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March 2021: Fingers crossed, it won’t be long until Leeds’ restaurants can swing open their doors again. Under the current lockdown exit strategy, UK restaurants will be able to reopen from April 12 at the earliest for outdoor meals, and from May 17 indoor dining should be on the cards again. In anticipation of being able to eat delicious dishes without having to do the washing up afterwards, we’ve updated our list of the best restaurants in Leeds. From Michelin-starred heavyweights like Man Behind the Curtain and much-loved old-school joints that have stood the test of time like Corner Cafe, to exciting new ventures changing up the city’s culinary scene like Wen’s, here are the hottest tables in Leeds we think you should be booking once lockdown lifts.
When it comes to eating out – and doing it well – Leeds is one of Britain’s finest foodie cities. The very best restaurants in Leeds boast some pretty impressive renown, easily justified by the quality coming out of the kitchens. From homey curry houses and classic Italian trattorias to next-level Thai restaurants and slick spots with one eye on those folk at Michelin, this Yorkshire city has pretty much everything any peckish visitor – or hungry local – could desire. So if you’ve worked up an appetite while exploring Leeds’ array of brilliant things to do, here’s our guide to where you should dig in.
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