Whether you’re in Leeds on a shopping trip, or a looking for a quick bite to eat on your lunch break Leeds Trinity is home to some great restaurants. From Japanese eateries to delicious street food, there’s a whole world of food inside Leeds busiest shopping centre.
The restaurants in Leeds Trinity are eclectic and there’s pretty much any cuisine you can think of there. With that in mind, it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to the best restaurants in Leeds Trinity. With the help of our guide, you’ll be able to satisfy your food cravings, whilst taking a well deserved break from shopping. If you’re planning on venturing out of the Trinity Centre, check out our Restaurants in Leeds guide.
Absurd Bird Unit TK5, Trinity Leeds / Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 5ER
If Fried Chicken is your thing, Absurb Bird is a brilliant choice. They specialise in the food of Southern America, with a varied menu which includes monster wings, big bird burgers and even fried chicken waffles. It’s comfort food at its best – just bear in mind that the portions are generous so if you’re planning on shopping after, you might need to rest for a bit first.
The Alchemist, 27 Albion St, Leeds LS1 6HW
One of Leeds’ trendiest bars and restaurants, The Alchemist offers an extensive and diverse menu. Perhaps best known for their creative cocktails, the food here is presented beautifully and the chefs are carefully selected. Although it really comes alive by night, it’s a great place for lunch. In the summer months, their roof terrace is often crowded so it’s advisable to book ahead.
Angelica, Level 6, Trinity, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW
Offering some of the best views of Leeds, Angelica sits at the very top of Leeds Trinity. It’s a bar and restaurant which comes with an air of class. They specialise in cocktails, bubbles and locally sourced beers although their food is popular. On the menu, you’ll find dishes to suit every time of day. Breakfast includes the likes of Eggs Benedict making it a great place for brunch. The highlight of their lunch and dinner menu’s are their seafood – including everything from lobster to oysters.
The Botanist, 67 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW
At the base of Leeds Trinity, accessible from outside the confines of the shopping centre, The Botanist is an ever popular haunt. They’re another bar and restaurant which is popular for their eclectic drinks menu. Food at the Botanist is homely and includes everything from burgers to Sunday lunch. It’s one of the most popular places in Leeds Trinity, so booking ahead is advised.
Cabana, 4, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT
One of the UK’s emerging chain restaurants, Cabana specialises in Rio Street Food.They’re mostly popular for their meats, which come marinated with herbs and spices associated with Brazil. As well as serving food, they have a range of cocktails. If you’re after a bargain, they often have promotions running, so there’s the chance to grab yourself an affordable lunch in between shopping.
Carluccio’s, 413 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AY
You’ll find Carluccio’s on the top level of Leeds Trinity shopping centre. Specialising in Italian gastronomy they boast sensible prices, a wide and varied menu as well as a good sized wine menu. They’re part of a 80+ strong restaurant chain with a winning formula. Wether you’re looking for a relaxed dining experience or simply fancy tasty Italian food with a reasonable price tag, Carluccio’s is a safe bet.
Chicago Rib Shack
Chicago Rib Shack, Trinity Kitchen, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT
American styles BBQ is the name of the game at Chicago Rib Shack. The aptly named restaurant dates back to 1982 and they’re clearly passionate about BBQing here. What’s more, it’s a reasonably priced place to eat, with a lunch time offering which includes Half Rack of Ribs/Classic Burger, Fries and a drink for just £10. If you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive bite to eat, it’s worth a visit.
Crafthouse, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW
On the fifth floor, Crafthouse is a fantastic restaurant in Trinity Leeds. There’s a sense of theatre surrounding the restaurant, you have to access it through a scenic lift after all. They serve an extensive menu of creatively put together food although you’ll pay more than most of the other restaurants in Leeds Trinity. With extensive wine list on offer to compliment the food, Crafthouse is perfect if you want something a bit more extravegant.
Giraffe, 414 Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AY
Giraffe is a restaurant in Leeds Trinity with a great lunch time offering for those not wanting to spend a lot. Their lunchtime menu is available for just £6.95. On the menu, they’ve got dishes inspired by different parts of the world, including burgers, curries and steaks. Although it’s far from a fine dining restaurant, it’s great if you’re a bit picky and like to have a wide selection to choose from.
Handmade Burger Co
Handmade Burger Co, Trinity East, Leeds LS1 5ER
Open every day of the week, Handmade Burger Co is a great place to stop if you’re a burger fan. Their selection of burgers is extensive and they use good quality meat and produce to create their food. Founded in 2006, they now have over 40 handmade burgers available for you to choose from. They have 21 other restaurants across the country and have solidified themselves as one of the high-street restaurants to watch.
MEATliquor, Albion Street, Leeds LS1 5AT
Vegans and Vegetarians, this might not be the place for you. MEATliquor specialises in meat, with a great selection of burgers, wings and hotdogs. They’ve been trading since 2011, and have multiple restaurants across the country. If you’re looking for a meaty lunch with an affordable price tag, their lunch time menu is available for just £10 and includes any burger, fries and unlimited “soda.”
Partial to Sushi, Ramen or Katsu Curry? Wasabi is a great place to grab a bite for fans of no thrills, informal Japanese inspired food. Although it’s not a restaurant, their food is something a bit different and is extraordinarily popular over lunch time. The fast paced, pick & mix style of service is perfect for people working in Leeds who want something beyond your bog standard Tesco Meal Deal.
Other Street Food Vendors – Leeds Trinity Kitchen
Trinity Kitchen, which is tucked away in a corner of Leeds Trinity offers a whole world of food to choose from. It’s one of the most popular lunch spots for people working in Leeds. Offering a diverse selection of street food, it’s more affordable than the other restaurants in Leeds Trinity.
The roster of street food vendors changes from time to time, but you can be confident that you’ll find something to suit your craving. Among the most recent vendors to set up shop are Big Dub Love – who’ve brought “The Big Dub Burger” (Beef patty with chorizo, Mexican cheese, crispy onions and gherkins on a squid ink brioche bun.) Eat Like a Greek is another new arrival, specialising in… you guessed it – Greek Cuisine. Dapur Malaysia also took residency recently, serving a vibrant selection of Malaysian dishes. There’s too many to list in this article, but keep in touch with with our Leeds Food & Drink guides for updates.