Leeds recommends: Best place for a first date

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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.

James Brown, whose new book is a homage to the game. (Picture: Marlais Brown).

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