If you’re in Leeds, or are planning a trip here in the near future and are looking for somewhere to eat, there are a seemingly endless array of restaurants in Leeds, specialising in cuisines from across the world.
It can hard to know where to start, which is why we’ve put together a series of articles to help you get exactly what you’re after!
If you’re feeling like indulging in some delicious Chinese cuisine, you’re truly spoilt for choise when it comes to Chinese Restaurants in Leeds.
With menu’s as diverse as you’ll find in any major city in the UK, whether you’re hankering after duck pancakes, Chow Mein or Dim Sum, there’s plenty of choice.
There’s also a vast range of price points and dining styles on offer too, from fine dining, to buffet style, you’re certain to find a Chinese Restaurant in Leeds to suit your occasion.
Those who’ve travelled to Hong Kong and got a taste for the local cuisine will rejoice at Mans Market. Found in the heart of Leeds City Centre, on Wellington Street, Mans Market is a step away from the norm and is as cool as they come.
It’s undoubtedly one of the most stylish restaurants on the list, and thankfully for us, the food is as well thought out as the hip decor. With exposed pipework, industrial style throughout and a genuinely cool setting, Mans Market is a great place to kick back and enjoy some delicious, authentic Chinese food.
On the menu, you’ll find a whole array of wonderful dishes ranging from Western favourites like Satay Chicken and a great selection of dim sum, if your appetite wishes to indulge in some skillfully crafted, flavourful Chinese dumplings.
It’s a Chinese restaurant in Leeds with heaps of class, and it’s sure to delight diners, no matter what time of day you visit. If you’re in town for lunch – it’s hard to recommend any other Chinese restaurant in Leeds more highly.
Address: Unit F, West Point, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 4JJ
Phone: 0113 244 0808
If you’re looking for something special, Tattu might be the restaurant for you.
The whole restaurant oozes class, from the skillfully well thoughout decor, which includes a giant cherry blossom tree which shadows most of the dining area, to the exceptionally put together menu, which promises to delight the taste buds.
The talented cheffing team here are the icing on the cake, and the service is attentive. You’d be forgiven for thinking an establishment with a reputation as fierce as Tattu would be overly expensive, but if you’re selective with what you eat, you can dine here for a reasonably modest sum.
Although, of course the dishes at the higher price points are even more awesome, I can’t fault their menu on any level. Whether it’s Dim Sum you’re after, or something a little out of the ordinary, you’re well catered for at Tattu.
Address: Minerva, 29 East Parade, Leeds LS1 5PS
Phone: 0113 245 1080
Looking for a Chinese restaurant in a central location with delicious food, wonderful service and a touch of something a little different? Home is an ever popular destination for adventurous eaters and casual diners alike. Inside, you’ll find traditional Chinese decoration around every corner, and although the restaurant is relatively small – the atmosphere is often buzzing.
In comparison to many of the other Chinese Restaurants in Leeds, they focus on the less Westernised style of Chinese cooking, which means that you can expect a dash of heat within your meals. As well as a selection that caters for the Western pallette, they offer some of the less known, perhaps even niche dishes which are native to China.
It’s a popular destination for Chinese students who visit to enjoy the flavours of their home land – a testament to the autheniticity on offer here. The foods excellent, if you’re putting together an itenery that includes an evening out at a Chinese restaurant in Leeds, it should be placed firmly at the top of your list.
Address: 7 Back Blenheim Terrace, Leeds LS2 9HZ
Phone: 0113 318 1790
Oriental City, in LS7, is a massive hit with those who’re out for a serious eat.
Perhaps the most widely remarked aspect of eating at the long running establishment is that their portion sizes are generous.
They’ve got an exceptionally big menu, too, so if your out with picky eaters, there’s almost guaranteed to be something on the menu that’ll tickle their fancy.
Speaking of their menu, you can expect a wide array of Western crowd pleasers, including your typical sweet and sour dishes to name but one, however, as the scores of Asian diners who frequent Oriental City will atone to, those looking for something authentic are well catered for here.
They’ve also got a good range of sharing dishes, which is perfect if you’re out with friends – and what’s more, you’re bound to head home with leftovers – meaning that the Oriental City experience can continue into the next day.
Address: 30-36 Cross Stamford Street, Leeds LS7 1BA
Sweet Basil Valley
Found just off Rawdon roundabout, Sweet Basil Valley is unmissable. The building it’s housed within is styled with traditional Chinese architecture in mind, which certainly captures the attention. Having previously been China Red, as well as Chinese Cuisine, they also serve a menu of Thai food, too.
Its vast menu, and various offers throughout the week makes it a great place for repeat visits. Inside, you’ll find a large dining space, with simple decoration and a variety of Chinese ornaments dotted around to add that all important touch of China. They’ve got a family friendly, fully loaded menu, with options for all tastes.
They’re well known for their quality, and the skill they construct their dishes with. You can expect to tuck into well seasoned, delicious dishes with plenty of choice – the portions are well sized, and they also offer a selection of deserts. Families are more than welcomed at Sweet Basil Valley, and as a result it’s a popular choice for those with an occassion to celebrate – well worth a visit!
Address: Green Lane, Rawdon, Yeadon, LS19 7BY
Phone: 0113 250 0220
Rice Paper Cantonese
A family run affair – Rice Paper Cantonese is a local classic found in LS15, a little away from the city centre.
However, it gets a place on this roundup because of its glistening reputation and the wonderful, indulgent Cantonese food that it produces.
One to put on the list if you’re looking to indulge, there’s a good mix in terms of Westernised favourites and authentic home cooking.
We can’t fault the service either, which has won them many a fan over the years. What’s more, if you’re after a quiet night if, they also deliver – meaning you can enjoy their flavoursome dishes from the comfort of your sofa.
Address: 223 Selby Road, Leeds LS15 7HW
Phone: 0113 260 0033
You really can’t miss Red Chilli if you’ve wandered the streets of Leeds for any number of time. Their prime, city centre location means that they’re often busy.
With an enormous selection on offer, there’s something on the menu for all tastes.
You could be forgiven for thinking that a restaurant with this many covers would lack in quality to a certain extent, however that’s definitely not the case at Red Chilli.
Those in town for a casual spot of indulgent Chinese food will find what they’re looking for here, and what’s more, it’s one of the most reasonably priced restaurants on this roundup.
What’s more, their name is certainly not a misnomer, they’ve got a passion for spice here, so expect to find a fair bit of heat if you’re up to the task.
Address: 6 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DW
Phone: 0113 242 9688
With a reputation that’s been 20 years in the making, Jade Dragon is found in the suburb of Pudsey, a little away from the bustle of Leeds City Centre.
However, with regular transport running into Pudsey from the City Centre, don’t let the distance put you off.
This family-run Chinese restaurant in Leeds is a brilliant spot for some delicious, indulgent Chinese food, inspired by the cuisine of the Cantonese.
Typically, you’ll find great Westernised classics – but if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, they cater for that too – what’s more, if you’re a buffet fan (let’s face it, who isn’t) their Sunday night offer is sure to delight.
Address: 14-16 Lidget Hill, Pudsey LS28 7DR
Phone: 0113 255 5568
The north Leeds suburb of Moortown boasts a great array of local restaurants – but it’s G-Wu that we’re featuring in this list.
The restaurants pretty big, with 120-covers set over two floors. It’s rare that diners leave G-Wu feeling anything less than satisfied.
Their menu’s incredibly eclectic, offering simple dishes all the way up to the elaborate, dare I say extravagant, with mains including lobster and fresh, high quality seafood.
What’s more, they’ve got a well balanced menu, with some of the best vegan and vegetarian options that you’ll find at a Chinese Restaurant in Leeds.
Address: 300 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 6LY
Phone: 0113 237 0035
Sometimes, you just want to indulge – and that’s where Crown Chinese comes in.
Their all-you-can eat buffet offers great value for money, and is packed with fresh food coming out of the kitchen as much or as little as you want for a whole two hour period.
Their menu’s not for scrimping either, with all kinds of Chinese favourites, including everything from Cow Mein, Sweet & Sour Chicken and all kinds of others, with fresh meat, seafood and veg being the stars of the show.
As I said, it’s the place to be if you’re wanting to indulge, but let’s be honest, you’ve probably already got your moneys worth after the first plate – with the meal costing a very reasonable £15.99 per head.
Address: Academy Building, Gower Street, Leeds LS2 7PX
Phone: 0113 242 7788
In the Leeds suburb of Guiseley, a few miles from the city centre, but easily accessible by either train or car is the wonderful Zen Rendezvous. A relaxed family restuarant with a great menu – it’s been in Leeds for many years now and has established a wonderful reputation in that time.
Here you’ll find all the Chinese classics that’ve become a staple of the UK dining scene. As well as your usual Sweet & Sour Chicken, Chow Mein and more recognisable dishes, they have a big menu, with dishes to suit all tastes.
The team there are welcoming, knowledgable and provide excellent service to all. They’re fully licensed, too, serving a great selection of drinks that’re sure to complement your meal. The interior’s modern, with a oriental decorations featuring thoughtfully throughout the dining area, which give it an added touch of authenticity.
When I visited, I wanted to try something new, but wasn’t sure what to choose, the owner was on hand to offer his recommendations and talk me through the menu, helping me choose something delicious.
Zen Rendezvous is perfect for a romantic meal out with a partner or a family occassion.
Address: 10 The Green, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 9BT
Phone: 01943 872288