In our search for the authentic, for the flavoursome and the family run, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite cheap eats and date-worthy Chinese restaurants Leeds has to offer.
Why? In a city overrun with overpriced, vague menus filled with sweet-potato fries and smashed avo on anything, we thought we’d point you in direction of the independent eateries that serve fresh and healthy plates and bowls, that deserve the attention of your taste buds.
Always try something new. We recommend asking your waiter what they would order if they weren’t working or perhaps choose a dish you’ve never heard of before. For us, nothing is more exciting than an unexpected culinary surprise. Take a loved one, tell a friend, share a picture, write a review – support local businesses. #cityfoodguideleeds
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Pulling no punches, Cantonese outfit, Crown, is the Leeds home hot pots, dim sum and a selection of roast meats.
Book ahead to avoid disappointment. Cash only. Save room for dessert. Home serves large flavourful sharing bowls, whole sea bass, and a complex menu full of spice and family secrets. For dessert? Deep fried bao.
Ignore those unhealthy supermarket meal deals, give your lunch money to Maxi. Choose between four roast meats with rice and cabbage, add a soy sauce egg on the side, then cover in chilli oil and spring onion oil. Easy.
Don’t be put off by their small menu; always quality over quantity. Hand-pulled noodles. Need we say anymore?
Three house noodles to choose from. Soup or stir-fry? Friendly noodle bar set up for a relaxed lunch or casual evening dining.
A large banquet hall hidden above a small wholesale supermarket. Huge homemade Dim Sum menu, Hong Kong style dishes, and if you like what you’ve had, pick up the ingredients on your way out.
This team of highly trained chefs specialise in Beijing and Sichaun dishes. Like your plates wonderfully spicy? Make a bee-line for Red Chilli. The clue’s in the name.
New kids on the block and another reliably run family business. Wen’s are known for their handmade, pan-fried dumplings and bustling evening service.
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