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Crafthouse

Crafthouse showcases the very best of British produce, taking inspiration from the history of Leeds and Yorkshire to offer up dishes such as Bridlington Bay lobster bisque and hearty mains from the Josper grill.

Details

Level 5 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6HW

0113 897 0444

www.crafthouse-restaurant.com

Pintura

Inspired by the food-crazed Basque culture, specifically the San Sebastián region, Head Chef, Greg Lewis, travelled along the French border, submerging himself in the Pintxos bars and restaurants of the coastline. Pintura paints an authentic portrait of Spanish tapas using traditional recipes and artisan ingredients combined with bold and modern flavour combinations.

Details

1 Trinity Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6AP

+44 (0)113 430 0915

www.pinturakitchen.co.uk/

ANGELICA

Angelica is a glamorous affair, serving international food and drinks from brunch 'til late. The light and airy space, sitting atop Trinity Leeds, transforms from a bustling café to a sunset-lit cocktail destination come evening.

Details

Level 6 Trinity, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW

+44 (0)113 897 0099

www.angelica-restaurant.com

THE BOTANIST

The Botanist has a great atmosphere and an interesting, quirky and eclectic decor, likened to an old garden shed. This rustic restaurant and bar boasts an outside seating area where you can see the BBQ and the rotisserie.

Details

67 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW

+44 (0)20 7730 0077

www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com

Malmaison Brasserie

Position yourself in a luxurious leather booth in this high-ceilinged restaurant and enjoy simple, classic dishes which take advantage of Yorkshire's finest produce. This stylish brasserie in the Malmaison Hotel, was once a glorious bus company office, which we promise, is much more glamorous than it sounds.

Details

1 Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

+44 (0)113 398 1000

www.malmaison.com/locations/leeds/about-the-leeds-mal.aspx

Kendell's Bistro

In the heart of the city's art district, and literally opposite the Leeds College of Music, this stylish French restaurant has a beautiful interior and a relaxed and informal non-stuffy atmosphere.

Details

3 St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

+44 (0)113 243 6553

www.kendellsbistro.co.uk

Gaucho

This branch of the Gaucho restaurant chain mixes contemporary glamour and authentic Argentine culture. In the city's legal and business district, you'll find enormous steaks and fine wines.

Details

21-22 Park Row, Leeds LS1 5JF

+44 (0)113 246 1777

www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/restaurant.php?id=leeds

Art's Café

One of the first of its kind in this arty city, exhibitions of local artwork are displayed at this friendly cafe alongside its equally interesting menu. The website posts some of the chef's most delicious recipes to tempt you into giving your favourites a go from home. Laidback and relaxed, it's the perfect chilled out cafe with a little bit of culture, too.

Details

42 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 6DT

+44 (0)113 243 8243

www.artscafebar.com/