10 of the best new bars and restaurants to open in Leeds in 2018

Leeds is a city that is jam-packed with excellent eateries and buzzing bars.

Monday, 31st December 2018, 1:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 2:33 am
The best restaurants, pubs and bars to open in Leeds in 2018

But in 2018, we welcomed another batch of fine establishments to the city - and people haven't been able to get enough of them. From fine dining restaurants to street food markets and sports bars, Leeds is the city that just keeps on giving when it comes to the night scene...

The popular party spot's new premises is located in the former Ricci's Tapas unit on Infirmary Street in the financial district, and opened in the autumn.
Popular Headingley bar The Arc rebranded as Manhatta in August of this year, offering a New York style.

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This elegant eatery opened its doors in the Victoria Quarter September 25 and the people of Leeds have been flocking to it ever since
The Foundry brings MasterChef runner-up Matt Healy to town int he Saw Mill on the South Bank.
Wayward wine shop and bar is thought to be Leeds' smallest bar, and it opened its doors in the George & Joseph cheese shop on Regent Street in Chapel Allerton in the early part of 2018.
Dough in the City opened its doors in New Briggate in November, and here's one of their famous Poppy Fizz cocktails.
This fine dining eatery opened its doors to the people of Chapel Allerton and beyond in September and has been received very well, with people noting the staff's friendly nature.
Arnolds swiftly stepped in where celeb chef Marco Pierre White's eatery sidled out in the Merrion Centre towards the end of 2018.
Located on Richardshaw Street in Pudsey, Feed opened its doors in August, and has been blowing our socks off since. The Hangover Cone pictured has been a particular highlight.
Assembly Underground opened its doors to the hungry people of Leeds towards the end of this year, and brings a number of different cuisines to one place with its street food market style on George Street.