Here's where to find the best comfort food in Leeds

Winter may be over - but if you've still got a craving for comfort food, here are some top Leeds eateries to try.


From tasty barbecue trays and loaded sandwiches, to feasting plates, juicy steaks and mammoth sized burgers, everything on the menu at Red’s will leave you feeling satisfied.What could tick more comfort food boxes than a burger served between two sweet glazed doughnuts?

Where: Cloth Hall Street and Otley Road, Headingley


Pie with mash and peas has long been a quintessentially British dish, and it’s a meal which will always hit the spot on those cold and dreary rainy days. There’s a great choice of pies on the menu at Pieminister, including the Moo (British steak and craft ale), the Free Ranger (chicken, ham, leek and thyme), and the Matador (beef steak chorizo, butter bean, and olive). If you can’t decide on just one, try the Tower of Power – a stack of two classic pies, with mash and minty peas on the side.

Where: Duncan Street


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The hot dogs at Primo’s are undoubtedly the star of the menu, and with such a wide range to choose from, there’s something satisfying for everyone. Try the fan favourite chilli cheese dog, which comes smothered in house chilli and Monterey Jack cheese.

Where: Corn Exchange

Trattoria Il Forno

Warm bread and melted cheese will always be king in the comfort food world, so you can’t go wrong with a visit this pizzeria and gelateria nestled in the heart of Horsforth. There’s a huge array of pizzas to choose from here (which can be made small or large, depending on how hungry you are), along with a variety of pasta dishes, and Italian artisan ice cream for dessert.

Where: Town Street, Horsforth

The Greedy Pig

It may look unassuming from the outside, but this small eatery on the outskirts of the city centre has a big reputation. A delicious fry-up is one of the most comforting meals, and the Greedy Pig’s full English is one of the best. They also do a vegetarian version, if you’d prefer to cut the bacon, and their stack of fluffy pancakes drizzled in maple syrup is well worth the extra calories.

Where: North Street

George’s Great British Kitchen

Celebrating all things British in its own unique way, you’ll find plenty of old favourites on the menu at George’s Kitchen, with an innovative twist on classic dishes. Expect wonderfully indulgent burgers, a variety of pies, and an impressive number of takes on fish and chips, along with plenty of tasty sides. Try the traditional wild ocean cod, served with twice cooked chips and mushy peas – the favourite house dish.

Where: The Headrow

Town Hall Tavern

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Serving locally sourced, traditional British fare in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere, Town Hall Tavern is a great place to head if you’ve got a craving for home cooked food. Look forward to an array of pub classics, including sausage and mash, Yorkshire beef pie, and fish and chips.

Where: Westgate

Trinity Kitchen

As well as a permanent selection of street food outlets, Trinity Kitchen offers the unique opportunity to sample something completely new every six weeks, as more vendors roll in to set up camp. The latest arrivals include Steak Out (with a sizzling array of succulent toasted sandwiches), Baked in Brick (offering mouth-watering chicken tikka wraps and woodfired pizzas), and local favourite, Sela Bar, who will be dishing out their famous grilled cheese sandwiches.

Where: Trinity Leeds

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