Headingley Area Guide | Leeds West Yorkshire

Headingley is one of the most vibrant suburbs of Leeds. Just a short train journey from the City Centre, it’s truly a town with two distinct personalities. On the one hand, it’s the student heart of Leeds, with bustling bars and restaurants aplenty.

On the other, it’s a desirable residential area with all kinds of property types, good schools and amazing transport links to the surrounding areas.

What’s more, it’s famous across the world for the Headingley Stadium, the home of Yorkshire Cricket, Rugby and a stellar calendar of sporting events.

Food and Drink

There’s an excellent array of restaurants in Headingley, including some of the most popular in the whole of Leeds. Perhaps the most well known is the Italian institution that is Salvos. In fact, it was once named the Best Local Italian Restaurant in Gordon Ramsay’s “The F Word.”

It’s been a firm favourite of families and restaurant-goers in the region, famous for its great service, unbeatable Italian cuisine and tightly honed schedule of entertainment.

As well as brilliant independent cafes, restaurants and eateries of all description, there’s also the presence of some of the UK’s most successful restaurant chains, including Nando’s and Pizza Express.

BBQ fans will be delighted to find that there’s a branch of Red’s True Barbeque which brings a taste of the deep American South to the area.

No matter what cuisine you’re interested in, you’re well catered for in Headingley. Read our guide to the best Restaurants in Headingley for advice on where you should eat.

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