North Street is home to some amazing independent food and drinks venues, from bars to breweries, cafes to restaurants.
With new blood always moving in, North Street is now a real contender as one of Leeds’ most exciting foodie streets. There is a ‘neighbourhood’ feel to North Street, despite its being only a 5-10 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Briggate; it feels just that little bit separate, and all the more exciting for that.
“With the new blood always moving in, North Street is a real contender as one of Leeds’ most exciting foodie streets.”
The ‘neighbourhood’ vibe of North Street is really embodied by its bars and restaurants, and The Brunswick is a great example of that. As well as having amazing beers on tap (9 keg lines and 5 cask), they always have their nose to the ground, bringing some of the best breweries in - think Wiper & True, Mikkeler, Thornbridge and Cloudwater, just for starters.
As well as great drinks, though, The Brunswick serves up great brunches (who doesn’t fancy poached egg, fried chicken and garlic hollandaise on hash browns?!), amazing burgers and fried chicken, as well as a great Sunday lunch.
The Reliance is the perfect place for a catch up with friends over a great glass of wine or craft beer, accompanied by a charcuterie board (they cure all their charcuterie inhouse). There is always a gentle buzz to the place, as people chat over their drinks of head into the dining room to enjoy seasonal plates like ‘wood pigeon, shiitake, plum, black garlic’ or ‘pheasant, pork & apple stuffing, squash, cider’.Address:76-78 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
The Swine that Dines
In its former iteration The Greedy Pig, this North Street institution served up some of Leeds’ best breakfast grub. Husband and wife team Jo and Stuart finally put the Pig to bed, though, to concentrate on their evening offering - The Swine That Dines. Expect mind-blowing flavour from Leeds’ best in-the-know tasting menu, concentrating on nose-to-tail dining.Address:58 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN
A contender for best Chinese food in Leeds. Family-run Wen's is a must-visit for authentic and original Chinese dishes served with some muscle (Chao Wen is rather into bodybuilding). Every dish is freshly made by chef Wen, and every dumpling and noodle dish is handcrafted by Aunt Song.Address:72-74 North St, Leeds LS2 7PN