Looking for a Leeds restaurant to impress your dad on Father’s Day? Then you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve rounded up the most dad-friendly restaurants to help you impress the man who made you.
There are hundreds of restaurants in Leeds, each with their own merits, but if you really want to wow you dad, take a look at our top 10. With everything from steaks and burgers to carveries, you can give your father the dinner he wants on 16th June 2013.
Avoid the generic carvery pub lunches and celebrate in style at Weetwood Hall’s Woodland Suite this Father’s Day. The beautifully decorated Leeds restaurant offers tables for families with a wholesome carvery for £16.95 per adult, £7.95 for children aged 5 to 12, and free for little ones under 5.
You can choose from traditionally roasted Yorkshire beef, turkey or pork, with all ingredients locally sourced from Yorkshire and the Humber, giving it that extra freshness. If that’s not enough to tempt you then you should know that all dads will be given a complimentary gift for dining at the Woodland Suite – even more reason to visit.
Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, LS16 5PS
A recent addition to Leeds, Miller and Carter is quickly becoming a popular choice for guys and gals who like to feast on meat. So if you’re dad fits into that set, treat him to Father’s Day dinner at this Leeds Restaurant. A juicy steak cooked just the way he likes it is a great way to say thanks for all your dad’s done.
Serving their very own 28-day aged West Country beef, with a selection of rib eye, fillets and sirloin cuts, it’s a restaurant suited to the more masculine of Dad’s. Of course, it’s not just steaks at this marvellous restaurant – revel in the build-your-own burgers alongside fresh salads, lamb and fish dishes with a drinks list designed to complement your chosen meal. The Leeds restaurant also offering a hefty cocktail list for those with a sweet tooth, as well as a fine selection of champagne and chateaubriand to share – after all it is Father’s Day.
Miller and Carter, 58 The Headrow, LS1 8TL
If you fancy something a little more exotic, that you can share with the whole family, Las Iguanas is the Leeds restaurant for you this Father’s Day. You can sample some of the freshest Latin American food in town.
Bursting with sauces and salsas, the menu offers a selection of Galinhada Brazilian paella, pork Feijoada, tapas, enchiladas and fajitas, in a lively environment that’s perfect for sharing. The restaurant perfectly blends the best spices and herbs from African, Portuguese and Mexican cuisine, using recipes which date way back to the 16th century. On the drinks menu is the classic cocktail of the Brazilian folk, the Caipirinha alongside Mojitos and Pina Coladas for a tangy zest of exotic life.
Las Iguanas, 3 Cloth Hall Street, LS1 2HD
When it comes to class, no other Leeds restaurant does it finer than Angelica. Allocated on the fifth floor of the trendy Leeds Trinity, the restaurant serves simply outstanding food and offers some stunning views of the city. Choose from sushi, sashimi and other seafood dishes from the raw bar – or beef burgers, smoked relish and triple cooked chips from the mains menu. And everything is excellently prepared by the world class chefs.
The Leeds restaurant’s seafood is locally sourced from Bridlington Bay, while the steaks and salads can be traced to the Ginger Pig. Both are within a mere 60 miles of the restaurant, reinstating the passion and freshness behind every dish on the menu. For an afternoon tipple, indulge in the fine wine list and cocktail bar, which perfectly complement the food and stylish ambience of the restaurant. A great choice for a Father’s Day out with a touch of class.
Angelica, Level 6 Trinity Leeds, 70 Boar Lane, LS1 6HW
The Family Choice
It’s likely that some of you will be making a trip out with the whole family on Father’s Day, and child-friendly zones are important when it comes to celebrations with the entire clan.
The stylish All Bar One overlooking Millennium Square serves classic burgers and steaks as well as sharing plates, tapas and seafood in a relaxing environment – making it a mighty fine Leeds Father’s Day restaurant for the whole family. If the weather looks promising, make the most of the outdoor seating area as you survey the iconic surroundings of the city. And to drink? Unwind with a glass of vino from the wine library – a suitable name considering they offer a large selection of over 70 different wines.
