With restaurants, pubs and cafes opening their doors again, YEP reviewers were able to get out and about finding out some of the best spots across the city for readers to try out.
We visited some old favourites, some new businesses that had popped up after lockdown and some that were changing with the times and trends.
Here are the 12 top-scoring restaurants as rated by our reviewers.
1. Good food and good times
Eateries have welcomed customers back after a series of national lockdowns and here is the Yorkshire Evening Post's pick of 2021.
2. Italian chic
Gusto on Greek Street in the city centre.
3. A sophisticated steak-house
Called the Grill on the Square, Blackhouse is on East Parade in Leeds city centre.
4. Mexican magic
Lupe's Cantina is a hidden gem on Cardigan Road in Burley.