk entrance across a beach area with picnic tables."
"Eating out at Art’s is a little like eating at the smallest gastropub you’ve ever seen. The rustic charm and dark wood panelled bar are the first thing to hit you upon entry, but take a seat and you’ll soon be charmed by the intimate space and international menu. It makes for an exciting browse, with everything from confit duck to curried cauliflower on a menu that changes every month."
"Local art on the walls and a bohemian vibe make this a popular place for quiet reflection and a really good cup of coffee. The dinner menu is a cut above your average fare, with inventive dishes such as rib-eye... Modern British in Leeds"
Brew York Beer Hall
4.6 (116 ratings)
Unit 5, Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT, United Kingdom
"When the queues for Betty’s are just too long (and when aren’t they?) head over to Mama Doreen’s for a (we say better) alternative. Vintage chic is everywhere, and in amongst all that are rows upon rows of sweetshop-style jars and what Doreen’s dubs “proper Yorkshire cupcakes”. The Emporium’s an afternoon tea spot, but that doesn’t mean they’ve neglected their coffee."
"Popular Harrogate tearoom, Mama Doreens Emporium, announced on Tuesday it will be closing its eating area in line with Government guidelines. The James Street business will still be open for takeaway options and will now be offering an alternative afternoon tea service, delivered direct to customers doors."
The Cakery Room
5 (2 ratings)
15 Moorgate, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2DE, United Kingdom
"One of the city's more unusual puddings, the Wowbun at Almost Famous pays homage to the restaurant's typical fare of burgers. The cinnamon dusted brioche bun houses a chocolate truffle cereal crunch patty (think sugar puffs – sorry, Honey Monster Puffs – cemented together with a whole load of tooth melting chocolate) covered in whipped cream and drizzled with a salted caramel sauce. Not quite as heavy as some of the other offerings, it's still a taste sensation and something to be experienced."
"Four miles west of the city centre, on the banks of the River Aire is this wetland nature reserve. With a lagoon, scrubland, wet grassland and reed beds it's a great place to stroll and spot waterfowl, birds of prey and other nature. Access it via Moss Bridge Road, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1HP."