All Bar One, 27 E Parade, LS1 5BN
Add a dash of culture to Father’s Day dining with a visit to Viva Cuba. Open from 5pm onwards, this Leeds restaurant serves evening meals with a fantastic atmosphere, encompassing the vibrancy of Spanish, Cuban and South American cuisine.
Rich in flavour and mouth-watering aromas, the menu offers a choice of calamari, meatballs, king prawns, chorizo, mussels, rice dishes and jalapeños, not to mention the tapas banquet serving four people at £15.95 a head. It’s ideal if you want to try a little bit of everything, or just don’t know what you want. Choose from a selection of Spanish and South American wines and beers, or try the zesty cocktails made from rum, cachaca or vodka. All can be sipped by the glass or the jug, while listening to some Cuban jazz bands playing live at the restaurant most evenings.
Viva Cuba, 342 Kirkstall Road, LS4 2DS
The Crowd Pleaser
If you’re on a budget fear not, as the Gourmet Burger Kitchen can fix you up a Father’s Day feast for an impressively affordable price. At guys their Leeds restaurant pride themselves on serving delicious burgers from £6.70, combining fresh ingredients and unique tastes to produce the ‘best burgers in town’ – and they aren’t lying.
Even the pickiest eaters can order their dream burger – just make your own! Choose from your favourite ingredients and they’ll happily put them together. Classic beef burgers and chicken burgers have been infused with the likes of Monterey jack cheese, BBQ sauce, camembert, cranberry and loads more besides, so there’s enough to let your taste buds run wild. On the drinks list you can find a selection of beers and ciders, milkshakes and fizzy drinks to suit the lively atmosphere of the restaurant.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Minerva House, 29 E Parade, LS1 5PS
What better way to get onto you dad’s good side than by taking him to a place that’s renowned for it’s beer? It’s home German steins, Oom-pah bands and staff dressed in lederhosen, which means it’s completely different to other bars in Leeds.
Though not technically a restaurant, they still serve food which means you can do your Father’s Day lunch in Leeds here. The menu offers a selection of Vienna style schnitzels, bratwurst and pork sausages filled with herbs and spices. It’s safe to say its all about the sausage when it comes to eating here. Although they do sell a delicious selection of burgers, baguettes and European dishes such as Polish kielbasa. Freshly baked pretzels with dipping mustards make a perfect snack when drinking from the steins. In short, it’s a splendid way to spend a day with your Dad.
Bierkeller, 1 S Parade, LS1 5QL
The Vegetarian Option
Not all dad’s are meat-eaters, and if yours leans towards the vegetarian options, there’s no better place to go than Hansa’s. They serve traditional Gujarati dishes, made with perfectly blended spices and herbs in a relaxed and laid back environment. Father’s Day with a difference.
The Leeds restaurant has won numerous industry awards, and the restaurant owner even sells her own cookbook, so you can take it home and re-create your favourite dishes. Although only open until 2pm on a Sunday, it makes a heavenly lunchtime trip and if you’re a lover of spices you’ve certainly come to the right place. They’re renowned for their use of the fiery substance, but also cater to milder tastes ensuring all diners are satisfied.
Hansa’s Restaurant, 72/74 North Street, LS2 7PN
The All You Can Eat Banquet
Want to take a trip around the world this Father’s Day? No problem, just make your way to Red Hot World Buffet. Not only can you try dishes from across the globe at the Leeds restaurant, but you’re guaranteed to get your fill because it’s ‘all you can eat’. Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, with sushi on the evenings and weekends, Red Hot literally serves everything.
There’s always room for pudding, so dabble in the assortment of desserts- cake, jelly and every flavour of ice cream under the sun. The restaurant caters for small groups and large parties, so it’s ideal for the whole family to get together and find something that takes their fancy. In terms of beverages, there are numerous cocktails, beers and wines to quench your thirst in this lively environment.
Red Hot World Buffet, 44-48 The Light, The Headrow LS1 8TL
Weetwood Hall image kindly provided by Chemical Engineer licensed under Creative Commons.