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 10oz Wagyu ribeye steak for just £35.50 – or go all out with the 8oz Wagyu fillet for £42.50. If you don’t want to splash out, try their regular steaks, which start at just £15 for an 8oz rump. It’s a carnivores 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 thing about Fazenda is the fact that it’s an up market 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 35 day aged cote du boeuf and t-bone are incredible, but our advice is grab a pal and order the Chateaubriand or Tomahawk.
Restaurant Bar & Grill, The Old Post Office, 3 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AN.
4. Bem Brasil
Bem Brasil has mastered the Churrascaria style Brazil is famed for, so it’ll come as no surprise that it’s become a popular haunt with the city’s meat lovers. They serve up nine different cuts of beef, alongside chicken thighs, pork ribs and more, making this a delicious adventure into South American cooking. Try the likes of maminha com queijo (steak with cheese) and picanha com pimenta (chilli beef), alongside the usual rump, fillet and sirloin, as they bring a constant procession of food to your table.
Bem Brasil, 6 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RW.
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. If you want to go all out, the cinta de ancho is the hallmark of this Argentinian restaurant.
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 21-day aged fillet or the 35-day 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.
7. 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 Argentinean rib eye to Scotch Porterhouse double t-bone and 50-day aged Galician rump, 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, setting the standard, and promising a truly juicy steak.
Blackhouse Grill On the Square, 31-33 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS.
8. Cattle Grid at Stampede
Okay, we’re going to take a little more time to explain this one, because it’s a tad complicated. Cattle Grid, as we know it, is now closed – but fear not, because it’s not really gone. Instead, they’ve upped sticks and moved into their sister restaurant, Stampede over on Albion Street. They’ve kept the Cattle Grid menu, which means you can still get the steaks loved in their old Waterloo House location. From the 10oz sirloin and ribeye to the 7oz fillet, 16oz T-bone and that famous Surf and Turf, you won’t pay much more than £20, if that. They also serve up steak filled sarnies, including a cracking Philly cheesesteak.
Stampede, 24 St John’s Centre, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LQ.
Estabulo uses the Gaúchos’ traditional method of cooking, grilling the tastiest cuts of meat over an open flame before they’re carved at your table. They offer 14 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.
A true independent success story, few restaurants evoke the devotion that Red’s True Barbecue does. And while it’s not strictly a steak restaurant, the Leeds favourite is a shrine to quality meat, and there are plenty of fine cuts in their ‘Good Book’. Flame-grilled on their charcoal pit, giving their meats a unique smoky flavour, you can tuck into their succulent 550g pre-smoked skirt steak, alongside USDA approved black Angus brisket and Jacob’s ladder long rib cut. So even though it’s not a traditional steakhouse, Red’s is still tempting in the Leeds masses.
Red’s True Barbecue, 1 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.
11. The Lost & Found
Lost & Found is renowned for its cocktails, but that’s not all they do. They have a Josper Grill, which they use to cook their steaks over 400-degree coals. They have just about every cut you could want, including rump, sirloin, rib eye and fillet, but if you want something really special, you’ll need to bring a friend. The Chateaubriand promises a 20oz cut from the centre tenderloin, served with triple cooked chips, truffle butter, confit tomato and a Josper smoked Portobello mushroom. It’s not your traditional steakhouse, granted, but it is worth a visit.
The Lost & Found, 12 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PT.
12. 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 it, 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 30oz long bone tomahawk to share – the choice is yours.
Miller and Carter, 56-58 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL.