4 excellent places to eat in Leeds city centre

From Vegan Gyros to Sunday roasts, there’s something for everyone.

Looking for new places to eat in Leeds? Wellington Place is home to four unique restaurants with a variety of food options, perfect for your early evening scran or late-night dinner.

Just a stone’s throw away from Leeds train station, bus routes and carparks, Mad Frans, The Good Luck Club, Hoist House and Veeno are just a few of the places to visit at Wellington Place, but all deserve a spot on your city centre dinner hitlist. Let us introduce you…

Mad Frans

1. Mad Frans

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, some afterwork nibbles, a burger and a beer or even a three course Sunday roast – Mad Frans is a Leeds restaurant that’s well worth a visit.

Celebrating the very best of Yorkshire produce, Mad Frans uses fresh ingredients and offers a selection of craft beers and ales from local breweries. The menu is packed full of variety and includes Slow Roasted Beef Sirloin Carvery baps, Frans’ Fried Chicken burger and even Frans Thai Green Chicken Curry.

Visiting at the weekend? On Saturday, Mad Frans opens its doors for a bottomless brunch where everyone is catered for thanks to their large menu.

If you’re more of a Sunday roast fan, look no further. Mad Frans Sunday sharing boards, made up of 12-hour slow roasted Yorkshire beef sirloin, crisp skinned pork, fluffy roasties, giant Yorkshire puddings and a dose of Frans’ signature gravy are well worth shouting about.

You can view their menus here and book a table here.

2. The Good Luck Club

Inspired by the bar and grills that make up New York City, The Good Luck Club offers chargrilled dishes from the centre of Wellington Place. Serving food from lunch to early evening, The Good Luck Club uses ingredients from local suppliers and is sure to keep you coming back for more.

Based around a huge charcoal grill, you’re invited to customise your own dish by making a choice between a flatbread, salad, burgers or a bowl which you can top with something from the grill – whether its award-winning Skyes House Farm meat or slow roasted vegetables.

If you’re not looking to grab something from the grill, they also offer 10 different types of burgers including a homemade vegan Cajun bean burger topped with salsa, quacamole, romaine, tomato and onion, in between a vegan pretzel bun.

You can view their full menu here and book a table here.

3. Hoist House

Did you know that Hoist House is Wellington Place’s only independent pub? Located in 5 Wellington Place, Hoist House offers 17 draught beers, wines, spirits and a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks.

While it certainly knows how to fill your drinks order, it’s also home to in-house pizzeria ‘D.O.C’ and offers a menu which stretches from open gyros to burgers. Hoist House also offer baskets which tops seasoned fries with your choice of chicken or bacon, with vegan alternatives available too.

As well as that, Hoist House has plenty of vegan friendly options, like the Vegan Chicken & Bacon Burger, Vegan Chicken Gyros Bowl and the Vegan Chicken Gyros.

You can view the full menu here.

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4. Veeno

Born out of a passion for wine and food pairing, Veeno weds the tradition behind the wine making history of Italy with the explosion of flavours from its recipes.

Sicilian wine makers for four generations, you’ll be sure to find a flight that suits you with prices ranging from £10-£39 per person. Looking to pair your drink with a bite to eat? Veeno offers a long list of I Piattini (Italian Tapas), La Pasta, Le Pizze and even the traditional Italian pizza, Pinsa.

Veeno’s tapas menu boasts exciting Italian dishes, including ‘For di zucca ripieni ricotta e provola’ – deep fried zucchini flowers filled with ricotta and provola cheese served with a honey dip, and Terrina di Parma – melted cooked 18-month Parma ham on buttery toast with a touch of mascarpone.

That’s on top of its 12 pizza options, 10 pasta options and trio of Pinsa’s for you to try, with plenty of veggie options too.

You can view the full menu here and book a table here.