29 Leeds restaurants you may remember from the 1980s

These photo memories are sure to leave a generation of foodies licking their lips.

Saturday, 17th July 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds restaurants in the 1980s. How many do you remember?
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds restaurants in the 1980s. How many do you remember?

They showcase the city's booming dining scene throughout the 1980s, a decade which in restaurants across Leeds catered for all tastes and budgets. They were run by a renegade band of chefs and entrepreneurs who dared to push the boundaries and challenge people's eating habits READ MORE: 25 Leeds pubs you may remember from the 1980s LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Do you remember Manfred's on Wellington Street? Pictured is owner Manfred Zenner pictured in September 1981.
July 1983 and the Flying Pizza on Street Lane at Roundhay was the place to eat and be seen. Early sittings tended to be a family affair. Go later and you were almost bound to queue with the smarter set.

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Do you remember Salvo's Coconut Grove on Lower Merrion Street in the city centre? This photo was taken in November 1987.
Maxi's restaurant on Bingley Street - pictured in November 1989 - built up a loyal following and customer base.
This is Massarella's Ristorante on Selby Road in December 1989.
The Farmhouse serve yourself restaurant in the city centre boasted spacious seating for diners. It is pictured in May 1i981.
Heung Wing was a restaurant serving Headingley in April 1986. It was located on St Anne's Parade.
Franco's Trattoria Del Pescatore restaurant was found on Street Lane. It is pictured in January 1988.
Do you remember this restaurant in Cookridge pictured in January 1987? LeCelle was on Otley Road.
Glenn's restaurant in south Leeds, pictured in March 1985, offered food with Caribbean soul. The owner, a former head chef at a Leeds hotel, originated from the Cayman Islands.
Did you enjoy a meal here back in the day? The Royal Garden Chinese restaurant on Main Street in Garforth pictured in November 1989.
April 1988 and pictured is Bianco's Pizzeria Bistro at Ringways restaurant on Whitehall Road.
Da Mario's restaurant on The Headrow was at the peak of its powers when this photo was taken in December 1983.
The Oakwood Beefeater restaurant on Easterly Road boasted cosy little 'houses' ready to seat just six people. This photo was taken in January 1985.
The Regent restaurant on Harrogate Road - pictured in July 1984 - offered 155 named dishes serving up Cantonese cuisine.
'Tonight, don't taste. Feast!' The Orient on The Headrow was a popular choice among foodies. Pictured in July 1982.
The Mermaid gained a reputation for some of the best fish and chips in Yorkshire. The restaurant had moved in to Stainbeck Parade on Harrogate Road in September 1983.
This is Maxwell's Brasserie on Harrogate Road pictured in August 1986.
December 1983 and The Olde Red Lion on York Road in Whinmoor was transformed and opened its doors as a Whitbread Roast Inn.
Do you remember Nino On The Park restaurant on Prince's Avenue in Roundhay pictured in January 1984.
Your YEP was reporting that Leeds's best restaurant in September 1986 was its newest - Le Mangeoir on Otley Road at Adel. It was a satellite of the successful La Mange Tout in Harrogate.
This photo showcases a thriving restaurant in the Leeds suburbs. Russell's restaurant was on Selby Road in Halton. It is pictured in April 1987.
Pastificio was the fresh pasta restaurant on The Headrow pictured in September 1986.
March 1980 and pictured is the inside of Zacks delicatessen restaurant on Street Lane.
This is Starlets restaurant at the Merrion Hotel pictured in January 1986. It had become a popualkr addition to the city's wining and dining scene since it was launched by comedian Ken Dodd in March 1984.
Remember Strawberryfields Bistro on Woodhouse Lane? Pictured in September 1984.
Tandoori Indian restaurant Standard on Merrion Way was open all hours in October 1983. It opened every evening from 6pm until midnight, plus lunchtimes on weekdays and noon to midnight on Saturdays.
Do you remember the Hon Wah restaurant on The Headrow? Pictured in July 1986.
La Jardiniere in the Bond Street Centre was named Oliver's restaurant of the year. Pictured in December 1989 are owners David and Jackie Barnard with chef Marc Mottershed (back), second chef Lee Knowles and Joanne Mottershead.
Dining out American style arrived in Leeds with the opening of the Liberty Street restaurant at Crown Point Retail Park in December 1989.
The Last Viceroy restaurant on New Road Side in Horsforth proved a popular draw for fans of Indian cuisine. Pictured in May 1989.
October 1982 and pictured is the popular Embassy restaurant on Roundhay Road.It was opened by Richard Wray in 1968.
Inside L'Escargot restaurant on Shaw Lane at Headingley in March 1989.
Inside Bryan's fish and chip restaurant in Headingley in February 1980.
Owners Vasoulla and George Psarias (seated) at the Olive Tree restaurant in Rodley in September 1988. They are pictured with staff Paul Auty, Andrea Iacovou, Federico Orlandine and Pauolo Genco.
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