Whether you’re craving a curry or pining for a pizza, you’ll be delighted by the variety of restaurants in Bradford which are waiting to welcome you through their doors.
Of course, Bradford’s famous for curry… and for good reason. But it’s not just curry you’ll find in Bradford. No matter what cuisine you’re interested in sampling next, you’ll find just about everything in Bradford. In fact, there’s so much on offer that choosing your next place to eat out can feel overwhelming.
But fear not, we’re launching our searching for Bradford’s favourite restaurant of 2019… And to get the ball rolling, we’ve included three of our staff favourites.
What’s more, at the end of the article, you can nominate your favourite restaurant.
Let’s find out which Bradford’s favourite restaurant is!
Classic Persian Restaurant
Classic Persian Restaurant, Old Red Lion, 368 Little Horton Lane, Bradford BD5 0NB
Type Of Cuisine: Persian
There are few foodies in Bradford who haven’t visited Classic Persian Restaurant. In fact, it’s the highest rated restaurant in Bradford on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is found in the centre of Bradford and has won the hearts of many a local over the years.
As the name might suggest, they specialise in Persian cuisine. It’s a family-run restaurant with tonnes of character and they’re well known for their welcoming service. On the menu, you’ll find a vast range of dishes. They split their menu into Hot and Cold Starters, Stew Specials and Charcoal Grill Mains.
The Charcoal Grill is the main event here and although their dishes may sound adventurous to those unfamiliar with Iranian cuisine, it’s comforting to know that very few diners leave Class Persian Restaurant disappointed. Digging deeper into their menu, main dishes range in price from £7.50 to about £14.
Type Of Cuisine: Indian/Pakistani
In Shipley town centre, a few miles from town, is the highly celebrated Shimla Spice.
Their reputation, service and delicious Curry has lead to them winning countless accolades over the years, including the highly coveted “Curry King of England” title at the 2015 English Curry Awards.
An extensive menu filled with the delicious curries flavoured with the spices of South Asian cuisine awaits when you visit Shimla Spice.
The Sizzler Mix is one of our favourite dishes. A mix of grilled meat, fish and tasty onions, it comes out sizzling and is the perfect starter or even a main meal.
3 Upper Piccadilly, Bradford BD1 3PE
Type of Cuisine: Italian
One of the longest serving restaurants in Bradford City Centre, Mamma Mia is a traditional, family run Italian restaurant who’ve been serving Pizza, Pasta and all manor of Italian dishes to the people of Bradford for years.
Generations of Bradfordians will have fond memories of visiting Mama Mia’s for special occassions, and being met warmly by the wonderful Massimo family, who brought their authentic take on Italian food to Bradford over 30 years ago. In 2019, their popularity continues, and we always look forward to a meal out at Mamma Mia’s, a true Bradford institution!
The Pizza’s the star of the show at Mamma Mia’s, and we can’t fault their Calzones if you’re feeling hungry!
In the very heart of Bradford you’ll find the wonderfl Restaurant 1914. With superb menu, with a variety of cuisines on offer, you’ll find the likes of King Praws, Slow Roasted Pork and Baked Camembert.
Having been in Bradford since 2012, the restaurant can be found on the Upper Cirecle level of the famous Alhambra Theatre – just minutes from City Park and various other restaurants are bars. The restauran offers a relaxed atmosphere, honest, well prepared food and an extensive drinks list.
If you’re in the region for a show – and fancy a bite to eat before hand, it’s definetly one to keep in mind.
The Bears Den
Another sensational independent eatery found in the heart of the City Centre, The Bears Den serves a range of menu items from cheese boards to grilled cheese. They source their ingredients locally – so you can be sure of the quality – and the they even serve locally sourced coffee from Shipley legends Casa Esspresso.
What’s more, they have a great array of wines and craft beers – which complements their simple yet delicious menu well. They’re a very social bunch, and in that vein alot of their dishes are sharers – so it’s the perfect destination for anyone who’s after a social bite to eat.
Meat is the name of the game at Cona. They take special care to source only the best cuts and cook them with care.
On the menu, you’ll find world famous meat centric dishes like Wagyu Beef from Japan, USDA Prime from Nebraska and Salt Aged Dexter from Cumbria.
What’s more it’s all Hallal, so is inclusive to everyone. They serve their food in creative, inviting ways and their ethos is to celebrate the simplicity of good ingredients – and that certainly shines through.
In Apperley Bridge, close to both Leeds and Bradford – Aldo’s is a down to earth Italian restaurant where family, entertainment and food are at the forefront.
Being welcomed by Aldo and his team – you’re sure to feel at home. On the menu, you’ll find an array of classic Italian food – with Pizza, Pasta and everything in between.