Eat Out for Under a Tenner in Leeds

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Eating out doesn’t have to be expensive.

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Yummy budget feeds are the order of the day at these Leeds eateries.

Looking for cheap places to eat in Leeds? Fret not, you’ve got loads of options. From vegan junk food dripping with plant-based cheese to traditional tapas, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to bargain feeds. You can even tuck into Thai, Chinese and Japanese fare for less than 10 of your hard-earned pounds. Bargains are all around, you just need to know the right places to look! So without further ado, check these out.


Sriracha Cauliflower Burger at Cantina

One of the city’s first all-vegan eateries, Cantina serves cheap diner-style dishes out of the Old Red Bus Station. If it’s vegan junk food you’re after, you can grab a great feed for under a tenner here. Burgers are layered up to perfection and come with chips to boot, making them excellent value for money. You could go for something hearty and comforting, like The Classic with its fried seitan burger for £7.95, or go for something zingier, like the Club Med, a deep-fried cauliflower steak with sun-dried tomatoes, rocket, cream cheeze and balsamic glaze for £8.95.

Cantina, The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.

Rola Wala

Rola Wala

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Rola Wala is one of the best cheap places to eat in Leeds. There’s loads of choice for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike, all coming in under £10. First, choose your carrier – there’s a naan roll, a rice bowl and a cauliflower rice bowl to choose between. Then, pick your filling. There’s Nagaland lamb or chicken tikka, meatless meatball channa dal, Keralan chickpea or sweet potato saag. Prices vary from £5.95 for a wrap to £6.45 for a cauli bowl, leaving you room to grab a drink, a protein pot or a chocolate chip cookie.

Rola Wala, Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AT. 

Thai Aroy Dee

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Thai Aroy Dee are well known as purveyors of brilliant cheap eats in Leeds. Their lunch deal between 12pm and 5pm is one of, if not the, best in the city. You can get a starter, a main and your choice of jasmine rice or chips all for under £8. Bargain! Tuck into marinated mushroom skewers or spicy spare ribs to start and a gaeng massaman or a pad Thai for main. Even without the lunch deal, there’s lots of choice for those on a budget. We’re talking Thai salads, layered with fresh veggies, and you could even squeeze in a goong shu shi for just £9.95!

Thai Aroy Dee, 120-122 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.

Dough Boys

Dough Boys Queen Brie

Feel like pizza? Of course you do! Dough Boys have earned a reputation as one of the best pizza-by-the-slice spots in Leeds, serving up a range of innovative flavours that come in at £3.80 or less. They put modern twists on classics, like the Salami of Darkness, which combines Salsiccia picante with salami Napoli and house-pickled chillis. They’ve got veggie delights like Queen Brie and Silvio the Margherita, as well as the vegan What’s The Quack? Feel free to make it your own with self-serve garlic oil, parmesan and hot sauce all on the house.

Dough Boys, Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.

Senbon Sakura

Senbon Sakura

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Senbon Sakura is high on the list of cheap places to eat in Leeds. It’s small but perfectly formed, and it serves great Japanese fare for a decent price. You could have a cracking wok-fried rice dish on your table for under a tenner, with the Senbon Sakura Special packing in the value with chicken, beef and king prawn. Grab a pumpkin katsu curry for £8.60 and you’ll get a plate piled high with crunchy breaded pumpkin, slow-cooked veggies and steamed rice. Sushi is reasonable too – four salmon nigiri and six maki come in at £8.50!

Senbon Sakura, 71 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3BR.

Mommy Thai

Mommy Thai

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Mommy Thai bring real Bangkok-style street food to Leeds city centre at two locations – one on Duncan Street and the other on Vicar Lane. Made fresh to order with original family recipes, their huge plates of noodles and heaving bowls of Thai curries of all colours and types are a joy just to look at and come in at under tenner, with your choice of starter at lunchtime. Will it be the chicken curry and jasmine rice with corn cakes and chilli sauce? Or how about the tofu pan-fried noodles with chicken satay skewers and peanut drizzle?

Mommy Thai, 7 Duncan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6DQ & Little Mommy Thai, 110 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.

