Leeds has an abundance of mighty fine steak restaurants and it’s time you tried them all…
If a big juicy steak is your idea of food heaven, you’re going to love this, because we’ve rounded up the best steakhouses in Leeds, all in one place. From Brazilian BBQs that bring an endless selection of meats to your table to high-end restaurants that source the best quality steaks and cook them to absolute perfection, start working your way through this list.
1. Stockdales of Yorkshire
Stockdales of Yorkshire prides itself on the price of its steaks as much as the quality of them. Here, you can tuck into a 10-ounce Wagyu ribeye steak for just £36.50 – or go all out with the 8-ounce Wagyu fillet for £43.50. If you don’t want to splash out, try their regular steaks, which start at just £19 for an 8-ounce rump. It’s a carnivore’s dream, and one that won’t break the bank. Even better, all this is served up in a traditional restaurant with a quintessentially British feel, where kids are made to feel as welcome as adults.
Stockdales of Yorkshire, 8 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QX.
Fazenda is Leeds’ original Brazilian steak restaurant – and it remains one of the best. They serve six types of steak in the evening with filé-mignon, contra filet and picanha among them. The best bit? You can have as much as you like. You see, Fazenda is a rodizo grill, which means it’s an upmarket all you can eat restaurant. Everyone gets a card – turn it to green when you want them to bring freshly cooked steak to your table, turn it to red when you need a minute to recover from the meat sweats.
Fazenda Rodizo Bar & Grill, Waterman’s Place, 3 Wharf Approach, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4GL.
3. Restaurant Bar and Grill
Based in The Old Post Office building, a fitting home for one of the most luxurious steakhouses in Leeds, Restaurant Bar and Grill is a must for carnivores. Most of their beef is sourced locally, from right here in the British Isles, but they’ve also brought in a few very special cuts from Rangers Valley in Australia and Kansas in the USA. Want to go all out? Their bone-in prime rib and porterhouse steak are incredible, but our advice is to grab a pal and order the Chateaubriand.
Restaurant Bar & Grill The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AN.
Gaucho is built on the philosophy that the finest steaks come from the renowned ranches of Argentina – and once you’ve tried it, you might well agree. There are four main cuts to choose from – lomo (fillet), ancho (rib eye), chorizo (sirloin) and cuadril (rump), although they also have a selection of lesser-known cuts like tender flank and marbled skirt. They’ve turned service into an artform here, so you’ll get a lesson in steak before you eat, and if you come on a Monday night, you can bring your own bottle.
Gaucho, 21-22 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JF.
As one of the most respected restaurants in Leeds, you can rely on Crafthouse to cook you up an exceptional steak, all in the beautiful surroundings of their Trinity Leeds venue. At the centre of it all is their much-lauded Josper Grill, which cooks the steaks over charcoal and wood creating a really unique flavour. Whether you’re tucking into the 28-day dry aged fillet or the 45-day dry aged sirloin, Crafthouse puts its own twist on steak and it’s absolutely scrumptious.
Crafthouse, Level 5, Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW.
6. Blackhouse Grill on the Square
Blackhouse is one of the most popular steak restaurants in Leeds – and it’s easy to see why. From the classic Australian Aberdeen Black Angus fillet to the English Longbone, AKA the Tomahawk, they’ve taken the steakhouse experience to the next level. All their cuts are wet and dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days and left to breathe for 24 hours in their Himalyan rock salt chamber, setting the standard, and promising a truly juicy steak.
Blackhouse Grill On the Square, 31-33 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
Estabulo uses the Gaúchos’ traditional method of cooking, by grilling the tastiest cuts of meat over an open flame before they’re carved at your table. They offer 15 different cuts of meat here, giving you a true taste of Brazilian BBQ, and of course, there are plenty of steaks, with sirloin, skirt, tenderloin and rump all on the cards. This is another all you can eat restaurant, so they’ll keep bringing you freshly cooked steak until you tell them to stop.
Estabulo, 3 St Peter’s Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9 8AQ & The Light, 22 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.
8. Miller and Carter
Miller and Carter pride themselves on the quality of their meat. Their 30-day aged British beef is brought in from a handpicked collection of sustainable farms and served up in their little Leeds steakhouse. On the bone or off, they have a massive range for you to choose from. Keep it simple with the bistro rump, treat yourself to something special like their 50-day wet-aged, grain-fed rib eye or go all out with the huge 30-ounce long bone tomahawk to share – the choice is yours.
Miller and Carter, 56-58 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.