Leeds is a great city for romance, with luxury restaurants, trendy bars, cultural attractions and outdoor adventures. We asked the #Leedsrecommends community for their favourite date spot.
Mark Sykes. Souz le Nez en Ville - totally on point with both service and food.
Rick Poppa. Napa on Street Lane - nice, relaxed corners to hide away in.
Jordan Clark. Winstones.
Matty Henstock. Akbar’s and The Pour House.
Tara Mischenko-Maiden. Pintura or Zucco.
Selina Wilkinson. De‘Mario’s, it’s an amazing family Italian.
Frances Dine. Brown’s.
Mo Booth. Skylounge at DoubleTree Hilton.
Joanne Freeman. Stockdale’s of Yorkshire.
Helen Reynolds. Fazenda if you’re a meat eater.
Ben Andrew Woodhead. The Restaurant bar and grill.
Amy Brook. Reds True Barbecue.
John Peter Campey. I met my wife in Birdcage...the first dance at our wedding was interesting!
Donna Leneghan. Akbar’s - can’t beat a curry and a cobra or three.
Emma Connell. Las Iguanas - then if it’s really bad, at least the cocktails are 2-for-1!
Damien Richard McBarron. If you’re a skint arty type, the art gallery is a good option.
Tracy Louise. Gauchos.
Anna Bates. Roundhay Park for a nice walk, followed by lunch in the Flying Pizza.
Lindsey Pearse. Bar Angelica above Trinity Leeds. Sophisticated and a good cocktail menu.
Jad Simpson. The Olive Branch in Roundhay does lovely Turkish and Mediterranean food with a really intimate, peaceful atmosphere.
Jack Myall. Le Chalet on Park Row is a good place to impress. Tearoom and bakery with a French theme. Romantic setting!
Maya Winterson. The Reliance is really classy and a nice place to relax.
Matthew Myers. I’d say The Woods in Chapel Allerton now it’s summer, because the outdoor seating is ridiculously cosy and you can people-watch if you run out of things to talk about!
Tom Priestley. Granary Wharf is full of quieter bars so ideal for dates. Candlebar is a favourite of mine and has a good food menu, and Archie’s is nice too.
Katie Green. I’ve been on a date to Shooters sports bar on the Headrow before. It was surprisingly good as you could talk about the match and it gave it a focus point. The food was good too.
Henry Leigh. The Cross Keys is the best town centre pub. Really cosy and close to the canal. Easy to get a quiet table.
Mike Kingham. The Royal Armouries is a really good day out for a date, and it’s that bit different.
Jenny Parkes. A walk up the Meanwood Valley Trail if you’re both outdoorsy.