Patty’s Burgers

Patty's Burgers, Belgrave Music Hall

At Belgrave Music Hall, you can pick your poison from the bar then slide on down to Patty’s window for a banging feed. It’s burgers and fries on the menu for, you guessed it, under a tenner! Their lunch time deal means you can get free chips with any burger Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm, while the rest of the time you can still get a patty and bun combo for under a Jane Austen. The steak classic Dirty Burger is £7.95 or you can bag a vegan counterpart for £8.95, the soy-marinated Karaage Burger for £8.95 or The Kernel Burger for £7.50.

Patty’s Burgers, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.

Cult Wing

Cult Wing

If chicken’s your thing, check out Cult Wing. It’s wings, beer and tequila here and you can get the first of those for under a tenner any time of the day. Their Cult XL wings will see you part with £6.45 for three or £9.45 for six, while the Cult Hotties are £5.95 for four and £8.95 for eight. Meat-free? Their Cauli Punk wings come in two sizes – regular for £5.25 and £8.75 for a large. Their boneless chicken options keep under the £10 budget too, leaving you enough for a side of fries or a cup of something. Then choose your sauce – buffalo or hotter-than-hell habanero?

Cult Wing, Merrion Centre, 19 Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT.

Honest Burgers

Honest Burgers

Honestly, sometimes nothing beats a good old burger, but nothing beats an Honest Burgers burger – especially when it costs less than a tenner. The Smashed by Honest will leave you minus £8.50. It comes loaded with a smashed Honest beef patty, American cheese, onion, pickles and brown butter mustard mayo for a lighter burger that’s still full on the flavour. Any burger you order at Honest comes with their famous rosemary salted chips, coleslaw or dressed green salad, so you can grab a full meal out any time of the day, without worrying about the extras.

Honest Burgers, 2 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.



Make your way down to Holbeck for a lunchtime feast at Bomba that you wouldn’t expect to be under £10. All of their cooked Spanish lunch specials come in below budget. You can dig in to meatballs with patatas bravas and salad or the veggie alternative for £8, calamari with chips and salad for £8.50 or paella mixta with aioli for £9. Want something quick? Their bocadillos (Spanish sandwiches) are a handheld treat. Will you go for the Serrano ham, chorizo picante, calamares or roast veg? They range from £5 to £6, so you could even add the churros for another fiver.

Bomba, 1 Saw Mill Street, Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5WH.

Little Bao Boy

Little Bao Boy

Little Bao Boy is a hot contender for the best place to get a tasty yet cheap eat in Leeds. You can get your hands on loads of yummy bao, all stuffed with delicious ingredients. We’re talking braised beef with deep fried onions and sweet chilli sauce, pulled pork with hoisin and deep-fried aubergine with sriracha sauce. And that’s not even half the menu. Luckily, with your tenner, you’ll be able to squeeze in two different fillings and still have change. As well as bao buns, you can also grab veg and chicken gyoza, loaded fries and noodle soup!

Little Bao Boy, North Brewing Co. Tap Room, 3 Sovereign Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BA & Springwell, Buslingthorpe Lane, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2DF.

Manjit’s Kitchen

Manjit's Kitchen

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Manjit’s Kitchen makes traditional vegetarian Punjabi fare all the more easy to get your hands on in Leeds. At their Kirkstall Road home, the menu is laden with curried street food joy. Their chilli paneer wrap is the stuff of legend and comes in at £7.95, but if it’s curry you’re after, the choice between the house lentil dhal and the chickpea & potato curry is a hard one – both are £6.50. Add yours to a colourful bowl of cumin rice for another £2.50. Or, you can save the decision and try it all – or most of it at least – with one of their thalis, for a complete meal for under a tenner.

Manjit’s Kitchen, 333 Kirkstall Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2HD.

Mi’s Noodles

Mi's Noodles

If it’s a slice of China you’re looking to buy with the £10 that’s burning a hole in your pocket, then Mi’s Noodles will sort you right out. You can create your own noodle soup – we’re talking a choice of slurpable broth, ramen and meat or veg. If you choose roast pork, chicken or veg & tofu, you’ll come skidding under budget at £8.80 or £9.80. If you fancy more of a feast, you can grab the sweet and sour tofu – it comes with spring rolls and boiled rice or chips for just £7.80. You could even get yourself a can of some fizzy pop with your change.

Mi’s Noodles, Merrion Centre, 21 Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT.

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